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“Poor value and unscrupulous practice on tips”
Review of Paljas Restaurant - CLOSED

Paljas Restaurant
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Poor value and unscrupulous practice on tips”
Reviewed March 20, 2012

The food was of reasonably good quality but poor value compared to the likes of
Jemimas which on the same street. As noted by an earlier reviewer, the
practice of adding a "service fee" to the bill (unheard of in South
Africa) and then leaving a blank space on the bill for an additional
tip is unscrupulous. There are better alternatives in the
neighbourhood.

  • Visited January 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank MovingHouse1
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32 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best dinning experience!”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

Second night in a row that we're dining at Paljas in Oudtshoorn. What an awesome experience!!!! Food is just fantastic, the staff very friendly and its just the best experience. Good on you Paljas! Daniel & Etienne

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank daniel-etienne
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Trying too hard”
Reviewed December 23, 2011

Nice outdoor setting but unfortunately the menu was more interesting than the food on the plate. Trying to compete with Kalinka and Jemima's with similar prices but not quite achieving parity with the food.

Helpful?
Thank THC61
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Gent, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Super food and good service”
Reviewed November 11, 2011

Super food and good service! Karoo 4 dish was fabulous

Visited November 2011
Helpful?
1 Thank Delphine M
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Watford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Limited menu but excellent food and service. Good value.”
Reviewed May 6, 2011

Although the menu was small - including the wine menu - the portions were generous and the food cooked perfectly for all our three visits. We got excellent service and the cooking times for us were what we expected - 10-15 minutes for the main course and less for the dessert. When they made a mistake on a dessert (one pancake instead of 2!!) they correct it politely and promplty and compensated us (by serving up an extra pancake)!
The atmosphere was good - perhaps due to the excellent service?
We had no problems with hidden service charges suggested by a previous reviewer.
Best - food quality and service.
Least - limited menu.

  • Visited May 2011
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Watfordih
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