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“Lovely atmosphere but food only average”
Review of River Cafe - CLOSED

River Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 2, 2013

I love the atmosphere at the River Cafe and have been there several times. However the past two times I have been a little disappointed with the food. It's not cheap either. The hamburgers were rather overcooked and the chips were cold. Our friends had the fish pie, which looked very nice and the shared starter platter of meats and cheeses was also good.

Thank Nick N
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

River Cafe is located in the Uitsig wine estate, also home to La Colombe, one of the finest restaurants around Cape Town.

The service is extremely friendly. Although, for some reason, our booked table appeared to have gone to someone else, a table was found for us with minimum fuss. All the waiters smiled which gives on a good feeling.

Portions are plentiful and the salads very good. The UItsig tasting room is next door to the River Cafe and offers a 10% discount to diners at the River Cafe.

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Thank ashnick
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Here for breakfast, excellent quality and good value. I think you need to pick your time to come here, it can get very busy.

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Thank intergoal
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We were there for a late Sunday lunch. It was busy and it wasn't easy to get our waiters' attention for the first while. After a while it became easier. Also other staff started paying attention to us so that made up somewhat for the waiters' initial overlooking us. The food was good. I may go back but it wasn't wow memorable so no big rush to return.

Thank SuzyZam
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Enjoyed food, relaxed atmosphere, wine tasting beforehand and being brought a glass of one of the wines we had particularly enjoyed at the tasting. Went a few times and were always happy with either a snack lunch or a more substantial meal. Only open for breakfast and lunch

Thank amsala
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