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“Nice location, but need to up your game...”
Review of Karoo Cattle and Land - CLOSED

Karoo Cattle and Land
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 19, 2014

The location is stunning, with the Bay and Table Mountain in the background. We didn't take long to get a seat...it was after 2pm on a Sunday. Drinks time was an average wait of 15 minutes...however, it took about 45 minutes to get our starters...which did not sit well with us, as it was then way past lunch time. The mains took a bit quicker after we had asked about it. Chicken wings came with no finger bowl and when it arrived - after going to ask for it - it was not even luke warm, but actually cold. The food prices and portions were ok and the food was quite tasty. The drinks are priced seriously "out of the market" though. Cans of 250ml iced tea, glass of fruit juice, soft drinks at all over R20.00 each! The bill was thus inflated to way more than the experience was worth.

Thank IsabelleBrett
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have been to this restaurant several times, last about 6 months ago and it was usually above average. So we decided to come back last night for having dinner here, which was my birthday. But what a disappointment:
Most tables were not wiped and not set up, even when they were not busy at all (only 3 tables occupied on our arrival and lots of staff around at about 19h30).
The salad buffet which is included in all main courses was not looked after, not stocked up and not really clean.
We ordered a "Fillet for 2" medium-rare, which was served on one platter.
While waiting for the food, they started to bring in lots of chairs into the enclosed part of the terreace, causing disturbing noise.
After sitting for about 10 minutes with the platter in front of us, someone came and asked if all is in order. When told that we are still waiting for plates,she disappeared but did not bring plates. We asked for the manager, who came after a while. Telling him that we are still waiting for plates and that the food is cold by now, he replied that he "can warm it up" for us.
He took the food and we got enough time to look around more detailed. It appears that the restaurant is not looked after anymore, besides cleanliness there are quite a few of lights not working anymore which would need to be replaced.
After a while we got the same food back (together with 2 hot plates!). We couldn't believe that they really just warmed it up instead of making it fresh, so the meat was now almost well done instead of medium-rare... As it was now getting late already, we did not send it back another time.
Finally also the toilets appeared to be dirty, with 3(!) completely empty rolls of toilet paper and no spares. Seems there was no one checking for hours or even days.
We will not visit ever again or recommend the restaurant to guests of our guesthouse and tours. There are enough other restaurants around with better quality, service and value for money...

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Thank tourist_rsa
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Reviewed August 17, 2014

Have eaten out of season, Nothing write home about okay, But hell in season, the plot is lost, No service Yuk food , Can't restaurant's get it ,Locals do not go away out of season ,Bad food in season puts one off completely

Thank Soniakirk
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Food was great! Enjoyed the atmosphere. The managers were very welcoming and ensured that we had a good time and that we were looked after.

1  Thank bronseaborne
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went here because we've been several times to the one in Johannesburg and it is always fantastic. This restaurant was close on empty. The portions in comparison to Joburg are very small. My food was not very pleasant, it was too spicey and there was no mention on the menu or by the waiter that it was a spicey dish. Won't go there again, will however keep going to the Joburg one.

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Thank melissazwaneveld
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