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“Disappointing Café Reataurant”

Boschendal restaurant
Ranked #31 of 75 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hamburg, Germany
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Disappointing Café Reataurant”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

The wine much too warm, the salad drowned in mayonnaise - a disappointing lunch. Masses of people going for picknick receive first of all loads of bread as well as in the Café Restaurant when you order a platter. That's no up to date food quality as we World expect in the Capetown region, sorry!

Visited February 2014
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Perth, Australia
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful surroundings & great wine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

Visited Boschendal for a pick-nick lunch and had a great time. The food selection was very generous and went very well with the wine.
The service by Eddie was very friendly. The scenery is great to sit out side and enjoy the grounds of a well kept winery.

  • Visited February 2014
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Berks
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“perfect picnic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

A picnic at Boschendal on a sunny day is hard to beat for setting. Thank you for being part of a perfect holiday!

  • Visited January 2014
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Durban
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104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“This was for the Cafe, not the main restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

This is one of the those places that no matter what the reviews are, people just keep coming. So I almost didn't bother to write this review.

Let's face it - the setting is magnifico! That's why people go. But I think it is overpriced for what you get. The menu is really quite limited, but enough there is the main restaurant available. We had the ploughman's lunch (not called that on the menu), so basically you are just getting a variety of cheese, cold meats, hummus... All very nice, but nothing special for the amount you are paying. The "homemade" lemonade wasn't available because "machine had broken down" - there's a contradiction in there somewhere I suspect.

The service was pleasant, friendly and reasonably efficient. So overall? So-so!

  • Visited January 2014
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Perfect Picnic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

Final day in South Africa with a late flight back to the UK in the evening and we stopped for a picnic at Boschendal. What a way to end the trip. We had not booked (which is recommended) but arrived early and ordered a picnic hamper - clearly some are kept for those arriving without pre-booking.
A table with white linen an umbrella to keep the sun off and a basket full of delicious food washed down with a bottle of water and Boschendal blanc de noir! Dips, cold meats, coronation chicken, salad, cheese and chocolate brownies - the selection of food was enough for 3 but we struggled through and managed to finish most of it.
Also our waiter could not have been more charming and efficient.
A great meal and wonderful way to spend the last afternoon.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Studd2710
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