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.


Black Oystercatcher Restaurant

Moddervlei Farm, Bredasdorp • Farm-style gourmet • Open Tues-Sun 11am-2.30pm and Mon - cheese platters available • Closed Good Fri, Dec 24/25 and on private functions • Booking advised • Children welcome • Visa and MasterCard accepted • No BYO • Owner Dirk Human • +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 cosy log fires in the winter months. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

Cape Town

Aubergine Restaurant

39 Barnet Street, Gardens, Cape Town • Classical cuisine with innovative twists and Asian influence • Outdoor terrace • Lunch Wed-Fri 12pm-2pm in summer, dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm • Closed Sun and alternate Mon • Booking advised • Children 5+ welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner/chef Harald Bresselschmidt • +27 (0)21-465-0000 • F +27 (0)86-671-0835

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 sautéed calamari and chorizo with tomato risotto, ostrich tartare and seared scallop, lamb and aubergine strudel and nectarine tarte tatin.

Auslese Function Venue

115 Hope Street, Gardens, Cape Town • Wines paired with sophisticated menus in classic yet innovative style • Booking advised • Open for pre-booked functions only • Closed Sun • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • BYO by arrangement • Owner/chef Harald Bresselschmidt • +27 (0)21-461-9727 (reservations and enquiries T +27 (0)21-465-0000) • F +27 (0)86-671-0835

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.


The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town • South African with a French style • Open daily for breakfast 7am-10.30am, lunch 12.30pm-3.30pm and dinner 6pm-10pm • Booking advised • Children welcome • No BYO • Major credit cards accepted • Owners Tollman Family • Executive chef Christo Pretorius • +27 (0)21-437-9000 • F +27 (0)21-437-9062

Azure is the nautical-themed cliffside restaurant at Cape Town’s Twelve Apostles Hotel and 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, 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.

Buitenverwachting Restaurant, Courtyard & Coffee Bloc

Buitenverwachting Wine Farm, Klein Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town • High-end bistro • Breakfast Mon-Sat 9am-11am, lunch Mon-Sat 12pm-3pm and dinner Mon-Sat 7pm-9pm • Closed public holidays • Closed Sun (Nov-Mar) and Sun/Mon (Apr-Oct) • Booking advised • Children welcome for lunch only • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R55 • Executive chef Edgar Osojnik • restaurant@buitenverwachting.comwww.buitenverwachting.comT +27 (0)21-794-3522 • F +27 (0)21-794-1351

Buitenverwachting Restaurant, Courtyard and Coffee Bloc seamlessly combines al fresco farm style with inspired dining. The newly refurbished glass enclosed terrace offers spectacular views to compliment innovative menus from chef Edgar. The menu combines rustic favourites with a contemporary fine food selection – ideal for light lunches and sophisticated dinners.


The Old Biscuit Mill, 373–375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town • Contemporary Italian • Open Tue-Sat and selected public holidays • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R65 (1 bottle per table) • Owners Neil Grant and Barry Engelbrecht • Head chef Stephen du Bruyn • +27 (0)21-447-6505 • F +27 (0)86-528-6209

Well known for its authentic, wood-fired, Neapolitan-style pizzas, Burrata is Italian in broad strokes but head chef Stephen du Bruyn likes to add his own unique flair to everything he creates in his open-plan kitchen. From the cosy restaurant, watch him and his team weave their magic while browsing the winelist with its broad and varied selection of unique hidden gems as well as firm favourites.

Jonkershuis Constantia

Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town • Cape Malay/Global cuisine • Summer trading (Sept-April) Mon-Sat 9am-9pm and Sun 9am-5pm • Reduced winter trading hours • Breakfast daily 9am-11.30am • Booking advised • Children welcome • Function facilities • Major credit cards and Zapper accepted • Corkage R50/750ml bottle • Owners Chris Coetzee and Tammy Botbyl • Executive chef Stefan Marais • +27 (0)21-794-6255 • F +27 (0)86-532-6961

Nestled in the historic core with sweeping views over the oldest wine-producing vineyards in SA and across the coastline of False Bay. Intimate fireside dining, al fresco gathering on the front lawns or in the covered courtyard. Our menu reflects sustainability and a rich Cape Malay heritage.

