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Balata at The Fairway Hotel

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Attributes

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Fireplace
  • Buffet

Dining options at The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort are aplenty, but definitely first to be mentioned Balata Restaurant.

Offering a variety of seating arrangements, vibrant d├ęcor colours and modern fireplaces, Balata Restaurant is famous for its outstanding buffets. Light business lunches are equally popular, but Balata is certainally known for its exquisite fine dining under the leadership of our Executive Chef D'Arcy Els. Using the freshest produce available, all meals are served with great care and attention to detail.

The Roundabout Bar has cascading views over the golf course and is popular with the golfing fraternity who need to recuperate after a strenuous round of golf, or that drink on the way back home after a long day at the office.

Bar Verve with its trendy ambience is perfect for a first date, a quick get together or just for unwinding after work. A secluded wine cellar hides behind Bar Verve and provides a sophisticated private venue amongst many bottles of hand-picked South African wines.

Reviews (204)

4.4 out of 5.0
Food 4.2
Value 4.3
Service 4.5
Ambience 4.6
  • Suzanne C. Dined: 2 days ago
    4.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 28 May 23
    Lovely afternoon at the hotel. Food was lovely, but could be fresher. Service was good, just a bit slow considering the restaurant was not busy. Otherwise lovely ambience. Very relaxing.

  • Gerber Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 22 May 23
    A real gem for a family & friends gathering.

    Balata at The Fairway Hotel responded on Mon 22 May 23:
    Dear Valued guest I would like to take the opportunity in thanking you for your valuable time to complete our online review. We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at the Balata Restaurant. We certainly hope that when you do return to the Balata Restaurant, you will have a more pleasant and memorable experience. We certainly hope to welcome you back. Guest Relations manager

  • Brian Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 15 May 23
    Always a lovely venue, with excellent food and very good service.

    Balata at The Fairway Hotel responded on Tue 16 May 23:
    Dear Brian I would like to take the opportunity in thanking you for your valuable time to complete our online review. We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at the Balata Restaurant. We certainly hope that when you do return to the Balata Restaurant, you will have a more pleasant and memorable experience. We certainly hope to welcome you back. Guest Relations manager

  • Own Dined: 2 weeks ago
    4
    Food 3.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 15 May 23
    The options was very limited to the cost of the meal.

    Balata at The Fairway Hotel responded on Mon 15 May 23:
    Dear Own Thank you for taking our call today and for taking the time to complete the survey about your dining experience at Balata Restaurant. We always appreciate hearing feedback about the experience that we provide, and your comments have been taken to heart. Thank you so much for your feedback, this will be shared with our team Kind Regards Guest Relations

  • Lynne Dined: 2 weeks ago
    2
    Food 1.0
    Value 2.0
    Service 2.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 15 May 23
    We waited over an hour for 3 Fillets&fillet Rossini. The fillets were cold, unseasoned and the pepper sauce was red and brown. The Rossini did not have the mushrooms on the plate. We spoke to the chef to explain what was wrong, 3 ladies ordered burgers instead as we were all starving. For such an establishment to serve such food is a disgrace. We will not be back. Lots of waiters flittering around and not doing much.

    Balata at The Fairway Hotel responded on Mon 15 May 23:
    Dear Lynne Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey about your dining experience at Balata Restaurant. We always appreciate hearing feedback about the experience that we provide, and your comments have been taken to heart. We are currently investigating the matter with the head chef and his team. We do apologise for any inconvenience caused during your dining experience with us Kind Regards The Fairway team

  • LORNIA BIRTHDAY LUNCH Dined: 4 weeks ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 11 May 23
    My only problem was the assistant manager on the day. Very rude and she does not listen to come up with a solution instead she provides even bigger problems. She must go for further training. That behaviour is unacceptable looking down on people.

    Balata at The Fairway Hotel responded on Thu 11 May 23:
    Dear valued guest Thank you for taking the time to review our service and also taking time to chat to our guest relations manager. We do apologise for any inconvenience caused during your dining experience at our Balata Restaurant. We hope to see you soon. Kind Regards Guest Relations

  • Jeannette Dined: 3 weeks ago
    4.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 08 May 23 (Guest left no comment)

    Balata at The Fairway Hotel responded on Mon 08 May 23:
    Dear I would like to take the opportunity in thanking you for your valuable time to complete our online review. We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at the Balata Restaurant. We certainly hope that when you do return to the Balata Restaurant, you will have a more pleasant and memorable experience. We certainly hope to welcome you back. Guest Relations manager

  • JACQUI BIRTHDAY LUNCH Dined: 3 weeks ago
    4.3
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 08 May 23 (Guest left no comment)

    Balata at The Fairway Hotel responded on Mon 08 May 23:
    Dear valued guest I would like to take the opportunity in thanking you for your valuable time to complete our online review. We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at the Balata Restaurant. We certainly hope that when you do return to the Balata Restaurant, you will have a more pleasant and memorable experience. We certainly hope to welcome you back. Guest Relations manager

  • Monica Dined: 4 weeks ago
    3.3
    Food 3.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 2.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 02 May 23
    I rated food 3 because of the fish cause everyone in my table was no lt happy including me, it was really not tasty like last time we were there. And also experienced a very poor service this time because we had to go look around for a waiters since no one came into our table. I was really disappointed this time at Balata but hope next time will improve.

    Balata at The Fairway Hotel responded on Tue 02 May 23:
    Dear Monica Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey about your stay at The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort and taking the time to chat on the phone. We always appreciate hearing feedback about the experience that we provide, and your comments have been taken to heart. We do apologise for any inconvenience caused during your dining experience with us Kind Regards

  • Oscar's Dined: 4 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 01 May 23
    I really enjoyed the lunch everything was on top the service was excellent thank you

    Balata at The Fairway Hotel responded on Tue 02 May 23:
    Dear valued guest I would like to take the opportunity in thanking you for your valuable time to complete our online review. We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at the Balata Restaurant. We certainly hope that when you do return to the Balata Restaurant, you will have a more pleasant and memorable experience. We certainly hope to welcome you back. Guest Relations manager

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  • Monday 12h30 - 22h00
  • Tuesday 12h30 - 22h00
  • Wednesday 12h30 - 22h00
  • Thursday 12h30 - 22h00
  • Friday 12h30 - 22h00
  • Saturday 12h30 - 22h00
  • Sunday 12h30 - 22h00