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“View Over The Valley”
Review of Miko Restaurant

Miko Restaurant
Ranked #32 of 94 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$70
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Description: Miko is the main restaurant at Mont Rochelle. The food served is a blend of international dishes with a healthy nod to the varied nature of South Africa cuisine, paired naturally with some superb local vintages. Miko is open for non-resident guests, but we do recommend you call in advance to book a table.
Reviewed 9 December 2017

What a stunning view & with great food & friendly service.
From the welcoming at main gate all the way to the restaurant, excellent.

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Thank Oak09214
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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Miko Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Dear Oak09214,

We feel very lucky to take in such stunning views each day, so it is only a pleasure to share them with our lovely guests like you! Thank you for your excellent review, we really enjoyed reading your kind comments and hope to see you again one day in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,
James Basson
General Manager
james.basson@montrochelle.virgin.com

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Great food and service. Worth the visit - not far from town. Enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail in the lovely bar. Real fire for those chilly evenings.

Thank kaimurray500
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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Miko Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Dear kaimurray500,

Thank you for sharing your great review, we couldn’t have been happier to hear that you thought your meal was ‘delish’ and that the service was great. We really hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Miko soon, and we’ll make sure to have the cocktails ready and waiting at the bar!

Kind regards,
James Basson
General Manager
james.basson@montrochelle.virgin.com

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

We had lunch at Miko. We ordered fish, salad and vegetables. That and a bottle of Mont Rochelle wine. Everything was cooked well and delicious. The service was attentive without being obtrusive. The room itself is absolutely lovely.

Thank Tim-from-LA
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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Miko Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Dear Tim-From-LA,

Thank you for joining us for lunch and for sharing your review, we were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! Our Head Chef in particular was so pleased to hear your that you thought the food was delicious, thank you. We really hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Miko and Mont Rochelle in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,
James Basson
General Manager
james.basson@montrochelle.virgin.com

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

A five start hotel restaurant should provide the same level of experience as the rest of the hotel and in fact should be one of the highlights of a stay. Unfortunately this was not the case for us.

We booked many weeks ahead, explaining that our evening meal was to celebrate a special birthday. No table had been reserved and we were placed in the rear section without a view. We found the serving staff to be generally dismissive, unhelpful and almost preoccupied. After our first glasses of water and wine we had to serve our own.

The food was very well presented but we were underwhelmed by the flavours (in fact one of our dishes - pumpkin orzo with marinated cucumber and fennel, shaved patty pans and pine nut oil - was so bland and one-dimensional that even correct seasoning would not have improved it. The carrot and ponzu soup was served with braised endive, apple and hazelnut tapenade and fermented black garlic yoghurt but the flavours of none of these adornments were distinct and, again, the whole dish needed a twist of seasoning. The carrot cake was a deconstructed failure in both presentation and taste. Our mains faired better, with a competently cooked piece of springbok loin and a good - but no more - fillet of trout.

Better meals can be had - and were by us - down the road in Franschhoek. Based on our experience at Miko we would find it difficult to recommend it and if we return to Mont Rochelle I think we will find it hard to return to Miko. That is a very great shame but an opportunity to reflect and improve.

We mentioned our concerns in our hotel checkout feedback but a week later have had no contact from the restaurant team.

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Thank PTB46
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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Miko Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Dear PTB46,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. Whilst I was pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Mont Rochelle, I was really sorry to hear that your experience in Miko fell short of your expectations. We really appreciate constructive feedback and wanted to thank you for giving us the opportunity to reflect and improve; it certainly doesn’t sound like you received the level of service we usually pride ourselves on and I wanted to take this opportunity to reassure you that I am personally speaking with the team about your comments. I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you further about your review, I have included my contact details below and would be grateful if you could please get in touch with me when convenient. I hope to hear from you soon.

Kind regards,
James Basson
General Manager
james.basson@montrochelle.virgin.com

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is in the Mont Rochelle hotel. Milo was the former owner. The food is beautifully presented and of high quality. I thoroughly enjoyed both my meals as did my partner. My first experience of springbok, very good.

Thank SaneTubbo
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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Miko Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Dear SaneTubbo,

Thank you for sharing not one, but three ‘top notch’ reviews with us! We really enjoyed welcoming you and your partner in Miko and couldn’t have been happier to hear your compliments on the food. We hope it’s not too long before your next visit to Mont Rochelle as we would love to welcome you back, maybe for a second helping of springbok?

Kind regards,
James Basson
General Manager
james.basson@montrochelle.virgin.com

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