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“Excellent steaks”

The Hat & Creek - Hoedspruit
Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Hoedspruit
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Hat & Creek offers a stylish relaxed ambiance in a beautiful natural setting. Delicious food with superior wines and feel good music makes it perfect for a unique dining experience.Local, new and old favorites are available on an extensive menu specializing in meat and seafood with superb culinary flair.The restaurant is family friendly with great facilities for children and teens allowing parents to enjoy their dining experience. Suitable for business lunches, family meals, special occasions,long lunches and relaxed evening dinners 7 days a week. WIFI is complimentary and the service is excellent.
Cape Town, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Excellent steaks”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Had lunch their again (refer previous dinner review in March), the Fillet steak was excellent, while the game platter was good. very reasonably priced.

  • Visited May 2013
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Hat & Creek Oysters”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Had an awesome oyster experience here on 7th May 2013. Being in a landlocked area, it is always special to be able to indulge and enjoy fresh shell fish. The oysters were very meaty and despite being so large, still had the distinctive flavour. The waiter spolied us suitably to round off a very enjoyable birthday dinner.

  • Visited May 2013
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Basel, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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“Nice setting”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

We went twice. First time with friends and their children. Food was very well prepared and the the Beefburger I had the second time was excellent.
The Place was well frequented and the service a bit chaotic.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Albert A
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I spent 6 days in Hoedspruit as part of our first trip to South Africa and during those 6 days we ate at the Hat and Creek twice! The steaks came highly recommended and I have to say we weren't disappointed!! I ordered the Roquefort and fig steak both times because it was so good the first time round I couldn't resist! The steak was succulent and incredibly tender on both occasions the sauce was delicious! Service was friendly and helpful - drinks and food arrived promptly and was piping hot - always a good sign. Overall two great meals in a lovely setting, I will certainly be recommending to my friends travelling later in the year!

Visited April 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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“really nice but some serious let downs”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by many locals. It looks gorgeous at night from the street with fairy lights and diners huddled round their tables.
The garden entrance at night is enchanting: manicured lawns, lit up trees, expensive wooden tables dotted outdoors, full of diners. A great ambiance, enhanced by the balmy early autumn weather. Obviously a very popular eatery - perhaps the most upmarket in this little wilderness town?

Six of us celebrating a birthday. Extremely unfortunately, most of what we ordered off the menu WAS NOT AVAILABLE. What? This disappointed greatly.
We could not fault the location, the set up and the food we eventually had to opt for (delicious) but for a popular restaurant it is a huge negative not to have mainstream items on the menu to be unavailable.

Having said this, we will return in the hope that they've picked up their kitchen ordering activities.

  • Visited April 2013
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ANDRE N, Owner at The Hat & Creek - Hoedspruit, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Dear Janet,

Thank you for dining at our restaurant and your constructive criticism. We were embarrased at the fact that the dishes you fancied were not available to you. Our menu is extensive and most of it is prepared fresh daily and this in itself has a few challenges when key ingredients are ordered but not available from our suppliers. Having visited Hoedspruit I am sure that you can appreciate the challenges we face being off the beaten track with regards to deliveries. We do our best to make sure that all our items on our menu are available at all times, however offering fresh ingredients of a seasonal nature can sometimes be a logistical bridge too far. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience and look forward to the opportunity to have you dine with us in the future. Best Regards Andre
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