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“Nice lunch”
Review of Bertus Basson

Bertus Basson
Ranked #3 of 10 Restaurants in Suider Paarl
Price range: US$13 - US$16
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Description: Highly acclaimed South African Chef, Bertus Basson, is famed for the phenomenal success of Overture, a restaurant he has had an integral part in establishing as one of the finest in South Africa in his position as a chef and owner since 2007. The picturesque winelands restaurant has won 5 Eat Out top 10, currently Overture is placed fourth, Overture has also been awarded 3 stars in the Russouws Restaurant Guide for 4 years running. Bertus' commitment to great food made with fresh, local ingredients and an acute attention to detail is the key to his culinary success for which he is highly regarded. Bertus has excelled as a competition chef and restauranteur. His most recent achievement is becoming a judge on The Ultimate Braai Master, South African reality cooking show. Alongside cooking at Overture, Bertus offers a range of services from restaurant consultations to workshops, as well as catering for private events. As a Chef, Bertus Basson advocates believing in what you do, as well as having faith and confidence in your product. We offer workshops for Chefs in the industry to help inspire them in their field. We also offer one-on-one workshops where Bertus will assist with practical solutions and training. Through this process of working closely together you will be inspired to create new and exciting dishes for your menu. We also offer demonstrations for food enthusiasts, just get a group of friends together and arrange a date with Bertus. Other services range from menu planning, wine list construction and layout, kitchen layout consultation, food styling and photography, product development & personalized business overview. Through assisting and training in your business, we build lasting relationships with you and your staff.
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Our guide had made a reservation at Bertus Basson's restaurant at the Spice Route for us.

The restaurant was billed as South African cuisine.

The menu is quite extensive but we had Boerrie Roll and Lamb Ribs. The Boerrie Roll is Bertus' version of a North American Hot Dog. It was filling and came with sides. Enough for lunch.

It was an experience and good tasty food.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Thank MS V
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I had high expectations and was keen to visit one of Bertus Basson Restaurant after seeing him on TV
The venue was great ,the service was great
but the food was very disappointing
The vetkoek was stale and the lamb stew so fatty there was hardly any meat
One dish had no meat and was sent back
There excuse was it is prepacked and they were happy to replace it. This time bobotie. I tasted it and was too sweet
Nothing like I am used to

Stay away. There is no soul. No one in charge. Wonder how involved Bertus is??

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank willemvvvliet
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The first thing I thought when we arrived: we will have a good time here indeed! The place is mesmerising well organised with a good staff.
The landscape surrounding it is absolutely hypnotising!
The food was great and the wines superb!
Enjoy!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Xistudo
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

The restaurant is serving very good food and we enjoyed it a lot. Also nearby is beer, gin and chocolate tasting. But the view is so nice that it would pay off to go there even if the food was awful.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Thank zarac1
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

A South African menu conjours up very varied ideas..... home cooking, none to exciting ... but pleasantly surprised we were. What was presented to us was nothing short of amazing.
Sunday set menu is a touch of flavour, unexpected elements in truly South African dishes.

We thoroughly enjoyed the surprise replacement for bread... vetkoek with biltong butter and smoked snoek pate.

For starters we were given pickled fish, etchy salad and BBQ spiced ribs. Tantalising -

This was followed by roast beef & (not so South African) yorkshire pud, carrots, pumpkin fritter, roast potators, peanut-sticky chicken... deliciously different flavours.

Finishing off this meal with Apple Crumble (on the side), vanilla custard and ice cream made a suitable impression on us all.

The portions were perfect. The service excellent. Views unending.

A restaurant to recommend as one of the best!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Fiona C
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