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“Nothing special.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ghillies Grill at Peroni Cafe

Ghillies Grill at Peroni Cafe
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Very upmarket lifestyle centre in the heart of plett with great views
Rustenburg, South Africa
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nothing special.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

One waiter. A mangager who stands around and do nothing except fetching more Castle Lite's from somewhere after running out. Really nothing that will make me go back. Food, again nothing great. Very disappointing as it looked like a nice restaurant from outside.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Rustenburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
210 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Confusing dining experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant was only half full, but service was SLOW! I say confusing because on one hand, the food was good, but there seemed to be just one water. Even he seemed to be quicker than the kitchen. He seemed to spend an inordinate amount of time hanging around the kitchen waiting for his orders. The waiter took the orders and eventually delivered the food, but attentive would not describe him!

It is one of those places where you should order your drinks in twos, because you may not get another chance...

The owner stood around all night but never approached a table or contributed anything. There was a seriously underworked barman. And there were lots of 'assistant waiters' who seemed to do nothing but set tables. But everything that mattered seemed to handled by just two people: the chef and the waiter.

It was a weird experience!

Despite the food that was good, and fairly priced, I am not sure I would return. There is just no urgency, and the lack of attention left us feeling unwanted and unimportant. After all, there are lots more to try in the same street!

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Ghillies_Peroni, Manager at Ghillies Grill at Peroni Cafe, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
We are 2days away from our crazy season and use those 3days after our very busy rage week to train another 5staff so we understand your point and all our staff and chef have been with us for more than 5years.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Service, Food, Price, Location... SPOT ON”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Amazing venue. Apparently it can get "crowded" in season, we were lucky enough to go on a night that was out of season. Had food, drinks, shooters, desert all at a reasonable price.

The food was great!

The blankets that they provide you with really help keep you warm in the winter breeze that we experienced.

Location wise... you cannot get better than this restaurant.

We will certainly go back again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Hong Kong
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105 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great food, with big portions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

After our tour guide drove around the main streets of Plett, suggesting different restaurants for dinner, we decided on Ghillies, and were not disappointed.

We ordered a Ladies Fillet and Grilled Prawns for two people, and were very satisfied. The steak was amazing and the portion of prawns was double the amount we expected, and the price was very reasonable. Mashed potatoes were okay.

When we first arrived, our tour guide spoke to the manager to arrange for a taxi to bring us back to our B&B, and the staff was very helpful in calling the taxi for us when we asked for the bill.

Great food, friendly service -- recommended!

Visited Sep 2012

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ShazUCLA
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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
“Prawns for Africa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

My wife and decided to visit this establishment last night. Well done old boy! Both of us decided to indulge in the prawns special (ie 1kg for 120 ZAR) the food was to dine for and we shared a another serving afterwards. They have a wide variety as far as the menu is concerned and the staff was very friendly and made us feel at home. Do not leave Plett without paying them a visit.

Visited September 2013
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