After a 4 week break in SA this was our only bad culinary experience. We stayed just up the hill from Vergelegen and were looking forward to the friday tapas that I booked for our first full day. The estate is beautiful and atmospheric, the restuarant is well designed, airy and looks the buisness. It has a great view of the mountains. It was almost empty despite having to book and our 2 young kids were welcomed. I understood that the Lady Phillips restaurant had a great reputation.
Unfortunately those days seem to have passed. Not only was the food of poor quality and expensive for the small portions that were presented - the chickn kebabs were raw. Unfortunatley we only noticed this after taking a bite and immediately sent it back. An apology was offered but 5 minutes later the same kebabs turned up again after a bit longer on the Braai!!
We left these and if we hadnt just got off the plane would have made more of a fuss. The rest of the Tapas was edible - the best bit was the breads - but all in all a poor effort. Wines and general service were ok.
Of course 24 hours later and we were on antibiotics - both of us. Luckily the kids didnt eat the chicken!
If this establishment wants to get a reputation for its food and not just as a pretty place to sit and have a drink or wine tastings then some serious work is needed. You have been warned!
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