Dinner got off to a shaky start with a stale bread roll and a strawberry daiquiri that was pure sugar (no strawberries were harmed in the making of this daiquiri!). Then we were told that there was only 1 crayfish tail available and 3 of us at the table had ordered it as a starter. Very disappointing! We compromised and 2 of us accepted the alternative seafood bouillabaisse (prawns, mussels and clams). (We were not offered the reduced price for the menu, as another reviewer of this restaurant was.)
All of us ended up ordering the same main course - beef fillet with spiced lentils. This was the highlight of the meal and more than made up for the other 2 courses. For dessert, 5 of us ordered the chiffon cake and one ordered the pavlova. The chiffon cake was dry and disappointing - layers of unevenly cut slices of cake, with a smear of cream over the top - and not as light as I would expect a chiffon to be. The pavlova was apparently very good - too good to share.
The service was great - our waitress handled our lively table of 6 very calmly and with a good touch of humour. So despite the stale brad, sugary cocktails, shortage of crayfish and disappointing dessert, we will most likely be back. Yes, the beef was THAT good!
- Monday 04/11/2013