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Restaurants in the Winelands & Cape Town

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

Cape Town Central

Aubergine Restaurant

Aubergine Restaurant

39 Barnet Street, Gardens, Cape Town

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

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Classical cuisine with innovative twists & Asian influence

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

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

Auslese Function Venue

Auslese Function Venue

115 Hope Street, Gardens, Cape Town

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

BYO by arrangement

Wines paired with sophisticated menus in classic yet innovative style

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

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

Burrata

Burrata

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

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

Corkage R65 (1 bottle per table)

Contemporary Italian

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

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

Savoy Cabbage Restaurant & Champagne Bar

Savoy Cabbage Restaurant & Champagne Bar

101 Hout Street, Cape Town

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

Corkage R75

Contemporary cuisine

Well into its 19th year 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 white grape and almond gazpacho with a red gazpacho granita; or grilled kingklip with risotto nero, seaweed tapenade, saffron emulsion and seawater foam; and to end it off cardamom crème brûlée with a choc chip cookie. Intelligent boutique winelist.

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

Sotano

Sotano

121 Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town

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

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Mediterranean, classic tapas

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

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

Camps Bay

Azure

Azure

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

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

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Contemporary South African cuisine with French & Asian influences

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

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

Constantia

Jonkershuis Constantia

Jonkershuis Constantia

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

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

Corkage R50/750ml bottle

Cape Malay/global cuisine

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

More information
Children welcome | Function facilities | Major credit cards & Zapper accepted | Owners Chris Coetzee & Tammy Botbyl

Open Door

Open Door

Spaanschematriver Road, Constantia, Cape Town

Opening times
Open daily including public holidays | Booking advised

Corkage R65

Eclectic

Open Door, on the beautiful grounds of Constantia Uitsig estate, is the perfect place to enjoy superb eclectic cuisine while sipping on a glass of wine from the state-of-the-art cellar on the property, or the wide-ranging, sommelier-curated local and international winelist. With a secure play area and mountain bike track among the amenities, children will savour the experience as much as adults. By night, the dining area becomes more intimate, with a roaring fire in winter and cooling breezes in summer. Coming soon are winetasting and picnic areas.

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

The View at Chart Farm

The View at Chart Farm

Klaassens Road, Cape Town

Opening times
Open daily 8.30am-4.30pm including public holidays | Booking advised

Corkage R50

South African cuisine

True to its name, The View at Chart Farm is known for its exceptional panorama of Constantia Valley, the cradle of South Africa’s wine industry. Serving breakfast, lunch and delicious afternoon teas, Sandra and the Baking Queens make some of the best cakes and scones you will ever taste. Come for the vista, stay for a meal and, because this is a cut flower farm, pick your own roses too. See also Brooklands Guest House on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owners Philip & Sandra Engelen

Elgin

South Hill

South Hill

South Hill Vineyards, 113 Valley Road, Elgin

Opening times
Open 7 days a week for breakfast & lunch 8am-3.30pm | Open public holidays | Closed 25/26 December & 1 Jan | Winetasting Mon-Sun 10am-5pm | Booking advised

BYO allowed but not encouraged. Corkage R50/bottle

Contemporary, bistro, country-style cuisine

The restaurant in South Hill wine estate’s gallery space serves breakfasts and lunches of country platters, tapas and a selection of daily specials, with homemade breads and deli items also available. Produce is sourced from the kitchen garden and where possible, local suppliers. A variety of artworks is on display, including paintings, small- and large-scale sculptures, photographs, ceramics and mixed-medium works, as well as conceptual work. See also Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

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

The Pool Room at Oak Valley

The Pool Room at Oak Valley

Oak Valley Estate, R321, Oak Avenue, Elgin

Opening times
Breakfast Tue-Sun 9am-11am, lunch Tue-Sun 12pm-3pm, dinner Fri 6.30pm-10pm | Picnics available by pre-order 1 Nov-30 Apr | Closed 2-25 July 2018 (re-opening 26 July 2018) & 1 Jan | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

French/country cuisine

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

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

Franschhoek

Haute Cabrière Restaurant & Terrace

Haute Cabrière Restaurant & Terrace

Haute Cabrière, Franschhoek Pass (R45), Franschhoek

Opening times
Open for lunch and dinner - see website for hours | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

European/French cooking with SA influences

Crafted from a mountainside high above Franschhoek, with cathedral-like ceilings and exceptional valley views, Haute Cabrière Restaurant & Terrace offers a food-and-wine experience to match its exceptional location. Chefs Nic van Wyk and Westley Muller’s menu revolves around seasonal produce, mostly organically grown onsite or sourced locally. Both the tasting menu – aptly named ‘The Marriage of Food & Wine’ – and à la carte selection complement the Haute Cabrière wines and Pierre Jourdan MCC, served by the glass or bottle.

