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.

Bot River

Gabriëlskloof Restaurant & Deli

Gabriëlskloof, N2, Swart River Road, Bot River • Overberg-inspired country fare • Deli stocked with homemade treats • Open Wed–Mon 9–5 • Closed Tue, annual holiday from mid-May to first week of June & Dec 24/25 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owners Frans & Mariaan Groenewald • Executive chef Frans Groenewald • Ideal venue for special occasions/weddings • restaurant@gabrielskloof.co.zawww.gabrielskloof.co.za • S 34° 14’ 19.88" E 019° 15’ 9.69" • T +27 (0)28-284-9865 • F +27 (0)86-504-0310

The only way to enjoy the no-fuss comfort food and appetising wine-and-food-pairing platters prepared by the hands-on owners of this friendly farm restaurant is to take in the scenery and slow down. Passionate about freshness, they source most of their produce locally, with menus changing according to season and availability. A perfect place for a lazy lunch on the stoep, or round a cosy fireplace in winter.

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.)

The Fig Tree Restaurant

De Hoop Nature Reserve, Bredasdorp • World Heritage Site • Open daily 8am–10pm: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, teas, coffees and cakes • Licenced, no BYO • Owners Stephens, Trieloff & Zeeman families • Executive chef Marcia Tyobeka • manager@dehoopcollection.co.zawww.dehoopcollection.co.za • S 34° 27’ 17.96" E 020° 23’ 57.74" • T +27 (0)28-542-1253 • F +27 (0)28-542-1679

Visit this unique eco-tourism destination and enjoy culinary creations inspired by the natural surroundings, and lovingly crafted into a seasonal menu by Marcia Tyobeka. Relax on a shaded terrace while bontebok and eland graze nearby, or take a picnic down to the pristine beach with its rugged coastline and white dunes — a prime whale-watching site. Day visitors welcome. (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

Aubergine Restaurant

39 Barnet Street, Gardens, Cape Town • Classical cuisine with innovative twists & Asian influence • Outdoor terrace • Lunch Wed–Fri 12–2 (Sep-Apr), dinner Mon–Sat 6–10 • Closed Sun • Booking advised • Children 5+ welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner/chef Harald Bresselschmidt • info@aubergine.co.zawww.aubergine.co.za • S 33° 55’ 55.20" E 018° 24’ 57.60" • T +27 (0)21-465-4000 • F +27 (0)86-671-0835

Warmly sophisticated restaurant revolving round wine pairing. A 10,000-bottle cellar (selected for food compatibility) allows chef/patron Harald Bresselschmidt’s keen palate and culinary skills full scope. Whether fish, seafood, prime aged local meat or tasty vegetarian options, dishes accent flavour, aroma and texture, with degustation menus offering flavour-teasers like seared scallops topped with lardo, and souffléd berry and vanilla pancake enhanced by almond sabayon and champagne.

Auslese

115 Hope Street, Gardens, Cape Town • Wines paired with tapas-sized dishes in classic yet innovative style • Booking essential, open for pre-booked functions only • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • BYO by arrangement • Owner/chef Harald Bresselschmidt • info@auslese.co.zawww.auslese.co.za • S 33.932 E 18.418 • T +27 (0)21-461-9727 • F +27 (0)86-671-0835

Wanting to match gems from your wine collection, but can’t cook? Organising anything from corporate events to a private birthday party or wine launch? Aubergine’s elegant venue in a refurbished historic house close to the restaurant, is custom-designed for functions. Owner Harald Bresselschmidt will tailor the occasion for you, creating delectable tapas-style dishes to complement wines, either your own or from his 10,000-bottle cellar.

Balducci’s Ristorante & Royal Sushi Bar

Shop 6162, Lower level, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town • Italian, sushi, trendy • Open daily 12 noon to late • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owners Ian Halfon & Doron Duveen • info@slickrestaurants.comwww.balduccis.co.za • S 33° 54’ 14" E 018° 25’ 16" • T +27 (0)21-421-6002/3 • F +27 (0)21-421-6010

Popular ristorante offering generous helpings of "great-value home-cooked food", attentive service and view of the Waterfront buzz. Specialities include wood-fired gourmet pizzas, butter chicken pasta, veal Milanese, kingklip pescato and grainfed beef from sister restaurant Belthazar; end with signature Lindt white chocolate cheesecake. The adjacent Royal Sushi Bar menu has an Asian section featuring favourites like Tom Yum soup and salmon with citrus yuzo sauce. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2013; TripAdvisor Award of Excellence 2013.

Bascule Whisky, Wine & Cocktail Bar

Cape Grace, West Quay Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town • Bistro/tapas • Open daily 10am–close • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R80 wine/R250 champagne • Owner Cape Grace • Executive chef Malika van Reenen • bascule@capegrace.comwww.capegrace.com • S 33° 54’ 29” E 018° 25’ 12” • T +27 (0)21-410-7082 • F +27 (0)21-419-7622

Newly refurbished, this popular meeting place for whisky connoisseurs and Cape Town’s see-and-be-seen set stocks a global collection of over 500 whiskies and impressive selection of fine Cape wines. The new look combines contemporary chic with comfort; a tapas menu, served in the bar area or on the sun-drenched deck tempts appetites, and the stylish setting alongside the V&A yacht basin encourages lingering over sundowners. See also Cape Grace on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

Belthazar Restaurant & Wine Bar

Shop 153, Lower level, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town • Steak house, seafood restaurant, wine bar • Open daily 12 noon to late • Booking advised • Children welcome — no prams • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owners Ian Halfon & Doron Duveen • info@slickrestaurants.comwww.belthazar.co.za • S 33° 54’ 14" E 018° 25’ 16" • T +27 (0)21-421-3753/6

Indulge your palate at this multiple award-winning restaurant and world’s biggest wine-by-the-glass bar, where sommeliers serve over 200 of the Cape’s finest wines by the glass and offer knowledgeable advice on a spoilt-for-choice 600-label winelist. Pair sought-after vintages with specialities ranging from prime cuts of aged and butter-tender, export-quality grain-fed 28-day-matured beef to game and the freshest South African and Mozambican shellfish. Wine Spectator Award 2013; TripAdvisor Award of Excellence 2013.

Burrata Restaurant

The Old Biscuit Mill, 373–375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town • Contemporary Italian • Mon (1 Oct–30 Apr only) 6pm–10pm, Tue–Fri 12pm–10pm, Sat 10am–3pm & 6pm–10pm • Closed Sun, Easter & Dec 25 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R65 (1 bottle per table) • Owners Neil Grant & Barry Engelbrecht • Head chef Annemarie Steenkamp • info@burrata.co.zawww.burrata.co.za • S 33° 55’ 38.83" E 018° 27’ 25.78" • T +27 (0)21-447-6505 • F +27 (0)86-528-6209

Head chef Annemarie Steenkamp (ex Le Quartier Français) interprets seasonal ingredients using Italian techniques to create dishes that speak of freshness and integrity. Sample the difference an imported wood-fire oven makes in producing Neapolitan pizzas that rely on the quality (not quantity) of toppings, and let joint-owner Neil Grant (chair of the South African Sommeliers Association) encourage you to join him in exploring the magic of food and wine via the ever-changing winelist. Voted 2012 Best Emerging Italian Restaurant, Africa & Middle East, by World’s 50 Best restaurant academy.

Den Anker Restaurant

Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town • French/Belgian cuisine • Open daily 11am–10.30pm (kitchen); 11am–12pm (bar) • Booking advised • Children welcome • Visa & MasterCard accepted • No BYO • Owner E de Visscher • denanker@mweb.co.zawww.denanker.co.zaT +27 (0)21-419-0249 • F +27 (0)21-419-0251

Buzzing quayside venue that opened with the Waterfront and grew with it. Latest update highlights Belgian beers, including exclusive Belgian-brewed Den Anker, with tastings and menu pairing as new drawcards (there’s also a well-chosen winelist). Watch basking seals from indoors or terrace tables, where a tapas menu is a must. Evergreen best-seller is moule & frites but don’t ignore seafood platters, steaks and SA specialities.