Pure Restaurant

Hout Bay Manor, Baviaanskloof Road, off Main Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town • Continental cuisine • Open daily for breakfast 6.30am-11am, lunch 12pm-5pm and dinner 6.30pm-9.30pm • Closed Jun 23 to Aug 03 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R90 for wine and R105 for champagne • Owner Susan Struengmann • Head chef Philip Botes • +27 (0)21-791-9393 • F +27 (0)21-790-0118

At the heart of Hout Bay Manor in the picturesque fishing village of Hout Bay is Pure, a rustic family restaurant where head chef Philip Botes 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.

Savoy Cabbage Restaurant & Champagne Bar

101 Hout Street, Cape Town • Contemporary cuisine • Lunch Mon-Fri 12pm-2.30pm, dinner Mon-Sat 7pm-10.30pm • Closed Sun • Booking advised • Major credit cards accepted • Air-conditioned • Corkage R45 • Owner Caroline Bagley • +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.


121 Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town • Mediterranean, classic tapas • Open daily 7am-10.30pm • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner Brendon Crew • Executive chef Russell Jalil • +27 (0)21-433-1757

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 koftas, 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.

Towers Restaurant

African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa, Corner Century Boulevard and Rialto Road, Century City, Cape Town • Internationally-inspired cuisine • Open daily from 6.30am-10.30pm • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R65 • Executive chef Terrence Ford • • +27 (0)21-525-3888 • F +27 (0)21-525-3889

Towers Restaurant at the African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa, Century City, offers an opulent dining experience designed to excite the senses. The spacious fine-dining area overlooks a display kitchen with world-class chefs in action. The à la carte menu promises something for every palate, made from a selection of ingredients from around the world, but with an emphasis on local and sustainable produce. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.


Ke-Monate @ Signal Gun

Signal Gun Wine Farm, Vissershok Road, Durbanville, Cape Town • Continental cuisine • Tues-Fri 9am-10pm (summer) and 11.30am-10pm (winter), Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-4pm and public holidays 9am-5pm • Closed on Mon • Booking advised • Children welcome (play area outside) • No BYO • Major credit cards accepted • Owners MJ and Estani de Wit • manager@signalgun.comwww.signalgun.comT +27 (0)21-976-7343

Walking into the restaurant at Signal Gun Wine Farm, Ke-Monate @ Signal Gun, feels almost like walking into your friends’ home for dinner. With its relaxed atmosphere, it’s all about enjoying great food, in particular the speciality chicken roulade and best-selling pizzas whilst choosing from a selection of superb wines that are sure to satisfy all tastes.


FRESH at Paul Cluver

Paul Cluver Wines, De Rust Estate, Kromco turnoff N2, Grabouw • Contemporary country cuisine • Open for lunch Wed-Sun 12pm-3.30pm • Open public holidays unless it falls on a Mon and Tues • Closed for the month of July, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and the Easter weekend • Booking advised • Children welcome • No BYO • Major credit cards accepted (no Diners Club and Amex) • Owner Nicola (Niki) Hall-Jones • Executive chef Damian Dearlove • T +27 (0)21-844-0014 / +27 (0)71-563-6020

An ever-changing menu which is led by the best of what is available from our magnificent garden and trusted suppliers. We strive to offer beautiful food which is simply prepared in an informal and relaxed environment, affording a dining experience that is warm and uncomplicated, yet unforgettable.

South Hill

South Hill Vineyards, 113 The Valley Road, Elgin • Contemporary, bistro, country-style cuisine • Open Wed-Sun for breakfast 8.30am-11am and lunch 12pm-3pm • Open public holidays (except if it falls on a Mon or Tues) • Closed Mon and Tues, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day • Wine Tastings Mon-Sun 10am-4pm • Booking advised • Children welcome • BYO allowed but not encouraged • Corkage R50/bottle • Visa and MasterCard accepted • Owners Kevin and Sandra King • Executive chef Fleur van den Hoogen • • T +27 (0)21-844-0888/0033 • F +27 (0)86-509-3433

The Gallery Restaurant at South Hill situated in our gallery space serves breakfast and lunches from Wednesday to Sunday. Our chef serves a bistro-style menu using locally sourced produce. The Gallery and Sculpture Garden offers a variety of artworks that include paintings, small and large scale sculptures, photography, ceramics and mixed medium works as well as conceptual work. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

