We finally had the opportunity to use our Scoopon for two entrees, a mixed platter and two drinks for only $59.00. We literally had to take a mini road trip to get there and when we got to the front, the decor and set up was really interesting.
The Leopard’s Lodge Entree Gate
We thought we were actually lost until we saw the gate.
The Leopard’s Lodge Menu
African Tropical Fruit Juice
I got excited when I saw the ‘African’ in front of the tropical fruit juice but it was just regular fruit juice out of the bottle. Regardless it was nice that our two drinks provided by the scoopon voucher had no restrictions whether it be beer, wine, soft drinks or fruit juices.
This was very spicy so it masked the liver taste.
From twelve o’clock. Chips, roasted vegetables, yellow rice, Cape Malay Bobotie, Boerewors and Mash, more chips, Serengeti Chicken and in the centre a steak covered in Monkey Gland sauce.
The yellow rice was still hard in the centre and had no taste. The Cape Malay Bobotie which is curried mince meat, was too sweet. The Serengeti Chicken which is grilled herb and garlic chicken thighs were nice. Boerewors again was lovely but the mash was average.
Oh no! Overdone Steak.
As there is only one steak per platter we both had to decide on the doneness of the steak. We both go for medium rare.
I’ve rarely had the situation where I’ve gotten an overdone steak. I saw two options. I either send it back or don’t come back at all. Unfortunately with slow service and ok food I will not return here. Even with another Scoopon.
Funny Toilet Sign
As the restaurant is newish, I hope that in time it will pick up as the waitstaff were friendly enough, just slow. The concept is intriguing and the decor is funky but again the service and food was average.
When the owner came and cleared half our plates, we had advised him we were ready to order dessert, he left for the kitchen and forgot to return to clear our other plates or to take out dessert order. After a significant wait we took it as a sign to leave.