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“Honeymoon” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Flaming Ostrich - CLOSED

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Flaming Ostrich
Cuisines: Swiss, African, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Seating
Description: Flaming Ostrich has a lovely court yard in the front and then a lovely inside dining area that goes out to the back with a lovely outside seatiing area with a little pond and cages with birds and bunnies. A lovely place to bring your family or to come for business or just to come and have a quiet dinner
Somerset West, South Africa
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3 reviews
“Honeymoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

We've been on the road now for 13 days to 9 different town's and by far this has been the best meal we've had!!! The service was friendly and the food fantastic!!! I usually don't finish my meal but today I didn't leave a morsel on the plate, you could roll me out of there. Definitely a stop to make infact were going back tomorrow!!! :)

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22 reviews from our community

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Utrecht
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wifi”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

This resaturant had wifi which is rare in SA. The owner is obviously struggeling after taking oer - they were nice (very nice!) but the food can only be called mediocre....

Visited October 2013
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Staverton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
140 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Just average.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

We were the only ones in at 6.30 on a Saturday evening. Food was OK, nothing special but I can see why they weren't packed out. Probably would not return - there are better options nearby.

Visited March 2013
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Beaconsfield, England, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Swiss Bistro? No thanks!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

It seemed quiet in the Swiss Bistro, however there were a couple of tables in there. It turns out, the other customers were in fact friends of the owner, not paying customers!

The service from the waitress wasn't fantastic - in fact, it was rather poor. Should teach service with a smile!

The seats were very uncomfortable and the tables outside were on a very uneven surface.

There were 5 of us dining, 1 meal was nice, 1 meal wasn't good but still eaten as hungry and 3 were left after only 2 mouthfuls eaten.

Was a total disaster - I really wanted to like this place - had a really lovely looking fire pit out the front that would have been lovely with a big group of people. Just a shame everything else let the place down.

Not good. And I wouldn't touch it with someone else's barge pole!

  • Visited March 2013
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Dijon, France
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116 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Whatever happens avoid this place”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant we wanted to go to was full so we had to go to the Swiss Bistro.

Sorry to say but it's absolutely terrible.

The seats are extremely hard and wobble on the uneven floor. Plus when people walk by the floor moves and the chairs wobble more!

The staff don't care what you want and the food.....well even calling it food is an exaggeration.

The food was totally inedible, badly cooked,vile sauces.

Sorry guys, you need to change pretty much everything.

Avoid like the plague!

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