The Pool Room at Oak Valley

Oak Valley Estate, R321, Oak Avenue, Elgin • Mediterranean/Country cuisine • Breakfast Tues-Sun 9am-11am, lunch Tues–Sun 12pm–3.30pm, dinner Fri 6.30pm-10pm • Picnics available by pre-order from Nov 01 to Apr 30 • Closed on Mon, Easter Mon, Dec 26 and Jun 15-Aug 15 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Wheelchair-friendly • Major credit cards accepted (no Amex) • No BYO • No pets • Owners AG Rawbone-Viljoen • +27 (0)21-859-4111 • F +27 (0)21-859-3405

When visiting Oak Valley Estate in Elgin, relax on The Pool Room terrace relishing country-inspired cuisine, made 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.


Fyndraai Restaurant

Solms-Delta Wine Estate, Delta Road, off R45, Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek Valley • Traditional African cuisine with indigenous influence • Open daily 10am-5pm • Closed Dec 25 and Jan 01 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R35 • Executive chef Shaun Schoeman • +27 (0)21-874-3937

The Cape’s diverse culinary traditions are celebrated at Fyndraai Restaurant on Franschhoek wine farm Solms-Delta, where chef Shaun Schoeman’s main food influences are Afrikaner/Dutch, Cape Malay and indigenous Khoe. Enjoy dishes such as the best-selling sticky glazed pork belly with spekboom and buttered kapok aartappels while seated under the oak trees, on the lawn or inside a beautiful, contemporary, air-conditioned glass room with vineyard views.

Haute Cabrière Restaurant & Terrace

Haute Cabrière, Franschhoek Pass (R45), Franschhoek • Contemporary South African cuisine • Open Tues-Sat lunch, dinner and snacks throughout the day, Sun lunch (Oct-Apr), and Tues-Sat lunch and snacks throughout the day, and Sun lunch (May-Sept) • Closed Mon, Dec 25 and 26 and Jan 01 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner Clos Cabrière (Pty) Ltd • +27 (0)21-876-3688

Set into the side of Franschhoek Mountain, Haute Cabrière Restaurant offers a unique atmosphere and promises a memorable dining experience. The contemporary South African farm-to-table menu revolves around seasonal availability of produce, which is mostly sourced locally or even grown on Haute Cabrière. Vegetarian dishes play a starring role and the estate’s famous wines and cap classique sparkling perfectly round off the experience.

Monneaux Restaurant

Main Road, Franschhoek • Contemporary cuisine • Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R50 • Executive chef Louis Jansen • +27 (0)21-876-3386 • F +27 (0)21-876-2744

A restaurant ranked among Franschhoek’s top, offering a contemporary take on the classics. Enjoy lunch on the fountain terrace under a spreading Pepper tree and dinner in the elegantly relaxed dining room in the manor house. Set on the site of Franschhoek’s first parfumerie, enjoy dishes such as pistachio crusted lamb rack and our Franschhoek salmon trout tataki. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

Orangerie @ Le Lude

Le Lude Méthode Cap Classique, Bowling Green Avenue (Lamprechts Road), Franschhoek • Contemporary cuisine • Open daily for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner • Closed Sun evenings • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Owners Nic and Ferda Barrow • Chef Westley Muller • +27 (0)87-754-9927

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 whilst 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 breakfast daily or a lazy lunch/dinner, or try the carefully paired canapés with the Le Lude MCC. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.


B's Steakhouse

No.5 Hemel-en-Aarde Village, Hermanus • Classic South African steakhouse • Open for dinner Tue-Sun 6pm till late • Open on Mon during school holidays and public holidays • Booking advised • Children welcome (preferably early) • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R40 • Owner/chef Bruce Henderson • +27 (0)28-316-3625

Celebrating two decades in business this year, B’s Steakhouse is the oldest single owner-run restaurant in Hermanus. "We specialise in South Africa’s finest beef on offer," says owner Bruce Henderson, whose speciality is the best-selling fillet mignon. Seafood lovers and vegetarians are also catered for, while the restaurant has achieved Diamond status no fewer than three times in the annual Diners Club Wine List Awards.

