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

Moddervlei Farm, Bredasdorp • Farm-style gourmet • Open Tue–Sun 11–2.30; Mon serving cheese platters only • Closed Good Fri, Dec 24/25 and on private functions • Booking essential • Children welcome • Visa & MasterCard accepted • No BYO • Owner Dirk Human • Executive chef Nicole Concer • venue@blackoystercatcher.co.zawww.blackoystercatcher.co.za • S 34° 37’ 58.0" E 019° 49’ 39.9" • T +27 (0)28-482-1618 • F +27 (0)28-666-7954

At the 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, we offer a relaxed dining experience in a country atmosphere. Here fresh food, complementing our boutique wines, is prepared to order and enjoyed at leisure. The seasons also determine the mood at Black Oystercatcher Restaurant: the refreshing sea breeze will cool you down in summer, or enjoy our cozy log fires in the winter months.(See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.)

Camps Bay

Azure Restaurant

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town • South African with a French influence • Open daily for breakfast 710.30, lunch 12.302.30 & dinner 6.3010.30 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owners The Tollman family • Executive chef Christo Pretorius • reservations1@12apostleshotel.co.zawww.12apostleshotel.com • S 33° 8’ 59.37” E 018° 21’ 31.43” • T +27 (0)21-437-9000 • F +27 (0)21-437-9055

Nestled beneath the blue Cape sky, the deep blue Atlantic Ocean and the majestic Twelve Apostles Mountain Range, you will find the award-winning gastronomic destination of Azure Restaurant. Executive chef Christo Pretorius' focus is on seasonal, fresh produce cooked in classic French style with modern flair. Fresh, sustainably caught seafood is a favourite, as is the twice-baked Beas Cheesecake. Our lengthy winelist has won a Diners Club Winelist Award for its excellent selection of local and international wines, which includes a private selection of aged wines from our vinoteque for your enjoyment. Sommelier Gregory Mutambe is on hand to offer advice on pairing the perfect bottle or glass with your meal. (See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.)

Cape Town

Savoy Cabbage Restaurant & Champagne Bar

101 Hout Street, Cape Town • Contemporary cuisine • Lunch Mon–Fri 12–2.30, dinner Mon–Sat 7–10.30 • Closed Sun • Booking essential • Major credit cards accepted • Air-conditioned • Corkage R45 • Owner Caroline Bagley • savoycab@iafrica.comwww.savoycabbage.co.za • S 33° 55’ 12.31” E 018° 25’ 05.45” • T +27 (0)21-424-2626 • F +27 (0)21-424-3366

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.

Durbanville

Ke-Monate Wine Bar & Bistro

Hooggelegen Farm, Vissershok Road, Durbanville • Bistro/tapas • Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner Tue–Sat 9am till late; Sun & public holidays 9am–4pm • Closed Mon • Booking advised • Children welcome • Conference & function venues • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R50 • Owners MJ & Estani de Wit • info@ke-monate.co.zawww.ke-monate.co.za • S 33° 49’ 13.26” E 018° 36’ 40.32” • T +27 (0)21-976-7343 • F +27 (0)86-611-8747

The view from Hooggelegen Farm, one of the oldest family-owned wine farms in Durbanville, is panoramic; the tasty bistro fare pairs happily with the farm’s popular Signal Gun wines, or boutique labels from the Durbanville Wine Valley. Consult the blackboard menu for best-sellers from tapas to pizzas, or go with live music and theme evenings: pasta on Wednesdays and Mexican on Thursdays and Fridays.

Franschhoek

Fyndraai Restaurant

Solms-Delta Wine Estate, Delta Road, off R45, Franschhoek • Traditional Cape cuisine • Open daily 9–5 • Closed Dec 25 & Jan 1 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owners Solms Family Trust, Astor Family Trust & The Wijn de Caab Workers Trust • Executive chef Shaun Schoeman • restaurant@solms-delta.co.zawww.solms-delta.co.za • S 33° 52’ 23.8” E 018° 59’ 21.3” • T +27 (0)21-874-3937 ext 115 • F +27 (0)21-874-1852

Culinary heritage meets modern innovation. The herb-rich menu pays tribute to the diverse cultures that contributed to South African cuisine, from ingredients used aeons ago by the valley’s indigenous Khoe inhabitants to the influence of the "Cape Malay" slaves and contemporary Afrikaner boerekos. Enjoy a brandewyn and wildeknoffel béarnaise with wildekruie-coated steak, or for an overview, order the tasty tapas platter. Winner: Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism — Innovative Wine Tourism Experience 2012.

