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“A must visit”
Review of Chez Laurent

Chez Laurent
Ranked #12 of 104 Restaurants in Plettenberg Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Restaurant details
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Ate at Chez Laurent last evening - a different experience but a superb steak. He only has one item on his menu, a fillet steak in a peppercorn sauce served with a green salad and home made chips. It was superb. Beware, he does not have a drinks licence but soft drinks (with plastic straws) can be purchased in the Asian restaurant next door or you are welcome to BYO. There is also an Italian pasta and pizza stall. All three share simple bench like seating and you can purchase your food from any of them. BUT, if you like your fillet steak, you MUST visit.

Thank Chaps04
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

What an amazing dinner!

We had dinner at Chez Laurent as our host recommended us his place. And we can say: it was the best dinner we had on our whole SA trip! The place is kept simple and clean, so that your entire focus can go on the food, the quality and the great character of the owner and cook: Laurent.
He serves two dishes. Actually just one (an unbelievable good fillet with French fries, salad with French vinaigrette and pepper sherry sauce). The other dish is a steak sandwich. You can bring your own drinks. But the one dish he serves, is incredible! You feel his cooking experience all over the world in just this one dish. He keeps it simple but he does no compromises in the quality of the meat, the sides and the sauce. We didn’t leave a single piece of food on our plates. The portions were perfect: satisfied and delicious. Also he took the time after to chat with us. It was so interesting to hear what he has experienced and what he knows. He could really write a book and he should be definitive No. 1 in the Plattenberg Area.
If you are looking for a dinner experience beside the classical, normal dinner, where you can also feel the atmosphere of the area, the spirit and passion of the cook (and if you want get to know some people which come often and get further great travel Tipps:-), then go to Chez Laurent. Highly recommended!

1  Thank Marcel M
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to eat the best fillet steak in the Plet. You will taste Laurent’s passion for food. It is a once of a lifetime opportunity to sit in a very simple food market while enjoying a 5 star restaurant dish. Go for it!

Thank rianbeijing
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We regularly visit Chez Laurent every year during the September/October School Holiday ,staying at Beacon Island.
We always look forward to our visits and make sure we work through his whole menu during our stay.
Last year we had the surprise special of Chicken Strips with home made garlic mayo -it was an absolute winner.
This year we had the special of Moules Merinière with garlic mayo ,hand cut chips and bread.
Chef showed us how to eat the mussels "French Style" and it was an education for ourselves and our children.
Without any doubt the best mussels we have ever eaten.
The Steak Sandwich , 3 Egg Omlette with 3 fillings and above all the Fillet Steak with Peppercorn Sauce is the best you can find anywhere in the World.
Meals are prepared while you wait by Chef himself.
Only FRESH ingredients are used,so stocks are limited.
To make sure your preferences are available when you vist ,send a Whatsapp or SMS to order for that day.
Chef thank you very much for your kindness ,friendliness and above all your exceptional FOOD.
Dalene ,Johan,Janet and Dian Keyter

Thank JohanKeyter
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is my second time here. I liked it so much 2 years ago that I sought it out this trip. We sat in the outdoor cafe which makes you feel you are in the middle of a small European market. The food is excellent and is mostly great sandwiches and great soups and breads. The service was great!

Thank W5432LLjessicah
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