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“A must stop on your way to or from Cape Agulhas”
Review of Reneessance Restaurant - CLOSED

Reneessance Restaurant
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Gennes, France
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A must stop on your way to or from Cape Agulhas”
Reviewed September 3, 2010

We had a delightful lunch at Reneessance on our way back from a day trip to Cape Agulhas. I had spotted the location on the way in and decided that it would make a great place for lunch. We arrived late but were warmly welcome. We were told that the restaurant was actually closing the following day to expand the kitchen and as a result not all dishes on the menu were available. In actual terms, there was no starters available and only one main course (the slow cooked pork belly) was still left. The same would applied to the desserts. As the saying goes, beggars cannot be choosers, we went for whatever was left on the menu. And we were not disappointed, the food of the of the highest standards. We were served some hot, home made focaccia which was delicious, the pork worked up to its promise and it was washed down with a superb white wine from the comprehensive wine list. The decor is very pleasant and it was warm and sunny enough for us to eat on the outside verandah. Renee herself came to say hello and had a friendly chat with us for a while. It is extremly good value for money and I would sincerely recommend this place which oozes charm, offer excellent home made mediterranean influenced cuisine under the pleasant supervision of Renee herself. Well done and good luck to her and her team for the future.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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“If you're anywhere near Napier, this is a must visit!”
Reviewed March 22, 2010

Having read reviews of Reneesance, we decided to visit on a recent trip to Napier.
We went in at lunchtime to ask if they were open in the evening. They said they woule but by appointment so if we'd like to book they would be happy to open for us. Well we got there and we were the only guests - they opened just for us!
Ria the chef made us so very welcome and made sure we had a wonderful evening. The starters were delicious - one of us had the roasted beetroot with pancetta, pecans and aioli, devine! Both mains were wonderful, but the star was Rob's main course of Kabeljou (a meaty flaky white fish) with horseradish crust on mash with asparagus, and a horseradish cream. Now as someone who cannot abide horseradish, it was used so subtley that the whole dish was a complete triumph!
Actually the real star is Ria, the chef. She is delightful, charming and made us feel so special. You definitely have to go here!

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Montagu - South Africa
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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“Don't miss this place!”
Reviewed January 26, 2010

We had a delightful lunch on the verandah, tramezzini & crispy pizza, full of flavours & herbs. Very good price/quality. The service was excellent. Without asking, a carafe with water and ice was given on this hot Saturday afternoon. Lovely bottle of JD Wines.
Don't miss this place on your (next) visit to Napier.

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