After reading many great reviews and never actually writing one myself - our experience at the Blacksmith's Kitchen finally nudged me to put pen to paper as it were. We opted to book a table out in the country to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Had a lovely drive out from the city, the valley welcomed us wearing its beautiful autumn coat and arrived at the beautiful Pearl Mountain Estate.
We felt that our "reserved" table was more of an afterthought than a considered spot for a birthday lunch, sort of tucked away at the back of the venue, near the kitchen. it took an hour for the first dish to arrive, a very tasty wild mushroom risotto which had unfortunately been waiting on the pass just a little too long. what was more disappointing is that the arrival of the rest of the dishes was a rather haphazard affair with up to five minutes intervals before we all had food before us. I had ordered the fillet and asked for it to be medium/rare, the first cut revealed only the slightest hint of pink! To the credit of the chef, a beautifully cooked replacement was served but not until the rest of our party had all but finished their meal. The waiting staff did redeem the situation to a degree by he plating of my daughter's desert, which 8 year old wouldn't be blown away by " Happy Birthday" emblazoned in chocolate sauce across a plate of chocolate brownies.
Unfortunately, the he lack of acknowledgment from the management added insult to what should have been a positively memorable experience!
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