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Capital Cape colonial country cooking at its finest!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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French, British, Diner, Healthy, Contemporary
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 19 June 2021

We ate at Quentin's restaurant for the first time on Saturday evening, having arrived early. Our waiter, Matthews, spoke his way through the blackboard menu like a robot, where I was uncertain about the Cape Fish Stew because of the mention of "spicy". I asked...him twice whether the fish stew was strong and he said it wasn't. But it was. With the sweat poring off my brow I struggled through the very spicy stew. It seems Matthews had not spent much time in the kitchen and instead of either finding out properly from the chef or suggesting, say, that chili be omitted, he simply went from table to table reciting his descriptive explanation of each item. For a restaurant of this stature and high prices, I would have expected a proper understanding of the food and matching this to the customer's requirements. There was then a very long wait for the meal, even though we were the second table to arrive and there was the new curfew cutoff of 9 p.m. Although the service was so disappointing (if the chef hides in the kitchen, why not rather give us a recording that we can plug into?), and my meal was so bitterly disappointing (far too spicy to taste it properly), my wife really enjoyed her duck. So I give this 2 stars instead of the 1 star my meal deserved.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 11 June 2021

My last review must be from 2019. Quentin is back - post lockdown.- with his famous Winter Buffet. Try to find a place that offers such amazing food under 200 Rands. But its not only the price or value. This place is so consistent in...quality and customer service over the years there is just nothing to improve. Even though we now live in a world of Covid his protocols were flawless. Read some of the good reviews,… they are all true.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 20 May 2021

Went as a party of 6 friends for an evening meal, The food was exceptional, the rib of beef was probably one of the best I've ever had, well done chef! They accept BYO and only charge R50 per bottle corkage. The menu is limited...with a choice of 2 starters and 2 main courses, but the portions are huge if you let them put it on your plate! All for under 200rand!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 20 May 2021 via mobile

Brought the family for Sunday roast/carvery ‘special’. Big let down sadly, especially seeing as Quentins is apparently #1 in Hout Bay. First impression good, nice decor, although it felt a bit like lunchtime at a retirement village given the age of the customers. No child...friendly starters, the ‘mildly’ spiced soup was awful, all three kids couldn’t stomach it. The other option was mussels which were just ‘ok’. The carvery itself was a let down. We had dreams of a roast as good as granny’s, but it was more like a school dinner. The duck was far far too tough and chewy, not cooked long enough for the fat to render and soften the meat. The potato’s must have been pre cooked then put in the pizza oven to crisp them - but the result was soggy on one side and black on other. Yorkies looked amazing but under seasoned and bland. Beef was cooked nicely but wasn’t enough to make up the mistakes sadly. Desert was malva pudding, not really a showstopper. 2 adults plus 4 kids, only 2 glasses of wine our bill was R1600.. frankly daylight robbery given the experience we had. Quentins if you’re reading this - either drop your prices or improve your quality, because right now the balance is all wrong. Our kids, who’s ages range from 6-15 said the best part of the meal was the homemade bread.. go figure.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 7 January 2021

This is our second visit to Quentin's and it was just as fabulous as our first. We had Sunday lunch in the beautiful sunny courtyard. The tables were dressed smartly with linen cloths and napkins. (And it's worth mentioning that the traditional barn interior is...stunning). The food was incredible. Melt in the mouth beef, Paarl valley duck, vegetables roasted in their own brick oven.... and the mussels were the best we have ever eaten. They even make their own bread and butter. The quality of the food was outstanding, and the best value lunch we've had anywhere in the world!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

Sensational- this restaurant never disappoints. Always a memorable night out with the most delicious food. Excellent service and a very beautiful dining room.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 28 August 2020 via mobile

Gastronomic Gem The moment you walk through the door you are aware that you have stepped into a true gem with exquisite interior decor and a secluded country garden. As soon as you taste the food you know the chef is truly passionate about what...he cooks and how it is presented. As a teaser for Sunday lunch, snoek pate with home made bread arrived. The pate was wood smoked, white and absolutely the best snoek pate I have ever had. Next up we chose Saldana mussels cooked in a white wine sauce with freshly crushed garlic and parsley. This was so moreish when offered a second helping by the chef we could not resist. As the afternoon rolled on, a lunch not to be rushed, we were even offered to taste the wild mushroom and truffle soup which again was simply divine, a perfect balance between flavour and textures with a frothy cream foam. On to the main, which was a proper mums Sunday lunch, fresh from the wood fired pizza oven came huge helpings of duck fat roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, veggies, roast beef on the bone, roast chicken and stuffing. A beautiful side table was laid out with horse radish, cranberry jelly, gravy, mustard and sauces where you help yourself. The meat was cut by the chef and his team was there to assist. The portions were beyond generous with plates stacked high for those with a healthy appetite. To finish and for those who left a little bit of room was malva pudding with ice cream or custard. Our waitron who was professional and courteous kept our glasses charged. If you are looking for a long lazy Sunday lunch with a chef and team that realy go above and beyond look no further than Quentin at Oakhurst, you will walk away feeling very special Best of all, Quentin himself makes time to engage with you throughout the service.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 19 July 2020 via mobile

After not being able to visit restaurants, our first meal out at Quentins was one of the most sublime, delicious and such a treat to be back there. Cannot recommend highly enough! Every hygienic protocol in place during the entire evening. Set at least 3...m away from the next table, staff superbly trained in the new normal of hygiene, masks, temperature taking and recording visitors! Needless to say the food was as superb as always. Thank you Quentin and your wonderful staff👌👏👏👏More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 18 June 2020

Great drive to the restaurant, great atmosphere although service did not meet our expectations. Took way too long to get the bill, what should have been 2 hours were were at the restaurant for over 3 hours. Not ideal when dealing with jetlag.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 7 April 2020

The experience of eating at Quentins cannot be described in words. A sin if you don’t go whilst visiting the Cape.

Date of visit: March 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5