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Barbecue, Contemporary, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 26 May 2021

I had a great meal here, food was well cooked and well presented. Lots of options available too. Staff were very helpful and efficient. Prices are good for the quality provided. I would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 28 April 2021 via mobile

You would expect better food and service at an establishment linked to Spier and for the price paid. Never again, as the food was oily beyond comprehension.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 30 December 2020 via mobile

1st serving of brisket cold and dry, ribs tasty but cold, serving size versus price is a scandal. They should keep the friendly staff, change everything else but the cutlery,... Especially the menu.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 28 December 2020 via mobile

Had a half chicken that was the same size as a small pigeon that wasn’t even that tasty.. very shocked with the serving sizes and prices. See the picture below for an illustration of the serving sizes and and related prices. The other meal is...the smoked lamb flatbread special, which my girlfriend did say was very tasty. I won’t come back, I do however think that there is a lot of potential for the place to be fantastic.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 20 November 2020

We enjoyed a family feast a few weeks ago in celebration of our daughter's baptism, i must admit we chose the restaurant mostly for the location and the proximity to the beautiful lawn and kids play area. We've dined at Vadas on a few occasions...so i had an idea of what the food was like but had never seen the SET menu for large groups. I was informed by the manger on duty when we had breakfast that we would have to email to enquire for a large group booking. Keischa responded within a reasonable time to the email and she was very efficient and helpful with the suggestions and information provided. she allowed us to swop out a salad on our chosen menu of 3 meats, it is a pity they don't do a lamb spit for smaller group we were about 30 people. we were seated indoors on the day of the event due to rain which really took away the first reason why i chose the venue. kids were still happy to play outside inspite of the rain. the service was better than average which is what i've come to know from previous experiences there was a head waiter or junior manager that co-ordinated the food to the table. we also had a guest with a severe pork allergy and thankfully all was well, this particular guest was thoroughly impressed with the quality and presentation of the food. I thought that even though this was a few weeks ago i have to write this review as the food definitely exceeded mine and my guests expectations the a'la carte menu my husband and i have dined on at least 5 different occasions including breakfast ... the quality of the food was just exceptional on this day that we had the SET menu was definitely worth the money spent.Thank you VADAS for making our celebration memorable and highly enjoyable.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 1 November 2020

I love the Vadas concept. Family-style meals, delicious. It is close enough to fine dining in the sense that the food quality is great but relaxed enough that families can also enjoy the atmosphere. It is quite pricey, but the food is great, which makes...it totally worth it and an amazing treat.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 18 October 2020

very overpriced and small portions. Service was very poor. Had breakfast at Lanzerac wine farm and the portions are much better for the same price and quality of food. Really disappointed. I think your instagram profile oversells the actual experience.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 12 August 2020

What rip-off the meat dishes are 100 gr at R80 and works out to R800 per kilo. Are you not ashamed of ourselves??!! When I voiced my disappointment I was told it is an European menu. We live in Africa and if I wanted an...European menu I would go to Europe for the experience. Remember your visitors from abroad can also make sums and realize that are getting NO value for their money!!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 7 August 2020

Visited for lunch, did not really have any expectations, but when the food arrived we first wondered if this is all or is there more coming, as it was remarkably small portions for the amount of money it cost. So yes, it felt like a...ripoff. The food was average at best, when comparing with alternative restaurants.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 19 March 2020

Vadas Smoke House & Bakery is located on the Spier Estate and is considered an excellent alternative to the hotel's own restaurant. We had dinner and tried various starters and main courses which are served in a tapas-like form. All dishes were excellent. We were...also able to enjoy a bottle of wine offered by the hotel in the restaurant. The staff was very attentive and friendly. Also the price/performance ratio is very good. Very recommendable!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5