Restaurants and dining related culinary experiences.
Babylonstoren Farm, Klapmuts, Simondium Rd, Franschhoek, 7690Lunch Wed - Sun 12h00 – 16h00. Dinner by prior arrangment and bookings only.
S 33 49 21.00 E 18 55 48.00
We don't like to tamper unduly with food or slash it to bits - pick, clean, serve is our approach.Food reflects the colours of the season: in summer we may serve you an Orange Salad of pumpkin, oranges, carrots and maybe a handful of pomegranate seeds; in winter there will perhaps be a slow-cooked leg of lamb to warm you up.
Overhex Private Cellar R60 between Worcester and Robertson, Worcester, 6849Bistro Wed - Sun10h00 to 16h00. Tastings and Sales Mon - Thu 08h00 - 17h00, Fri 08h00 - 16h00 Closed Easter Fri-Tues, 30 June - 21 July, 22 Dec - 6 Jan
S 33 38.564 E 19 30.450
Join us for delicious food, award-winning wines and great entertainment in the tranquil surroundings of our winery. Imagine an irresistible starter of blue cheese, pear and ostrich carpaccio followed by a delectable, traditional main meal of bobotie, pumpkin fritters and sambals. Then, if you still have room, how about a mouth-watering sago pudding or a gorgeous slice of carrot cake? Children are welcome; the outside area provides a spacious, safe playground with a jungle gym and water worm. Inside play area also available. Our exciting Sunday menu changes every week. Find out on our Facebook page what delicious fare is on offer.
1 Market Street, Old Post Tree Square, Mossel Bay, 650007h00-22h00, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year
S 34 10.789 E 22 08.542
The Café Gannet Restaurant has been Mossel Bay's Seafood House since 1988. Acclaimed for local seafood specialties, ingeniously prepared. Fresh seafood is collected daily from the harbour to make a delectable and varied a la carte menu, which also includes pizza, salads, meat dishes, light meals, sushi and Rainbow cuisine. For a relaxing afternoon, come and enjoy a cocktail overlooking the Indian Ocean at our Legendary Blue Oyster Cocktail Bar... The Cafe Gannet is a great treat, which will please the most discerning palate - very trendy, so bookings are recommended. Your visit is sure to be a memorable occasion.
R320 Hemel en Aarde Road, Hermanus, 7200Mon - Sun 10h00 - 17h00
S 34 1954.40 E 19 1954.92
At Creation wines in the heart of the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge a warm welcome awaits young and old. Visit us this summer to experience out little piece of paradise and discover a wine destination with a unique difference. Informative vineyard and cellar tours, relaxed wine tasting and innovative food and wine pairing are but a few of the highlights, while a host of fun activities keeps the little ones entertained. Among the many other attractions are our exquisite Fynbos Garden, our exciting collection of contemporary art and our scrumptious antipasto platters. Our chef has recently expanded his delectable repertoire and a special kiddies' menu caters for tiny tots.
R310 Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch, 7602No children under 12 Lunch daily 12h00 - 14h30 Dinner Wed - Sat 18h00 - 21h00
S 33 55.234 E 18 55.197
Delaire Graff Estate has achieved what owner and globally renowned visionary Laurence Graff had in mind when he acquired this magnificent Cape Winelands property in 2003 and vowed to transform it into South Africa’s most desirable art, hospitality and wine destination. Today, with two outstanding restaurants, a state-of-the-art winery, exclusive Lodges, a destination Spa and two luxury boutiques, the transformation of this piece of paradise, nestled between majestic mountains and overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch, one of the world’s leading wine destinations, is now complete. Executive Chef Christiaan Campbell offers his signature style ‘bistro-chic’ cuisine at the Delaire Graff Restaurant.Campbell has elevated dining at Delaire to an art form. Beautifully presented dishes use the highest quality seasonal ingredients from ethical farmers and organic suppliers, while desserts are a triumph of indulgence and originality.
