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Reviewed 10 January 2024 via mobile

Just had lunch at the deli. We booked the day before and were expecting good things. However, the staff were very disinterested and not helpful. One of them spilled a glass of water at our table and we had to ask twice for it to...be cleared up. The food was ok but I would never return again. We were expecting to be able to have wine tasting with our meal but that wasn't the case. You dine in one place & do wine tasting in another. We didn't have time for both. The trek to the toilet in the gift shop is not what you expect at a large vineyard.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Boschendal Farm, Agency / Consultant at The Deli at Boschendal, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2024

Dear Peter, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We sincerely apologise for the disappointing experience you had during your recent visit to our farm. It is disheartening to learn that our team did not meet your expectations, and we...More

Reviewed 4 January 2024 via mobile

From the very start service lacked which is rather disappointing considering the reviews we had read. Service from the staff was at best below par. The staff seemed disinterested in helping as not once were we asked how our meal was, and when asking /...requesting a slight change in meals we were met with attitude. Steaks came out which were over cooked and cold, these were then sent back and replacement steaks didn’t come out for another 25 minutes. Whilst waiting for the steaks the rest of my family received their meals and finished them all in this time. Our side dishes of chips were forgotten about and when they did come out they came out beween the two steaks being sent back and the replacements. When it came to clearing plates half were taken and then we had to wait a further 20 minutes for the second half to be cleared. Lastly when it came to raising how our night went with the manager she seemed rather disinterested in our feedback. With working in tourism and hospitality industry ourselves we pride ourselves on constructive feedback to see how we can better ourselves for future guests. The only good parts of the evening were being able to sit outside in the lovely weather and the hospitable server who brought out our food!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Boschendal Farm, Agency / Consultant at The Deli at Boschendal, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2024

Dear Mark, We extend our sincere apologies for the disappointing experience you encountered during your recent visit. Your feedback is genuinely appreciated as it helps us improve our service. We deeply regret that our standard of service fell below expectations, and we're committed to addressing...More

Reviewed 16 December 2023

We visited for lunch and was a little disappointed - the food was average but the service was very good. We ordered the Angus Beef Bobotie and the Chicken Curry - both dishes were ok.... we had better elsewhere during our stay. We did enjoy...the company of the chickens who are free to roam the grounds and spend quite a lot of time around the diners (for the obvious reasons !). The bill came to R500 which included a couple of soft drinks.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Boschendal Farm, Agency / Consultant at The Deli at Boschendal, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2023

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We appreciate your honest review and are glad to hear that you found our service to be a highlight of your visit. We're sorry to learn that the food did not meet your...More

Reviewed 2 December 2023

So sad …,as regulars that go each week ,we can see the fish portion shrinking . The fish is smaller , the salad is less too , the chips are more and mayonnaise takes up most of the plate . Last week the fish was...overcooked as well . Really sad as this place had such a high standardMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Boschendal Farm, Agency / Consultant at The Deli at Boschendal, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2023

Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns with us. We genuinely appreciate your loyalty as regular customers, and we are genuinely sorry to hear about your recent experiences at our Deli. Maintaining a high standard is of utmost importance to us, and...More

Reviewed 30 November 2023

We went to South Africa for our 25th anniversary and were lucky enough to stay at Boschendal for the night of our anniversary. As it was a Tuesday the Werf restaurant was closed so we booked a table at the Deli. We emailed the team...at the Deli letting them know it was our anniversary 3 months in advance. I followed up a few days before the booking letting them know we might be a few minutes late if our flight was delayed, we got the lovely women at Boschendalreception to call the restaurant to let them know we were ready but would be 5 minutes late. And yet despite all that communication there was not a table available – we were heart broken as we had to then drive to Stellenbosch and we ended up eating in a McDonalds Drive through LOL. From the famous Boschendal set up we really expected moreMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Boschendal Farm, Agency / Consultant at The Deli at Boschendal, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2023

Dear Aran, Thank you for sharing your experience, and we sincerely apologise for the disappointment you faced on such a special occasion. First and foremost, congratulations on your 25th anniversary! We are truly sorry to hear about the mix-up at the Deli despite your proactive...More

