We decided on dinner at Reubens at the One & Only (V&A) for our night out for Restaurant Week Autumn 2017, and we were in for a treat! For restaurant week, they had a separate 3-course menu with specially selected signature dishes. We spent about 20 minutes deciding what to have, everything just looked delicious! Read on for my Reubens Restaurant Review Score card!
Upon arrival our car was valet parked, which left us feeling rather fancy! I was super excited about the smart-casual dress code, as this gave us the perfect reason to dress up!
Before we went I also read some reviews about the restaurant, and although very few had anything to say about the food some complained about the service. We were greeted very promptly, and I must say the service was top standard. Our waiter knew her queues and I was very happy with the service we received.
Now to get to the food part. OH YES..it was AMAZING. They found a perfect balance between fine dining where you have to search for the food on your plate, and big unnecessary portions where you have to untie a button after dinner. The portions were perfect, served immaculately and everything was a taste explosion.
One&Only Cape Town, home to Reuben Riffel's first urban restaurant, showcases a menu that reflects a celebration of the Cape’s rich culinary heritage, embracing the ancient spice routes, the diversity of cultures that have influenced South African modern cuisine and the abundant fresh produce found along the shores and in the waters of our two oceans. House specialities include artisanal meats from South African farms prepared to accentuate characteristic flavours.
*An excerpt from the website
What I had
Lamb Bobotie Pot Pie
Beef Fillet, Baked Broccoli and cheese with a Madagascan pepper crème
Sticky Toffee Pudding with
Milk Chocolate Ice cream, a chocolate nest, dulce de Leche, candied pecans topped with whipped coffee ganache.
|MAINS||5 Course dinner with wine pairing looks absolutely amazing!|
Good To Know
|DRESS CODE||Smart Casual|
|CORKAGE||R90 per bottle of wine|
One&Only Cape Town
+27 21 431 4511
Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Breakfast: Mon-> Sun | 6.30 am to 11 am
Lunch: Mon-> Sun | 12.30 pm to 3 pm
Dinner: Mon-> Sun | 6 pm to 10.30 pm