Karibu Restaurant

Shop 156, The Wharf Centre, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town • South African fine dining • Open daily 11am–11pm • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owners Olivier family • Executive chef Jamie Rowntree • kariburestaurant@mweb.co.zawww.kariburestaurant.co.zaT +27 (0)21-421-7005/6 • F +27 (0)21-421-7012

Welcome to the gateway of Africa, set between the picturesque view of Table Mountain and the tranquil blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. A traditional South African menu with Cape Malay influences, including a wide variety of local seafoods, steaks, venison (try the giant venison skewer), ostrich fillet, bobotie, potjiekos, and delicious vegetarian dishes, accompanied by an award-winning wine list featuring the best South African wines. Diners Club Wine List Diamond Award 2009-2013, Wine Spectator Award 2012-2013, Top 100 Wine List Good Value Award 2012-2013, Top 100 Wine List Outstanding Award 2012.

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.

Signal Restaurant

Cape Grace, West Quay Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town • Cape cosmopolitan cuisine • Open daily for breakfast 6–11, lunch 12–3 & dinner 6.30–10 • Booking advised for breakfast & dinner • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage wine & sparkling R80; R250 champagne • Owner Cape Grace • Executive chef Malika van Reenen • signal@capegrace.comwww.capegrace.com • S 33° 54’ 29” E 018° 25’ 12” • T +27 (0)21-410-7080 • F +27 (0)21-419-7622

Explore Cape Town’s tastes and flavours in masterly mixes of herbs, spices and sustainable local ingredients under a mirrored, chandelier-hung ceiling. The à la carte carries combos like butter-tender Chalmar beef fillet with slow-roasted short-rib and goats cheese arancine; and seared scallops with confit duck and toasted fennel velouté. Or opt for tasting menus (meat-orientated and vegetarian) offering wine pairing from an excellent, terroir-orientated wine list. Voted within 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World, The Daily Meal 2012; Outstanding Award in The Top 100 SA Wine List Awards 2012; Winner of the Master of the Trade Routes Culinary Challenge 2012. See also Cape Grace on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

Societi Bistro

50 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town • French & Italian inspired, bistro • Mon–Sat & pub hols 12–11 • Closed Sun • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R30 • Owners Peter Weetman & Tammy Botbyl • Executive chef Stéfan Marais • info@societi.co.zawww.societi.co.za
• S 33° 55’ 44.70" E 018° 24’ 47.21" • T +27 (0)21-424-2100 • F +27 (0)21-424-1140

Societi Bistro is a neighbourhood "local". More than cuisine, it’s a way of life: savouring an unhurried meal in the company of family and friends. To hospitable owners Tammy and Peter, the bistro is an extension of their home — "and a sanctuary for Capetonians and visitors looking for a home from home". Flavour-packed specialities change frequently, but perennial best-sellers are fillet au poivre and dreamy cheesecake. Alto Top 10 Places to Eat in Cape Town; SASSI Seafood Circle Trailblazer.

Sotano by Caveau

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 • Owners Brendon Crew, Marc Langlois & Jean Muller • Executive chef Russell Jalil • info@sotano.co.zawww.sotano.co.za • S 33° 54’ 7.49” E 018° 23’ 58.37” • T +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’s well curated.

The Square Restaurant

Vineyard Hotel & Spa, Colinton Road, Newlands, Cape Town • Eclectic contemporary cuisine • Sushi prepared by skilled sushi chefs • Breakfast Mon–Sat 6.30–10.30, Sun & public holidays 7.30–11; lunch daily 12–2.30 & dinner 6.30–10 daily • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R60 still wine, R75 sparkling wine • eat@vineyard.co.zawww.vineyard.co.za • S 33° 58’ 44.68" E 18° 27’ 30.71" • T +27 (0)21-657-4500 • F +27 (0)21-657-4501

Their varied, eclectic cuisine is framed by the tranquil ambience of this glass-roofed restaurant and sushi bar, softened by trees and soothing water fountain in the heart of the Vineyard Hotel. Sushi is offered at lunch and dinner, while both classic and creative dishes feature on à la carte menus, matched by a multi-award-winning winelist presenting major estates as well as off-the-beaten-track choices. Diners Club Winelist Diamond Award 2009-2013. See also Vineyard Hotel & Spa on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

Constantia

Bistro Sixteen82

Steenberg Vineyards, Steenberg Road, Tokai • Contemporary bistro • Open daily for breakfast 9–11.30, lunch 12–4 & tapas 4.30–8.30 • Closed July • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R50 • Owner Graham Beck Enterprises • Executive chef Brad Ball • reservations@bistro1682.co.zawww.steenberg-vineyards.co.zaT +27 (0)21-713-2211 • F +27 (0)21-713-2201

Executive chef Brad Ball serves flavour-packed contemporary bistro fare from an ever-changing blackboard menu for lunch, while tempting tapas allows you to enjoy small plates from around the world. Pair dishes with award-winning wines in a sophisticated setting with tasting bar and lounge, or on patios beside reflecting pools and landscaped fynbos gardens. Do try the beef tataki with green , coriander, chilli and lime. American Express Platinum Fine Dining Awards 2011 & 2012; Eat Out Best Bistros SA 2011 & 2012; Wine Access Magazine 20 Of The World’s Best Winery Restaurants.

Buitenverwachting Restaurant, Courtyard & Coffee Bloc

Klein Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town • Global cuisine • Breakfast daily (mid Aug–end Jun); lunch Tue–Sat (mid Aug–end Jun)/Mon–Sat (Nov–mid Apr); dinner Thu–Sat (mid Aug–mid Sep)/Tue–Sat (mid Sep–end Oct)/Mon–Sat (Nov–mid Apr)/Thu–Sat (mid Apr–end Jun); open most public holidays, phone ahead • Closed Sun, annual closure July–mid Aug • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R55 • Owners Mueller family • MD Lars Maack • Executive chef Edgar Osojnik • restaurant@buitenverwachting.comwww.buitenverwachting.com • S 34° 2’ 30.4” E 018° 25’ 1.5” • T +27 (0)21-794-3522 • F +27 (0)21-794-1351

Restaurant, courtyard and coffee bloc are seamless blends of relaxing bistro, casual and a more austere fine-dining experience. Sliding glass windows to the newly refurbished Glass Terrace open to a jaw-dropping view of vineyards mountain climbing, while tantalising menus match this spectacular backdrop. Ideal for a light or full lunch or dinner — don’t miss innovative mielie, spinach and wild African garlic soup with organic lamb tapas. American Express Platinum Fine Dining Restaurant 2013; TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2010-2013; South African Tourism Best Wine Farm Fine dining Restaurant 2012; 15 Year Achievement Award, American Express 2012.

Jonkershuis Constantia Restaurant

Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia • Bistro/Cape Malay • Mon–Sat & pub hols 9am–9pm, Sun 9am-4pm • Booking advised - please call to check on winter trade hours (May-Aug) • Children welcome • Function room with historic charm • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R50 • Owners Chris Coetzee, Peter Weetman, Tammy Botbyl & Laurence Burgess • Executive chef Laurence Burgess • info@jonkershuisconstantia.co.zawww.jonkershuisconstantia.co.za • S 34° 01’ 37.03” E 018° 25’ 28.84” • T +27 (0)21-794-6255 • F +27 (0)86-532-6961

Capture the flavours of the Cape in the historic core of Groot Constantia wine estate. Dine al fresco under ancient oaks overlooking Constantia Valley and False Bay; in the courtyard under vines; or choose the welcoming interior, where a double-sided fireplace adds warmth to an ambience of history and charm. The delicately spiced Cape Malay dishes will entice you — and don’t miss the baked cheesecake. Alto Top 10 Places to Eat in Cape Town; SASSI Seafood Circle Trailblazer.

