It was a cold evening, and alas we got the table right by the door! We were not dressed for it, so we ended up freezing especially as the door kept being opened as waiters and diners were entering and leaving the restaurant. However, that chilling factor was not enough to spoil our dinner.
The service was prompt. Soon after ordering our drinks, the waiter returned to ask if we had chosen our items from the menu. After all the orders were in, either we were so engrossed in conversation, since we were a table of seven, that we did not notice the time go by, but we were all pleasantly surprised when our food was served sooner than we expected it.
I chose the kingclip, which came served on a small bed of rice and topped with large prawns, and accompanied by fresh, sauteed vegetables. The fish was exquisite: adequately seasoned and tasted like it had been harvested that same day. The veggies were slightly browned, giving them that braaied flavour, and as far as I am concerned, you can never go wrong with prawns.
I had a taste of chips and pork ribs, as my 8 year old daughter went for the choice more suited for kiddies which was the 1/2 rack of ribs served with chips and onion rings, all presented on a wooden board. Apart from the 2 bites I had of the ribs plus chips, there was nothing else to sample as she cleaned up the whole serving and commented that she wanted to return one day for more.
Those who had room for dessert, myself excluded, ordered the chocolate brownie which was accompanied by a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
The evening was superb and definitely pleasant. Apart from spending quality time with my family on a Friday evening and catching up on good conversation, the ambience of the restaurant was beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. The decor at 360 degrees is absolutely marvellous, with the colour combinations consisting of my favourite colours, gold, brown and cream, and the live jazz band was playing music that both my sister and I could sing along to. The waiters were polite, right on time with everything we asked of them, and the visit from the Maitre d' to check on how we were doing was a commendable touch. It was definitely an enchanting evening. I should have seen this ahead of time as before we entered the restaurant, I was attracted by the waterfall outside the restaurant, which in the evening is lit up in purple. This was to be an introduction to a very pleasant evening that we all had – one that is not to be forgotten for a while.