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Physical address: Shop 8-9 Pineslopes Shopping Centre, Witkoppen Road, Fourways, Johannesburg
Cuisine: Light meals, French
Ambience: Classic Elegance, Comfy & Casual
Monday 8am-6pm, Tuesday to Friday 10am-10pm, Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 8am-4pm
Marc Guébert’s small bistro continues to be an absolute gem. The maestro keeps customers happy with a selection of light-as-air savoury and sweet soufflés including shrimp and asparagus, duck and orange, smoked snoek and sweetcorn, and his signature, chocolate and Grand Marnier. You’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven. There are French brasserie-style staples as well as dishes given a French twist. The speciality French burger with goose liver and port wine is a must, as is the grilled calf liver with onion and bacon.Wine:
The wine list is aimed at offering good-value-for-money.Service:
Attentive. Guébert is a genial host and knows his regulars by name.Ambience:
Red and white checked tablecloths gives it a French bistro feel.And...:
It serves the best croissants in town and the brioche is pretty damn fine too. Order them for an authentic Parisian breakfast. There’s a breakfast soufflé too! (JW, October 2011)
We were so looking forward to our evening at Le Souffle given that we had eaten there several times at the old venue with all its wonderful bistro ambience and excellent food. Oh what a disappointment. From the "yet another N Suburbs upmarket restaurant (new location) with no bistro ambiance, to the mussels in tomato sauce starter ( where the tomato sauce was like something out of a can, to the "picture perfect to look at" souffles that were leathery on the outside and definitely not light and fluffy on the inside, to the miserable selection of vegetarian options (two I think!), where the pasta with tomato sauce seemed to use the same" tomato soup out of a can" as the mussels, the fishcakes that were inedible and the Thai curry that looked like some sort of unappetising brown sludge.
On the positive side the steak was excellent.
My friend mentioned our disappointment to the maitre d, who sadly did not seem interested.
Subsequently I have spoken to three different sets of friends, who all had similar experiences. Don't think we will be back! What a great pity, as it was a lovely restaurant before worthy of the rave reviews.
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