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Restaurants in the Winelands & Cape Town

Featured below are some dining out options in Cape Town and the winelands. Unless stated to the contrary, all allow you to bring your own (BYO) wine - the corkage fee is indicated at the start of each entry. Should you wish to know about wheelchair access, please discuss with the relevant restaurant.

Bredasdorp

Black Oystercatcher Restaurant

Black Oystercatcher Restaurant

Moddervlei Farm, Bredasdorp

Opening times
Open Tue-Sun 11am-2.30pm; Mon - cheese platters available | Closed Good Fri, Dec 24/25 & during private functions | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Farm-style gourmet

’’At Black Oystercatcher Restaurant, we live by the season. We serve fresh produce that grows in our own garden as the seasons dictate.’’ As a result, the restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience in a country atmosphere. Fresh food, complementing Black Oystercatcher boutique wines, is prepared to order and enjoyed at leisure. The seasons also determine the mood: the refreshing sea breeze will cool you down in summer, and log fires keep you cosy in winter. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

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Children welcome | Visa & MasterCard accepted | Owner Dirk Human

Cape Town

Aubergine Restaurant

Aubergine Restaurant

39 Barnet Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Opening times
Lunch Wed-Fri 12pm-2pm in summer, dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm | Closed Sun & alternate Mon | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Classical cuisine with innovative twists & Asian influence

At this warmly sophisticated restaurant revolving around wine pairing, a 15,000-bottle cellar gives chef/patron Harald Bresselschmidt’s keen palate and culinary skills free rein to accent flavour, aroma and texture, whether preparing seafood, prime aged meat or produce from the restaurant’s own garden. Degustation menu taste teasers include abalone and spekboom sauté with squid ink arancini, fish fried in madumbi leaf or springbok loin, cured and air-dried with cassis jus.

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Outdoor terrace | Children 5+ welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner/chef Harald Bresselschmidt

Auslese Function Venue

Auslese Function Venue

115 Hope Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Opening times
Open for pre-booked functions only | Closed Sun | Booking advised

BYO by arrangement

Wines paired with sophisticated menus in classic yet innovative style

At this sister venue to elegant Aubergine, chef/patron Harald Bresselschmidt can tailor any occasion for you, from a private birthday party to a corporate event – or simply when you want the perfect pairing for your wine gems but don’t feel like cooking. Custom-designed for functions, whether cocktail events with canapés and tapas or sit-down wine-pairing dinners, Auslese also hosts regular music evenings and winemaker events.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner/chef Harald Bresselschmidt

Azure

Azure

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town

Opening times
Open daily for breakfast 7am-10.30am, lunch 12.30pm-3.30pm & dinner 6pm-10pm | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Contemporary South African cuisine with French & Asian influences

Azure is the nautical-themed cliffside restaurant at Cape Town’s Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, where mesmerising ocean views vie for attention with executive chef Christo Pretorius’ creations, some of them taken from internationally honoured owner Bea Tollman’s cookbook. Azure offers leisurely English breakfasts, à la carte lunches or dinners, special vegetarian and piscatorial tasting menus, and weekend buffet lunches on the Atlantic-facing terrace – the perfect spot for spectacular sunsets and cocktails. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owners Tollman family/Red Carnation Hotels | Executive chef Christo Pretorius

Burrata

Burrata

The Old Biscuit Mill, 373–375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town

Opening times
Open Mon dinner, Tue-Sat & some public holidays | Booking advised

Corkage R65 (1 bottle per table)

Contemporary Italian

Well known for authentic wood-fired, Neapolitan-style pizzas, and pastas which they make themselves, Burrata add unique flair to their Italian-inspired food, using fresh ingredients and creative combinations. From the cosy restaurant, watch as the chefs in the open-plan kitchen weave their magic, while browsing the exceptional winelist with its broad and varied selection of hidden gems and popular favourites.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owners Neil Grant & Barry Engelbrecht | Executive chef Annemarie Robertson

Jonkershuis Constantia

Jonkershuis Constantia

Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town

Opening times
Summer trading (Sept-Apr) Mon-Sat 9am-9pm & Sun 9am-5pm | Reduced winter trading hours | Breakfast daily 9am-11.30am | Booking essential

Corkage R50/750ml bottle

Cape Malay/global cuisine

Nestled in the historic core of Groot Constantia Estate, with sweeping views over the oldest wine-producing vineyards in SA and across the coastline of False Bay, Jonkershuis Constantia offers intimate fireside dining, and al fresco conviviality on the front lawns or in the covered courtyard. The menu reflects sustainability and a rich Cape Malay heritage.

