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“Excellent maitre'd”

Blacksmith's Kitchen
Ranked #8 of 112 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 1 week ago

We were driving around the region and had been to a few venues for lunch. All fully booked. Googled and found Blacksmith's. Phoned and they said get there and they would make a plan for us. What an excellent lunch. We ended buying a lot of wine for home delivery. The staff were the best. We will be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank doppierunner
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of more than 20 and ordered several different dishes. The food and the service was very good and we realy had a great time.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank WilmaL334
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

`setting, food, service - all just very good. Nothing that blows your mind away, but seldom do restaurants get all of it "just right". Will definitely return!!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank segmaarnet
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

WE had a graet experience at Blacksmith's Kitchen recently, we went for a family dinner. With homely atmosphere and great food, and great service as well. A bit noisy that evening, there was a batcholerette party goiing on in the room as well but overall a great experience.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Thank Lizette S
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

On a family visit my rare steak was medium to well done and we had to summon the waiter several times to get a response. Quite probably the steak was sitting waiting to be brought to my table so long that the heat ended up browning it all the way through the slice of meat. However on a work visit my steak was really rare, just the way I asked for it. And in a party of over 30 people the service was good. So they can get it right. One would possibly buy more wine if they spent less time pushing the wine sales and more time looking after the patron's culinary experience. By the time our 2.5 hour family dinner was over I was just too distracted to consider buying wine. The staff would probably have kept us waiting to make up the wine order.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank vramaarnet
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BSK84, General Manager at Blacksmith's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi vramaarnet

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant.
I am sorry that your most recent experience at our restaurant was not up the standards we aim for. I would appreciate it if you could give me further details on your visit so that I know how best to address the mistakes we made. luke[at]pearlmountain.co.za

Kind regards

Luke Retief

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