Haute Cabrière Restaurant

Franschhoek Pass (R45/Lambrecht Road), Franschhoek • Contemporary South African • Lunch Tue–Sun; dinner Tue–Sat (Oct–Apr) & Fri–Sat (May–Sep); Delicious Little Things terrace menu Tue–Sat • Closed Mon • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner Clos Cabrière Pty Ltd • Executive chef Ryan Shell • restaurant@cabriere.co.zawww.cabriere.co.za • S 33° 54’ 51.63" E 019° 8’ 7.90" • T +27 (0)21-876-3688

Nestled into the side of the mountain, Franschhoek’s iconic Haute Cabrière Restaurant is renowned for its unique location. Soaring arches frame the picture perfect view over the cathedral-like Pinot Noir Barrel Maturation Cellar below (where a superlative wine tasting experience beckons). On sunny days, guests can enjoy the beautiful vistas over the magnificent Franschhoek Valley from the terrace whilst on cool days a roaring fire beckons. Chef Ryan Shell’s menu revolves around seasonal availability of produce, which is mostly sourced locally or even grown organically on the estate. A selection of full and half portions, as well as a variety of smaller bites from the Delicious Little Things menu (served in the afternoons) encourage guests to relax and sample a variety of enticing pairings. A choice of tasting menus – including a comprehensive vegetarian menu – offers a wonderful journey through Haute Cabrière’s wine and food offering. The flavours and textures on the plate are specifically designed to complement Haute Cabrière's wines and Pierre Jourdan cap classiques - all of them served by the glass or bottle. Bringing all of these elements together, Haute Cabrière offers the complete marriage of food and wine.

The Restaurant at Grande Provence

Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Main Road, Franschhoek • Fine dining French cuisine with Asian influence • Lunch 12–3 daily; dinner 7–9 daily in summer, Mon–Sat/pub hols in winter • Closed 15 Jul–5 Aug • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner Alex van Heeren • Executive chef Darren Badenhorst • reservations@grandeprovence.co.zawww.grandeprovence.co.za • S 33° 53’ 57.6" E 19° 06’ 10.5" • T +27 (0)21-876-8600 • F +27 (0)21-876-8601

Past elegance fuses with contemporary chic in this sophisticated, girder-exposed restaurant where innovative cuisine hits all the high notes. Menus, flavoured with global influences, change weekly to highlight fresh local produce. Treat your taste buds to specialities like butter-poached lobster tail in cream of coral bisque, with barrel smoke dome, or buchu and balsamic braised lamb neck, tomato ragoût, pistachio butter and sage pommes croquette. American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award 2011–2013. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

Hermanus

B’s Steakhouse

No 5 Hemel & Aarde Village, Hermanus • Steakhouse • Open daily from 18:30 till late • Closed Mon out of season • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R40 • Chef/patron Bruce Henderson • bssteakhouse@absamail.co.zawww.dining-out.co.za • S 34° 24’ 64.1" E 019° 11’ 87.5" • T +27 (0)28-316-3625

We are proud to be one of the original restaurants in Hermanus, having been owned and operated by us for 18 years and providing the finest matured South African steaks for locals and international visitors!

