Fine Time Steak Co. Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Thanks to social media and signage on Main Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth I noticed that Fine Time Steak Co. opened its doors just over a month ago. As a foodie, I am always looking for a new experience and so planned a visit to this attractive looking restaurant.
I often find that the great images on Facebook and Instagram lead to disappointment. Businesses use photoshop, wide angle lenses and perfect timing and lighting to ensure that their products and shop look awesome. Your expectations are thus set at a certain level.
However, when you walk through the door you find that things are rather different and that your expectations are not met. This can lead to unhappy customers and poor reviews.
Well, I am pleased to report that Fine Time Steak Co. exceeded my expectations. The restaurant really is attractive. Set in a new and contemporary retail outlet with stylish neighbours, the first impression is great.
My second impression occurred when I walked through the front door into a host of rich aromas and the pleasant banter of happy patrons. It also helped that the restaurant was warm and cosy – the complete opposite of the chilly winter evening of the car park.
Taking off my jacket I cast my eye about the fashionable décor that gives Fine Time Steak Co. its ambience. It is obvious that the owners, Bianca and Gerhardt Joubert, poured their love and character into this business.
Expect comfortable chairs, spacious tables, full condiments and timely service – all indicators that this eatery is run by restauranteurs with a passion for their profession.
My partner and I perused the wine list which is a pleasant mix of inexpensive, well-known brands and quality wines ideally suited to the food menu. We settled on a bottle of Shiraz.
Fine Time Steak Co. menu
The menu is uncomplicated and would be a very big disappointment to a vegetarian. Even poultrytarians would not be unimpressed. This, ladies and gentlemen, is an unapologetic steak restaurant. Beef, lamb and pork adorn the menu. Expect steaks of all types and weights, lamb ribs, pork neck and burgers.
Perhaps I exaggerate. There are chicken wings in the starter menu and there is a Cured Beef Petit Salad. Actually, the side dishes which include a Green Salad, Baby Potatoes, Creamy Veggies, Onion Rings, French Green Beans, Potato Wedges and Mashed Potato would satisfy the tastes of a browser.
We asked Bianca for her recommendation for a starter. She says that their Trio of Spring Rolls is very popular. It doesn’t take much to understand why. There are beef, lamb and pork filled spring roll paired with a barbeque, tzatziki and yakitori sauce respectively. Wow – I’ll be back for more of these!
I chose a 350g rump and my partner went with a 250g fillet. They both came with delicious onion rings and we chose the Creamy Veggies and Potato Wedges as sides.
The steaks were exactly done to order and were melt-in-your-mouth prime cuts. My mouth waters as I write this article!
The Creamy Veggies would do any vegetarian proud and the Potato Wedges were some of the best that I have ever had.
We again followed Bianca’s recommendation for dessert – the Spice Route. Comprising of three scoops of spice route ice cream, sprinkled with Madeira cake and drizzled salted caramel it was as good as it sounds.
It is no wonder that in a very short time this great restaurant has accumulated a large number of likes on Facebook.
We left Fine Time Steak Co. replete and very happy.
Top reasons for eating at Fine Time Steak Co.
- Steaks are done to perfection
- Wide range of very tasty sides
- Great ambience
Fine Time Steak Co. is open from 7.00 to 22.00 Tuesday to Saturday and from 7.00 to 15.00 on Sunday.
To make a reservation call 041 581 2670 or visit them at 184 Main Rd, Walmer, Port Elizabeth, 6070
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