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“Shoddy service and overpriced”
Review of The Brasserie

The Brasserie
Ranked #10 of 42 Restaurants in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Shoddy service and overpriced”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Went last night, Saturday 20th July. Waiter was unknowledgeable on the menu and never offered to show us the specials board, which we became aware of only later. We decided on the fillet, which although tasty was NOT beef fillet... it was also expensive at R138 in so much as it was only 180g compared to other similar restaurants who offer a ladies portion of 200g for a similar price.
No one appeared to be in charge and no one including the waiter enquired during the meal as to how we were doing...it was also noted that the hostess who received us upon arrival disappeared during the evening.
Although not an unpleasant experience certainly not one that we will not be rushing back to given the wide choice of better establishments in the Constantia Valley.

  • Visited July 2013
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Oxfordshire, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good food and great atmosphere”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We went on Fri night and it was buzzing! Locals tend to eat early so by 9.30 when we left it was a lot quieter. Big portions! Feta and sweet potato salad starter could have been main course. Haddock and chips big main and very tasty. Wine reasonable with a good choice on menu.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Emma26Oxfordshire_UK
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Chilled but quite so fab”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

We were directed to Societi Brasserie us a special place for our 4th Wedding Anniversary. I already loved their ethos of artisanal and locally sourced seasonal products and I was really wowed when we walked in – the staff were friendly and the place is fabulously slightly rustic French OTT and very convivial. I loved it on sight, especially the very generous servings of excellent “by the glass” sparkling wines and wine. Which means I was even more than normally devastated by the below par food – really stodgy mini cheesy calzones, flavourless French onion soup – o where was my tangy onion broth with generous bubbling melted cheese on crispy going soft croutons? The pork neck was very stringy and tough with which ruined the fabulous creamy sauce it came in, and the steak was so forgettable I can’t remember. Judging by the site and number of dishes going out, I would say the battered hake is the dish to order, but don’t set your heart on the hand cut fries – o too disappointing yet again. My other small gripe was the toilet, it really does say something about a restaurant, and Societi Brasserie’s are not great – very cheaply done and slightly mucky

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank KimL79
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“good food for the whole family”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

The food here is outstanding. Everything we have tried is fresh, prepared with care, and served with enthusiasm. Simple good food at its best. The courtyard is great for summer and the bar counter at the kitchen is very entertaining for the younger members of the family.

Enjoyed several times without fail.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank 773AmandaB
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intergoal
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Relaxed dining”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Visited this restaurant several times over a three month period and was never disappointed. Service always good and the menu choice interesting if a little limited. Sunday lunch was very good indeed. The place has a nice relaxed atmosphere and the staff were always attentive and friendly.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank intergoal
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