Restaurant Week – The Grand Café & Society

Where grand chic meets retro-romance, fit for the worldly traveler and diner…”or so they say!

Their restaurant week offer:

LUNCH

MENU: R95

STARTER

Chilled watercress & yoghurt soup

Or

Garlic snails, parsley & croutons

MAIN

The Grand short-rib burger, white truffle aioli, fries & onion rings

Or

Penne Pasta with mussel, bacon & thyme cream

DINNER

MENU: R175

STARTER

Beef carpaccio, spinach, date & almond salad

Or

Prawn bisque, garlic toast

MAIN

Grilled marinated chicken breast, cracked olive gremolata

Or

Cajun spiced calamari, mint-yoghurt sauce

Served with seasonal vegetables

DESSERT

Baked vanilla cheesecake, butterscotch & salted peanut brittle

Or

Poached red berries, vanilla-champagne cream & caramel crumble

Arriving in Camp Bay, we were quite excited as the weather was perfect, the beach was buzzing and the scene was set for a perfect evening.

When we arrived at the Grand Café, we were shown our seats and handed the A la Carte Menu. I explained to the waiter we were here for Restaurant Week. He seemed a bit confused, but said he would get back to us.

Then 2 more waiters attended to us and eventually they went and printed the Restaurant Week Menu. Much to our surprise none of the dishes we thought we were getting were on the Menu. Nonetheless we tried to remain open-minded.

It took a while to get our drinks and eventually our food. Now I realize that Camps Bay is supposed to be laid back, but the lack of attention to guests was really a total downer on our evening.

Below are pictures from the meals we chose from the Restaurant Week Menu. All in all the experience was not what we expected and the food and service below.

Starter – Grand Calamari

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Starter – Spicy Mushroom Roll

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Starter – Prawn Croquettes

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Mains – T-Bone

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Mains – Herbed Gnocchi

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Mains – Line Caught Tagliata

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Dessert – Chocolate Delice

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Dessert – Panna Cotta

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Dessert – Frozen Grapes

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I do hope the management really looks into the issues raised as the location is perfect, the setting is amazing and some tweaking would do wonders.

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