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Children welcome | Function facilities | Major credit cards & Zapper accepted | Owners Chris Coetzee & Tammy Botbyl | Executive chef Stefan Marais

Savoy Cabbage Restaurant & Champagne Bar

Savoy Cabbage Restaurant & Champagne Bar

101 Hout Street, Cape Town

Opening times
Lunch Mon-Fri 12pm-2.30pm, dinner Mon-Sat 7pm-10.30pm | Closed Sun | Booking advised

Corkage R60

Contemporary cuisine

Well into its second decade and as popular as ever, this city-centre venue boasts a string of accolades and plaudits from international critics. Expect exposed brick and high ceilings, evergreen favourites as menu fixtures, and daily changing taste treats like Three Little Pigs with pan-fried loin, smoked fillet and sticky glazed belly; or house-smoked Norwegian salmon on buckwheat crêpe with grapefruit jelly and Keta caviar. Intelligent boutique winelist.

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Major credit cards accepted | Air-conditioned | Owner Caroline Bagley

Sotano

Sotano

121 Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town

Opening times
Open daily 7am-10.30pm | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Mediterranean, classic tapas

Mediterranean-inspired food stars at this vibey seaside eatery. Sip bubbly watching the sunset from the outside deck and nibble an array of tapas like lamb kebabs, halloumi and patatas bravas. Hearty mains feature signature paella; tempting lighter options include salads and flat breads with creative toppings. Try spicy Lebanese shakshouka for something different, and don’t miss yummy Eggs Benedict at brunch. The winelist is well curated.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Brendon Crew | Executive chef Russell Jalil

Elgin

South Hill

South Hill

South Hill Vineyards, 113 The Valley Road, Elgin

Opening times
Open Wed-Sun for breakfast 8.30am-11am & lunch 12pm-3pm | Open public holidays (except if they fall on a Mon or Tue) | Closed Mon & Tue, 25/26 December & 1 Jan | Winetasting Mon-Sun 9am-5pm | Booking advised

BYO allowed but not encouraged. Corkage R50/bottle

Contemporary, bistro, country-style cuisine

The Gallery Restaurant in South Hill’s gallery space offers breakfast and lunch from Wednesday to Sunday. The chef serves a bistro-style menu using locally sourced produce. The Gallery & Sculpture Garden showcases a variety of artworks including paintings, small- and large-scale sculptures, photographs, ceramics and mixed-medium works as well as conceptual work. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

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Children welcome | Visa & MasterCard accepted | Owners Kevin & Sandra King

The Pool Room at Oak Valley

The Pool Room at Oak Valley

Oak Valley Estate, R321, Oak Avenue, Elgin

Opening times
Breakfast Tue-Sun 9am-11am, lunch Tue-Sun 12pm-3pm, dinner Fri 6.30pm-10pm | Picnics available by pre-order 1 Nov-30 Apr | Closed 3-26 July 2017 (re-opening 27 July 2017) & 1 Jan | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

French/country cuisine

When visiting Oak Valley Estate in Elgin, relax on The Pool Room terrace relishing country-inspired cuisine, using ingredients sourced from the farm where possible. Feast on free-range beef, acorn-fed pork, charcuterie platters, naturally grown vegetables and freshly baked artisanal breads from the wood-burning oven. Wagyu beef, known for its intense marbling, is on offer from time to time, depending on availability.

More information
Children welcome | Wheelchair-friendly | Major credit cards accepted (no Amex) | No pets | Owner AG Rawbone-Viljoen

Franschhoek

Haute Cabrière Restaurant & Terrace

Haute Cabrière Restaurant & Terrace

Haute Cabrière, Franschhoek Pass (R45), Franschhoek

Opening times
Oct-Apr: open Tue-Sat lunch, dinner & snacks throughout the day, Sun & Mon lunch; May-Sep: Tue-Sat lunch & snacks throughout the day; Fri & Sat dinner & Sun lunch | Closed Mon, 25/26 Dec & 1 Jan | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Contemporary South African cuisine

Haute Cabrière Restaurant & Terrace, with its cathedral-like arches and extraordinary views, offers an experience not to be missed. The menu revolves around seasonal availability of produce, mostly sourced locally or even grown organically onsite. A selection of full- and half-portions, and smaller bites from the terrace menu, encourage guests to sample a variety of enticing pairings. All are designed to complement the Haute Cabrière wines and Pierre Jourdan sparklings, served by the glass or bottle.