ELL, Spookfontein Farm, Upper Hemel en Aarde Valley, Hermanus, 7200Mon - Sun 10h00 - 17h00
N 34 19.767 E 97 19.317
ELL is an ethical eatery focusing on healthy, nutritious, fresh and local produce with origin and ethical sustainability as the guideline to creating culinary delights.We all know the saying: "You are what you eat" By supplying food that has been ethically sourced, ELL will encourage patrons to be aware of what they eat, how the food was cultivated, fed and treated as well as brought to the table to be consumed as culinary delights.ELL is situated on the R320 en route from Hermanus to Caledon on the beautiful wine farm, Spookfontein in the upper Hemel-en Aarde Valley that produces organic single vineyard wines of destinction, in character with the whole vision of an organic, ethically sustainable eatery.Winemaker, Craig Sheard believes in allowing nature to take her course and only to steer the vines, as well as the grapes gently in the right direction.
23 Wolfe Street, Wynberg, Cape Town, 7800Tues - Sat 08h00 - 17h00 Sunday 09h00 - 16h00
S 34 00.391 E 18 27.798
Four and Twenty is both a Cafe and a Pantry: we serve classic breakfasts (and a few not-so-classic for fun) and have a hand-written blackboard lunch menu that changes every week! The cafe is complemented by a Pantry with local produce, home-made deli items, artisanal pantry-fillers, fresh daily pastries and hand-crafted confectionary. A part of what we believe makes food truly decadent and special, is when one gets a sense that a lot of time and love was poured into it and this has become a part of our mission statement. We are dedicated to seasonality, sticking to local produce and combining only the freshest, most sustainable ingredients into something that is both gorgeous to look at and mystically delicious to eat. We want every single bite in our shop to be a declaration of our love for good, wholesome, skilful and truly delectable food.
Shop 1, Redifine Building, 42 Hans Strijdom Avenue, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8000Tues - Fri 12h00 - 22h00 , Sat 18h00 - 22h00
N 33 54.983 E 618.417
Small enough to tailor-make your meal ( with advance notice ) and big enough to service any function, Frere's Bistro brings Paris to the Mother City. Catering to those who have a palate for honest French cuisine served in a relaxed style that more than lives up to the European principle of joie de vivre, Frere's offers its loyal customers the chance to eat with friends, laugh & enjoy. This home-grown Bistro prides itself on serving fresh produce straight from an organic garden to your plate and will delight you with a menu to suit even the pickiest of eaters. Sante!
Hlatikulu Road, Mooi River, 3300Breakfast 07h30 - 09h45 Lunch 12h00 - 14h00 Dinner five course meal 19h00 onwards
N 2913.003 E 2956.005
You can feel the passion at Hartford; any meal here reflects our obsession. We live in one of the planet’s great pantries, a world of rich soils, a wonderful climate and bountiful harvests. “In season” and local, are our keys.Dinner at Hartford is a spectacular affair, served in the grandeur of a timeless dining room, or in the candlelit splendour of one of Africa’s great verandahs. There might be nine other “Top Ten” restaurants in the nation, but only one claims the ambiance which accompanies Hartford’s history and award-winning gardens.
Haute Cabriere, Franschhoek Pass, R45, Franschhoek, 7690Restaurant: • Oct – April: Lunch: Tuesday – Sunday; Dinner: Tuesday – Saturday. Delicious Little Things Terrace Menu: Tues – Sat. • May – Sept: Lunch: Tuesday – Sunday; Dinner: Friday – Saturday. Delicious Little Things Terrace Menu: Tues – Sat. Tasting Room: Mon – Fri: 09h00 – 17h00 Sat & Public Holidays: 10h00 – 16h00 Sun: 11h00 – 16h00 Cellar Tours: Mon – Fri: 11h00 Sat: Cellarmaster’s Tour at 11h00
S 33 54.870 E 19 08.140
Nestled into the side of the Franschhoek Mountain,the iconic Haute Cabriere Restaurant is renowned for its unique location. Soaring arches frame the picture perfect view over the cathedral-like Pinot Noir Barrel Maturation Cellar below which offers a superlative wine tasting experience.On sunny days, guests can enjoy the beautiful vistas from the terrace whilst on cool days a roaring fire beckons.Chef Ryan Shell's menu revolves around seasonal availability of produce.A selection of full- and half portions, as well as the Delicious Little Things menu encourage guests to relax and sample a variety of enticing pairings.A selection of tasting menus offer a wonderful journey through their wine and food offering.The flavours and textures on the plate are specifically designed to complement the range of Haute Cabriere wines and Pierre Jourdan Cap Classiques, Bringing all of these elements together, Haute Cabriere offers the complete marriage of food and wine.