More information
All major credit cards accepted | Owner Clos Cabrière (Pty) Ltd

Marigold

Marigold

9 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek

Opening times
Low season: lunch 12pm–2.30pm, last table at 2pm; dinner 6pm-9pm, last table at 8.30pm | High season: lunch 12pm–2.30pm, last table at 2pm; dinner 6pm–10pm, last table at 9.30pm | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Indian cuisine

The frst classic Indian cuisine restaurant in Franschhoek, Marigold is another element of the Leeu Collection of fine accommodation and dining establishments. Situated on the village main road, the restaurant evokes the exotic with its smallplates menu inspired by aromatic and spicy north Indian cuisine. Sit indoors and enjoy the exposed brickwork, original timber ceiling, subtle geometric wallpaper and mid-century furniture design; or al fresco in the courtyard, which is the social hub of Heritage Square. See also Leeu Estates/Leeu House/Le Quartier Français on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page, and Tuk Tuk Microbrewery listing below.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Leeu Collection

Orangerie @ Le Lude

Orangerie @ Le Lude

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

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

Corkage R45

Contemporary cuisine

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

More information
Major credit cards accepted | Owners Nic & Ferda Barrow | Chef Nicolene Barrow

The Dining Room

The Dining Room

Leeu Estates, Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek

Opening times
Breakfast 7am-11am; lunch 12pm–3pm, last table at 2.30pm; afternoon tea 2pm-5pm; dinner 7pm-9pm, last table at 8.30pm (low season) 7pm-10pm, last table at 9.30pm (high season) | Booking advised

Corkage R75

Modern South African

At Leeu Estates, innovative cuisine is prepared daily by the culinary team. A leisurely breakfast, included in the tariff, is available from 7am till 11am. Menus showcase the best locally sourced organic and ethically farmed produce in creative fusion dishes with vibrant World flavours. Food and South African vintages from the founder’s cellar are served in The Dining Room or in the conservatory, seating up to 40 people. Lunch is served from 12pm and dinner from 7pm. Non-resident visitors are welcome (pre-booking preferred). A delectable afternoon tea of sweet and savoury treats that change with the seasons is available from 2pm to 5pm (booking essential). See also Leeu Estates on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted (except Diners Club) | Owner Leeu Collection | Executive chef Oliver Cattermole

The Franschhoek Cellar Restaurant

The Franschhoek Cellar Restaurant

The Franschhoek Cellar, R45/Franschhoek Main Road, Franschhoek

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

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Bistro cuisine

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

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

The Garden Room

The Garden Room

cnr Berg & Wilhelmina streets, Franschhoek

Opening times
Breakfast 7am-11am | All-day dining menu: 12pm-9pm, last table at 8.30pm (low season) 12pm-10pm, last table at 9.30pm (high season) | Booking advised

Corkage R75

Asian slanted

The sunny Garden Room at Le Quartier Français is where guests can enjoy leisurely meals looking out over a manicured courtyard with outside seating. A full English breakfast is served from 7am to 11am, and an all-day dining menu is available from noon to 9pm (low season) and 10pm (high season). Non-resident visitors are welcome (pre-booking preferred). See also Le Quartier Français on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted (except Diners Club) | Owner Leeu Collection | Executive chef Vanie Padayachee

The Restaurant at La Petite Ferme

The Restaurant at La Petite Ferme

Pass Road, Franschhoek

Opening times
Open daily 12pm-3.30pm, dinners in season 7pm-9.30pm (Nov-Apr), winter 6.30pm-9pm (Fri & Sat) | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Rustic contemporary cuisine

The Restaurant at La Petite Ferme Guest House & Boutique Winery offers a culinary experience like no other. The best and freshest ingredients are sourced locally in Franschhoek and a combination of international methods are used to deliver flavours in a unique rustic contemporary style. See also La Petite Ferme on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner The Nest Estate

Tuk Tuk Microbrewery

Tuk Tuk Microbrewery

14 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek

Opening times
Low season: Mon-Sun 11am–9pm, last table at 8.30pm | High season: Mon-Thu 11am-10.30pm, last table at 9.30pm; Fri 11am–11pm, last table at 9.30pm; Sat & Sun 9am-11pm, last table at 9.30pm | No reservations

