My husband and I ate an 8 and 5 course tasting menu with wine while we visited Franschhoek in May. First and foremost, the food here is just amazing. At times it feels like more art than food, but the flavors and creativity are stunning. It is some of the best food we've ever had. However, the night before we ate at the Test Kitchen in Cape Town, which was a better tasting menu and the best meal of our lives.
Service was a bit underwhelming. Yes, wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable, but some staff were better than others and for some it felt like they were regurgitating a scripted story for us. Also, we were never told why wines were paired with each dish.
The room is a bit strange as well, carpeted and felt a bit closed in.
Overall, well worth it when visiting South Africa, such an experience!
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