Volare

Peddlars on the Bend, Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia • Italian cuisine • Open daily 12 noon to 11pm • Closed Dec 24 eve & Dec 25 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R30 • Owners Mike van der Spuy & Peter Fleck • Executive chef Carl Penn • info@peddlars.co.zawww.peddlars.co.zaT +27 (0)21-794-7747 • F +27 (0)21-794-2730

Inspired by Dean Martin's cool, Volare Ristorante Italiano pays homage to classic Italian dishes prepared and served authentically using the freshest ingredients. The walk-in wine cellar boasts an array of wines, proudly sourced locally from the Constantia winelands and surrounding Cape vineyards as well as from abroad. Soak up the fresh air of the leafy outdoors of Constantia in the pet-friendly garden. The Bicycle Shop menu has a collection of classic Peddlars dishes for laid-back dining in a comfortable setting.

Durbanville

Cassia Restaurant, Bar & Function Venue

Nitida Wine Estate, Tygerberg Valley Road (M13), Durbanville • Trendy/Continental • Mon–Sat 9–9.30, Sun 9–3 • Closed Sun eve • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R40 • Owners Warren Swaffield & Bernhard Veller • info@cassiarestaurant.co.zawww.cassiarestaurant.co.za • T +27 (0)21-976-0640/+27 (0)21-975-3825 • F +27 (0)21-976-0645

Ideal for visitors wanting a true taste of the winelands, this welcoming wine estate eaterie, only 20 minutes from central Cape Town, is a firm favourite with locals. Portions are generous, views panoramic, decor stylish, and a sunny deck beckons. Best-selling speciality is Durbanville Wine Valley’s regional dish — lamb sosaties with cumin pumpkin stampkoring and pumpkin pickle — which pairs happily with highly rated Nitida wine.

De Grendel Restaurant

De Grendel Wines, 112 Plattekloof Road, Panorama • Modern South African cuisine • Lunch Tue–Sun 12–2.30, dinner Tue–Sat 7–9.30, Sun & pub hols lunch only • Closed Mon • Booking advised • Children welcome at lunch • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO — De Grendel wines available at cellardoor prices • Owner Sir David Graaff • Executive chef Ian Bergh • restaurant@degrendel.co.zawww.degrendel.co.za • S 33° 51’ 2.5" E 018° 34’ 18.4" • T +27 (0)21-558-7035 • F +27 (0)21-558-7083

From farm to fork and vineyard to glass against the spectacular backdrop of Table Mountain and Table Bay. Rather than flash-in-the-pan trends on this historic farm, today’s "hunter gatherer" chef Ian Bergh brings a deliciously inventive edge to dishes. Constantly changing menus revolve round fresh farm produce: pasture-fed organic meats, free-range chicken, guinea fowl, just-picked greens, yoghurt and honey. All enhanced by award-winning De Grendel wines.

Diemersdal Farm Eatery

Diemersdal Wine Estate, M58 (Koeberg Road), Durbanville • Farm style tapas, plat du jour • Lunch daily 12–3, dinner Thu–Sat 6–10 (Oct–Apr)/Fri 5–9 (May–Sep) • Booking advised for Sundays & large groups • Children welcome • Visa & MasterCard accepted • Corkage R30 • Executive chef Nic van Wyk • restaurant@diemersdal.co.zawww.diemersdal.co.za • S 33° 48’ 04.35" E 018° 38’ 24.69" • T +27 (0)21-976-1810 • F +27 (0)86-514-5577

True farm hospitality in a converted stable on a 315-year-old wine estate. Chef Nic van Wyk’s food speaks of the seasons, with ingredients straight from the kitchen garden and orchard. Relish his gutsy flavours in plats du jour and tapas platters, classic bistro combinations and traditional Sunday roasts with all the trimmings, fresh from the veggie patch. Diemersdal’s award-winning wines are available at cellardoor prices.

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.

Elgin

Flavours Restaurant At Mofam River Lodge

Off Appletiser Road, Elgin/Grabouw • French & Italian inspired dishes with local twist • Open Tue–Sun 8am–9pm; Mondays only for stay-over guests • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R20 • Owners Sharon & Derek Moore • Executive chef Gordon Manuel • info@mofam.co.zawww.mofam.co.za • S 34° 13’ 42.06" E 018° 59’ 18.30" • T +27 (0)21-846-8345 • F +27 (0)86-295-0084

Enjoy French- and Italian-inspired dishes in a light, airy and wide-windowed restaurant on the grassy banks of the Palmiet River. Seasonal, fresh and locally sourced ingredients, offset by the stylish white interior, complement the natural beauty of the setting, and exec chef Gordon Manuel’s signature twist shows in specialities like rump steak in rosemary butter, Elgin free-range chicken breast and a best-selling gourmet beef burger.

The Pool Room @ Oak Valley

Oak Valley Estate, R321, Oak Avenue, Elgin • Mediterranean-country • Lunch Tue–Sun & pub hols 12–3.30, dinner Fri–Sat 6.30–10 • Closed Jun–Aug • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted (excl. AMEX) • No BYO • Owners The AG Rawbone-Viljoen Trust • Executive chef Jacques Barnard • wines@oak-valley.co.zawww.oakvalley.co.za • www.oakvalley.co.za • S 34° 9’ 24.4” E 019° 2’ 55.5” • T +27 (0)21-859-4111 • F +27 (0)21-859-3405

Freshness rules and a custom-built grill takes centre stage. Relax on the terrace, relishing country inspired cuisine, with ingredients sourced from the farm where possible, and crafted into mouthwatering dishes by chef Jacques Barnard. Feast on grass-fed beef steaks and burgers, charcuterie from acorn-fed pork, just-picked vegetables and artisanal breads from the wood-burning oven. Favourite lunchtime platter combines these delights with highly-acclaimed Oak Valley wines.

Franschhoek

Allée Bleue Bistro & Picnics

Intersection R45 & R310, Groot Drakenstein • Bistro & picnics • Bistro open daily 8-6 • Picnics 11-3 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Visa & MasterCard accepted • No BYO • Herb tours every Friday 11:00 • Owners Wilfred & Elke Dauphin • Bistro now under new chef Attila Allmann & his wife Maryna • info@alleebleue.com; functions@alleebleue.comwww.alleebleue.com • S 33° 51' 29.0" E 018° 59' 12.9" • T +27 (0)21-874-1021 • F +27(0)21-874-1850

The culinary offerings are diverse at Allée Bleue – all enhanced with award-winning wines. There’s a new family feel to the bistro, but focus remains on fresh seasonal fare, now with a continental slant. Every Friday you can experience a unique herb tour followed by a three-course herb inspired menu. Alternatively come and enjoy a summer picnic under a big historic oak tree. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

cosecha Restaurant

Noble Hill Wine Estate, Klapmuts-Simondium Road, Simondium, Paarl • Latin inspired, Californian influences • Open Wed–Mon 10–5 & most pub hols • Closed Tue; 2 weeks in Aug • Picnics • Booking advised • Children & friendly, well-behaved pets welcome • Major credit cards accepted (excl Diners Club) • Corkage R50 • Pepper and vegetable garden • Owner Noble Hill Trust • info@cosecharestaurant.com, wines@noblehill.comwww.cosecharestaurant.com • S 33° 49’ 38.31” E 018° 56’ 12.57” • T +27 (0)21-874-3844 • F +27 (0)21-874-2948

Bringing the farm-fresh flavours of the family’s southwestern roots to Cape Town, cosecha (harvest) reflects the al fresco eatery’s location adjoining the winery crushing and sorting area. Feast on traditional or contemporary Latin-inspired treats like tableside guacamole with house-made tortilla chips; breakfast on huevos rancheros; lunch on beef enchiladas, kingklip tacos, or bocaditos (small plates) to share. Daily specials feature just-picked peppers, herbs and vegetables.