10 The Boatshed, Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna, 6570Mon: closed; Tues-Sat: 8-15; Sunday: 9-13:30; Breakfast served until 11:00; Sundays brunch until 13:30 (or until closing)
S 34 02.858 E 23 02.845
île de païn’s breakfast and lunch meals are different and fun, unpretentious, full of vibrant flavours and textures. Liezie is adamant about sourcing the freshest, best quality ingredients from nearby farmers and other purveyors.Meals are complemented by crusty sourdough breads from the massive wood fired oven, the flakiest croissants in various styles, and a colorful array of the finest patisserie using Felchlin’s Grand Cru Chocolate. The beverage offering includes a small but individual selection of matching wines, beers, lemonade and iced tea specialties. Hot beverages include locally roasted coffee with specialties from all over the world, hot chocolate and a small but exquisite tea selection from TWG.On your way out to your next destination do not forget to take food for the road and gifts for friends and family from their distinctive ‘pantry’ section.“The best chef, baker or patissier can only be a good shepherd to the best natural ingredients.” - île de païn – authentic artisans
R310 Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch, 7602Mon - Sun Lunch 12h30 - 14h30 Dinner 18h30 - 21h30
S 33 55.234 E 18 55.197
Indochine, situated at the Delaire Graff Lodge & Spa offers serves Asian-inspired cuisine presented with a contemporary yet delicate twist. Only the finest ingredients are used, with menus featuring fresh organic produce grown in the greenhouse on the Estate. Flavours are lively, aromatic and robust while maintaining a style of cuisine that’s synonymous with vitality, wellness and healthy living. Diners have the choice of enjoying the contemporary interior or an alfresco experience, with wraparound views stretching over the valley below towards the majestic Table Mountain. Breakfasts may be enjoyed in the privacy of a Lodge or at the restaurant, where an indulgent array of dishes await, with gourmet ingredients handpicked from the area – berries from a nearby farm, the region’s best charcuterie, organic dairy and decadent pastries – in addition to beautifully presented hot dishes.
26 - 32 Houtkapper Street, Stellenbosch, 7600S 33 58 04.07 E 18 51 39.64
With a renewed look in Makaron restaurant, made possible by the talented Etienne Hannekom's designs and the owners' passion and belief in authentic, true and elegant food, which the kitchen team translates with creativity in their dishes.Majeka House is sure to delight your palate with a choice á la carte menu for dinner or our lighter floating MLounge menu for lunch or as a snack.The focus at Makaron restaurant is to provide good food for our guests in an elegant and comfortable environment.
91 Meade Street, George, 6590Mon - Fri 07h30 - 16h30 Sat 09h00 - 13h00
S 33 57.733 E 22 27.461
Life is too short for cheap tea and dirty coffee. It is too short for anything artificial, processed or overly complicated. It is about being genuine, honest and fresh. It is about produce that is sourced locally, prepared with love, and served with passion in a setting that will soothe your senses. And none of this is negotiable. That is why Life at Meade Cafe is Beautiful.
