I visited The Green Peppercorn for lunch and ate almost everything on the menu. I loved the decor which is both modern and pretty.
The menu is small with only six options available for starters, mains or dessert. I didn’t really like viewing the menu on a tablet. Each of the courses have a tasting plate available which is made up of 4 different smaller portions from the menu. There is also a variety of more reasonable lunch options.
The inside section is very small like all the restaurants in this centre but there is a bigger more open outside seating area.
We shared the starter tasting plate for R130. It had a braised pork neck springroll served with an apple remoulade, bobotie mini pie, roast lamb samosa with a mint sauce and tempura flash fried prawns served on a fennel purée topped with grilled artichoke. The fiance loved the pork neck spring roll the most; the bobotie mini pie was more mince pie than bobotie; the lamb samoosas made with shredded meat tasted fatty and I didn’t like the flavour; lastly the tempura prawn was nice but I would have preferred a less overwhelming condiment than apple puree.
For mains I tried the kingklip served on a bed of leek and pea risotto topped with a coconut foam for R180 which was delicious. All the elements of the dish were done well and brought the flavours together nicely.
We also tried the stuffed baby chicken served with a creamy garlic chilli sauce for R180 which was very interesting. Firstly it looks like it might just roll off your plate. The chicken is stuffed with rice and had the flavour of a breyani. It definitely was a very unique and yummy dish.
For dessert we couldn’t leave without trying the tasting plate for R140. Our favourite by far was the sticky ginger toffee pudding. This was incredibly delicious, I’m salivating just thinking about it. The other desserts were a Lindt chocolate Bon Bon, white chocolate & pear crumble and a sour apple cheesecake.
It just clicked that the green accents in the restaurant are because of the name!
The outside section is also super pretty, clean and modern with beautiful lights.
I had a lovely lunch at Green Peppercorn. The service was excellent and friendly. What keeps me from returning more often is that I find the dishes have quite interesting flavours which I’m not always in the mood for.
Ring: (011) 326 5703
Hop: Morningside Shopping Centre, Outspan Road
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