The Roost

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4.0 of 5 bubbles

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Ben V
Auckland22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 friends
The concept of a one dish restaurant with the dish done exceptionally well is well executed at The Roost. The chickens are small but tasty and the sides (triple fried chips and salad) are fantastic and there is no excuse to leave hungry as the sides are bottomless. The restaurant could possibly be too simplistic for the average palate though. The minimalistic decor is a bit cold and clinical. The addition of a few leather couches and armchairs would definitely add some much needed warmth. Some wines on the menu would also help cater to a broader clientele. Some variation to the chicken only theme such as offering strips or a wrap may also help make it a weekly stop over.
Written 12 August 2015
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Yachal_D
Durban596 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 couples
The concept of the Roost is simple - great rotisserie baby chicken with unlimited chips and salad for R110. The chicken is really tasty and the chips are hand-cut with a lovely fresh greek salad. The service is fantastic! Its "fun" dining at its best, however the décor is a little confusing and just doesn't fit the great concept of food they have going for them. The restaurants lighting is very, very low like that of fine dining restaurants and the décor is very plain. It would be so much better if they made the décor fun and even have the rotisserie chicken in a place that the diners can see. A little facelift with some fun décor and up beat music would make a world of difference. Although the chicken is reasonably priced, I do feel the added extra such as wine and especially the icre-cream is overpriced. They serve ice-cream on a cone for R30, which is Huberto's ice cream and is the same ice cream served at Lupa for R15 a cone (and their cones are chocolate dipped). Overall, its a great concept but a few little changes could really take it to a place that is memorable for both the food and vibe.
Written 30 July 2015
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NauticalVoyager
Durbanville1478 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
There is a saying: keep it simple and you couldn't get more simple than only 1 item on the menu - baby rotisserie chicken. It's an interesting concept. Does it work? Well, the full restaurant on the night I visited indicates it does. The baby chicken is basted and served quartered with unlimited fries and salad and four communal sauces. The cost is a fixed price, which is currently R110. The service was quick and with only 1 item to order, not much can go wrong. The bottomless fries and salads were replenished often and quickly. For dessert an equally simple choice - 1 of 4 flavours of ice cream served in a sugar cone (R30.00). The chicken was well cooked and the ice cream was good. The decor and ambience is like the menu - quite simple but works for the small space used. It's a good option for a no fuss evening out. And the bonus - you can eat with your hands.
Written 3 May 2015
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TravelAfricaToday
South Africa442 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were transported to an Italian piazza at a tenth of the price. We are outside next to the bubbling fountain and the cluster of restaurants that surround it. The food concept is simple and delicious. You get a whole baby chicken some tasty sauces and endless chips and salad. The food and ambience and great value make this a real winner. Come hungry!
Written 1 May 2015
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dacabs
Winston Park495 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 friends
What a great concept......only slow cooked basted organic baby chickens served here with bottomless triple fried chips, fresh salad and a variety of dips. It was simply delicious!! Wonderful range of craft beers and wine to enjoy with your meal. Pudding selection is a variety of yummy ice cream served in sugar cones!!! So simple....no need to make choices....just relax and enjoy. Suitable for everyone ...all cultures, ages etc. Recommended for lunch or dinner. We will return!!!
Written 25 February 2015
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