Mo and Rose at Soekershof, Klaasvoogds West, Robertson, 6707Lunch / Dinner
S 33 48.432 E 19 58.630
The Wine Bistro, ensconsed in the beautifully renovated old barn, celebrates the art and joy of eating and drinking. Dine on seasonal Cape Winelands cuisine with a European twist. Mo and Rose's mission is to serve thoughtfully handcrafted fare, utilizing fresh local produce.
The Marine Hotel, Marine Drive, Hermanus, 7200Breakfast: 07h00 to 10h30 Dinner: 19h00 to 21h30 Tuesday - Saturday
S 34 25.241 E 19 14.345
The Pavilion at The Marine creates an elegant and engaging dining experience. Offering views of the awe-inspiring Walker Bay. This view, complimented by the contemporary décor, adds an additional dimension to this unique dining experience. Together these elements, combined with a unique and well-stocked floating wine cellar, create the ideal platform for the constantly evolving cuisine. Here The Marine chefs create modern fare that is influenced by local and international cuisine trends and the seasons. The menu - designed by The Collection's award-winning Executive Chef Peter Tempelhoff and Head Chef Delia Harbottle - places significant emphasis on fresh produce from local green-friendly suppliers, and this gives the restaurant the ability to showcase an unforgettable taste of Walker Bay and the Overberg Region. Charming service and an award-winning wine list ensure that The Pavilion continually delights guests from around the world.
Valley Lodge and Spa, Jennings Street, Magaliesburg, 1791Mon - Sun : 07h00 - 22h00
S 25 59.477 E 27 33.033
Situated in a nature reserve at the foot of the earth's oldest mountain range, on the banks of the Magalies River and just an hour's drive from Johannesburg, it is easily accessible for a well-deserved escape from the rigours of city life.Zeederberg is the hotel’s main restaurant which can be used for exclusive use, as we are able to move other in-house guests to an alternative venue. This venue is divided into two sections, which allows for smaller groups to enjoy a more intimate dining experience. There is a permanent buffet area set up in Zeederberg 1 and Zeederberg 2 boasts a working fireplace. Our wine cellar is attached to the restaurant and the bathroom facilities are within close walking distance.
3 Kriedoring Street, Paternoster, 7381Breakfast 8h00-10h30/ Lunch 12h30-14h30 Dinner 18h30-20h300
S 32 48.592 E 17 53.035
A coveted and highly-acclaimed Reuben’s restaurant opened in October 2013, elevating Abalone House to new heights of luxury, decadence and service. The finest local cuisine is now showcased in an atmosphere of pure relaxation and sensual enjoyment. Reuben Riffel is a celebrated household name in South Africa and is renowned for his culinary prowess. He chooses the best local ingredients, treats them respectfully and prepares them beautifully to create unique taste sensations. Double-baked snoek soufflé with salted apricots, roasted pork belly with chilli-lime and ginger caramel, malva pudding with buttermilk sherbet and Amarula custard hint at the unique cuisine that awaits diners at Reuben’s Abalone House
No 19 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek, 769012-00 to 15h00 and 19h00 to 21h00
S 33 54.696 E 19 07.244
Like the cuisine, our restaurant exhibits a homely yet sophisticated atmosphere where our guests can enjoy their meals in an unhurried setting. Apart from the eclectic, regularly updated menu that lists a good number of Reuben’s favourites, specials of the day are scribbled on three large chalk boards against the wall.
Amandalla Farm, Robertson, 6705Friday to Monday 11h00 - 14h00
S 33 41.612 E 19 43.081
Saggy Stone started out as an idea of 2 brothers, Adrian and Phillip Robinson. Phillip had been to Australia on holiday and was impressed and inspired by the micro-brewery industry which he found nestled amongst the vineyards around Margaret River.Bringing the enthusiasm back from his holiday the 2 brothers started brewing test batches in a 20 litre cooler box on the weekends and that is how the first California Steam was born. Saggy Stone’s home is a fruit farm in the Breederiver Valley set against the Voetpadsberg mountains. To test out the market a pub was built on the farm - using river boulders and blue gum trees. It blends in beautifully with the farm and people who stop past on the weekends for lunch feel at home. The setting is ideal to enjoy pub style food as well as the handcrafted beers. The farm has a natural water supply from the mountains which is used for the production of the beer. Brewery visits are available on request.
