This joint is impressive. It's a bit 'Vegas' but it is nothing if not striking. The bar prices are staggering, go for happy hour. We were seated efficiently and everything went quite well. Food was delivered quite quickly, and the menu offers up some unusual options. You certainly pay the price for it, but it is what it is. The crocodile cigars were ok, but did not benefit from having croc in them; the sauce and pastry completely disguised anything unusual about the ingredients. I've eaten 'gator before in South America and really likes it so I was rather looking forward to it. Unfortunately it could have been anything. My friend had Springbok carpaccio and that was excellent. I has serious food envy.
When the mains came, my croc & beef stew (the name of which I forget) mine had virtually nothing but a potato and a lump of meat. I complained and it was replaced with another, this time with plenty of both beef and croc in it. I fail to see how this could have happened in the first place, but errors happen. Again, there was no real sense that it was worth the money; the flavours of the meats were completely covered, and yet somehow the dish was actually quite bland and watery. The rice was, well, rice. Nothing special, and when they're charging these prices, that's unacceptable.
Again, my friend's meal was significantly better. The Zebra was delicious. Again pricey, and with no included sides this takes expensive into rip-off territory.
Service was functional, but there were 14 of us dining and drinking (we spent a LOT between us) when we were told to clear the table. We could see other free tables no smaller than ours. I understand they have to turn tables but they were milking the cash out of us so to be asked to move feels a little much.
I'm glad I've been. I'm not going to go again. It was only the fact that my friend's food was good that saved this from a 2 or 1 star review. Mine was, frankly, crap. And the service was on the underside of OK. It's overpriced, doubtless, but definitely unusual.
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