Franschhoek Kitchen At Holden Manz Wine Estate

3 Green Valley Road, Franschhoek • Contemporary country • Lunch Tue–Sun & pub hols 11–3, dinner Tue–Sat 6–close • Closed Mon • Booking advised • Children welcome • Visa & MasterCard accepted • Corkage R50 • Owners Gerard Holden & Migo Manz • Executive chef Maryna Frederiksen • restaurant@holdenmanz.comwww.holdenmanz.com • S 33° 56’ 7" E 19° 6’ 54" • T +27 (0)21-876-2729 • F +27 (0)21-876-4624

Executive chef Maryna Frederiksen delights in fresh local produce, using estate-grown vegetables and fruit to create dishes inspired by her passion for local sustainable food (try the oak barrel-planked trout) to complement award-winning Holden Manz wines. Her cuisine is regionally inspired to offer a true "slow food" experience: enjoy lunch on the deck overlooking vineyards, or a gourmet picnic beside the Franschhoek River. See also Holden Manz Country House on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

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.

Mange Tout & Country Kitchen

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards, Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek • Mange Tout — international cuisine: breakfast daily 7–10.30, lunch Sat–Sun 12.30–2.30 & dinner Wed–Sun 7–9.30 • Country Kitchen — rustic bistro: Mon–Tue 10–9 & Wed–Sun 10–7 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owners Erwin Schnitzler & Rwayitare family • Executive chef Maki Mahki • info@montrochelle.co.zawww.montrochelle.co.za • S 33° 92’ 05.20” E 19° 10’ 50.53” • T +27 (0)21-876-2770 • F +27 (0)21-876-3788

Both elegant and rustic restaurants to suit your mood. Mange Tout offers spectacular valley views, varied menus with a delightfully French slant that reflects support of organic and free-range farming, showcasing local produce in imaginative vegetarian options. Informal Country Kitchen specialises in tasty bistro fare, around the fireplace in winter, celebrating summer on the terrace, or with a winelands picnic in the garden. Diners Club Diamond Winelist Award 2011. See also Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

Monneaux Restaurant

Main Road, Franschhoek • Contemporary cuisine • Open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner • Underground cellar available for functions • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R45 • Owner Jean-Pierre Snyman • Executive chef Louis Jansen • info@fch.co.zawww.fch.co.za • S 33° 54’ 0.64" E 019° 6’ 16.55" • T +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; dinner in the elegantly relaxed dining room in the manor house. Set on the site of Franschhoek’s first perfumery, today it’s the scent of chef Louis Jansen’s cooking that inspires: feast on seared Franschhoek salmon trout sashimi, wasabi mayonnaise, caviar and chives. Diners Club Diamond Winelist Award Winner 2012. See also Franschhoek Country House & Villas on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

Paulina’s at Rickety Bridge

Rickety Bridge Wine Estate, R45 Main Road, Franschhoek • Formerly The Restaurant in the Vines • Bistro global • Open daily 12–4 • Closed Jan 1 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner Rickety Bridge • Executive chef Melissa Bruyns • functions@ricketybridge.comwww.ricketybridge.comT +27 (0)21-876-2129 • F +27 (0)21-876-3486

The new-look restaurant, honouring the original owner of the estate, provides simple, tasty bistro-style fare, with full and half portions that double as starters, allowing diners to sample and share. Using fresh produce from the herb and vegetable garden, executive chef Melissa Bruyns (ex Haute Cabrière and Westin Grand) allows ingredients to speak for themselves: try crispy pork belly, Franschhoek trout burgers and vegetable tempura. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

Pierneef à La Motte

La Motte Wine Estate, R45, Main Road, Franschhoek • Traditional Cape Winelands cuisine • Lunch & Winelands Teas Tue–Sun 9–5; dinner Thu–Sat from 7 with fine dining Chef’s Menu option • Closed Mon; 3-week winter break (Jun/July) & Christian religious holidays • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R50 • Owner Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg • Executive chef Chris Erasmus • pierneef@la-motte.co.zawww.la-motte.co.za • S 33° 53’ 0.91" E 019° 4’ 21.57" • T +27 (0)21-876-8800 • F +27 (0)21-876-3446

Pair food with fine wine in a tranquil garden setting where seasonal menus, inspired by the past, echo the creativity of SA artist, JH Pierneef. Fresh ingredients, including greens from the estate’s biologically farmed vegetable garden, are transformed into new favourites: try best-selling Cape bokkom salad. Inviting Winelands Tea tempts with a wide choice of teas, confectionery and traditional "soet sopie" or glass of sparkling wine. American Express Top Fine Dining Winelands Restaurant 2013; SA Wine List of the Year 2012 (three flutes winner); Diner’s Club Platinum Wine List of the Year 2012.

The French Connection Bistro

48 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek • French bistro • Open daily for lunch 12–3.30 & dinner 6.30–9.30 • Closed for dinner on Dec 25 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R40 (1 bottle per 4 guests) • Chef/patron Matthew Gordon • GM Jason Ratner • info@frenchconnection.co.zawww.frenchconnection.co.za • S 33° 54’ 36.49” E 019° 7’ 8.31” • T +27 (0)21-876-4056 • F +27 (0)86-591-4988

Matthew Gordon’s popular bistro in the heart of the Franschhoek village offers a relaxed culinary experience with top-quality French classics like slow-roasted crispy duck with raspberry vinegar jus; superb steaks (try the fillet mignon with three-mushroom sauce), plus the freshest fish and local produce. Friendly, informative staff ensure that French Connection remains one of the most popular stops in the "Gourmet Capital of the Cape". American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award 2006-2012; Diners Club International Wine List Award 2011-2013; Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2012 & 2013.

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!

Hout Bay

Pure Restaurant

Hout Bay Manor, Baviaanskloof Road, Hout Bay • Bistro-inspired South African cuisine, with a modern twist • Lunch daily 12–3, dinner Tue–Sat & pub hols 6.30–10.30 • Closed Sun eve & Mon • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO, extensive wine list • Occasional Wine & Dine evenings with live band • Owner Susan Struengmann • Head chef Philip Arno Botes • pure@houtbaymanor.co.zawww.pure-restaurant.co.za • S 34° 2’ 35.52" E 018° 21’ 38.46" • T +27 (0)21-791-9393 • F +27 (0)21-790-0118

Comfortably seating 70 guests in style, Pure is tranquil in a sea-washed palette of creams, whites, marble and fine art, living up to its name and gracious manor house setting. Bistro-inspired SA cuisine promises delectable dishes from light summer menus to winter warming specials. Book for the occasional Wine & Dine evening accompanied by toe-tapping tunes as a live band entertains you as you dine. Diners Club Diamond Winelist award 2012. See also Hout Bay Manor on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

Paarl

Backsberg Restaurant

Backsberg Estate Cellars, Klapmuts-Simondium Road, Klapmuts • Country cuisine • Open daily 9.30–3.30 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner Michael Back • Executive chef Linda Abrahams • restaurant@backsberg.co.zainfo@backsberg.co.zawww.backsberg.co.za • S 33° 49’ 42.9" E 018° 54’ 56.9" • T +27 (0)21-875-5952/5141 • F +27 (0)21-875-5144

Pair country-style, home-grown and homemade food with award-winning wines at this rustic, family-friendly venue set in lush gardens with a mountain view. The fresh, simply prepared seasonal menu offers tasty specialities like lamb stew and chicken pie. Book ahead for the Sunday buffet lunch starring spit-roasted Karoo lamb. It’s legendary — and so are the roast potatoes. Enjoy live music and a log fire in winter.