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Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Clos Cabrière (Pty) Ltd

Orangerie @ Le Lude

Orangerie @ Le Lude

Le Lude Méthode Cap Classique, Bowling Green Avenue (Lamprechts Road), Franschhoek

Opening times
Open daily for tastings & canapés | Tue-Sun lunch & high tea | Booking advised

Corkage R45

Contemporary cuisine

Brand-new Orangerie @ Le Lude is a grape throw away from the iconic Huguenot Monument. The interior is spacious and light, with a French flair, while outdoors there is a gorgeous terrace with a magnificent view of the Franschhoek mountains. Fresh herbs and vegetables from the kitchen garden are transformed into dishes that reflect the seasonal abundance. Enjoy a lazy lunch or high tea, or try the carefully paired canapés with Le Lude méthode cap classique sparklings or Le Mesnil champagne. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

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Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owners Nic & Ferda Barrow | Chef Nicolene Barrow

The Franschhoek Cellar Restaurant

The Franschhoek Cellar Restaurant

The Franschhoek Cellar, R45/Franschhoek Main Rd, Franschhoek

Opening times
Open Mon-Thu 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm & Sun 10am-5pm | Open public holidays | Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday & 25 Dec | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Bistro cuisine

The kitchen opens at 11am and serves light snacks, lunches and cakes throughout the day. Expect hearty and delicious artisanal food using home-grown ingredients and fresh produce from local markets and suppliers in Franschhoek Valley. Chef Jerry Kennedy garners inspiration from the natural goodness of farm life, and expertly combines modern and traditional techniques to produce a menu that is as exciting as it is wholesome. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | VISA & MasterCard accepted | Chef Jerry Kennedy

The Restaurant at La Petite Ferme

The Restaurant at La Petite Ferme

Pass Road, Franschhoek

Opening times
Open daily 12pm-3.30pm, dinners in season 5pm-9.30pm, winter 6.30pm-9pm (Fri & Sat) | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Rustic contemporary

The Restaurant at La Petite Ferme Guest House & Boutique Winery offers a culinary experience like no other. In Neethling du Toit and Tanya Rousseau you will find two exceptionally talented, energetic and focused chefs, sourcing the best and freshest Franschhoek ingredients, and delivering a combination of international methods and flavours in a unique contemporary-rustic style. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

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Top 100 & Top 10 Restaurant - Condé Nast, Best Value Restaurant | Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted

Tuk Tuk Microbrewery

Tuk Tuk Microbrewery

14 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek

Opening times
Open Wed-Mon 11am-10pm | Closed Tue | No reservations

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Mexican

The first and only microbrewery in Franschhoek’s town centre, Leeu Collection’s intimate and authentic Tuk Tuk offers the highest level of quality and variety. Sit indoors and watch fine beer being handcrafted in a German-designed industrial-chic facility, or relax outdoors on the bustling village main street. Tuk Tuk’s “taqueria” offers fresh and authentic Mexican food (think nachos, ceviche and tacos) by Oliver Cattermole, executive chef of sister venues Leeu Estates and Leeu House. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Leeu Collection | Executive chef Oliver Cattermole

Hout Bay

Pure Restaurant

Pure Restaurant

Hout Bay Manor, Baviaanskloof Road, off Main Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town

Opening times
Open daily for breakfast 6.30am-11am, lunch 12pm-5pm & dinner 6.30pm-9.30pm | Closed 23 Jun to 3 Aug | Booking advised

Corkage R95 (wine), R105 (champagne)

Continental cuisine

At the heart of Hout Bay Manor in the picturesque fishing village of Hout Bay is Pure, a rustic family restaurant where head chef Ricardo Watson offers flavourful dishes made from only the freshest ingredients sourced locally. In addition to his bestselling burgers and steaks, he offers daily venison and seafood specials, with wine-and-dine evenings taking place once a month throughout the year. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Susan Struengmann | Head chef Ricardo Watson

Kuils River

Cattle Baron Grill Room at Saxenburg

Cattle Baron Grill Room at Saxenburg

Saxenburg Wine Estate, Polkadraai Rd, Kuils River

Opening times
Open Mon-Fri 12pm-10pm; Sat & Sun 11am-10pm | Open public holidays 11am-10pm | Closed 1 Jan | Booking advised

