La Residence Sweet and Winchester Mansions Sour Service Awards

The Sweet Service Award goes to La Residence in Franschhoek, who made a birthday lunch for my 95 year old father a special day to remember, spoiling the family with Pierre Jourdan Rosé on arrival, a lovely three course meal, excellent service, and a birthday cake, which was a gift from the hotel. 



The Sour Service Award goes to the Winchester Mansions Hotel.  I popped in for a quick cappuccino, on my way home, sitting outside on the terrace, and had to wait for 15 minutes before a waitress acknowledged my presence, despite a number of guests sitting outside.   I asked for the bill when I received the coffee, but it did not arrive, so I gave the waitress a R20 note to pay, expecting her to return with the change.  She never did – thinking that she had earned a 25 % tip!  


The WhaleTales Sweet & Sour Service Awards are presented every Friday on the WhaleTales blog.  Nominations for the Sweet and Sour Service Awards can be sent to Chris von Ulmenstein at   Past winners of the Sweet and Sour Service Awards can be read on the Friday posts of this blog, and in the WhaleTales newsletters on the website.

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