Bosman’s Restaurant

Plantasie Street, Paarl • Global cuisine • Bosman’s Restaurant: dinner daily 7–9 (mid Dec–end Mar) & Thu–Sun (1 Apr–mid Dec); no children under the age of 4 • Bistro Allegro: open daily for lunch & dinner; children welcome • Breakfast served daily in the Manor House • Booking advised • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • GM Anja Bosken • Executive chef Roland Gorgosilich • reserve@granderoche.co.zawww.granderoche.co.za • S 33° 45’ 02” E 18° 57’ 35” • T +27 (0)21-863-5100 • F +27 (0)21-863-2220

Bosman’s Restaurant, in the Boland’s gabled Grande Roche Hotel, is the perfect place for fine dining. Enjoy culinary delights from a choice of inviting menus, compiled by creative, Michelin-star trained executive chef Roland Gorgosilich. Specialities like red-wine marinated springbok loin with vodka-parsnip purée, sautéed brussels sprouts, cep sauté, pumpernickel flan and juniper berry-port wine jus are complemented by splendid wines from the superbly stocked cellar. Diners Club winelist Diamond Award 2013; Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence 2013; American Express Platinum Fine Dining Restaurant Award 2012. See also Grande Roche Hotel on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

Harvest Restaurant at Laborie

Laborie Wine Farm, Taillefer Street, Paarl • Contemporary South African cuisine • Lunch daily 12–3, dinner Wed–Sat 6.30–9 • Booking advised, especially in summer • Children welcome, jungle gym & kiddie menu • Caters for weddings, corporate functions & conferences • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R50 • Owner KWV (Pty) Ltd • Consulting chef Matthew Gordon • info@laboriewines.co.zawww.laboriewines.co.za • S 33° 45’ 57.64" E 018° 57’ 31.84" • T +27 (0)21-807-3095

Friendly, relaxed restaurant, seating 80 inside and a further 100 on the terrace overlooking Laborie’s immaculate vineyards. The appetising menu is drawn from South Africa’s cultural mosaic, presented in a modern idiom: perennial best-sellers are chef Matthew Gordon’s famous duck, steaks and mussels (when in season). This is a favourite wedding venue, with the added benefits of scenic backdrops, attentive service and secure parking. Double KLINK award winner for Best Bistro and Beyond Expectations in 2013. See also Laborie Guest House on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

Marc’s Restaurant

129 Main Street, Paarl • French bistro • Open Mon–Sat 10–10, pub hols — please call to check • Closed Sun, Easter Mon, 2 weeks during winter school hols, Dec 25 & Jan 1 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R40 • Chef/patron Marc Friederich • info@marcsrestaurant.co.zawww.marcsrestaurant.co.zaT +27 (0)21-863-3980 • F +27 (0)21-863-3990

Just turned 11, this popular Paarl "fixture" hasn’t changed much, save for a touch of traditional dishes from Alsace (owner Marc’s home) and a shorter, more flexible Paarl-orientated winelist and menu. But while the French bistro favourites, grills, best-selling paella and crisp-based, fun-topped pizzas are still available, the restaurant’s carbon footprint has been reduced, replaced by local free-range meat, sustainable fish, organic veg and herbs. TripAdvisor certificate of excellence 2012.

Polo Club Restaurant at Val de Vie Estate

Val de Vie Estate, R301, Jan van Riebeeck Drive, Paarl • Contemporary country cuisine • Open Tue, Thu & Sun 9–4, Wed, Fri & Sat 9–9 • Closed Mon • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted (excl AMEX) • Corkage R40 • Owners Jan Morne Bosch & Nicolas Hendrik Hendrikse • Executive chef Edmore Ruzoza • restaurant@valdevie.co.zawww.valdevie.co.za • S 33° 48’ 15.0” E 018° 58’ 4.0” • T +27 (0)21-863-6174 • F +27 (0)21-863-2741

This relaxed, bistro-style restaurant overlooking pristine polo fields offers a variety of eating experiences. Entertain guests or enjoy family lunch on the terraces; make sundowners a light tapas meal with innovative cocktails. The chic Italian-style bar is a popular rendezvous for both polo players and residents; evenings offer fine dining, and Sunday lunch is sumptuous. Specialities range from chicken liver pasta to slow-cooked lamb shank.

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.

Spice Route Restaurant

Spice Route, Suid-Agter Paarl Road, Suider-Paarl • Contemporary, eclectic • Open Mon–Fri, Sun & pub hols 11–6 (kitchen closes at 5.30); Sat 11–8.30 (kitchen closes at 8) • Closed Dec 25 & Jan 1 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R50 • Owners Andy Küng & Charles Back • Executive chef Andy Küng & executive head chef Marion Kumpf • restaurant@spiceroute.co.zawww.spicerouterestaurant.co.za • S 33° 45’ 50" E 018° 55’ 10" • T +27 (0)21-863-5222 • F +27 (0)21-863-2591

Take a tantalising culinary journey, exploring the fusion between spice, food and wine in a relaxed mountainside restaurant with panoramic view. Discover the delights of traditional South African cooking infused with the subtle seasoning of the spice route and trading empire of the Dutch East India Company; each dish carefully crafted to complement award-winning Spice Route wines. Do try korma curry served in a tagine.

The Goatshed Restaurant

Fairview Wine & Cheese Farm, Suid-Agter Paarl Road, Suider-Paarl • Farm-style Mediterranean • Open daily 9–5 (kitchen closes at 4.30) • Closed Dec 25 & Jan 1 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R50 • Owners Andy Küng & Charles Back • Executive chef Andy Küng • goatshed@fairview.co.zawww.goatshed.co.za • S 33° 46’ 22.00” E 018° 55’ 24.50” • T +27 (0)21-863-3609 • F +2 (0)21-863-2591

Named for Fairview’s 1,000-strong goat herd, this rustic, hospitable restaurant in one of the farm’s old wine cellars pulls the crowds with light and tasty lunches from locally sourced seasonal produce, spilling onto a terrace in summer. Enjoy highly rated Fairview wines with Chalmar beef, chicken pie and springbok salad; or pick a platter from some 25 farm cheeses with just-baked breads, including moreish Goatshed ciabatta.

Robertson

Bodega de Vinho

Rooiberg Winery, on Route 60 between Worcester & Robertson, Robertson • Continental/Country cuisine • Open Mon–Fri 8–5.30, Sat 9–4 • Closed Sun, Good Fri, Dec 25 & Jan 1 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Pet-friendly garden • Bakery • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner Rooiberg Winery • Executive chef Deon le Roux • bodega@rooiberg.co.zawww.rooiberg.co.za • S 33° 46’ 35.3" E 019° 45’ 42.9" • T +27 (0)23-626-1243 • F +27 (0)23-626-3295

You can’t miss it: look out for a 9m-high-red chair on Route 60. Let the dogs and kids out (there’s grass and a jungle gym) and settle in — the name translates as "a convivial meeting place serving food and wine". Apart from light lunches and wine pairing, just-baked breads and alluring pastries, from pain-au-chocolat to Copenhagens and ciabattas, are reason enough to stop.

