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“Not impressed”

Amorello Sunset Deck Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Hluhluwe
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Far to expensive for what you get. Very basic meal and tiny portions. The place looked very run down as well with untidy tables and mismatched furniture. The walkway to the toilets displayed very run down areas

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank LindaStonley
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Bushgolf, Owner at Amorello Sunset Deck Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
HI Linda,

I have actually had more people tell me my portions are too big or menu too extensive, but these will always be personal opinions which unfortunately a restaurant will never be able to get 100% correct. Please confirm what you ordered, and what date, so i can follow up on my side as we have strict portion controls and systems in place so that we don't have these sort of complaints, and i do value your constructive criticism or i would never know of these issues.

Am a bit confused about the mismatched furniture comment in the open plan restaurant as we have square wooden tables with either the cushioned wood chairs or the black wider stronger chairs, which are the same style at each individual table. We then have a 3 piece Buffalo hide lounge suite overlooking the sunset area, and another on the opposite side of the restaurant for more private seating, worth about R50,000 each. There are then also high leather bar stools around the cocktail bar which are all exactly the same, and the large wooden tables on the outside deck area closer to pool and kiddies play area.

I agree with you about our 1 room being a bit of mess due to the renovation we are currently busy with on the main building, but there should have been curtains closed to hide that room!? We have also taken the giant canvasses off the walls in the restaurant while this is being done so that they don't get damaged, so sorry for inconvenience but being in the bush requires constant maintenance and upkeep unfortunately.

Please let me know what you had.

Thanks.
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Scottburgh
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Expensive”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Cutlery was not cleaned properly. Food was expensive for what you got and if you were not very hungry, to pay for a buffett is really expensive.

It would be really great if you could order a single meal instead of having to dine from the buffett.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Kevin C
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Bushgolf, Owner at Amorello Sunset Deck Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
This response belongs to Hilltop Restaurant and NOT Amorello as discussed with Kevin (Reviewer)
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Kloof, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Golf Day”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Had a blast playing Golf, It was well organized and fun was had by those who played and those who didn't. Pizza's are good too

Visited February 2013
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Oberwil, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“This is a golfcourse restaurant”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

We were there all alone for dinner, which was OK, nothing special. A little bit fastfood. The restaurant is outside on a terrasse, which is all right if the weather is nice.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Karin1947
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Bahrain
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A pleasant but cold evening”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Arrived during a power cut but the chef was doing his best to provide some choices of food and lit candles everywhere. We hadn't realised that the restaurant is open to the elements and so were rather cold. When I commented on this, they gave us some warm blankets which was a lovely touch. Eventually the power was restored and we could see what we were eating! Overall, everyone was satisfied with their food (mostly steaks and a pizza). Service was fine, not the friendliest but ok. I could imagine on a warm night at sunset, then this is a wonderful place to go for sun-downers. As it was only a 10 minute drive from where we were staying we found it satisfied our needs and overall had a pleasant evening.

Visited October 2012
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