Fusion Restaurant

Village Square, Waterfront Piazza, Marine Drive, Hermanus • Fusion • Open Mon-Sun 9am-9pm • Bookings advised for dinner • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • BYO allowed • Corkage fee R30 • Owners Estelle & Petrus Hendriksz • +27 (0)28-312-4277

Fusion (blending of different styles and tastes) is a family-owned business. Overlooking Walker Bay, Fusion is known as the best land-based whale watching spot in the world. The menu includes dishes inspired by the sea, cattle ranch, chicken coup, vegetable garden and sandwich bar. Petri uses his inspiration, initiative and flair to create meals that are truly unique. Local wines from Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, craft beers, spirits and cocktails.


Bosman’s Restaurant

Plantasie Street, Paarl • Global cuisine • Open daily for breakfast 7am-10.30am, lunch 12pm-2pm, High Tea 3pm-5pm and dinner 7pm-9.30pm • Booking advised • Children welcome • No BYO • All major credit cards accepted • T +27 (0)21-863-5100 • F +27 (0)21-863-2220

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


Mariella’s Restaurant

Capaia Wine Estate, Botterberg Road, Philadelphia, Cape Town • Fine dining • Open Tues and Thurs 11am-3pm, Wed, Fri and Sat 11am-10pm and Sun 11am-5pm • Open public holidays • Closed on Mon • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • BYO allowed • Corkage fee R40 • Executive chef Mark Hartlief • +27 (0)21-972-1103

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.


Union Restaurant

33 Main Street, Riebeek-Kasteel • Modern South African cuisine • Open 7 days a week from 7.30am-9.30pm • Booking advised • Children welcome • BYO allowed • Corkage R50 for wine and R75 for sparkling • Major credit cards and EFT accepted • info@royalinriebeek.comwww.royalinriebeek.comT +27 (0)22-448-1378 • F +27 (0)86-545-3559

"More than anything, food should satisfy"… At Union Restaurant, Swartland Revolution wines meet Swartland Evolution cooking. Award-winning chef Mike Bassett and his team take locally sourced produce from its raw form into exciting modern dishes. While using the latest techniques, Union Restaurant stays faithful to the rich and diverse heritage of so many different influences through the ages. Enjoy the Swartland with a lunch or dinner at Union Restaurant, paired with some of the country’s best wines in the setting of the oldest hotel in the Cape. Life doesn’t get much better than this. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.


Rosendal Restaurant

Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat, Klaas Voogds West, Robertson • Continental/African cuisine • Open daily for breakfast 8am-10am, lunch 12pm-1.30pm and dinner 6.30pm-9pm • Booking advised • Children welcome • No BYO • Executive chef Roald Marais (Vaaitjie) • info@rosendalwinery.comwww.rosendalwinery.comT +27 (0)23-626-1570 • F +27 (0)23-626-1571

Rosendal Restaurant invites our international and local guests to explore our Traditional & Today menu! The menu revolves around locally sourced or grown produce. Our flavours and textures are specifically designed for the "home cooked hungry" or the "spa/healthy enriched craver". On sunny days, guests can enjoy the beautiful mountain views from the terrace, while on cool days a roaring fire creates a cosy atmosphere. Our talented culinary staff will overwhelm you with their beautiful mouth-watering dishes. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

Somerset West

The Restaurant at Waterkloof

Waterkloof Estate, Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road, Somerset West • Classic French cuisine with a modern twist • Open daily Mon-Sat 12pm-2pm and 7pm-9pm, and Sun 12pm-2pm • Closed on Mon and Tues during winter months • Closed for winter break mid-Jun to mid-July, Dec 25 and Jan 01 • Booking advised • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner Paul Boutinot • Executive chef Grégory Czarnecki • +27 (0)21-858-1491 • F +27 (0)21-858-1293

Waterkloof Estate’s signature "restaurant in the sky", perched high on the Schapenberg overlooking False Bay, is stylishly appointed in a 10m-high glass promontory flowing from the slick tasting lounge and gravitational cellar. The restaurant has an open-plan kitchen, in keeping with the Waterkloof winemaking philosophy of honesty and transparency, where chef Grégory Czarnecki gives classic French cuisine a whimsical, creative edge in an eco-conscious way.


