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“The Cherry in the Cake!!”

The Old Rectory Restaurant
Ranked #47 of 105 Restaurants in Plettenberg Bay
Price range: US$5 - US$30
Description: Open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Relaxed fine dining for a memorable occasion. Please book to secure your seat.
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Description: Open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Relaxed fine dining for a memorable occasion. Please book to secure your seat.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights and 4 days at the Old Rectory Inn. We dined here after a late arrival the first night and were so happily surprised. Most hotel restaurants can be a let down but this was the opposite, it only made it better. Local recommendations from friends for restaurants in Plett (Lookout, Enrico) couldn’t hold a candle. Fresh ingredients, perfectly seasoned fish and meat, cooked to perfection. And great wine recommendations from the friendly and helpful staff. All in a beautiful poolside setting. Highly recommended!!

Thank xilofono
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David S, Executive Chef at The Old Rectory Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Good Day Xilofono

We are so pleased that you took the time to write up this review. It was an absolute pleasure cooking for you and we hope that you will make us a regular stop on future visits.

Warmest regards

David

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Very pleased to see a new very-fine-dining restaurant in Plett, where we know the restaurant scene very well after many years of visiting here during the European winter. We arrived at night in the dark and took a tour of the grounds of this new boutique hotel: the whole place exudes an ambience of luxury in good taste and my wife and I can confirm the same for the restaurant. The menu was limited but we had the best tempura hake for starters, and a tasty pork belly for my wife, whilst I had the excellent mushroom risotto truffle. Priscilla impressed us with her knowledge of all the ingredients and friendly service was provided by all. We did not see chef David.

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David S, Executive Chef at The Old Rectory Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Good day Floris O

I am so pleased you came to enjoy an evening with us and even more happy that you had an amazing experience. I will pass on the kind words to Priscilla, and I am sorry that I didn't get a chance to meet you personally on this visit. However, I am certain we will have the opportunity in the future.

Warmest regards

David

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

We enjoyed an overall lovely dinner at the Old Rectory. The decor is very stylish and the building has been beautifully renovated. The menu is small but there is something for everyone - veggies, meat and fish. The food was very good - we had steak and pork belly and everyone enjoyed their meal. The service is extremely friendly and well intentioned but there is still potential in staff training. The wait staff should know what the soup of the day, fish of the day, sorbet flavors are etc. without having to go back to the kitchen to ask. Having said that, we will definitely be back and if you haven't yet had a meal at the Old Rectory, do try it out. It is a wonderful addition to Plett.

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1  Thank gbwt
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David S, Executive Chef at The Old Rectory Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

Good Day GBWT

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review, we also feel we are a wonderful addition to Plett and pleased you enjoyed your meal. we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Warmest regards

David

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

What a beautiful location, sadly the food wasnt up to scratch. Steaks ordered medium rare arrived medium, some of the flavours didnt match. All in all not a great experience. Staff were amazing and toured the rooms which are beautiful

Thank Anthonyinjhb
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David S, Chef at The Old Rectory Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Good Day Anthony, I appreciate you taking the time to write up this constructive review. We always strive to make sure each dish is perfect and it disappoints me to hear that yours was not. We hope that you will come and visit us again so that we have another opportunity to show you the full culinary experience. Best regards, David

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

If you haven't been to the Rectory in a while, go give it a try. This is a gorgeous place with 5 star service, delicious food, beautiful surroundings and the most romantic dining room in town. We've been there twice already and cannot wait to go bak again!

1  Thank Wendy_PlettSunTours
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David S, Chef at The Old Rectory Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Hello Wendy

Thank you so much for this review, we appreciate your repeat business and we are launching our new lunch menu on the 06/03/2018. We hope to welcome you back soon!

David

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