Home review

A little while ago I posted a review on Home again in Vredehoek, which you can read here. Last night I ate at Home, the original restaurant in Harfield Village. The two restaurants are not exactly the same, the menus are slightly different and Home Again offers a tapas menu between 5pm and 7pm for those who want a post work drink to avoid the traffic.

One thing they do share is pretty good food at reasonable prices. I chose the Seared Tuna (R72), which came with mash and stir fried veggies. No complaints. I was toying with having the Lamb or Springbok Shank (R75) or one of the cheaper options like the Butter Chicken Wrap (R55) or the Espetada or even the Brandy Chicken.

My dining partner only had the Bar One Cheese Cake (R25?) which I tried and it was very tasty. We shared a bottle of the house wine (R55) which was Spier Discovery Red, very drinkable and definitely good value for money. The wine list is not extensive, about 5 or 6 reds and the same number of whites. But, the prices are good. The most expensive bottle was about R110. Most of them being about R70 (for the reds).

The place was quite empty, but it was a Monday night. From what I’ve been told, it’s normally pretty full. The place does have a cozy feel to it, especially the lounge located next to the bar. Their name seems to imply that they are trying to create a homely environment in which to have home style cooking and I think they achieve that. My only complaint was that they shut the place up before we left, the owner said we could stay as long as we liked but when most of the lights have been turned off and it’s just the owner sitting behind the bar, one definitely feels some pressure to move on.

I’d go back, I found it to be good value and a warm ambiance.