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“The place to go for a long, long lunch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Havercrofts

Havercrofts
Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Stanford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The place to go for a long, long lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

We were taken here last year on our first trip to the Western Cape and on our return this year we made sure we were booked in twice, having failed to secure a second booking last visit.
This has to be one of my favourtite restaurants, ever. The team that run it are Innes who at times is rude, funny, always cheeky and only serious when she is describing the menu in welcome detail & Brydon the very tasty cook who so obviously cooks not only with skill but from the heart. The menu changes around the edges, but that is a big part of it's charm. My husband would have been devastated if the devilled kidneys had been missing from the appetisers,as I would have missed the gruyere souffle, meat is always good whether it be game or steak.I'm usually too stuffed to try dessert but have stolen off others plates with evident pleasure. They cater to all dietary needs if told in advance, handy for the Coeliac in our party. The wines are local with a very good Pinot Noir from Creation being my favourite. The views over the fields down to the river and onto the mountains is stunning but the lack of formality and the chatty nature of Innes draws customers together and you find yourself making new friends over another bottle of wine, soon the afternoon slips away and still you chat & sip on, Brydon joining the party when service is over. This is a real treasure of a restaurant.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Hermanus, South Africa
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149 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“It just gets better and better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

We have been going to this restaurant for years and it is one of our favourites. The food is always excellent. Fresh, well presented and piping hot at the table. We particularly enjoy the English-style Sunday lunch of roast beef, yorkshire pud, and all the trimmings. Delicious! There is a lively atmosphere, thanks to hostess Innes. Never a dull moment. We can thoroughly recommend this restaurant. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2014
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Hermanus, W. Cape
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“UNBEATABLE EXCELLENCE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

I have eaten at Havercrofts on many occasions and never have I come away disappointed. The menu is varied and caters for all tastes. Brydon is a chef of note and Havercrofts wouldn't be Havercrofts without Innes and her irrepressible sunny nature, sense of humour and repartee. It is undoubtedly my favourite place to be - I adore the setting, the ambience, the food and the owners - what more could anyone ask for!

  • Visited May 2014
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“Fantastic lunch in a stunning setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

An absolute must - we had one of the best dining experiences at Havercrofts. The stunning setting and relaxed atmosphere under pinned by the excellent hosts Innes and Brydon provide you with the complete package. The food is delicious and with generous portion sizes and amazing presentation you will not be disappointed. The blue cheese panna cotta will blow you away! There is also the opportunity to but some of Brydon's homemade delicassies from their pantry such as fudge, shortbread, jams all really yummy!! We can't wait to go back in October and this will definitely be our first stop.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Lesley G
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
“We arrived as patrons and left as friends!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

My husband and I had the most amazing lunch at Havercrofts a few weekends ago. Everything about our long lazy lunch was just perfect.We enjoyed starters, mains and desserts and the profiteroles that we devoured were particularly memorable! I would suggest going at 12 and spending the afternoon there, enjoying the view and taking it easy. Thanks Innes and Brydon for such a lovely lunch- We will be back soon, but next time with baby in tow.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Tashpalin
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