So while everyone else was hard at work and putting in those Tuesday hours, my little sister forced me to take her out for her last lunch before the school holidays come to an end. My friends suggested that we take her to Eyrie at Eagle Canyon Estate. When driving in to the estate I wasn’t quite convinced that she would have a good time because it’s a private residential area but trust her to make friends quick and end up running around in the gardens all day. The estate restaurant is super spacious with beautiful views of the estate golf course. When it comes to the service I must say it was really good a solid 5/5, I guess since we were the only customers throughout most of the day it was expected. I was actually pretty shocked that it was so empty, when I asked the waiter what the reason for the emptiness was she made a valid point that people always pass the opportunity to dine here because they assume it’s just for the estate residents.
Once we decided on the perfect table for the day after moving a couple of times, we ordered a bottle of winethe Tokara Chardonnay and water for the table. For lunch we went for the Pepper Rump Flambe with roasted vegetables, Pork Ribs with Jenga Chips and the Calamari, Chicken Livers and Halluomi Cheese platter for 2. All the meals except for the Rump were cooked to perfection and the flavours were absolutely divine. The rump was unfortunately over cooked when we asked for it to be medium rare. My friend had suggested the rump to everyone because that’s her favourite meal at Eyrie but she was also let down this time. I am guessing on most days it’s the perfect go to meal.
I am pretty sure I will be back here again purely because it such a good place to go and have a relaxing day away from the busy streets of Johannesburg. It’s child friendly and I am pretty sure I will meet my future husband there one of these days lol. It’s also a great venue for events maybe I should have my next bloggers lunch there soon. Great venue, great service and delicious food. As of today I will stop judging restaurants in estates because this one was not bad at all. It’s not everyday that non residents actually enjoy venues in closed private residential areas, nice one Eyrie!