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Posted on: Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Dinner at Isabellas Country Cuisine – a review

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Isabella’s Country Cuisine

Isabella’s Country Cuisine

I caught up with a school friend of mine on a recent weekend break in Johannesburg; as she is a Jozi resident I asked her to choose the venue and we met at the child friendly Isabellas Country Cuisine in Kyalami.

I loved at the atmosphere at Isabella’s. On entering Isabellas Country Cuisine one is met with a table laden with delicious looking cakes and eats – it certainly gets ones mouth watering and sets the scene for a good meal!

The restaurant interior, furnished with antiques was large and airy with high ceilings and crystal chandeliers but we chose to take advantage of the beautiful outside area where the manicured lawn and water features appealed to adults but more importantly where the play area kept a number of children entertained!

The service was a trifle slow to begin with; my friend’s hung-over husband was nearly climbing the walls waiting for his cream soda to arrive but once we had placed our orders the meals did not take long to hit the table. I ordered the Bacon Fritter Delight (R55); sweet corn fritters with bacon, scrambled egg and an avocado salsa.

 

Isabella’s Country Cuisine

 

The meal was tasty but to be honest the fritters were more like flapjacks and the salsa was more of a guacamole.  The coffee was good though and I was happy with what I chose. My friend ordered what I did and the men in our group all went for Isabella’s Prego Roll (R68); tender rump marinated in Isabella’s homemade prego sauce and served with either chips or wedges. They all wolfed down their rolls and declared them delicious.

Other items on the Isabella’s menu range from the normal English and Full House breakfast to Eggs Benedict and Classic French toast. Breakfast prices are from R35 for muesli crumpets to R60 for the Full House Breakfast. There is a large selection of crumpets, salads, quiches and crepes should you fancy a lighter meal.

 

Isabella’s Country Cuisine

 

Prices range from R55 for the quiche of the day to R75 for the Smoked Salmon Salad. Pastas, burgers and the prego roll round off the menu and there is also a children’s menu (for children under the age of 12). The apple and cinnamon crepe or Isabellas Crumpet Stack should satisfy your sweet tooth.

Contact Details:

The restaurant is open all week from 07h30 to 17h00.
They are located at the Crowthorne Shopping Centre on Arthur Road in Kyalami, Midrand, Gauteng
Make a booking by giving them a call on Telephone +27 (0)11 022-6985.

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Helen Rushton

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After living in London and travelling the world for many years and more recently living in the Mother City, I now reside on a tranquil sugar cane farm in Kearsney; an area steeped in the history of South Africa’s sugar industry. During the summer months I get involved with the community by assisting the local primary school with swimming lessons at our country club. Some of my favourite things are reading or picking freshly grown vegetables and Iceland poppies in our garden. Milly, my boxer loves her walks to the river that runs through our farm and sometimes, Sandy the cat I hand reared, joins us for a stroll!

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3 comments about Dinner at Isabellas Country Cuisine – a review
  1. July 2nd, 2013 at 10:18
    Helen says:

    I love Isabella’s – great food and the outside area is perfect for children.

  2. July 2nd, 2013 at 10:37
    Christina says:

    I could read about food all day! This looks delicious.

  3. July 2nd, 2013 at 10:48
    Michelle says:

    Yum, those meals sound delicious. If I ever find myself out that way, I will certainly stop in.