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Reviewed 16 March 2024

Such friendly and good service! Great cocktail in the amazing French bar. Charcuterie platter was great, as was the wine we had with it.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024 via mobile

We arrived during loadshedding however the restaurant was well prepared and we were greeted with friendly but professional staff. The decor is outstanding. The steaks were superb, probably the best steak I have eaten in a restaurant. There was no need to add any seasoning...to any of the food, the flavor of the steak was superb and perfectly cooked and rested. We had the mimosa reserve pinotage with it , a very good wineMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024 via mobile

We had dinner here in February 2023 and enjoyed it so much, we simply had to return. I book online, well in advance so as not to be disappointed having been lucky to get a late booking on our first visit. On arrival we received...the warmest of welcomes and the expression of gratitude for our return. We were treated again to a most beautiful meal and wonderful wine, I would say the highlight of our holiday in South Africa. After dinner we were taken to view the fabulous outdoor kitchen and we greeted by the amazing chef who was only too happy to show us around. We will definitely put Blu Vines on our schedule when we return to Montagu.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024

This was our best dining experience in Montagu and I would recommend anyone visiting this beautiful town to dine in BluVines. We had a pre dinner drink on the terrace with stunning views over the mountain range. Dinner 'inside' with excellent service and attention to...detail. My Fillet Steak was the best I have had in my entire one month South African stay and can be highly recommended. The team was friendly and atmosphere in the restaurant lovely. The decor doesn't appeal to me but the food and service made up for it.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

Decor was a contemporary ostentatious retro but very stylish testament. Our food was delicious. I had Sea Bassf my friend seared Tuna. Staff were friendly and tried their best. To few staff for fine dining. Wine not poured, too busy. Our 3 mains were not...accompanied by our 3 sides initially we only got 2. It's expensive, but if the staff was not overworked, drinks poured, food with sides. I would have been happy to pay. I'm just disappointed it was not fine diningMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024

Have not been here in a while simply on account of other commitments. One of our local favourites. Always enjoy the ambience and views of Aasvoelkrans. Staff are terrific, friendly and accommodating of any special dietary requests if given notice in advance (seems fair enough)....We always appreciate the food, though could do with an update/refresh, and wine selection. Had an outstanding steak on New Year's Eve.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2024 via mobile

Had a very pleasant and delicious breakfast. Restaurant and wine tasting area have the most beautifull decor and gardens kept neat. Waiter was very friendly and helpfull. Will defn return for dinner. Well done for this gem in Montagu, well worth the visit.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 December 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Blu Vine again. The food wine and service was outstanding. We had a lovely waiter called Stan who recommended the steak and my husband said it was the best steak he has had in SA! My chicken peri peri...was delicious. We love the decor and the surroundings! It now also has a lovely shop.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023

Stopped for a late After-Hike and Pre-Spa Lunch and trusted on the reviews on tripadvisor.. big dissapointment on the pure overpriced and uninspired food. Taste is individual and i won‘t Write about the overly cheezy late 90s silver-white decor all over the place. But to...describe a sashimi as new age and in other awesome words and the serving a supermarket quality semi-fresh but cartilaginous and poorly cut piece of salmon without anything for 140R is a joke. The only eatable piece was a deep fried camenbert of the disc called „Trio“..but however a child is capable to make deep fried cheese delicious….. DEFINITLY NOT RECOMMENDINGMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Management response:Responded 18 November 2023

Dear Philip, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at BluVines. We're genuinely sorry to hear that your visit didn't meet your expectations. We always aim to provide an exceptional dining experience and it's disheartening to learn of your dissatisfaction. We regret...More

Reviewed 23 September 2023

Absolutely fantastic experience, we had lunch at BluVines on Wednesday and dinner at Fire on Thursday, food was absolutely amazing, staff were incredible, the decor is stunning. Already planning to visit Montagu again just to go here.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023

Great staff, friendly, great food and loved the ambience at the fire kitchen. We will definitely come again. Thanks Rodger

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023

Most incredible restaurant, decor, staff, service and food. Worth a trip and stay over in Montagu just to experience!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 April 2023 via mobile

The most beautiful restaurant we have ever been too! Magnificent and the food was beyond incredible. Excellent service this should be number 1

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 26 April 2023

BluVines is a remarkable development and a testament to the dedication, passion and expertise of a remarkably fine ex Hotelier. The setting, décor and quality of every aspect of BluVines is exceptional. Richards fine eye for quality and attention to detail is exemplified in what...he has created. The variety and extensive menu will satisfy any discerning diner and the dinner we enjoyed, prepared by Chef Sean in his Fire Kitchen one our very best. We chose the house Mimosa Chardonnay to complement our meal. It was so good that we returned to buy a case to enjoy at home. In spite of load shedding our experience was pure delight. The room is exquisitely furnished in an opulent, rich, elegant style with huge chandeliers which reflected the many candle and lamps set up to create the perfect ambience . Richards warm hospitality together with the personal attention from Chef Sean and the discreet, smiling service excellence delivered by his attentive staff made this an unforgettable evening and dinner. We will be back , soon, with friends!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 22 March 2023

Somehow, the online booking made by our guest house did not go through to BluVines - and they were fully booked. This could have become frustrating. But the owner and staff went really out of their way to accommodate us... complimentary glass of bubbly and...digestif included. The food was excellent, the ambiance very pleasant. But it's the service which made the difference - and which will definitely make us come back.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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