The Marine Hotel, Marine Drive, Hermanus, 7200Lunch: 12h00 to 14h30 / Dinner: 19h00 to 21h30
S 34 25.245 E 19 14.350
The must-try-dish - off the incredible SeaFood menu - is the Rich Man's fish and chips, with tomato salsa, paired with a glass of white wine from the Walker Bay area. Delectable! Inspired by Mrs. McGrath's visit to the Harrods' seafood counter, SeaFood at The Marine is a must-try whether you're staying at The Marine or just visiting Hermanus. Offering diners a contemporary and relaxed environment, with an emphasis on fresh fish, SeaFood showcases a sustainable taste of the Walker Bay region. SeaFood's modern and inviting design and décor help create a setting that is warm, sophisticated, personalized and inviting. While the interesting open kitchen gives guests a close-up view of the activity in the kitchen, ensuring an unforgettably interactive experience. SeaFood at The Marine is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.
40 Church Street, Look Out Rocks, Plettenberg Bay, 660007h00 to 10h30 Lunch: 12h00 to 14h30 Afternoon Tea Menu: 11h00 to 17h00 Dinner: 18h30 to 21h3
S 34 03.228 W 23 22.659
From delicious breakfasts to lazy poolside lunches and unforgettable dinners, SeaFood at The Plettenberg offers a sophisticated dining experience not to be missed. SeaFood at The Plettenberg combines an array of elements to create an unsurpassed dining experience. The sand, beach and sea have been brought into the restaurant in the colours, mood and design. Unrivalled views of the breath-taking Formosa Bay are complimented by the décor, and together they create the perfect platform for the Sand cuisine. Here the chefs create modern South African fare that is seasonally influenced. The menu - designed by The Collection's award-winning Executive Chef Peter Tempelhoff and Head Chef Grant Parker - places great emphasis on fresh produce from local green-friendly suppliers, and this gives Seafood at The Plettenberg the unique ability to showcase a true taste of the bay.
Springfontein Wine Estate, Wortelgat Road Nr 8, Stanford, 7210Lunch Thurs - Sun 12h00 Dinner Tues - Sat 18h30
S 34 25 38.5 E 19 24 32.7
Unfamiliar with the word " locavore" ? Then visit Springfontein Eats where Jurgen and Susanne, managing restaurants in some of the world's top locations, have opened their restaurant. Fresh herbs, vegetables and fruits grown or foraged from the farm. Savour flavour - treats like sweet potato mousse with wood-sorrel foam, box of oxtail stuffed with mushrooms, berries and basil, and and and... Michelin starred in Germany since 1998.Huge winelist with SA wines, German Riesling and from Bordeaux.
Cellars - Hohenort, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, Cape Town, 7806Breakfast: 07h00 - 10h30 Lunch: 12h00 - 14h30 Afternoon Tea: 11h00 - 17h00 Sunday Afternoon Tea: 15h00 - 17h00 Dinner: 19h00 - 21h30
S 34 00.119 E 18 26.061
THE CONSERVATORY, situated adjacent to the historic Cellars-Hohenort cellar, offers diners unparalleled garden vistas from both the sun-drenched terrace and the indoor tables. Carefully constructed around a giant 300-year-old oak tree. Here head chef Delia Harbottle creates hotel classics alongside modern and seasonally influenced dishes. The Conservatory menu places a great emphasis on fresh produce from both The Cellars-Hohenort gardens and local green-friendly suppliers, and this gives it the unique ability to showcase a true taste of the Constantia Valley. Friendly service and an award-winning wine list ensure that The Conservatory offers guests and locals an exceptional everyday dining experience. P.S. Why not try The Conservatory's unrivalled Sunday Lunch? You'll have the opportunity to experience a selection of Mrs. McGrath's own tasty recipes
Cellars - Hohenort, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, Cape Town, 7806Dinner - Tues - Sat 19h00 - 21h30
S 34 00.119 E 18 26.061
THE GREENHOUSE expertly showcases the cuisine of Cape Town’s first Relais and Chateaux Grand Chef, Peter Tempelhoff and his talented team. Here, the tasting menus are inspired by the bountiful local produce and diverse cultures of South Africa. The cuisine playfully combines international techniques and styles with local ingredients and flavours, resulting in dishes that surprise and leave a lasting impression. The 3 tasting menus and à la carte menu, expertly paired with superb wines from the surrounding wine region, will impress even the most seasoned of diners. Limited seating, for just 45 people, ensures that each guest experiences the most intimate dining affair. This experience, coupled with the unforgettable cuisine, where guests find themselves lingering over every bite, creates a culinary story unique to The Greenhouse.
