If you are coming to Brandwag Hotel for the view and the walks and could not care less about ambience or food then don't read any further. This was my Sunday buffet lunch experience. The hotel has been recently renovated but although clean and contemporary gives the impression of being tired and bored with itself. The staff are friendly but also seem lacking in enthusiasm and local knowledge. The whole feeling is of emptiness in a beautiful location.
Buffet lunch starters were unexciting although the chicken croquettes were quite tasty. The spring rolls were tough with no spring. The chewy beef samoosas were a challenge. Mains consisted of thick slabs of beef soaked in a vinegary type of Worcestershire sauce and the lemon infused chicken pieces were undercooked and underwhelming. Less said the better about the vegetables. Someones imagination was definitely not stretched.
To end the misery was a choice of malva pudding with custard or a chocolate mousse topped with spray can cream.
Forget about the nearby vulture feeding table in the park. There were only three tables at our sitting but I had the distinct feeling that the staff could not wait for us to leave in order to tuck into the left over food. And there was an awful lot left over. R180 per person excluding bar.
Eish!!! definitely not recommended and I won't be back.