It was charmingly romantic with a sense of humour if that makes sense. The exterior boasted a beautiful garden while the interior had a luxurious country look.
But off-course, what makes this a must is the food. The food was outstanding with all the makings of a fine dining experience. Take for example the appetiser - a delectable array of roasted pepper parcels in phyllo pastry, home-made hummus (fabulous) and a bruschetta made with garlic and thyme, all drizzled with a balsamic reduction - the little morsels burst with exciting flavours, the roaster pepper were particularly tasteful. When my main meal arrived, it was presented with such artistic flair (and the portions were sizeable). The fillet was done to perfection, soft as butter and well seasoned, the honey and mustard brought in a different dimension to the flavours, as did the moist biltong that was heaped on the top. And yes, off-course I tried Rob’s meal, lovely, it had a beautiful smoky flavour (not sure if it was flambéed) and the flavours from the savoury whisky sauce was such a contrast to my own. While both dishes were beef steaks, they tasted noting alike (definitely gave me the feeling that the preparation of each meal was unique and no easy way out was taken).
The food experience was an experience unique to the Silver Orange Bistro and not something you can find at just about any other eatery. That’s one of the main things that sets it apart. Fine food, without a doubt.
I will definitely drive all the way out on a quiet Sunday or relaxed Saturday to eat here again.