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The Poet
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Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Matfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $46
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We believe that your dining experience with us starts the moment you walk through our door. A friendly greeting from our front of house team, lead by co-owner Andy Urbanek and Manager Simon Moore. The Poet offers a vast selection of craft gins, handpicked wines and quirky cocktails. Chef Patron Petrus Madutlela and his team tempt customers with an imaginative array of contemporary British food.
Reviewed June 8, 2014

I've now eaten at the Poet number of times, as well as meeting friends for a glass of wine from time to time. Unfailingly good service, charming and not unnecessarily fussy. The food has on every occasion been very good, sometimes verging on the exceptional for a pub restaurant. There are comments on the cost of the wines that are, admittedly, at the higher end of the scale, but certainly not outrageous. Sauces-mayonnaise and ketchup-do come in small dishes which could certainly be larger, but refills are always provided with a smile and one doesn't, thank heavens, have to wrestle with pre packs.

There are in the area a number of revamped/overly renovated pub restaurants that cannot hold
candle to The Poet and I have suffered at the hands of all of them! Heading for Matfield is certainly the best bet for a well cooked pub restaurant meal in a well run establishment.

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Thank lestendoux
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

This pub offered a very warm and friendly welcome, some great local brewery beers and splendid food. We enjoyed our first meal so much we abandoned the thought of eating anywhere else for our second night in the area.

Thank TMRDavies
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

This pub/restaurant just oozes class.
Not cheap but top quality service and produce. An absolute 'cut above the rest' !

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Thank paul h
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

We found this pub by accident, having attended a wedding nearby the day before (but we're also keen to see Sassoon's house which is nearby). This is a delightful, very we'll run and welcoming pub with an interesting menu, using lots of local produce. Good wine and beer selection. Our two dishes were elegant and fresh. If we are in the area again, we'll definitely return. Highly recommended.

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Thank Helena P
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

Always excellent meat and fish, Vegetables delightful. Young keen and interested waiting staff.
Thoroughly recommended.

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Thank Adrian W
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