BYO allowed

Bistro

Set in the beautiful surrounds of historic Saxenburg Estate, Cattle Baron Grill Room offers an enticing menu. The contemporary ambience is designed to appeal to family diners, business executives and even romantics seeking an intimate table for two. An excellent selection of Saxenburg’s own wines is on offer, along with an array of other beverages. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town

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Children welcome | Weddings, corporate functions & parties catered for | Major credit cards accepted | Owner John-Paul Deacon

Zevenwacht Restaurant

Zevenwacht Restaurant

Zevenwacht Wine Estate, Langverwacht Rd, Kuils River, Cape Town | S 33° 55’ 47” E 018° 43’ 43”

Opening times
Breakfast Mon-Fri 7am-10am, Sat/Sun & public holidays 8am-11am, lunch 12pm-3pm & dinner 6pm-10pm daily | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Contemporary country cuisine

Decorated with finesse and charm, Zevenwacht Restaurant is located within a turn-of-the-19th century Cape Dutch manor house with views of a tranquil lake and park-like gardens. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, the restaurant offers contemporary country cuisine, perfectly prepared, as well as a range of picnic baskets (including a braai basket) served on tree-shaded lawns sloping down to the lake. See Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Executive chef Henna Von Wielligh

Paarl

Bosman’s Restaurant

Bosman’s Restaurant

Plantasie Street, Paarl

Opening times
Open daily for breakfast 7am-10.30am, lunch 12pm-2pm, high tea 3pm-5pm (pre-booking only) & dinner 7pm-9.30pm | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Global cuisine

Take your taste buds on a journey of culinary delight at Bosman’s, an award-winning restaurant at the Grande Roche Hotel. Here acclaimed Michelin-trained executive head chef Roland Gorgosilich infuses classic cuisine with imagination and innovation. His inspired menus and the freshest of ingredients are the hallmark of this restaurant. Dine on the terrace and enjoy the views that make the setting of this hotel so spectacular. See also Grande Roche Hotel on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | All major credit cards accepted

Philadelphia

Mariella’s Restaurant

Mariella’s Restaurant

Capaia Wine Estate, Botterberg Road, Philadelphia, Cape Town

Opening times
Open Tue & Thu 11am-3pm, Wed, Fri & Sat 11am-10pm & Sun 11am-5pm | Open public holidays | Closed on Mon | Booking advised

BYO allowed. Corkage fee R40

Fine dining

Situated on Capaia Wine Estate just outside Philadelphia, 30 minutes from Cape Town, this restaurant is named after the owners’ daughter and headed up by executive chef Mark Hartlief, whose dishes incorporate tastes from East and West (though desserts are true French indulgence!). While grown-ups relax on the deck, overlooking the rolling hills of the Swartland, children can play on the lawn and jungle gym.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Executive chef Mark Hartlief

Riebeek-Kasteel

The Royal Restaurant

The Royal Restaurant

33 Main Street, Riebeek-Kasteel

Opening times
Open daily 7.30am-9.30pm | Booking advised

Corkage R50 (wine), R75 (sparkling)

Modern South African cuisine

”More than anything, food should satisfy.” Set in the oldest hotel in the Cape, The Royal Restaurant uses the latest techniques and best produce yet remains faithful to its rich heritage and diverse influences. Enjoy lunch or dinner imbued with the flavours of the Swartland and paired with some of the best wines from the region and beyond. Or stroll down memory lane with a world-famous gin & tonic from the 150-year-old bar. Life doesn’t get much better. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards & EFT accepted

Robertson

Nuy On The Hill

Nuy On The Hill

Nuy Winery, R60 between Worcester & Robertson, 6858 Nuy, Western Cape

Opening times
Open daily 9am-5pm | Closed Good Friday, 25 Dec & 1 Jan | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Al fresco style

Overlooking mountains and vines, Nuy On The Hill offers al fresco style dining with jaw-dropping views. The menu ranges from pizzas, burgers and gourmet milkshakes to perennial favourites like roosterkoek and gemmerbier (griddle bread and ginger beer). A traditional cake table is available daily and, on request, a chef’s table with Nuy Winery’s top wines. Other child- and wheelchair-friendly amenities include craft beer, winetasting and artisan chocolate pairing.

