Boschendal hold fond memories for me. I popped in for a visit to this beautiful wine estate. I am however really unhappy about the service at their a la carte restaurant, Le Cafe. Greeting was less than welcoming. I was given a menu by who I assume to be the manager on duty and told that a Jo-Anne will be with me shortly. Didn't realize we were still in the age where managers can't take drinks orders...
A good 5 or so min later the manager comes past and inquires whether I've been served. Clearly not.
The cheeseboard was not presented very well. The salad accompanying the cheese was wilted lettuce, what looked like a discarded cucumber ribbon and a cherry tomato.
No further offer was made for another glass of wine. My cheeseboard and empty wine glass was cleared, 20min (I actually timed this, so this is not exaggeration) later still no offer of dessert, drinks or the bill. I took a wander through the restaurant to find someone so I could settle my bill. Standing around looking lost at the till for a good few minutes I was finally assisted.
I doubt I would visit Le Cafe again. I will however give their picnic section a try as Boschendal is just too pretty not to visit agin.
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