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“Was only place in town open”
Review of Simply Delicious

Simply Delicious
Ranked #5 of 33 Restaurants in Montagu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $12
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Please take note Templetons has closed down The new eatery at Four Oaks is called Simply Delicious It is open for lunch and dinnerIt is now run by Simon & Wendy Bernstein who's motto is IT'S ABOUT THE FOOD our aim is to deliver the best food at resonable pricesThe new restaurant serves light lunch and dinner which can be eaten indoors or outside in our wonderful courtyard which is shaded by two 100 year old safforn pear trees.light lunches with fresh organic produce, mouthwatering chicken pies, a double burger with a twist and delicious salads. A daily specials board reflects the season with gourmet soups in winter and cool meals in summer. We make a legendary baked lemon cheesecake, scones with jam and genuine Devonshire style clotted cream. Dinners is a fair of good old fashioned home cooking with a modern twist, generous portions that always arrive at the table beautifully presentedOur wine list reflects the best that the Robertson Wine Valley
Reviewed March 28, 2012

Terrible food and restaurant self a bit dirty with very old furniture

1  Thank CharlErasmus
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simonber123, Owner at Simply Delicious, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2013

Please be advised this was under the old management the eatery now has new owners

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Reviewed March 1, 2012

We stayed in Montagu for the weekend and decided on Templeton's for our Saturday evening dinner. I had the most amazing sweet chilli duck springrolls and my husband the butternut/sweet potato soup for starters. For mains I had guinea fowl and mushroom risotto and my husband had lamb. Dessert was a perfect creme brulee and chocolate brownie sunday! The food was absolutely cooked to perfection! The restaurant is situated in an old house, beautiful wooden floors, fire places, soft lighting..... All in all the perfect location for a romantic dinner!

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Thank Toinette B
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

Lovely atmosphere in the courtyard at the back where we sat. Very friendly waitress always with a smile but how she is expected to attend to 7 tables on her own is beyond me. The food could have been so good I ordered the carpaccio which was almost thick enough to make prego rolls. Then the fillet which was served on the top of the rosti there by making what should be a crispy rosti a soggy one. My wife had the creamy mushroom starter which was excellent and the Kingklip for main which was really nothing special according the her. I passed on the dessert but my wife had malva pudding which was also very good. This restaurant was voted one of SA's top 20 places to eat, makes no sense to me. Of all the place's we dined in Montagu we left the biggest tip here simply because we at the end of the evening felt sorry for the waitress who really was trying her best to please everyone.

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Thank fireblade68
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simonber123, Owner at Simply Delicious, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2015

Thank you for the kind review, We happy to see that you enjoyed your time with us
We look forward to welcoming you back

Kind Regards
Simon & Wendy

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Reviewed January 15, 2012

Templeton's, or whatever it was originally called, was once rated one of the top 20 restaurants in South Africa by 'Eat Out'. On the basis of our meal this evening, it clearly wouldn't achieve that accolade now. One very positive asset of the restaurant is the sole waiting person who coped well with half a dozen tables and was unfailingly upbeat. The food on the other hand was bland and generally unimaginative. Springbok carpaccio was let down by a meagre portion of meat and a vinegary dressing. A "tossed salad" was actually quite good but the addition of feta made it more of a lunchtime salad than a starter. The mains we chose - chicken stuffed with 'Turkish' apricots and mushroom risotto and sherry sauce and line fish (kingklip) with roasted baby potatoes - were surprisingly bland and let down by the same gloopy, bland white sauce deposited on the chicken and fish and a small bowl of boiled vegetables. By the time it came to thinking about a dessert we decided we'd had enough.

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1  Thank DELondon
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

Something is going wrong here. We had two meals on 1 and 2 January as little was open in Montagu. The first night we all waited (I mean the whole packed restaurant) for any food for over an hour. Most tables had finished a bottle of wine before the starters appeared. The food was excellent however, excellent steaks and food generally. The next night it was totally different and the service was slick and on time. Our experience mirrors the mixed reviews on Trip Advisor. My advice is to go see for yourself as the food is good just pace the consumption of alcohol in case the food takes some time to arrive!

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Thank reef-bore
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