More information
Functions & weddings catered for | Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted (no Amex) | Wheelchair friendly | Playground | Deli | Owners Danette Thompson & Wilna van der Westhuizen | Executive chef Wilna van der Westhuizen

Somerset West

The Restaurant at Waterkloof

The Restaurant at Waterkloof

Waterkloof Estate, Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road, Somerset West

Opening times
Open daily Mon-Sat 12pm-2pm & 7pm-9pm & Sun 12pm-2pm | Closed Mon & Tue in winter | Closed mid-Jun to mid-July, 25 Dec & 1 Jan | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Classic French cuisine with a modern twist

Waterkloof Estate’s signature “restaurant in the sky”, perched high on the slopes of the Schapenberg with an eagle’s view of False Bay, is stylishly appointed in a 10m-high glass promontory flowing from a slick tasting lounge and gravitational cellar. Here food is art, with Eat Out Top Ten Chef Grégory Czarnecki giving sophisticated contemporary classics a whimsical edge in an eco-conscious way. The restaurant’s open-plan kitchen echoes the Waterkloof winemaking philosophy of honesty and transparency.

More information
Major credit cards accepted | Owner Paul Boutinot | Executive chef Grégory Czarnecki

Vergelegen

Vergelegen

Vergelegen Wine Estate, Lourensford Road, Somerset West

Opening times
Camphors at Vergelegen (à la carte/contemporary/global) lunch Wed-Sun 12pm-3pm, dinner Fri & Sat 6.30pm-9pm; Stables at Vergelegen (bistro) open Mon-Sun for breakfast 9.30am-11.30am, lunch 11.30am-3.30pm, tea/coffee & cakes 9.30am-4pm; Picnic at Vergelegen (luxury/elegant picnic) pre-booked baskets Nov-Apr 12.15pm-1.30pm | Estate closed Good Fri, 1 May & 25 Dec | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

A la carte/contemporary/global (Camphors at Vergelegen), Bistro (Stables at Vergelegen)

, luxury picnic (Picnic at Vergelegen)

Experience the world of Vergelegen first-hand – from spectacular gardens to arts and culture, historic homestead and ancient camphor trees, winetasting and cellar tours, and restaurants to suit all tastes. The Camphors at Vergelegen signature restaurant, Stables at Vergelegen bistro restaurant and the seasonal luxury Picnic at Vergelegen are only a few of many enjoyable activities at Vergelegen.

More information
Picnic & Stables specifically child-friendly | Major credit cards accepted | Owners Anglo American plc

Stellenbosch

Delaire Graff Restaurant

Delaire Graff Restaurant

Delaire Graff Estate, R310 Helshoogte Pass, Banhoek Valley, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open daily (times change according to the season) | Booking advised

Corkage fee (limit of 4 bottles per party)

Bistro-chic cuisine

Offering an expression of the seasons, Delaire Graff Restaurant is where favourite bistro classics are served with the finest South African touches, following chef Michael Deg’s philosophy that the best food begins with the finest local ingredients. Enjoy dishes including the best-selling braised Karoo lamb neck or coconut namelaka dessert on the terrace with vineyard and Simonsberg Mountain views, or in the artfully designed interiors.

More information
Children welcome during lunch only | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Laurence Graff | Head chef Michael Deg

EIGHT

EIGHT

Spier Wine Farm, R310, Baden Powell Rd, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Tue-Sun 12pm-4pm | Closed for dinner in winter | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Farm-to-table South African fare

Eight is Spier’s farm-to-table eating experience. Like its name, the restaurant is an expression of balance, cycles, harmony, infinity and abundance. The produce used at Eight is either grown on the farm or sourced from nearby farmers. Natural and organic ingredients are preferred and combined to create nourishing, healthy and delicious food. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted

Flavours Restaurant

Flavours Restaurant

The Devon Valley Hotel, Devon Valley Road, Devon Valley, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open daily 7am-10.30pm | Booking advised

Corkage R35

Contemporary Cape cuisine

Flavours Restaurant at the Devon Valley Hotel offers an elegant dining experience in a picturesque setting. With breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the restaurant’s focus is on contemporary Cape cuisine: classic dishes with bold flavours and fresh, clean tastes, perfectly paired with wines from an award-winning list. Flavour always comes first, with a gentle and homely ambience adding understated elegance to any special occasion. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

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Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Executive chef Markus Schwemberger | Owner HS&V Hospitality

Guardian Peak Winery & Grill

Guardian Peak Winery & Grill

Guardian Peak Wines, Annandale Road, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Mon-Sun 12pm-3.30pm & Wed-Sat 6pm-10pm | Closed Good Friday & 25 Dec | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Grill house

For a true Stellenbosch winelands experience, relax at tables on a wide veranda with vineyard vistas. Wine-inspired lunches and dinners match hearty, wholesome dishes (including tasty vegetarian options), but focus is on prime-quality steak and venison: choices from the grill include fillet, rump and rib-eye, with tempting sauces. Treat yourself to a “portfolio tasting” with wines from Guardian Peak’s greater portfolio, sold under separate brands.

