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“best pizza but average service”

Blacksmith's Kitchen
Ranked #8 of 111 Restaurants in Paarl
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza, Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Blacksmith's Kitchen is a cosy estate restaurant, secretted away in the historic blacksmith's cottages on Pearl Mountain. Constructed in 1747, these two buildings predate the Manor House by some 70 years, and great effort has been take to preserve their original character. Indoor and outside seating are available, offering spectacular views of the Paarl Valley below. Executive Chef Douglas Adams’s menu is a fusion of classic Mediterranean and local influences, and all effort is taken to use the best locally-sourced fresh produce - including from the Pearl Mountain vegetable garden. Both of the Pearl Mountain wine ranges are also available from the wine list, or from the cellar door.
Reviewed 24 May 2018

The pizza are always excellent - the service is not up to standard and the attention to detail is also lacking

Date of visit: April 2018
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Thank 77montym
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BSK84, Owner at Blacksmith's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Dear 77montym

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Blacksmiths Kitchen. While I am glad you enjoyed the pizza, I am sorry you felt the service was less than satisfactory, if you could please mail me (luke[at]pearlmountain.co.za) with more details of your experience, and where you feel we could improve, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Luke

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The food tasted average, and the waiting time was ok. Food portions could’ve been better and the meat that was served was semi raw. It’s a beautiful setting and the view is absolutely stunning.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Maggiewes
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BSK84, Owner at Blacksmith's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Dear Maggiewes

Firstly, I am sorry you found your experience at Blacksmiths Kitchen 'average', it is very far from the experience we try to offer.
Secondly, thank you for your review, customer feedback is vital in our effort to offer food and service that matches our stunning setting.
I would greatly appreciate it if you could email me with more details on your visit; luke@pearlmountain.co.za

Kind regards

Luke Retief



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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant last night.It was not too busy and we got a comfy table.The focaccia was divine with garlic galore.Our mains was OK but not the best.We had the Lamb burger which was succulent and very tasty.The chicken salad however was chewy chicken and a let down.The brownie was dry and the cheesecake was just right.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank johanandanne
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Blacksmiths is an all time favorite!

good food, good wine with spectacular views.
Very friendly and quick service.

I highly recommend Blacksmiths for a quick informal lunch to an intimate dinner.
Make a reservation to ensure a good seat ;)

Date of visit: May 2018
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Thank H_M_Mouton
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

The Western Cape Winelands have plenty of fine restaurants offering a European flavour and Blacksmith's Kitchen is no exception. Because of its location on the back of and half-way up Paarl Mountain, it is not as well known, but it should be. What a great find.

Nothing beats a good meal in the shade of an oak tree especially with a view of the Paarl Valley you are in heaven. From the get-go with a wine tasting through to the end of the meal, there is little to fault. Our table ordered lamb shanks and they were melt-in-the-mouth tasty and judging by other diners, most meals were well presented and tasty.

Do make time for the wine tasting as the Peal Valley wines are very good. The service was friendly and efficient and the prices are very reasonable.

Will definitely visit again

Date of visit: May 2018
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Thank Brian E
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