Fraai Uitzicht 1798

Klaas Voogds East, on R60 between Robertson & Montagu • Contemporary, fusion, Mediterranean influences • Open Wed–Sun lunch from 12 & dinner from 6 (Mon–Tue dinner for resident guests only) • Closed mid Jun–end Aug, Dec 24/31 & Jan 1 • Booking advised • Children 12+ welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owners Karl Uwe & Sandra Papesch • Executive chef Sandra Papesch • info@fraaiuitzicht.comwww.fraaiuitzicht.com • S 33° 47’ 43.13” E 020° 0’ 17.99” • T +27 (0)23-626-6156 • F +27 (0)86-662-5265

Experience fine dining in an award-winning restaurant, where attentive hosts, spectacular views across vineyards and informal decor add to the charm. Share the conviviality of a cosy fire, or in summer, enjoy the tranquility of the shaded veranda. The creative six-course menu offers seasonal treats showcasing fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden, complemented by Robertson Valley’s best wines, including handcrafted Fraai Uitzicht 1798 Merlot. American Express Platinum Fine Dining award — 12 consecutive years. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

Somerset West

Avontuur Estate Restaurant

Avontuur Estate, R44, Somerset West • Contemporary country, rustic • Open Mon–Fri 9–5, Sat/Sun 9–4; dinner Wed/Fri/Sat (summer) & Wed/Fri (winter) • Closed Good Fri, Dec 25 & Jan 1 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Chefs/patrons Zunia Boucher-Myers & Melanie Paltoglou • openhand@polka.co.zawww.avontuurestate.co.za • S 34° 1’ 33.2” E 018° 49’ 23.8” • T +27 (0)21-855-4296 • F +27 (0)21-855-4600

Tourism 4-star rated, this hands-on welcoming restaurant offers vine-shaded tables with a view. The good-value new menu, tempting tastebuds with dishes like tomato fondue, or pan-fried duck liver with caramelised beetroot, now includes vegan and vegetarian options, plus a no-guilt, gluten-free daily bake. Regulars can relax: their favourites — including signature crispy duckling in Van der Hum sauce, and deep-fried ice-cream — are still listed. Voted No 1 Restaurant on TripAdvisor for the Helderberg area.

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.

Vergelegen

Vergelegen Wine Estate, Lourensford Road, Somerset West • Camphors at Vergelegen (à la carte/contemporary/global) lunch Wed–Sun 12–3, dinner Fri & Sat 6.30–9; Stables at Vergelegen (bistro) open Mon–Sun for breakfast 9.30–11.30, lunch 11.30–3.30, tea/coffee & cakes 9.30–4; Fri–Sat (Nov–Apr) kitchen closes at 7pm; Forest Picnic (luxury/elegant picnic) baskets available Nov–Apr between 12.15–1.30 • Estate closed Good Fri, May 1 & Dec 25 • Booking advised • Forest Picnic & Stables specifically child friendly • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owners Anglo American plc • Executive chefs PJ Vadas at Camphors & Gary Richardson at Stables • info@vergelegen.co.zawww.vergelegen.co.za • S 34° 4’ 37.0” E 018° 53’ 30.6” • T +27 (0)21-847-1346 Camphors Restaurant / Forest Picnic; T +27 (0)21-847-2156 Stables Bistro

Experience the world of Vergelegen first-hand: from spectacular formal gardens to arts and culture, wine tasting and cellar tours, and restaurants to suit all tastes. A recent major revamp of the estate’s culinary hospitality saw a "new kid on the farm": family-friendly Stables, offering bistro-style treats from pastries to pizzas (junior sizes available), generous burgers, juicy steaks and delectable desserts. The original Lady Phillips morphed into Camphors at Vergelegen (named after the magnificent camphor trees standing guard in front of the old homestead) where chic blends seamlessly with tradition, and award-winning classic wines are perfectly paired with enticing, classically grounded global cuisine. The perennially popular forest picnic in the shadows of a centuries old camphor forest provides relaxation for adults while children amuse themselves with an exciting treasure hunt.

Stanford

Springfontein Eats Restaurant

Springfontein Wine Estate, Springfontein Road, Stanford • Michelin-quality for locavores • Lunch Wed–Sun, dinner Tue–Sat • Closed Mon, July & August • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • French & German spoken • Owners Weber & Schneider families • Executive chef Jürgen Schneider • hospitality@springfontein.co.zawww.springfontein.co.za • S 34° 25’ 38.5" E 019° 24’ 32.7" • T +27 (0)28-341-0651 • F +27 (0)28-341-0112

Unfamiliar with the term "locavore"? Then visit Springfontein Estate, where Jürgen and Susanne Schneider (WSET Diploma), after managing restaurants in the world’s top locations, have joined owners Johst and Jennifer Weber. Their just-opened restaurant offers "locavore fare": fresh herbs, vegetables and fruit grown on or foraged from the farm. Savour flavour treats like sweet potato mousse with wood-sorrel foam; box of oxtail stuffed with mushroom and mash, and triptychon of carrots. Michelin starred in Germany since 1998. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

The Tasting Room

Stanford Hills Estate, Stanford • Global cuisine • Open Thu–Mon & pub hols 11–5 • Closed Tue/Wed • Booking advised • Children welcome • No credit card facilities • No BYO • Fishing • Self-catering cottages • Hiking trails • Owners Peter & Jami Kastner • Executive chef Bridget Bartleman • jami@stanfordhills.co.zawww.stanfordhills.co.za • S 34° 25’ 21.4" E 019° 28’ 25.7" • T +27 (0)28-341-0841 • F +27 (0)28-341-0286


Taste Stanford Hills wines and virgin olive oil before relishing farm-fresh fare in a quaint, rustic restaurant with gorgeous valley views overlooking a dam. Small, inviting blackboard menus change daily: expect home-made pastas, soups, gourmet burgers, mezze platters and tempting desserts. Catch-and-release Bass fishing (take your own gear); boats for paddling and lawns for lazing; pull-down blinds and fireplace to ensure cosy lunches on chilly days.

Stellenbosch

96 Winery Road Restaurant

Zandberg Farm, Winery Road, off the R44 between Stellenbosch & Somerset West • Country cuisine with influences from around the world • Lunch daily 12–3.30, dinner Mon–Sat 6.30–9 • Closed Good Fri, Dec 26 & Jan 1 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R45 • Owners Ken Forrester, Allan Forrester, Martin Meinert & Natasha Wray • Executive chef Natasha Wray • wineryrd@mweb.co.zawww.96wineryroad.co.za • S 34° 1’ 36.2” E 018° 48’ 32.3” • T +27 (0)21-842-2020 • F +27 (0)21-842-2050

Relaxed family-friendly venue, where you can share good times, great food and some world-class wines. Opened in May 1996, the rustic restaurant rapidly established a reputation for consistency, fresh, seasonal organic produce and prime matured beef: specialities include Hollandse pepper fillet flambéed at the table. Evergreen signature dish is duck and cherry pie, and Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate, with vanilla bean ice-cream as a dreamy finale. Wine Spectator Grand Award 2012; Tripadvisor Award of Excellence 2011-2013; Diners Club Platinum Winelist Award 2012.

Barouche Restaurant

Blaauwklippen Vineyards, on the R44 between Stellenbosch & Somerset West, opposite Techno Park • Owners Blue Lion GmbH, Munich • hospitality@blaauwklippen.comwww.blaauwklippen.com • S 33° 58’ 23.3” E 018° 50’ 51.0” • T +27 (0)21-880-0133 • F +27 (0)21-880-1246/0136

Closed for renovations.

