From the outside, The Grand looks unprepossessing, and perhaps even a bit hostile - but inside is all about ambiance - shabby chic, gorgeously quirky and totally delightful.
We'd eaten at the Grand Cafe before - breakfast with a view - and decided this time to try supper there. I was a little trepidatious as reviews have been erratic but my concerns were misplaced.
Although it was a cool evening, we ate on the candlelit terrace - and were offered a rug if we were too cold.
The menu is simple and the food was good - my husband had curry (not a real hot Durban curry, he claimed, milder but still tasty), I had the mussels, which were rich and buttery with just the right amount of garlic, wine and onions - and we were very well fed indeed. Bubbly, available by the glass, was served in an elegant Marie Antoinette glass - no flutes for the Grand!
The hostess offered us impeccable service, was warm and friendly, replacing the bowl a few times when it filled up with mussel shells. The evening out was let down only by our waiter who, lovely though he was, was completely erratic - attentive one moment, forgetful the next. We rather suspected he might have nipped out for a smoke of the green weed...!
All in all, a delightful place for something a little different. Definitely worth another visit.More
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