I went to Tokara for lunch on Saturday. It was a friend’s birthday. so we were a table of about 20. One person noted that if Tokara can handle a table of 20 ordering a la carte, why do other places tell you for tables bigger than 8 you must have a set menu? That’s unacceptable.
The view from the restaurant is absolutely stunning. Most wine farms have nice views of vineyards and mountains etc, but this view is something special. Check out the pics I took (the link is at the end of this post). The decor of the restaurant seems to be designed to not distract from the view. It has large windows for the view and the rest is fairly non-descript, wooden tables and chairs.
The food is pretty good. I had the tomato soup starter (R38) which didn’t have too strong a tomato flavour, which is a problem I often have with tomato soup. The main I had was chicken breast on pasta with some steamed veggies (R85). The chicken was tender and the sauce tasty, but nothing to write home about. The creme Brulee (R33) to finish was amazing, one of the better ones I have had. The portion sizes can be described as quite small.
One problem I had is that the place is really expensive. The starters are all R105 except for 2 or 3 and the mains are all R135 and up exept for 2 or 3. If you had 3 courses it could set you back nearly R300 just for your food. I didn’t get to look at the wine list so can’t tell you what those prices are like but I can tell you that Tokara’s wines are excellent.
The service was fine and the place really is lovely. If you’re looking for a place for a special lunch, then this is a good option.
Here is the link to the pics : http://picasaweb.google.com/relaxwithdax/SabrinaSBirthdayAtTokara