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US$25 - US$195
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 22 March 2022

Was excited to visit the new Lord Charles. However; La Vigna was just bad. After one month of eating out every day in South Africa; this was very disappointing. We had to seat ourselves and was then ignored for about 10 minutes. There was staff...standing around. I saw two other tables arriving that was not welcomed either. Food was ok. Lots of bones in the fish and the salad was old. Again beautiful property, way to many management types around. Not enough trained people to do the job.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 17 March 2022 via mobile

Enjoyed a really delicious fine dining 2 course dinner at the new La Vigna Restaurant this evening. Great, friendly service and a beautiful setting. Highly recommended. Can’t wait to go back again!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 25 August 2019

My wife and I had a dinner here after a long day’s drive to The Lord Charles. We both had the chicken supreme which we both enjoyed although, strictly speaking, it wasn’t chicken supreme as there was no cream in the dish. The chicken was...very tasty though and not over-cooked. Wine prices are reasonable and the service was really good although we were the only table as it was still early in the evening when we ate.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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NH T, Director of Sales at La Vigna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2019

Good Day Biztrip Thank you for taking the time to add a review. We appreciate the support and look forward to welcoming you for another true NH Stay

Reviewed 16 June 2019 via mobile

What a disastrous lunch! Overpriced for burned bread that (as the only patrons at the time) waited for over 30 mins I got the wrong order and when I got a different meal It was poor -tinned lentils with no taste. just very disappointing. My...daughter had a pizza wich was store bought and defrosted and just very unappealing My husband had steak wich was amazing and perfectly cooked. my starter was nice but the same tin lentils They also charge R5 more for diet soda with less sugar than normal coke 🤷‍♀️ Desert was very pretty I don't think we would be going there again 🙈More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 9 March 2019

Stayed two nights a s a party of twenty and ate here both nights. We were quite pleased with the set (choice) menu and the wine was very good as was the price. Service was little slow, but who cares when on holiday?

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 10 February 2019

This restaurant did not live up to our standards or expectations relating to the price range per dish. The chicken dishes were too dry to eat and had to be sent back.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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NH T, Director of Sales at La Vigna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2019

Good Day Nettie Thank you for taking the time to advise us on your experience in February. I am messaging to advise you that we have changed our menu as of October and we have had an excellent response to this. Please visit us again...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018

We attended a wine and dine evening and enjoyed a 4 course meal with wine pairing. these are normally a monthly occurrence. the chef uses allot of locally sourced foods to add to the meals some of which i have never tried before. very imaginative.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Waited long for over-priced, average food. Wasn't even busy and the Flamkuchen was more like an Italian flat bread with toppings - too much mustard too. Base way too thick and bread like, not wafer thin and crispy.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Given the fantastic food on offer here, it's such a shame to give it a 4 because of other factors.... I went a few weeks ago and had a light Hake and Chips, and I was so impressed at how good such a simple battered...piece of fish could be that we headed back. To wax lyrical over the kitchen first - we had the Trio of Lamb, and the Pork Belly. Truly delicious. The trio of lamb was absolutely superb - a french rack, a portion of lamb shank and crumbed sweetbreads (so nice to see them on a menu!) plus exquisite trimming - and really beautifully presented, the Pork Belly is done with 5 spice and Soya for a Chinese feel and is likewise presented beautiully by the kitchen. Actually, at under R200 per plate, it's a bargain to be presented with such delicious and well made food. The letdown was lacklustre service - we had to get up a couple of times to ask for a drink, the bill etc - and weirdly, the glass ware. We were more than a little bemused at the delivery of a pricy bottle of sparkling water with no ice, no lemon and some of those R2 Brannas and coke glasses you get at dodgy pubs where bar fights are scheduled activities! The Wine and beer glasses were similarly heavy badly made glass. I suppose I'm a bit of a snob! Given the location - in the heart of the Stellenbosch beer and wine route - it would also be nice to see a couple of the better local beers and wines on the menu too . but all in all - well worth it for the food and relaxed environment!More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We were staying at the Lord Charles hotel and were continually impressed by the quality of the meals we had here - way above hotel restaurant expectations. The burger was honestly one of the best I have ever had! William who works at La Vigna...restaurant deserves a special mention for being absolutely wonderful.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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La Vigna Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4