“Where grand chic meets retro-romance, fit for the worldly traveler and diner…”or so they say!
Their restaurant week offer:
Chilled watercress & yoghurt soup
Garlic snails, parsley & croutons
The Grand short-rib burger, white truffle aioli, fries & onion rings
Penne Pasta with mussel, bacon & thyme cream
Beef carpaccio, spinach, date & almond salad
Prawn bisque, garlic toast
Grilled marinated chicken breast, cracked olive gremolata
Cajun spiced calamari, mint-yoghurt sauce
Served with seasonal vegetables
Baked vanilla cheesecake, butterscotch & salted peanut brittle
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
Starter – Spicy Mushroom Roll
Starter – Prawn Croquettes
Mains – T-Bone
Mains – Herbed Gnocchi
Mains – Line Caught Tagliata
Dessert – Chocolate Delice
Dessert – Panna Cotta
Dessert – Frozen Grapes
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.