Café Blanc de Noir

Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate, Devon Valley Road, Stellenbosch • Fresh/Café style/European • Open Wed–Sat 11am–10pm, Sun 11am–5pm; Wed & Thu 11am–9pm in winter • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R50 • Owners Tom & Hayley Breytenbach • Manager Adam Sivoglou • café@brenaissance.co.zawww.brenaissance.co.za • S 33° 55’ 4.31" E 018° 49’ 7.82" • T +27 (0)21-200-2644

Experience interactive pizza-and-wine pairing in a chic café, set in plum orchards overlooking vineyards and the Stellenbosch mountains. Focus is on providing a relaxing, happy space, from the open-plan interior filled with home touches to well-trained, friendly staff. Menus centre round farm-fresh ingredients, specialising in gourmet wood-oven pizzas, salads, wraps and "family secret" cakes, to enjoy with award-winning Brenaissance wines and local craft beer. See also Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

Chez Shiraz

Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate, Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch/Koelenhof • French/continental cuisine • Open daily 7am–10pm • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner JJ Provoyeur • Executive chefs Benito & William • info@devonvale.co.za, events@devonvale.co.zawww.devonvale.co.za/restaurant • S 33° 52’ 59.6" E 018° 48’ 15.0" • T +27 (0)21-865-2080 • F +27 (0)21-865-2113


As Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate’s restaurant and the hotel’s à la carte restaurant, Chez Shiraz welcomes guests to buffet-style breakfasts, light lunches on the outdoor Terrace overlooking the golf course, and elegant dining in a typical French-style restaurant. Part of the charm is the enchanting atmosphere and French menu: an ideal setting for sitting back, relaxing, and enjoying delectable meals with sumptuous wines. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

Cuvée

Simonsig Wine Estate, Kromme Rhee Road, Stellenbosch • Contemporary cuisine • Lunch Tue–Sat 12–3 Sun 12–2; dinner Fri & Sat 7–10 • Closed Mon • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owners Francois & Johan Malan • Head chef Lucas Carstens • cuvee@simonsig.co.zahttp://www.simonsig.co.za/cuvee • S 33° 52’ 14.19” E 018° 49’ 34.92” • T +27 (0)21-888-4932 • F +27 (0)21-888-4909

This hospitable signature restaurant captivates with a mix of nostalgia and Cape Dutch modernism, embracing French Provençal flavours, home-grown South African tastes and Asian touches. Match Simonsig wines to back-to-basics, garden-fresh food from head chef Lucas Carstens, grounded in sustainability and just-picked ingredients. Fresh linefish pairs with oriental mushroom linguine and prawn bisque, and new-taste Malva pudding goes gourmet with milk tart ice-cream and brandy Anglaise.

Delaire Graff Restaurant

Delaire Graff Estate, R310 Helshoogte Pass, Banhoek Valley, Stellenbosch • Bistro chic, modern Mediterranean • Lunch daily 12–2.30, dinner Wed–Sat 6–9 • Booking advised • Children 12+ welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R80 • Owner Laurence Graff • Executive chef Christiaan Campbell • reservations@delaire.co.zawww.delaire.co.za • S 33° 55’ 20.4" E 018° 55’ 26.0" • T +27 (0)21-885-8160

The dining experience is holistic, from the moment you enter the estate to the service ethic permeating the restaurant. Executive chef Christiaan Campbell’s seasonal and organic "bistro chic" cuisine turns food into an art form (desserts are a creative triumph) and experienced sommeliers will guide you through the winelist. Relax, soak up the magnificent setting, and admire the superb collection of contemporary SA art and sculpture. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

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.

Indochine Restaurant

Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa, Delaire Graff Estate, R310 Helshoogte Pass, Banhoek Valley, Stellenbosch • Asian-inspired cuisine • Open daily for lunch 12.30–2.30 & dinner 6.30–9.30 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R80 • Owner Laurence Graff • Executive chef Christiaan Campbell • guest.relations@delaire.co.zawww.delaire.co.za • S 33° 55’ 20.4” E 018° 55’ 26” • T +27 (0)21-885-8160 • F +27 (0)86-626-4403

Savour Asian-inspired cuisine with a contemporary yet delicate twist, in a soothing space and deck with wraparound views over the valley below towards Table Mountain. Only the finest ingredients are used, with menus featuring fresh organic produce from the estate greenhouse: don’t ignore the tantalising side dishes. Flavours are lively, aromatic and robust while maintaining a style of eating synonymous with vitality, wellness and healthy living. See also Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

Joostenberg Bistro

Klein Joostenberg, R304, Muldersvlei • French bistro • Open daily from 8–5 • Closed Dec 25 & Jan 1 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R35 • Owners Susan & Christophe Dehosse, Philip Myburgh • Executive chef Christophe Dehosse • bistro@joostenberg.co.zahttp://www.joostenberg.co.zaT +27 (0)21-884-4208 • F +27 (0)21-884-4141

Craving freshly prepared traditional bistro dishes? Look no further. The specialities and best-selling dishes will set you salivating: coq au vin; bouillabaisse; pork sausages from own farm-reared pork, apple sauce and mash; terrine and jambon persillée — with highly rated Joostenberg wines. The venue is relaxed, spacious and family friendly, with tables set on a vine-shaded stoep in summer and beside a huge fireplace in winter.

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.

Le Venue at the House of JC le Roux

The House of JC le Roux, Devon Valley Road, Devon Valley, Stellenbosch • Chic country fare with méthode cap classique and sparkling wines • Open daily 9–3 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Gourmet braai ideal for private functions • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner Distell • Executive chef Renshaw Adams • levenue@hsvhospitality.comwww.levenue.co.za • S 33° 54’ 16.6" E 018° 48’ 37.4" • T +27 (0)21-865-8200 • F +27 (0)21-865-2610

Escape to scenic Devon Valley, to the al fresco deck of a stylish new venue: the result of a makeover that literally raised the roof of the House of JC le Roux. Pair award-winning méthode cap classique and sparkling wines with bubbles-enhancing treats such as truffle-centred scrambled egg with all the indulgent extras, oysters and sushi, and wine-rich desserts like La Fleurette crème brûlée.

Makaron Restaurant

Majeka House, 26-32 Houtkapper Street, Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch • French/contemporary cuisine • Open daily for lunch 12–2.30, dinner 7–9.30 • Closed month of Jun; Wed from 1 Apr–30 Sep • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R50 • Owners Karine Dequeker-van der Merwe & Lloyd van der Merwe • Executive chef Tanja Kruger • reception@majekahouse.co.zawww.majekahouse.co.za • S 33° 58’ 04.07” E 018° 51’ 39.64” • T +27 (0)21-880-1549 • F +27 (0)21-880-1550

Sophisticated cuisine in a stylish setting. The restaurant leads onto a sheltered garden terrace, ideal for al fresco dining. But the food’s the star. Resident chef Tanja Kruger shows her creative skill in contemporary dishes grounded in the French classics, delightfully plated and impeccably served. Flavour fuses with eye-appeal in constantly changing menus accenting seasonality and prime local produce. Allow time to linger over your meal. See also Majeka House on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

Morgenhof Restaurant

Morgenhof Wine Estate, Klapmuts Road (R44), Stellenbosch • Country cuisine • Open Mon–Fri 9–4, Sat/Sun 9–3 • Closed Mon (May–end Aug), Good Friday, Dec 25 & Jan 1 • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner La Tour International Investments t/a Morgenhof Wines • Executive chef Thys Esterhuysen • meryka@morgenhof.comwww.morgenhof.com • S 33° 53’ 38.5” E 018° 51’ 39.2” • T +27 (0)21-889-2024 • F +27 (0)21-889-5266

Popular year-round venue where flavour sets seasonal menus from exec chef Thys Esterhuysen. Relax at garden tables in summer; under a vine canopy in winter sunshine; or banishing the chill beside log fires indoors, enjoying signature dishes like chicken salad; best-selling venison, or hearty oxtail ragoût, Irish crushed potatoes and tasty jus. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

Postcard Café @ Stark-Condé Wines

Stark-Condé Wines, Jonkershoek Valley, Stellenbosch • Simple & fresh, country-style lunch & cakes • Open Tue–Sun 9.30–4 • Closed Mon, Good Fri, Dec 24/25 & Jan 1 • Booking advised • Visa & MasterCard accepted • No BYO • Owner Marie Conde • postcardcafe@stark-conde.co.zawww.postcardcafe.co.za • S 33° 57’ 14" E 018° 54’ 38" • T +27 (0)21-861-7703 • F +27 (0)21-887-4340

Small, relaxed café, set against a picture-postcard mountain backdrop, offers simple, country-style treats. Light Asian chicken salad, crispy fried prawns with lemon cream dressing, and springbok braised in red wine are best-sellers; homemade desserts are legendary. Best reserve your baked cheesecake, pear and blueberry crumble or apple pie before lunch in case it sells out. Award-winning Stark-Condé wines available by the glass at cellardoor prices.