Knorhoek Wine Farm, Knorhoek Road, Stellenbosch, 760012h00 - 14h30 Lunch Only / Closed Mon and Tues Bookings essential!
33 53.603 18 51.571
On Sundays you can expect a delectable Country Feast - artisan breads, from organic stoneground flour or special spelt-flour breads. Pickled vegetable salads, home-made cured meats or something smoked. A wintery flavoursome soup or a smoked haddock soufflé.Slow roast Lamb, sticky Beef short-ribs, slow braised Pork cheeks, Chicken and wild-mushroom casserole, traditional Cassoulet, Aubergine bake, Truffle gratinated Cauliflower, Duck-fat roast potatoes, heirloom veggies, or something from the organic vegetable garden.Dark Valrhona Truffle tart with salted caramel, preserved quince’s and Tonka bean cream, or making use of their 100 year old fig tree’s harvest in their special Frangipani tartlet.Enjoy a seasonal monthly menu during the week.Their food philosophy is to use and serve as much free-range, organic and local ingredients as possible, and they are big supporters of nose-to-tail eating. They recycle everything, as part of their mission to reduce their carbon footprint.
100 Cradock Street, Graaff-Reinet, 6280Mon - Sun 19h00 - closing ( Bookings only )
S 32 15.922 E 24 31.5361
Gordon’s philosophy of knowing the origin of each key ingredient from every dish “from the veld to the fork” ensures the tenderest of venison and most succulent of Karoo lamb imaginable. He hunts all the venison personally and if you are lucky enough to find wild rainbow trout (lightly smoked with Rooibos tea) on the menu, you will know he has been fishing.His rather unusual, yet stunning, whiskey & honey infused Cape wild hare has quickly become one of the signature dishes in this elegant 16 seater restaurant. (Naturally, in true Karoo style, he hunts the hare himself.) He can literally tell you where, when and how he created each individual dish, from the Veld to your fork.
Sir Lowry's Pass Village Road, Somerset West, 7129Lunch Wed - Sun 12h00 - 14h00 Dinner Wed - Sat 19h00 - 21h00 Please note the restaurant and tasting lounge will be closed for their annual break as of 16 June 2014 and reopen on Wednesday, 16 July 2014.
Conservation-minded Waterkloof unlocks nature’s true potential with wines of great complexity and uncompromised quality, each embracing a strong core of elegance and integrity. The wines are shaped by an amphitheatre of bio-dynamic vineyards,with each cellar gem defined by a unique character and sense of place.Waterkloof Estate’s signature‘restaurant in the sky’ is gorgeously appointed in a 10 metre high glass promontory flowing from the slick tasting lounge and gravitational cellar, where contemporary classics marry elegant wines for an elevated food and wine experience. Here food is art,calling for unhurried appreciation and complemented by seamless service. Chef Grégory Czarnecki, draws inspiration from the restaurant’s spectacular setting, perched high on the slopes of the Schapenberg with an eagle’s view over False Bay.