Vergelegen Wine Estate, Lourensford Road, Somerset West • Camphors at Vergelegen (à la carte/contemporary/global) lunch Wed-Sun 12pm-3pm, dinner Fri and Sat 6.30pm-9pm, Stables at Vergelegen (bistro) open Mon-Sun for breakfast 9.45am-11.30am, lunch 11.30am-3.30pm, tea/coffee and cakes 9.45am-4pm; Picnic at Vergelegen (luxury/elegant picnic) pre-booked baskets available Nov-Apr between 12.15pm-1.30pm • Estate closed Good Fri, May 01 and Dec 25 • Booking advised • Picnic and Stables specifically child-friendly • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owners Anglo American plc • • Camphors Restaurant/Picnic at Vergelegen T +27 (0)21-847-2131 • Stables Bistro T +27 (0)21-847-2156

Experience the world of Vergelegen first-hand – from spectacular gardens to arts and culture, historic homestead and ancient camphor trees, wine tasting 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 a myriad of enjoyable activities at Vergelegen.


Chez Shiraz

Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate, Bottelary Road, Koelenhof, Stellenbosch • African/International cuisine • Open daily 7am-9pm • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner JJ. Provoyeur, D. Abromowitz, B. Gutkin and R. Tanur • Executive chef William Farmer • +27 (0)21-888-4731 • F +27 (0)21-865-2113

As the main à la carte restaurant at Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate, Chez Shiraz is decorated in a typically French style, with a French menu adding to the atmosphere while friendly staff provide genuine hospitable warmth. In addition to offering a stately fine-dining experience for lunch and dinner, the restaurant serves a buffet-style breakfast every morning, with casual al fresco meals available on The Terrace. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

Cucina di Giovanni’s

Eikendal Vineyards, R44 between Somerset West and Stellenbosch • Italian • Open Tues-Sat 12pm-10pm and Sun 12pm-4pm • Closed on Mon • Open on public holidays unless it falls on a Mon • Booking advised • Children welcome • No BYO • Owner Dino Koutsis • • T +27 (0)21-855-5033 • F +27 (0)21-855-0470

After almost a decade as one of Somerset West’s most popular eateries, Cucina di Giovanni has opened a second restaurant closer to Stellenbosch at Eikendal Vineyards. Giovanni’s has an Italian theme and specialises in authentic thin-based pizzas and pasta dishes, but its international menu also includes such dishes as eisbein, in honour of the farm’s Swiss owners, all created to go with Eikendal’s award-winning wines. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

Delaire Graff Restaurant

Delaire Graff Estate, R310 Helshoogte Pass, Banhoek Valley, Stellenbosch • Bistro-chic cuisine • Open daily (times change according to the season) • Booking advised • Children welcome during lunch only • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage fee (limit of 4 bottles of wine per party) • Owner Laurence Graff • Head chef Michael Deg • +27 (0)21-885-8160

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 within the artfully designed interiors.


Spier Wine Farm, R310, Baden Powell Rd, Stellenbosch • Farm-to-table South African fare • Open Tues-Sun 10am-4pm, dinner Thurs-Sat 6.30pm-10pm • Closed for dinner in winter • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • +27 (0)21-809-1188 • F +27 (0)21-881-3087

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 page.

Flavours Restaurant

The Devon Valley Hotel, Devon Valley Road, Devon Valley, Stellenbosch • Contemporary Cape cuisine • Open daily 7am-9pm • Booking advised • Children welcome • Corkage R35 • Major credit cards accepted • Executive chef Markus Schwemberger • Owner HS&V Hospitality • info@devonvalleyhotel.comwww.devonvalleyhotel.comT +27 (0)21-865-2012

Flavours Restaurant at the Devon Valley Hotel offers an elegant dining experience in a picturesque setting. Offering 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 winelist. 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 page.

Guardian Peak Winery & Grill

Guardian Peak Wines, Annandale Road, Stellenbosch • Grill house • Open Mon-Sun 12pm-3.30pm and Wed-Sat 6pm-10pm • Closed Good Friday and Dec 25 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner Jean Engelbrecht • Executive chef Steffan Boshoff • info@guardianpeak.comwww.guardianpeak.comT +27 (0)21-881-3899 • F +27 (0)21-881-3388

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.