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.

Spier Restaurants

Spier, R310 Baden Powel Road, Stellenbosch • Eight Restaurant Tue–Sun 10am–4.30pm & Eight to Go 10am–5pm; Hotel Restaurant 6.30am–10.30pm daily • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Executive chef Lorrianne Heyns • info@spier.co.za www.spier.co.za • S 33° 58’ 24.63" E 018° 47’ 2.23" • T +27 (0)21-809-1100

Three choices, each offering a different eating experience, but all making the most of zingingly fresh organic produce from Spier farm and local suppliers. At the Hotel Restaurant, where chicken and meat dishes are sought-after specialities, linger over breakfast, lunch or dinner, or relax with a glass of wine and bar snacks on the terrace. For the ultimate harvest table or farm-style braai, visit airy and eco-conscious Eight, where farm-to-table food is combined in healthy and delicious dishes that turn heartier and warming in winter. If you’re into picnics and ready-to-eat food, lovingly prepared to the same principles, book a picnic and sandwiches from Eight to Go, which offers an appetising, wholesome feast to enjoy with a bottle of award-winning Spier wine on the shady farm lawns. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town.

Terroir Restaurant

Kleine Zalze Wines, R44, Technopark, Stellenbosch • Provençal • Lunch daily 12–2.30, dinner Mon–Sat 7–9 • Closed Sun eve • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R50 • Owner Kleine Zalze Wines • Chef Michael Broughton • terroir@kleinezalze.co.zawww.kleinezalze.co.za • S 33° 56’ 16.51” E 018° 51’ 06.70” • T +27 (0)21-880-8167 • F +27 (0)21-880-0862

The terroir is decidedly Cape in flavour and setting; so are the food-friendly, highly-rated Kleine Zalze wines. Though deceptively simple dishes are French inspired, fresh seasonal ingredients are local, showcasing chef Michael Broughton’s award-winning culinary skill and impeccably judged sauces. The relaxed ambience encourages lingering over chalkboard offerings like miso-glazed salmon with leek and champagne sauce, or pork belly with rhubarb and "truffle mac" (macaroni). Eat Out Awards’ Top 10 2006-2007, 2009-2012.

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.

Wild Peacock Food Emporium

32 Piet Retief Street, Stellenbosch • Brasserie — Deli foods & Mediterranean • Open Mon–Tue 7.30–6, Wed–Fri 7.30–10pm, Sat/Sun 8–4 • Booking advised evenings • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • No BYO • Owner Baker Family Trust • sarah@wildpeacock.co.zawww.wildpeacock.co.za • S 33° 56’ 24” E 018° 51’ 34” • T +27 (0)21-887-7585 • F +27 (0)86-577-3663

This enticing French-style brasserie-cum-deli oozes temptation, whether shopping for specialities like oysters, snails, fresh duck, quail, fish, free-range poultry, artisanal cheeses and fine wine, or sitting down to eat. Breakfasts are scrumptious; lunches deliciously light or a filling, flavoursome plat de jour (pots of Ma Baker’s mussels are a must). Excellent, well-priced wine-by-the-glass selection, plus a specialised retail wine boutique focused on the Stellenbosch area. Winner of Best Food Outlet in the South at the Eat Out Produce Awards 2013.

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.

Tokai

The Brasserie

Shop 1, Forest Glade House, Main Road, Tokai • European with French influences • Mon–Fri & pub hols 11.30am–10pm, Sat 9am–10pm, Sun 9am–3pm • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R30 from 2nd bottle • Owners Chris Coetzee, Peter Weetman, Tammy Botbyl, Stéfan Marais & Julie Galvin • Executive chef Stéfan Marais • info@brasseriect.co.zawww.brasseriect.co.za T +27 (0)21-712-1363 • F +27 (0)86-532-6961

The name may have changed, but this unpretentious, accessible neighbourhood "local" has retained its welcoming home-away-from-home ambience, large marbled diner’s bar and popular chef’s table in the open-plan kitchen. Flavour-packed favourites change regularly, but the core menu remains focused on the evergreen specialities: home-made pastas, risotto, steak au poivre, mussels and artisanal pizzas. Regulars are greeted by name; there’s no rush, and the winelist’s well chosen.

Tulbagh

Readers Restaurant

12 Church Street, Tulbagh • Global contemporary, fusion of flavours • Lunch & dinner Wed–Mon • Closed Tue • Booking advised • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted (excl. AMEX) • Corkage R25 • Owner Carol Collins • readers@iafrica.comwww.readersrestaurant.co.za • S 33° 17’ 14.20" E 019° 08’ 19.18" • T +27 (0)23-230-0087

Combine history with fresh cordon bleu delights. The oldest house in Church Street, Reader’s was revitalised in 1997 as a restaurant under Silwood-trained chef Carol Collins. "The best bobotie in town" remains a menu fixture, but try a speciality such as lamb strudel or lightly-smoked salmon trout with pickled and wasabi butter. Unique flavoured ice creams are a definite must. SA Top 100 award-winning restaurant 2012 & 2013. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award 2013.

Villiersdorp

Kelkiewyn Restaurant

Main Road (R43), Villiersdorp • South African/European cuisine • Breakfast & lunch Mon–Fri 9–4, Sat/Sun 8–4; smart-casual dinners with live piano Wed–Sat 6–10 • Closed some pub hols — call first • Booking advised Sat/Sun • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted • Corkage R35 • Chef/patron Harry van Kamp • hjvankamp@gmail.comwww.villiersdorpcellar.co.za • S 33° 59’ 10.37" E 019° 17’ 49.07" • T +27 (0)28-840-0900

Popular small-town restaurant with associates in Finland and a chef/patron with international experience in executive functions and food-wine pairing. Fresh ingredients are sourced from the valley and tasty dishes combining South African and European influences can be paired with wines from the Villiersdorp Cellar. All Slowine is available by the glass: relish it with the house speciality — a Slowine burger with Slowine caramelised onions.

Wellington

No. 6 Restaurant @ Welbedacht Wine Estate

Oakdene Road, Wellington • Mediterranean & traditional South African • Open Tue–Sat 10–late, Sun 10–3 • Closed Mon, Good Fri & Dec 25 • Children welcome • Major credit cards accepted (excl. AMEX) • No BYO • Owner Schalk Burger • no.6@welbedacht.co.zawww.schalkburgerandsons.co.za • S 33° 34’ 39.8” E 019° 1’ 12.8” • T +27 (0)21-873-1877 • F +27 (0)86-669-5641

This gregarious venue for winelovers, sport lovers and Springbok supporters is a favourite haunt of sporting greats. Integrated into the Welbedacht wine cellar, the down-to-earth restaurant is closely linked to the surrounding vineyards and the wine that complements flavourful food. Best sellers are tapas, bobotie and other exotic dishes. See also Bradgate Manor House on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

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 Ina de Villiers.

 
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