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“Over priced and mediocre at best!”
Review of Bloemendal

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Reviewed 11 April 2014

On Wednesday, 9 April 2014, we took friends of ours for dinner at Bloemendal Restaurant. What an utter disappointment. There was nobody to meet as a the door and we had to ask a passing waiter for assistance. The dinning area was hazy from the spitbraai smoke and a cat was patrolling the dinning area looking for scraps. When our waiter eventually attended to us he had no clue as to the wine selection. Our first three choices was out of stock and our fourth choice was limited to 1 bottle as there was no more stock. The selection is very limited and over priced. The meat dishes was mediocre at best although some were actually very good. The salads was a complete disaster. Opening a tin of baked beans and pouring it on a serving dish does not qualify as a salad. The pasta salad was made with budget brand pasta and had no taste. At the end of the meal we had a service charge of R230 added to the bill for 4 people and the waiter added and additional R169.96 gratuity. If the waiter's service was worth a gratuity it would have been 25% of that amount at most. The evening was a huge disappointment and we would not recommend the restaurant to anyone.

Date of experience: April 2014
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

We went there for lunch and had the chicken pie. It was excellent. The staff and service was very good. A restaurant worth visiting.

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank Dajoma
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

I was part of a large group of Ladies that went there for a Brunch, on Sat 17th August 2013.
Firstly there is NO signage once you go up the hill, we ended up right on the top of the hill. A long, narrow road, had to turn around and come halfway down again. What is the matter with these people, cant they afford a sign ?? Then, the place was freezing inside, most uncomfortable. Thirdly, it is dark and dingy. All dark brown, everything, felt like a cave, a cold cave. The service was non-existent and the food was poor, poor, poor.
I was so looking forward to going there but it was a massive disappointment, in every way, they wont see me again ! The only good thing about this site is the view.

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank Manya B
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

Well as all will agree the views is totally spectucular..........Unfortunately the service and food needs alot to be reckon with.......Went their on the 09/7/2013 for my sons birthday.....what a disaster of note, after we had too wait for almost 20min for a waiter to attend to us, waited for close too an hour for our food, which was totally disastarous....as all of us got sick the very next morning........so definitely will not recommend this spectucalar and awesome place to no one, not unless they can upgrade their food and services, that awesome place can come to mean so much, but right now it means nothing!!!!!

Dee Anthea

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Dee A
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

Friends of ours took us out for dinner to Bloemendal restaurant and we really enjoyed it. It was an awful night weather wise, but the food was good solid winter food and we really enjoyed it! I had the oxtail potjie, my wife and our host had the tomato bredie and our other friend had lamb curry. Although the service was little slower than we are used to, it afforded us the opportunity to enjoy a good "kuier". The food was good and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank asteffens
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