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“Great Service and Fabulous Sushi!”
Review of Luce Restaurant

Luce Restaurant
Ranked #73 of 215 Restaurants in Sandton
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Warwickshire
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great Service and Fabulous Sushi!”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for two days at the beginning of April, the continental breakfast buffet at the Bice Restaurant was one of the best we have eaten and there is also a good variety of different options on the breakfast menu. The extensive sushi menu is excellent, so we ordered a selection of sushi for lunch and as a starter in the evening, extremely fresh and delicious. Also tried the kingklip which was perfectly cooked, the risotto was just slightly too salty. The interior is very smart and the glass wine room is a clever addition. Great service in the restaurant and at the hotel pool!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Nicola C
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English first
Sandton, South Africa
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105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Very Dissapointing”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Terrible Service for a 5 Star Hotel restaurant. Staff were not familiar with their own offerings, especially in so far as wine is concerned. Certainly one to miss.

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Thank arcjnb
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great View an Great Food”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Well, all excited my wife and I arrived to find the restaurant empty, and even after someone telephonically confirming my booking, they didn't even bother to ask if I had a reservation. The waiter recomended we try the wine paired menu and we both opted for the top of range. The food was good not great, and the wine was definitely not paired with the food as after probing the witer, he chose the type of wine as to what was open and available from the bar. We had to ask them to replace the Savignon Blancfor a more chilled version as it arrived warm. The waiters were very helpful but NO management in site and a pity the waitrons were not a bit more educated about the meal and wines etc... The views are very spectacular though and if Management and team were a bit more focused and enthusiastic this venue will definitely prove difficult to beat for views etc....

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Spiro Z
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful views, mediocre food”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

I'd heard wonderful things about this restaurant, and was quite excited to see that view everyone talks about... but that was about the end of the excitement. Of the 4 meals we initially ordered (or tried to), 3 were not available. It was 7:30pm on a Saturday evening! What we did eventually get came up very short of the glowing recommendation. I recommend you enjoy the view from the bar and eat elsewhere...

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank NtokzieT
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UK
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Disappointing for second time”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Our first visit, 12 months ago, was with friends who raved about the NY outlet of this restaurant. While the hotel bar was stylish and drinks good the restaurant was lacking atmosphere and the food (simple pasta and apparently a signature dish) was disappointing. Our second visit (we thought we would give it another chance) was even worse. Souless atmosphere. Service beyond slow. (We should have taken it as a sign and left) Tempura were luke warm, tasteless and greasy. Lasagne sat in the middle of a white plate looking (and tasting) as though it was a downmarket supermarket offering. Veal was almost comical. The Italian host (whose comment that my husband 'looked tired' can only be described as rude) suggested he and my son order potatoes with their veal as he felt the dish needed something with it. They were raw and inedible. The breaded veal 'joint' was equally unappetising, dry and frankly a disgrace. At least they couldn't mess up two glasses of wine. We left...fast. Never again.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank UkBruno
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