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Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Jean Engelbrecht | Executive chef Steffan Boshoff

Indochine Restaurant

Indochine Restaurant

Delaire Graff Estate, R310 Helshoogte Pass, Banhoek Valley, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open daily for lunch 12pm-2.30pm & dinner 6.30pm-9pm | Booking advised

Corkage fee (limit of 4 bottles per party)

Asian-influenced cuisine

Delaire Graff Estate’s Asian-influenced restaurant, Indochine, is an intimate and evocative food theatre, designed to provide an all-senses dining experience. From the best-selling Vietnamese duck to the seafood geng-gati curry, each of chef Virgil Kahn’s dishes are synonymous with vitality, wellness and healthy living. Beneath the Swallows in Flight art installation, the blue and copper palette is calming, and there are views stretching to Table Mountain.

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Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Laurence Graff | Head chef Virgil Kahn

Helena’s Restaurant

Helena’s Restaurant

Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa, 33 Church Street, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Mon-Sat 7am-10.30am/12pm-2.30pm/7pm-10pm, Sun & public holidays 8am-10.30am/12pm-2.30pm/7pm-10pm | Booking advised

Corkage R60

Contemporary/European/heritage

Helena's Restaurant at Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa in Stellenbosch's historic town centre serves heritage food with finesse and subtle twists in the detail, thereby turning the familiar into the spectacular. The menu reflects the bounty of the Boland region, with specific emphasis on freshness and provenance – the "from where" and "by whom" of locally sourced, often artisanal ingredients. Indoor and outdoor seating. Complimentary Wi-Fi. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

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Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Wi-Fi

Jordan Restaurant

Jordan Restaurant

Stellenbosch Kloof Rd, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open for lunch Mon-Sun 12pm-2pm & dinner Thu, Fri & Sat 6.30pm-8pm (Nov-Apr) | Closed Mon & Sat dinner (May-Oct) | Open public holidays | Booking advised

BYO allowed if not on wine list (corkage R50, 1 bottle/table)

Continental cuisine

Jordan Restaurant has been open for 7 years and continues to serve modern continental food in a relaxed outdoor setting. The menu changes daily according to the best seasonal produce available, but some perennial favourites include steamed Saldanha Bay mussels, and honey and poppyseed soufflé. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

More information
No under 12s at dinner | Major credit cards accepted | Owners George & Louise Jardine | Chef George Jardine

Lanzerac Wine Estate - Dining

Lanzerac Wine Estate - Dining

Lanzerac Hotel & Spa, No.1 Lanzerac Road, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open daily from 7am-midnight | Booking advised

Corkage R45

French contemporary cuisine

The Governors Hall, the main à la carte restaurant at Lanzerac Hotel & Spa, opens its impressive wood-panelled doors daily to welcome guests to a gastronomic explosion of international and local cuisine, served with the estate’s own award-winning wines. Generous buffet-style breakfasts and appetising lunches are also served daily, with al fresco meals offered at the Terrace Restaurant overlooking the historic manor house, and at the Lanzerac Deli. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

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Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Executive chef Stephen Fraser

Rust en Vrede Restaurant

Rust en Vrede Restaurant

Rust en Vrede Wine Estate, Annandale Road (off R44), Stellenbosch

Opening times
Mon-Sat winemakers lunch 12pm-3pm, Tue-Sat dinner 6pm till late | Closed Sun, Good Fri & 25 Dec | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Fine dining, contemporary take on the classics

Dine in sought-after style in the wine estate’s historic cellar, where decor and a see-it-all open-plan kitchen, plus the finest glasses and custom-designed tableware enhance creative four- and six-course gourmet menus. Executive chef John Shuttleworth brings original touches to a range of perfectly plated dishes, while sommelier Barry Scholfield adds his expertise to the innovative wine-matching experience; not all of the wines are South African.

