Nikki G's birthday at The Oratory

Wednesday, November 08, 2006 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

A time to meet new friends, catch up with old friends and wish Nikki happy birthday.

The Oratory is is one of the Brinkleys owned & operated restaurants. In summer with the large double doors open this place must be quite amazing. Our waiter guy was a tall drink of American and was beyond reproach. He was just the right balance of formal service and casual personality. His personality added to the evening making sure it was memorable.


The ladies looked fine and the gentlemen were well groomed for the evening particularly Mark, who was kilted out. A jolly laugh was had by all. The champagne flowed freely (thanks Mark), the grilled bruschetta with goats cheese and a red pepper and red onion compote was divine, my main roast chicken breast stuffed with goats cheese, sun-dried tomatoes & mash was a little dry but delicious nevertheless.


The decor was a bit eclectic but interesting. The ceiling ornaments reminded me of Renaissance's Sebastians cafe Cape Town. Kind of gilded baroque.