Having tried desperately to get in during a previous visit to Clarens, we were all looking forward to something special during our stop over this time. The new location is somewhat off the main drag and does lack atmosphere.
Before ordering we were told that the specialty was steak…… we should have taken heed. Two of our party, including myself did have steak but two of the accompaniment sauces were not available along with chips. Which steakhouse doesn’t serve chips?!! (roast potatoes were available for some reason?) The steaks were average and by no means anything special. Other members of the group had the Rosemary Lamb Cutlets, which had a very unsavory underlying odour, a very basic vegetarian option and the Smoked Pork Neck (this dish was the best out of all the main dishes)
You also got the impression from the Chef/Owner that you could not complain; given some of his short sharp rebuffs to comments made over the exceedingly hot chilly in one of the starters.
This may have once been the place to eat, but I certainly was not impressed with the food or the dining experience. Perhaps the initial passion and interest was left behind at the old premises……
Alas, I won’t be going back.
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