Paarl

Restaurant @ Glen Carlou

Glen Carlou, Simondium Road, Klapmuts • Contemporary cuisine with French & African influences, paired with Glen Carlou wines • Open daily 11–3 • Closed Good Fri & Dec 25 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • BYO by arrangement, corkage R50 • Weddings & events welcomed • Contemporary art on display • Wine tasting daily • Six-course canapé-and-wine tasting by appointment • Owner Hess Family Wine Estates • Executive chef Johan Stander • restaurant@glencarlou.co.zawww.glencarlou.co.za • S 33° 48’ 44.85” E 018° 54’ 12.88” • T +27 (0)21-875-5528 • F +27 (0)21-875-5314

Family-friendly venue geared for lazy Sunday lunches and business meetings, with spectacular view from sunlit veranda or from behind glass in winter, the stylish interior cosily lit and fire warmed. Seasonal menus — with palate tempters from spicy lamb croquettes, apricot salsa and pineapple yoghurt to vegetarian options — support SASSI. All wines are offered by the glass: best-selling crème brûlée sings with Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc. Klink Wine Tourism Awards Top 5 Best Bistro on a Wine Farm.

Somerset West

The Restaurant at Waterkloof

Waterkloof Estate, Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road (M19), Somerset West • Contemporary classic, with a French twist • Lunch daily in summer & Wed–Sun in winter; Dinner Mon–Sat in summer & Wed–Sat in winter • Closed for annual winter break (1 month) between June & July; Mon/Tue (May–Oct) • Booking advised • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner Paul Boutinot • Executive chef Grégory Czarnecki • chef@waterkloofwines.co.zawww.waterkloofwines.co.zaS 34° 5’ 55.4” E 018° 53’ 22.8” • T +27 (0)21-858-1491 • F +27 (0)21-858-1293

A modern space featuring spectacular vistas, Waterkloof Wine Estate’s signature restaurant is literally taking quality winelands dining to new heights. Gorgeously appointed, within a dramatic glass promontory, the restaurant is a natural extension of the chic wine tasting lounge and gravitational cellar. Within its walls, French chef Grégory Czarnecki satisfies the appetite with contemporary classics, complemented by the estate’s elegant wines.

Stellenbosch

Flavours Restaurant at The Devon Valley Hotel

Devon Valley Road, Devon Valley, Stellenbosch • Contemporary Cape cuisine • Open daily 6.30am–11pm • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R35 — BYO not encouraged • Owner Louis Group Hotels, Spa’s & Vineyards • Executive chef Markus Schwemberger • flavours@devonvalleyhotel.comwww.devonvalleyhotel.com • S 33° 54' 12.64" E 018° 48' 53.03" • T +27 (0)21-865-2012 • F +27 (0)21-865-2610

Flavour comes first, followed by a picturesque setting. Contemporary Cape cuisine, served in a gentle understated ambience, focuses on bold flavours and fresh, clean tastes. Lunch offers light items as well as daily specials (try home-made ice-cream), while dinner best-seller is herb-crusted rack of Karoo lamb with potato rösti and pinotage jus. Pair dishes with the award-winning winelist to make any meal a special occasion. Diners Club Wine List of the Year Diamond Award 2012 (their fourth consecutive annual Diamond Award). See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

Guardian Peak Winery & Grill

Annandale Road, Stellenbosch • Bistro with a focus on prime quality steak • Lunch Mon–Sun 12–3.30, dinner Wed–Sat 6.30–10, wine tasting Mon–Sat 9–5 & Sun 11–5 • Closed Good Fri & Dec 25 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner Jean Engelbrecht • Executive chef Steffan Boshoff • info@guardianpeak.comwww.guardianpeak.com • S 34° 0’ 40.19” E 018° 50’ 31.99” • T +27 (0)21-881-3899 • F +27 (0)21-881-3388

For a hospitable 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.

Lanzerac Wine Estate

1 Lanzerac Road, Stellenbosch • European-influenced classics with an African twist • Dinner parties, corporate functions, tastings or special events • 2 restaurants • Open daily 7am–11pm (last order taken at 10pm) • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R45 • GM Hans Steyn • Executive chef Stephen Fraser • info@lanzerac.co.zawww.lanzerac.co.za • S 33° 56’ 14.7" E 018° 53’ 35.5" • T +27 (0)21-887-1132 • F +27 (0)21-887-2310

