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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Square - Come hungry

One of the coolest things about a good hotel is the breakfast spread that they put on. On Sunday I needed a big brunch and cruised to The Vineyard Hotel to check out what they had on offer. Their restaurant, The Square, has recently been renovated and has done well to lose the stale, country-club vibe. There is now a funky bar, awesome modern chandeliers and UV lights.

Food-wise, I was not disappoined. The continental breakfast buffet had basically everything you can imagine. Loads of muffins, cold meats, pastries, cereals, nuts, fresh fruit, dried fruit, a huge variety of breads etc. You pay R98 for all you can handle from the buffet. For R125 you can have the continental breakfast as well as a cooked course from a set menu. This made sense to me so I went mad at the buffet and then ordered an egg-white omelette with salmon and cream cheese. Judging by the food arriving at the tables around me anything would have been a good bet. There were eggs prepared in every way you can imagine (poached, scrambled, benedict etc) and plenty of omelettes with fillings like black forest ham, spinach, peas, chorizo, and more.
R125 might seem a bit steep but considering how much food I had got through I was more than happy to pay it. If you feel like a bit of a treat and need a big breakfast or brunch, this is a winner.

Jamie Who

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