When my husband and I first moved to Cape Town we decided to try and always eat from the Eat Out top 10. Special occasions have always been the only reason we eat out but we make a point of ‘going the whole hog’. So our Jan experience of Foxcroft’s was a let down to say the least. As our second time visit there, two things immediately irked us. The ‘two-sitting’ 6 or 8pm no other option and the change in price since we were last there. Up by 40%! Wine prices for ordinary wines were off the charts. Think R300 for a bottle of Warwick First Lady - quaffing wine!
Our waiter was very green. I estimate he still hadn’t received his matric results. He had some recommendations wrt the menu but as we ordered a variety, we agreed his recommendations were off the mark. When asked to bring salt to the table to add the the unseasoned venison his comment was ‘I add salt to everything,’ completely missing the feedback that the food was below par. Desserts were out of this world, but one expect that.
Given that it was R500 for 2 starters, main and dessert (and yes, tapas means these are bite size portions) plus extra for charcuterie platter to share, Foxcroft’s have got their pricing wrong and it ruins the whole dining experience, especially when it leaves an awful sick feeling in the pit of your stomach that you are getting ripped off.
Sadly, while we regularly eat out at ‘the best of them’ Foxcroft’s won’t see our repeat business. Nor will we be recommending them to friends. Good old Cape Town grapevine will hopefully give them a wake up call. They need it.
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