Dine in elegance, in a stately ambience hung with portraits of past governors. The Governors Hall, the hotel’s main à la carte restaurant, opens its impressive wood-panelled doors daily to welcome guests to a gastronomic explosion of international and local cuisine, served with carefully selected, award-winning wines. Generous buffet-style breakfast and appetising lunches are also served daily, with al fresco meals offered at the Terrace Restaurant. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

Rust en Vrede Restaurant

Rust en Vrede Wine Estate, Annandale Road (off R44), Stellenbosch • Fine dining, contemporary take on the classics • Dinner Tue–Sat from 7pm to close • Closed Sun/Mon & Dec 25 • Booking advised • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner Jean Engelbrecht • Executive chef John Shuttleworth • dining@rustenvrede.com www.rustenvrede.com • S 33° 59’ 54” E 018° 51’ 22.5” • T +27 (0)21-881-3757 • F +27 (0)21-881-3000

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 internationally acclaimed sommelier Joakim Hansi Blackadder adds his expertise to the innovative wine-matching experience; not all of the wines South African. San Pellegrino Top 100 in the world 2009-2011, 2013; Eat Out Best Service Awards 2009-2011, 2013; 3 stars in Rossouw’s Restaurants 2009-2013.

The Big Easy Restaurant & Wine Bar

95 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch • Up-market and contemporary • Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner Mon–Fri 7.30am–10pm, Sat/Sun/pub hols 8.30am–10pm • Retail store open daily from 9–5 (for proprietor’s wines at cellar door prices) • Closed Dec 25 • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owners Jean Engelbrecht, Ernie Els, Johann Rupert, Paul Harris & Giuseppe Cuicci • info@thebigeasy.co.zahttp://www.thebigeasyrestaurant.co.za • S 33° 56’ 21.67” E 018° 51’ 28.52”• T +27 (0)21-887-3462 • F +27 (0)21-887-3470

Relax and enjoy hearty meals in a laid-back ambience rich in history. Setting is a gracious Cape Dutch manor house with interleading rooms; service is friendly and efficient, and constantly changing menus celebrate seasonal flavours. Prime char-grilled rump, sirloin and fillet are best-sellers, sharing top spot with a speciality burger. But do try the mushroom risotto with truffle cream, and the sinful 70% chocoholic platter.

Zevenwacht Restaurant

Zevenwacht Wine Estate, Langverwacht Road, Kuils River • Contemporary global cuisine • Breakfast Mon–Fri 7–10, Sat/Sun & pub hols 8–11; lunch 12–3 & dinner 6–10 daily • Picnics • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner Manie Wolmarans • Executive chef Wesley Peters • restaurant@zevenwacht.co.zawww.zevenwacht.co.za • S 33° 55’ 47” E 018° 43’ 43” • T +27 (0)21-900-5800 • F +27 (0)21-903-5257

Indulge your senses on the breathtaking Zevenwacht estate with its award-winning wines, cheese and wine and even chocolate and wine pairings. Indulge in our à la carte restaurant situated within our historic Manor House – or enjoy a picnic basket around the dam. And if you'd like to extend your stay, there is four-star accommodation on the estate. (See Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.) Treat yourself to a delightful sensory experience, whether you come for the day or spend a night, we’ll exceed your expectation.

Wellington

The Stone Kitchen

Dunstone Wine Estate, Bovlei Road, Wellington • Country/casual bistro • Open Wed–Sun 8–4 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R50 • Owner Abbi & Lee Wallis • stay@dunstone.co.zawww.dunstone.co.za • S 33° 38' 5.3" E 019° 3' 36.8" • T/F +27 (0)21-873-6770

Dine amongst the winery's tanks and in harvest you can watch and even help the team – pick, stomp and press the wine yourself! A relaxed family restaurant in a casual country setting with a simple menu offering light bites to enjoy with wine tasting, rustic sandwiches, homemade burgers, quiches and vineyard platters, as well as an all day breakfast. Great kids play area, large lawn, ducks on the dam and fantastic mountain views. See also Bovlei Valley Retreat on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

Note: The above are paid entries. The venues supplied information on their cuisine, menus and attractions, which was then edited for consistency of style. To have your restaurant featured in the guide, contact Christine Parent.

 
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