Reviewed 23 August 2023 via mobile

Booked a table for a group of Germans, the loved the food, great steaks and even a Vegan burger. Situated in the Boschendal estate.The wines were great Pinotage and Sauvignon Blanc.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2023 via mobile

Incredible service, delicious food and a great outdoor ambiance What a real treat getting such amazing service from Elrico - he went far beyond his role as manager/waiter - the best I’ve experienced anywhere - from the complimentary champagne to all the little extras, he...made ‘woman’s day’ very special. The food (all organic and from the farm) is delicious- simple, tasty and healthy. The farm is beautiful and the ambiance outside is very inviting for a great day and a great meal. Will most definitely be back regularly!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Boschendal Farm, Agency / Consultant at The Deli at Boschendal, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2023

Dear Mike, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience with us. It's truly rewarding to know that our service, food quality, and ambiance met your expectations. Elrico is indeed a gem, and we're...More

Reviewed 7 July 2023 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere, warm on a winter day. Excellent service from staff who were attentive. Food was good but not phenomenal, unfortunately pizza was raw.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 7 May 2023

Very disappointing experience. If you do not care to wait for more than an hour and half for a simple avo on toast with an egg then you’ll be ok because of the lovely setting under the trees. The service is beyond poor and you...will have to get up and go and ask if you need anything. Rather try the other delis in the area.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Boschendal Farm, Agency / Consultant at The Deli at Boschendal, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2023

Dear Jalder, We are sorry to hear about your disappointing experience at The Deli. We understand that waiting for over an hour and a half is frustrating, and we apologise for the inconvenience caused. We pride ourselves on providing efficient and attentive service to our...More

Reviewed 27 March 2023

The Boschendal Farm as a whole is one of absolute favourite places in the Cape. We love the farm ethics and methods , the produce, the farm and the play areas. I really cannot fault the place and no matter how busy the deli is...the staff are always so welcoming and hospitable, while the food remains utterly sensational. I just don’t know how they do it? A most wonderful experience for all any time and any day!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 24 March 2023

I bought a few things at the fabulous Deli and promptly left my packet behind. Went back the following morning and the wonderful Deli staff had kept the packet in the fridge and I was able to collect and enjoy my purchases. So refreshing to...have this kind of service when SA is always badmouthed for crime and dishonesty. Thank you Boschendal Deli staff !!!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 20 February 2023

A day in Boschendal is a must when we visit! You really can't go wrong with the Deli restaurant for breakfast or lunch. The food is truly farm to table, the service is great, the surroundings beautiful....and if you can, go and have a bubbles...tasting across at the Werft.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 10 February 2023 via mobile

Lovely place to visit And luckily a great deli to choose snacks from Bread was delicious! Friendly staff as well

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2022

For obvious reasons of convenience we made a reservation at the Deli right next to the tastings rooms at Boschendal and were very happy with our choice. In addition to the proximity of the locations did we enjoy the laidback outdoor seating options and the...delicious, yet unpretentious food on the Menu. This is a place where you can get "honest" dishes, such as Burgers & co. if you are looking for a change after the plenty of fine dining options the region has to offer. Not necessarily very memorable, but hey, it's a deli and that's not what it is made for.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 28 October 2022 via mobile

Yes we got a nice chair for the old man ! And the manager was willing to sit us inside w our pups. Nice of him. However , been there before abs got better service . We sat outside . No heaters . No blankets....They came to check on us every hour . It wasn’t busy . I asked for avo on the side- it came on the pizza and guests are allergic to it. It took so long we didn’t send it back . Usually chilli and garlic comes before the pizza . It came after the pizza was done . Kuleka the waitress asked if we want and she never pitched . Then I asked again and I told her why so long ? She got angry , gave me a dirty look and didn’t even apologize . The waitress told the manager but he never came back . The veggies were full of sand . Crunchy stuff . I had to pay extra for the 3 pieces of asparagus that wasn’t mentioned to me as a substitute for the salad . I emailed them last night no reply . So hence this review . Pathetic serviceMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4