Indochine Restaurant

Delaire Graff Estate, R310 Helshoogte Pass, Banhoek Valley, Stellenbosch • Asian-influenced cuisine • Open daily for lunch 12pm-2.30pm and dinner 6.30pm-9pm • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage fee (limit of 4 bottles of wine per party) • Owner Laurence Graff • Head chef Virgil Kahn • +27 (0)21-885-8160

Delaire Graff Estate’s Asian-influenced restaurant, Indochine, is an intimate and evocative food theatre, designed to provide an all-sensory 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, with views stretching across to Table Mountain.

Lanzerac Wine Estate - Dining

Lanzerac Hotel & Spa, No.1 Lanzerac Road, Stellenbosch • French Contemporary cuisine • Open daily from 7am-midnight • Booking advised • Children welcome • Corkage R45 • Major credit cards accepted • Executive chef Stephen Fraser • +27 (0)21-887-1132 • F +27 (0)21-887-2310

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 page.

Rust en Vrede Restaurant

Rust en Vrede Wine Estate, Annandale Road (off R44), Stellenbosch • Fine dining, contemporary take on the classics • Mon-Sat Winemakers lunch 12pm-3pm, Tues-Sat dinner 6pm till late • Closed Sun, Good Fri and Dec 25 • Booking advised • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner Jean Engelbrecht • Executive chef John Shuttleworth • www.rustenvrede.comT +27 (0)21-881-3881 • F +27 (0)21-881-3000

Dine in sought-after style in the wine estate’s historic cellar, where décor 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.

The Big Easy Restaurant & Wine Bar

95 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch • Up-market and contemporary • Open daily • Closed Dec 25 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • +27 (0)21-887-3462/464/468 • F +27 (0)21-887-3470 • F +27 (0)21-887-3470

The Big Easy Restaurant & Wine Bar in Stellenbosch offers a taste of laid-back luxury served with a hint of history. In a building known as "The Grand Old Lady" with its Cape Dutch/Georgian/Victorian architecture, the restaurant specialities are venison loin, succulent beef steaks and wild mushroom risotto, complemented by over 170 wines, many from the restaurant owners’ cellars: Rupert Wines, Rust en Vrede Wines, Guardian Peak Wines, Ernie Els Wines and Audacia Wines. All are invited to come and enjoy this sophisticated yet easy dining experience.

Tokara Restaurant

Tokara Farm, Helshoogte Rd, R310, Stellenbosch • South African modern cuisine • Open Tues-Sat for lunch and dinner, Sun lunch • Open public holidays • Closed Sun evenings and Mon • Booking advised • Children welcome • No BYO • Major credit cards accepted (no Amex) • Owners Wilhelm Kühn, Johan Terblanche, Jaap-Henk Koelewijn • Executive chef Richard Carstens • • T +27 (0)21-885-2550

Tokara Restaurant, situated on top of the 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 during 2015 and a fire pit was added to the kitchen. Chef Richard Carstens has launched a further evolutionary iteration of his celebration of local sustainable cuisine in line with these changes.

Warwick Wine Estate Gourmet Picnics

On the R44 between Stellenbosch and Paarl • Gourmet picnics • Open Mon-Fri 12pm-4pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun and public holidays 12pm-4pm • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owners Mike and Norma Ratcliffe • Executive chef Melanie Shepherd • visit@warwickwine.comwww.warwickwine.comT +27 (0)21-884-4410

Warwick has a well-deserved reputation for our gourmet picnics. Our executive chef combines the highest-quality ingredients from locally sourced artisanal suppliers. Our delicious picnics are perfect for that special occasion, or just for a lazy day out in wine country. Gourmands rave about our picnics and keep coming back – you will too. For families, we create delicious children’s picnics that are designed by parents who "get it".

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 • • 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.


Readers Restaurant

12 Church Street, Tulbagh • Global contemporary, fusion of flavours • Open Wed-Mon 9am-10pm • Closed Tues • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards and Snap Scan accepted (no Amex) • Corkage R25 • Owner Carol Collins • +27 (0)23-230-0087 / +27 (0)82-894-0932

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 Wittedrift Art Manor House 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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