More information
Major credit cards accepted | Owner Jean Engelbrecht | Executive chef John Shuttleworth

The Restaurant @ Clos Malverne

The Restaurant @ Clos Malverne

Devon Valley Rd, Devon Valley, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Tue-Sun 12pm-5pm (kitchen closes at 3pm) | Closed Mon, 25 Dec & Good Friday | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Global cuisine

Since opening in 2009, this popular winelands destination has acquired a devoted following for chef Nadia Louw Smith’s fresh, seasonal and contemporary “world-inspired” cuisine, which is best enjoyed on the wraparound balcony, overlooking Clos Malverne’s prized vineyards. “We have all the right ingredients, including award-winning wines, a diverse menu and priceless views, to help you get your groove back for the week that lies ahead.”

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owners Seymour & Sophia Pritchard | Executive chef Nadia Louw Smith

Stellenbosch Kitchen

Stellenbosch Kitchen

Stellenbosch Hotel, cnr Dorp & Andringa Str, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Mon-Fri 7am-10pm, Sat & Sun 7.30am-10pm, public holidays 7am-10pm | Booking advised

Corkage R50

Contemporary/European/heritage/international

Stellenbosch Kitchen's food is inspired by the world's classics. A preference for locally sourced produce ensures that only the freshest seasonal ingredients reach your plate. A superb range of competitively priced boutique wines and dishes with complementary flavours leave you anticipating what the team is cooking up next! Centrally located in a tastefully restored National Monument building, with complimentary Wi-Fi, Stellenbosch Kitchen offers "scrumptious, beautiful meals with fantastic service", according to TripAdvisor. See also The Stellenbosch Hotel on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

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Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Wi-Fi

Tokara Restaurant

Tokara Restaurant

Tokara Farm, Helshoogte Rd, R310, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Tue-Sat for lunch & dinner, Sun lunch | Open public holidays | Closed Sun evenings & Mon | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

South African modern cuisine

Tokara Restaurant, atop Helshoogte Pass outside Stellenbosch, offers seasonal terroir-focused contemporary cuisine, award-winning wines and dramatic views over Stellenbosch and False Bay. The restaurant interior underwent a refresh in 2015 and a fire pit was added to the kitchen. Chef Richard Carstens has launched a further iteration of his celebration of local sustainable cuisine in line with these changes.

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Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted (no Amex) | Owners Wilhelm Kühn, Johan Terblanche, Jaap-Henk Koelewijn | Executive chef Richard Carstens

Warwick Wine Estate Gourmet Picnics

Warwick Wine Estate Gourmet Picnics

Warwick Wine Estate, R44 between Stellenbosch & Paarl

Opening times
Open Mon-Fri 12pm-4pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun & pub hols 12pm-4pm | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Gourmet picnics

Warwick has a well-deserved reputation for its gourmet picnics. Executive chef Shaun Dampies combines the highest-quality ingredients from locally sourced artisan suppliers. The delicious picnics are perfect for that special occasion or just a lazy day out in wine country. Gourmands rave about the picnics and keep coming back – you will too. For families, there are delicious children’s picnics designed by parents who “get it”.

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Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owners Mike & Norma Ratcliffe | Executive chef Shaun Dampies

Tulbagh

Readers Restaurant

Readers Restaurant

12 Church Street, Tulbagh

Opening times
Open Wed-Mon 9am-10pm | Closed Tue | Booking advised

Corkage R25

Global contemporary, fusion of flavours

Built in 1754, the oldest house in Tulbagh’s historic Church Street was revitalised in 1997 as this charming restaurant under Silwood-trained chef Carol Collins. Since then she has maintained her excellent reputation for “home-cooked meals with a difference”, from game steak served with gooseberry and Amarula sauce to homemade ice cream in unusual flavours. The menu changes daily depending on the availability of fresh produce. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

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Children welcome | Major credit cards & SnapScan accepted (no Amex) | Owner Carol Collins

Worcester

Overhex Winery & Bistro

Overhex Winery & Bistro

R60 outside Worcester

Opening times
Open daily 10am-4pm | Bistro closed Mon & Tue

Corkage R50

Bistro/café cuisine

Since Overhex Bistro first opened its doors in 2012, constant upgrading and renovations have ensured that it remains as modern as it is cosy, as trendy as it is welcoming. Fabulous open space for children to play, with jumping castle and slippery slide. The latest addition to the dynamic wine portfolio is the Survivor range – do make sure you try these amazing wines on your next visit.

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Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner G van der Wath

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