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“Beautiful setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Jordan Restaurant

Jordan Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 248 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: George Jardine from his Cape Town buisness has opened a new restraunt
Sussex, England
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230 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting”
Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We visited Jordan as a party of 5 for lunch on a hot day in early February. It's quite a drive from Cape Town, but well worth it.

As requested when booking, our table was out on the terrace with a prime view over the gardens and pond to the mountains across the valley. Stunning.

The service was a bit hit and miss. The welcome was good, and we were seated quickly. From then on things slowed down considerably. The menus took a long while to arrive, and pre lunch drinks even longer. There were a lot of diners there, and we got the feeling the kitchen was struggling to keep up.

The food itself was of a good standard. Limited number of choices, but a good selection nonetheless. We tried a number of starters, all consistently good. The steak main courses were well prepared, and good portion sizes. Desserts looked good, but the berries pretty tasteless.

Very pricey for lunch though - similar levels to set dinner menus at top Cape Town establishments.

The combination of a beautiful setting and solid food make Jordan a worthwhile lunch destination.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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184 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Didn't live up to the Hype.”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

We booked dinner for a Saturday night and were looking forward to our long awaited visit especially after reading such good reviews.
The starters were fine, the main was very disappointing, it lacked flavour and seasoning and the desert was equally disappointing.
So much so, a friend had 3 mouthfuls and didn’t even bother to finish it.
I chose the wine pairing option which at R180, I thought it was expensive compared to pairings at other similar style restaurants.
What really sealed our disappointment was the very poor service.
When you pay for fine dining, you expect fine service and in my opinion we didn’t even get average service.

We were also unfortunate enough to have a very loud table in our section of the restaurant, which at time killed the conversation on our table, I understand that this is not the fault of the management but it did affect the atmosphere in the restaurant.

All in all a very disappointing mea0,l especially compared to other fine dining restaurants in the area.

  • Visited March 2014
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Cape Town, South Africa
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Lovely Fresh Baking and Interesting dishes overlooking beautiful view”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Recent opening , adjoining the famed Jordan Restaurant. This bistro serves a great little menu of light brunches with wine . The patio overlooks a small dam and down a pretty valley. The service is good, the prices fair and it is great place to stop and have a simpler fair if the 5 star restaurant is not to your taste or pocket.

  • Visited February 2014
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Blentarp, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent!”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Jordan delivered again! Stunning place with excellent food! The service was great and the view is just beutiful! I just must recommend the mussels as a starter, they are delicious!!

  • Visited March 2014
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Prince Albert
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“What a shame for the jus!”
Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Went to Jordan with friends and family.
Mise en bouche (What a scallop!) and starters were delicious.

Mains unfortunately didn't meet my expectations.
If the pan fried kabeljou and spinach veloute was well executed, the aged chalmar sirloin was a bit disappointing: the jus was far too fatty, salty and contained too much bacon.
What a shame!

Desserts: if the honey and poppy seed was a winner, the panna cotta was far too lumpy .
We expected much better...

Visited March 2014
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