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“Lovely setting, very poor service”

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 91 Restaurants in Paarl
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Rhebok restaurant, has long been popular with locals for its delicious seasonal food, paired with Rhebokskloof wines. Diners can enjoy the view from the terrace as they enjoy breakfast or lunch, or be served by the fireplace inside the restaurant. The restaurant's emphasis is on South African cuisine with a contemporary twist. Monday to Sunday - 09:00 till 17h00 Friday - 09:00 till late
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely setting, very poor service”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

I just wanted a bowl of soup, it took about half an hour to get to me once ordered, and whilst it was a nice bowl of soup, I was really not impressed with the service and length of time it took for the meal to arrive. Such a pity such a lovely place is let down by such lack luster service.

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank capesplendour
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Always our favourite”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

This is our favourite restaurant in Paarl for the last twenty years.
We always get the warmest welcome and wonderful food.
The wines are great and the setting the most beautiful you can find.
All the staff is so special, specially Felicity.
Esme and Willeman

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank WillemanEsme
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice setting - pity about the "Tappas"”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

We are looking for a light lunch in wonderfull Paarl weather and decide on the "Tappas" menu

A singular disappointment as we took 7 different offerings which is meant to give us a good spread and taste experience.

What an experience - raw chicken kebabs, undercooked duck (and tough), prawns that were from 1990, greasy oil soaked deep fried stuff.

The service was as indifferent as the food was bad.

Best avoided.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank braam b
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“location and great view.”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

When we were visiting paarl, we went twice to this restaurant. enough to choose from. and both times excellent. once indoor, a little more formel and once outdoors with great views on the little lake and garden. very pleasent staff, helpfull and quick. try the housewine.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank gerard l
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Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Mediocre picnic lunch”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Rhebokskloof's Sunday picnic lunch doesn't come cheap (R260 a basket) so one would expect a hamper stuffed with a variety of yummy fare. The staff was friendly and we found a shady spot under a tree. The scenery was pleasant but nothing exceptional. There are far prettier wine farms in the Western Cape. Then the picnic basket arrived. What a disaster! Inside was a heap of plastic containers containing soggy spring rolls, a disgusting pasta salad with what looked like pieces of polony or vienna sausage, smoked trout on two wilted salad leaves, slices of cheapish ham and deep-fried and bland chicken breast. Dessert was tasteless chocolate brownies. A baguette, two small plates and two small paper serviettes accompanied the food. A visit to the salad bar at the local convenient store would have yielded far better produce. There wine is nothing to write home about either and is lowly rated by someone like John Platter. Rhebokskloof will never see me again.

Visited February 2013
1 Thank Jacques P
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