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Serendipity

8,5 (2 reviews)

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8.5
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Food
9.5
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8.0
Atmosphere
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"Fine dining in a lovely setting"
8.3 Cuisine 10 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 7

Serendipity is right on the Touws River in the Wilderness - a beautiful setting and great ambiance. The Restaurant is run by husband and wife, Rudolf & Lizelle Stolze.

Rudolf takes the guests out onto the stoep overlooking the lake, offers a aperitif drink and spins stories on wines & the food. We were then serve...

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Serendipity is right on the Touws River in the Wilderness - a beautiful setting and great ambiance. The Restaurant is run by husband and wife, Rudolf & Lizelle Stolze.

Rudolf takes the guests out onto the stoep overlooking the lake, offers a aperitif drink and spins stories on wines & the food. We were then served an Amuse Bouche consisting of Rainbow Trout "Caviar", a sprig of spring onion on cream cheese & peas served on a crostini (or toasted Melba toast)

Thereafter, we moved inside to the dining room and I had the Twice baked Blaauwkranz Blue Cheese double baked souffle, topped with beetroot, biltong & spring onions which was very tasty. The Smoked Snoek Wontons accompanied by cucumber salad roll was good.

The little dish containing the 2 sculptured butter rolls and the little flower on top shows the dedication and attention to detail by Chef Lizelle Stolze (a lovely personality), who went to the Pru Leigh Cullinary School in Pretoria.

I ordered a glass of Le Bonheur blend of Cabernet 25% and Merlot 75%.

We had the broccoli soup, with a bit of nutmeg/cream on top - which was very good.

We were then served a spoon of palette cleanser of rooibos, ginger and verbena.

For the main course we both had the grilled fillet of beef in a pepper & red wine jus. The fillet came sliced and looked good on the plate with roasted potatoes, whole baby onion, stir-fried ratatouille, peppercorns, baby courgettes, croquette of mashed potato and a whole baby onion. I licked the plate clean with my finger - it was so delicious.

For dessert we had the bruleed lemon tart served with a slice of glazed pineapple and cardamom. The tart was a lemon curd baked tart baked with a brulee topping, served with raspberry sorbet and rhubarb coulis from the garden.

The food was great and service good as well. It was fine dining in a lovely setting.

The bill came to R890,00 with tip

The Fay Way at 25 June 2014

8.7 Cuisine 9 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 9

Excellent cuisine with an eye for detail and a very matching wine list. An amazing venue!

Anonymous at 17 April 2013

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About Serendipity

​The executive chef, Lizelle Stolze is crowned with numerous awards and qualifications. Apart from excellent local and international experience Lizelle is a dux Cum laude student of Prue Leith Academy of Food and Wine where she gained top honours as a student. She has also lectured at Prue Leith Academy of Food and Wine as a professional lecturer.
Superb cuisine, friendly and professional service and wonderful wines in a setting that is graceful but relaxed is the credo for fine dining at Serendipity. A five course South African inspired table d’hÔte menu, experienced leisurely in a refined atmosphere that increases the pleasure of the dining experience is the benchmark of Serendipity.

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