Just as I used to be an “almost alcoholic,” these days I am “almost vegetarian” so when Husband announced he fancied a decent steak I was not enthusiastic but went along for the ride.
The Butcher Shop & Grill in Mouille Point seemed like a good choice so off we went, clutching our bottle of Lautus de-alcoholised wine.
The restaurant was empty and we were greeted by several smiley waiters.
The smiles wavered when we showed them our bottle and one of the waiters announced he would have to consult with “management.”
Management was not only unimpressed with our beverage but didn’t even come to talk to us…
The message was simply that we would have to pay R50 “corkage” even though they had absolutely nothing to offer as a non-alcoholic alternative.
Ambiance – very smart with beautiful sea views but lack of vibe, due to lack of customers – 6/10
Service – very slick but no genuine interest in the customers – waiters more interested in chatting to each other – 5/10
Food – excellent – steak really tender – 9/10
Alcohol-Free – no AF choices on menu and R50 corkage fee – 4/10