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“Disappointed”
Review of Bramon Wine Estate

Bramon Wine Estate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The only Wine Estate Restaurant slap bang in the middle of The Garden Route! Enjoy an afternoon of local wines, cheeses, oysters, meats, pates and more all served with freshly baked homemade breads and polished off with a decadent dessert. Set in the vineyards and overlooking the Tsitsikamma mountains and The Elephant Sanctuary. This family run estate offers organoleptic fare for the entire family!
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to Bramon several times before but this time we were disappointed by the meal. The theme is tapas with several small dishes making, ideally, an appetising whole.
We started with a glass of their MCC Blanc du Blanc (R55ea), which this year was a bit thin on the palate, although previous vintages have appealed more. I had a small bread,(R18) (You can get a larger one for bigger parties)which comes with a salty topping and a few tubes of butter. Not enough for the bread though. The bread is fresh and delicious.
I had a Leek and Potato Soup (R45) which was a full bowl and very good, but it arrived after other dishes had reached the table. So I had to let the other dishes cool whilst I ate that. Not good planning. I also had Dolmades (R58)which were fat and the leaves were stuffed with rice and meat. Good choice. We shared Babotie Cigars(R63) which were OK, but a bit greasy. The carpaccio (R58) was 4 slices of packaged meat, but again OK. There was also a fried calamari (R72) which was the star course and had by several other diners. W e did order Falafal as well. Big Mistake. It was soft and squidgy and was sent back.I recalled the last time we came we also sent it back. The same story was told that people like soft falafal--not anyone who has been to the Middle East that is--but they did not charge for it. .Jill finished with an Americana Coffee (R23).
There are other Restaurants in Plett Bay and if we go back we will try those.

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Thank Mervyn C
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

The small vineyard was recommended for a good lunch and it did not disappoint. Just outside Plettenberg, it is easy to find and sitting amongst the vines eating tapas and drinking wine was a perfect way to while away the time. Excellent service and fabulous food. Snoek pâté, bobotie cigars and springbok carpaccio were a first for us but delicious. The bread was exceptional.

Thank Sheena P
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

The tapas menu is interesting and tasty with generous servings. really nice setting and one could certainly spend a lazy afternoon sipping wine and nibbling on delicious food.

I respect that it's not kid friendly however would appreciate if it was stated as such. Also would be nice if one could taste the wines. tasting only available next to the roadside.

Thank Carmen v
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PeterSThorpe, Owner at Bramon Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Hi CJ

Many thanks for your review and compliments:)

Unfortunately we only do tatstings at the restaurant on prior group requests. As a tasting of a flight of wines takes a minimum of 20-30 minutes a dedicated staff member is required and this would leave other guests unattended in the restaurant. I am sure you can understand this...
We are definitely child friendly and have many children accompany theire parents - not sure why you feell this? We dont do plastic jungle jims and slides as do some chain restaurants - not aesthetic nor environmemtally good.

Hope to see you again soon
Regards
Peter

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

The place is busy and a little chaotic. The food was pleasant and the wine drinkable. People love this place as it is a unique spot to grow wine

Thank Ascribe-thinking
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great afternoon of wine tasting and visiting the wine cellar which is located on the estate. Informative insight on the different wine making techniques . Dessert wines are my favourite! sweet and favourable to my palette. Thank you to the Guide and staff at Bramon Wine Estate for the friendly show around. Team Khwela

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