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“NOT UP TO MUCH”

Ghillies Grill at Peroni Cafe
Ranked #31 of 104 Restaurants in Plettenberg Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: View
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Very upmarket lifestyle centre in the heart of plett with great views
Reviewed 20 February 2018

On our first night we wandered along the main street and came across this restaurant. It looked clean and modern and we decided to give it a try - we were sorry. The service was fine but the quality of the food was not good and we were disappointed with our meals and the quality of food and taste. Didn't enjoy at all :-{

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Ghillies_Peroni, Manager at Ghillies Grill at Peroni Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

When looking at all your reviews at other places it seems to us maybe you should stay home

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Went here as it was recommended as sowewhere to watch the rugby and get a meal. Clientele is mainly over 60s. Food was OK but nothing special.
When we wanted to pay, the credit card machine apparently didn’t work and the waitress went away with the machine and the card still in it. She then came back with a crumpled printout supposedly showing payment had been refused. She then brought a new machine which worked. This happened to two of us and I complained that she should not be taking the machine away out of our sight as we cannot see what she was doing.
The next day my friend found that his card had been cloned and ZAR 5,000 taken off it. It could have happened somewhere else but just be careful and insist on the card staying in sight.
To be honest wouldn’t have recommended it anyway but definitely wouldn’t go again now.

Thank VonBadger
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Ghillies_Peroni, Manager at Ghillies Grill at Peroni Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Our waitresses have been with us for 10 years and should be aware that they cannot walk away with your card wish you told me at the time thanks for the feedback and all New card machines are very safe we have six machines for 10 years without any theft

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Nice restaurant with good service. I had tempura prawns which were really nice but would have liked a few more as they weren't really filling. My husband had the chicken curry which was lovely. Nice decorb

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

The title says it all. The quality of the food and the service were excellent.
Worthwhile to book.
Enjoy!

Thank Malcolm F
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Was part of a group of 12 that ate at Ghillies Grill during our final night in Plett. It was a Sunday and we knew several restaurants were closed, but our group ran into a fantastic couple from the UK (Bernard and Jane) who do winters in Plett and they recommended Plett and even helped us make a reservation for our group. Although unrelated to this recommendation, Bernard and Jane also bought us our first round of drinks while there and we really appreciated that even though we didn't get a chance to thank them.

Drinks: Very diverse drink selection. I was a bit sick of drinking wine at this point on our trip and was looking forward to being able to enjoy a few beers. Ghillies had probably the most diverse beer list of any restaurant we went to in Plett and it was exactly what I needed that night. Based on comments from others in our group, the wine selection was great and the wine recommended by the owner was well reviewed by our group.

Meal: Both my wife and I got a steak. The steak was juice and cooked medium rare just as requested. We'd had steak at other restaurants in South Africa, but the steak at Ghilies was our favorite of the entire trip.

Experience: We were a large group and we could reasonably be described as a bit obnoxious, but Ghilies was very accommodating. The owner personally saw that our group was seated properly and he spoke to everyone in our group about our meal and inquired about our travels in South Africa. We were the last group in the restaurant and likely kept them open later than they wanted, but it was not noticeable based on the superb service we received. Restaurant had very modern decor and it was great that they were not closed this day, as it seemed most restaurants in Plett are closed on Sundays.

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Thank Christopher S
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