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Idiom Wine Tasting Centre & Restaurant

Somerset West, South Africa
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About Idiom Wine Tasting Centre & Restaurant
Idiom Tasting Centre offers spectacular views of the majestic ‘Helderberg basin’ mountains and the full profile of the Cape Peninsula from Table Mountain to Cape Point. The wine tasting centre showcases Idiom’s Flagship Blends, signature Italian varietal wines and rare limited release 900 Series wines. Idiom offers wine tastings, wine and canapé pairings as well as wine and macaron pairings.
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Bernard wrote a review Feb 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa45 contributions7 helpful votes
We made a booking for 11 am. Expected to have lunch. It was a disappointment when we were informed we can only do brunch! We had a bottel of Gusto, Prosecco, which we enjoyed. We decided to do a wine tasting with canapés. This was excellent. We enjoyed is so much we wanted to stay for lunch. After inquiring, we found a cancellation... wow the Menu was excellent, something to remember!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Jozi2Melb wrote a review Dec 2020
Exec in Tokyo150 contributions43 helpful votes
The drive up to the restaurant is impressive. The building is modern both inside and outside. It would certainly appeal to an international clientele. The inside of the restaurant has clean lines and great views of the vines, mountain and far off sea. The day we were there, the restaurant was about 25% full. In other words, it was not busy. On arrival, despite a confirmed reservation, the host seemed unable to find the booking. No table had been set aside. As it was not busy, we ignored the oversight. Despite Covid distancing requirements, we were then offered a table immediately next to 4 or 5 other tables. We declined and requested to sit outside at a vacant table. Menu options include a four course set menu, a very limited a la Carte option and a separate (odd for an upmarket restaurant) pizza section. As we did not want a 4 course lunch, we chose two items off the a la Carte menu. That was when the debacle started: My guest asked that no chips were put on his plate. He additionally ordered roast vegetable. The waiter went back to the kitchen and the chef apparently stated that removing the chips from the plate was impossible. Really? My guest then asked for aioli to accompany his main course. Even if it meant extra payment. The waiter went back to the chef who stated that aioli was not available. He then asked for mustard. The waiter again disappeared only to return with a message from the chef (apparently) that there was no mustard. Seriously? We asked to see the manager to figure out what was going on. The alleged manager arrived, confirmed what the waiter had said and promptly disappeared. By this time both untouched courses were lukewarm. We again asked for the manager and a completely new “manager” arrived on the scene. We were then told that he was the “real” manager and that aioli and mustard were indeed available. Another 5 to 10 minutes later, these arrived. Clearly someone was lying. When we questioned the waiter about this and the reason he had introduced someone purporting to be the manager, he said that a more senior waiter would do despite us having asked for the manager. By this time, the food was seriously cold. While artistically presented, my fish dish was mean in quantity and the vegetables almost non-existent. See photo. 2 pieces of asparagus, 4 (exactly) salad leaves and (probably) one spinach leaf cannot justify the price. The glass condiment holders brought to the table were dirty. Notwithstanding Covid. The third setting at the table should have been cleared as we sat down. It remained until we left. See photo. We asked for the bill as there was no way we were going to order any other course. Just as we were about to depart, the waiter arrived with two “mocktails” care of the real manager. Too late. I personally will not return to this overrated and pricey establishment. Especially when no one seems to know what is going on, from the waiters to the manager. So, one star for the food and four for the location. Sadly, an average of two stars due to the above.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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mkekana wrote a review Dec 2020
Maputo, Mozambique17 contributions1 helpful vote
Went to Idiom Wine Farm & restaurant. The wine and the food are delectable. The presentation of the food is beautifully done. The ambiance of the restaurant is breathtaking and the service is world class. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Hanky wrote a review Dec 2020
Tokyo, Japan97 contributions74 helpful votes
Went for lunch. Its quite a drive to get there. Toilet building at car park is broken and dirty. Wine tasting and restaurant area is mixed, lacking quietness for eaters. Flagship wines can be tasted (tables next to you) but not ordered with a dish. Set menu is R425 for 3 courses. Too expensive for what you get. Food is ok, not impressive. High sodium. Waiters are friendly and provide good service.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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rhettmaxwell wrote a review Mar 2020
Cape Town, South Africa6 contributions3 helpful votes
One would find have to go a long way to find a more impressive facility, with better staff and wine, and nicer views. This place is one of my favourites.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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