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“Disappointing ”
Review of Simply Delicious

Simply Delicious
Ranked #3 of 34 Restaurants in Montagu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$12
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Please take note Templetons has closed down The new eatery at Four Oaks is called Simply Delicious It is open for lunch and dinnerIt is now run by Simon & Wendy Bernstein who's motto is IT'S ABOUT THE FOOD our aim is to deliver the best food at resonable pricesThe new restaurant serves light lunch and dinner which can be eaten indoors or outside in our wonderful courtyard which is shaded by two 100 year old safforn pear trees.light lunches with fresh organic produce, mouthwatering chicken pies, a double burger with a twist and delicious salads. A daily specials board reflects the season with gourmet soups in winter and cool meals in summer. We make a legendary baked lemon cheesecake, scones with jam and genuine Devonshire style clotted cream. Dinners is a fair of good old fashioned home cooking with a modern twist, generous portions that always arrive at the table beautifully presentedOur wine list reflects the best that the Robertson Wine Valley
Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Not a good start when Simon the co-owner gently admonishes me for choosing beer over his wines "that have been specially selected to complement the menu". A little pretentious I thought and not the most welcoming of greetings. The food was great without exception bar the pepper sauce for the steak. Both Wendy and Simon disagreed with our joint view that the sauce was too salty to eat. Our view of what the sauce should have looked and tasted like were poles apart from theirs. Wendy offered me an alternative but I declined - the steak was delicious without any sauce. I could understand that Wendy and Simon work very hard to make this a great place to dine but I wish they were a little more relaxed about it. They deserve success - it is a great restaurant serving great food with passionate owners. All they need to do is make all their guests feel welcome unreservedly no matter what their tastes.

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simon b, Owner at Simply Delicious, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2015

Thank you for writing a review I find your title to be a little odd as you rate us 4 star and say you really enjoyed the meal bar the pepper sauce
The beer quip was said in jest as i did serve you the beer. I find many people dont understand the South African humour and take it the wrong way
Wendy and I are very passionate about our food and service and thank you for the many kind points you wrote about

We would love to host you when you in the area again

Kind Regards
Simon & Wendy

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Reviewed October 16, 2015

Felt as if we had stepped back in time, dining in an old house that has been converted into a restaurant. Good selection of food, well presented with decent size portions. All staff were most obliging and in all a pleasant evening out.

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simon b, Owner at Simply Delicious, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review
You are correct our building is the 3rd oldest in town and is actually graded as a national museum
We glad to read that you enjoyed the overall dinning experience and our food
We look forward to hosting you again when you in the area

Kind Regards
Simon & Wendy

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Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We had diner at Four Oaks that was suggested by other persons in Montagu. The atmosphere is very nice, good background music and good food. The waiter was a bitt pissed off it seemed because we did not order a bottle but a glass of wine. He also discussed with other guest that for him it was strange that they didnot order a starter and no desert! I can understand from business point of view that you want your guest to order it all, but you can not show your disappointment to your guest, now it looked like a schoolmaster correcting his students. We spoke other guest and they had the same feeling. Overall great place to dinner, Wendy does a great job, but behaviour of Simon could be improved. Then it is a top location.

Thank Han L
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simon b, Owner at Simply Delicious, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review
I'm glad to see you enjoyed your food and feel of the restaurant
With regard to the service I like to recomend certain dishes and wines that go together
If you read other reviews, guests enjoy this and feel that they get special treatment, I apologise if you felt forced to try something this is not the intention. Also there may have been a language barrier and this has happened before

Please feel free to join us again if you are in the area

Kind Regards
Simon

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Reviewed October 11, 2015

Booked a table late afternoon, and found it to be a really gem. The menu offered a good range of fabulous dishes. The wine was great, and the desert Black Gold was something else. Happily return- anytime.

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Thank Ann4is
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simon b, Owner at Simply Delicious, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review
We so happy that you enjoyed your time with us
Yes the black gold ice cream is becoming a ledgend in the area
we hope to host you again

Kind Regards
Simon & Wendy

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Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant in a really nice historic building. The mussel starter was wonderful and it was very refreshing to be served a properly trimmed steak done to perfection. Would recommend the establishment any day. Simon &Wendy should be justly proud.

Thank Ian M
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simon b, Owner at Simply Delicious, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2015

thank you for the positive review
sorry about the rugby score...........
We so glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back

Kind Regards
Simon & Wendy

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