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Mexican inspired

The first and only microbrewery in Franschhoek’s town centre, Leeu Collection’s intimate and authentic Tuk Tuk offers the highest level of quality and variety. Sit indoors and watch fine beer being handcrafted in a German-designed industrial-chic facility, or relax outdoors on the bustling village main street. Tuk Tuk’s ‘taqueria’ offers fresh and authentic Mexican-inspired dishes (think nachos, ceviche and tacos) by the culinary team. See also Leeu Estates/Leeu House/Le Quartier Français on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page, and Marigold listing above.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Leeu Collection

Groot Drakenstein

The Werf Restaurant

The Werf Restaurant

Boschendal Estate, Main Road, Pniel, Groot Drakenstein

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

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Farm-to-table/innovative country cuisine

Situated in the beautifully renovated original cellar of Boschendal Wine Estate’s manor, The Werf Restaurant focuses on innovative country-style cuisine using only the best local, seasonal and ethically sourced ingredients. The dining experience is heightened by the inspired blending of modern decor and cooking spaces with traditional Cape Dutch architecture. See also Boschendal Accommodation on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | All credit cards accepted | Executive chef Christiaan Campbell

Hout Bay

Pure Restaurant

Pure Restaurant

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

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

Corkage R95 (wine), R105 (champagne)

Continental cuisine

At the heart of Hout Bay Manor in the picturesque fishing village of Hout Bay is Pure, a rustic family restaurant where head chef Ricardo Watson offers flavourful dishes made from only the freshest ingredients sourced locally. In addition to his best-selling 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 Hout Bay Manor on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

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

Kuils River

Zevenwacht Restaurant

Zevenwacht Restaurant

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

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

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Contemporary country cuisine

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

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

Paarl

Bosman’s Restaurant

Bosman’s Restaurant

Plantasie Street, Paarl

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

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Global cuisine

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

More information
Children welcome | All major credit cards accepted

Philadelphia

Mariella’s Restaurant

Mariella’s Restaurant

Capaia Wine Estate, Botterberg Road, Philadelphia, Cape Town

Opening times
Open Tue & Thu 11am-3pm, Wed & Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 8am-10pm & Sun 8am-5pm | Open public holidays | Closed on Mon | Booking advised

BYO allowed. Corkage fee R40

Fine dining

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

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

Riebeek-Kasteel

The Royal Restaurant

The Royal Restaurant

33 Main Street, Riebeek-Kasteel

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

Corkage R50 (wine), R75 (sparkling)

Modern South African cuisine

”More than anything, food should satisfy.” Set in the oldest hotel in the Cape, The Royal Restaurant uses the latest techniques and best produce, yet remains faithful to its rich heritage and diverse influences. Enjoy lunch or dinner imbued with the flavours of the Swartland and paired with some of the best wines from the region and beyond. Stroll down memory lane with a world-famous gin & tonic from the 150-year-old bar. Life doesn’t get much better. 2017 Eat Out Top 500 Award. See also The Royal Restaurant on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

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Children welcome | Major credit cards & EFT accepted

Robertson

Nuy On The Hill

Nuy On The Hill

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

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

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Al fresco style

Overlooking mountains and vines, Nuy On The Hill offers al fresco style dining with jaw-dropping views. The menu ranges from pizzas, burgers and gourmet milkshakes to perennial favourites like roosterkoek and gemmerbier (griddle bread and ginger beer). A traditional cake table is available daily. Other amenities include craft beer and winetasting. Child- and wheelchair-friendly.

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

Somerset West

The Restaurant at Waterkloof

The Restaurant at Waterkloof

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

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

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Classic French cuisine with a modern twist

High on the slopes of the Schapenberg, Waterkloof’s ‘restaurant in the sky‘ is stylishly appointed in a 10-meter-high, all-glass promontory flowing from a slick tasting lounge and gravitational cellar. Here Chef Grégory Czarnecki, 2016 Eat Out San Pellegrino Chef of the Year, gives sophisticated contemporary classics a whimsical and polished edge. Showcasing confidence and immense skill, his dishes are not only consistently beautiful to look at, they also beg to be eaten.

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

Vergelegen

Vergelegen

Vergelegen Wine Estate, Lourensford Road, Somerset West

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

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

A la carte/contemporary/global (Camphors at Vergelegen), bistro (Stables at Vergelegen), luxury/elegant picnic (Picnic at Vergelegen)

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

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

Stellenbosch

Delaire Graff Restaurant

Delaire Graff Restaurant

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

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

Corkage fee

Bistro-chic cuisine

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

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

Eight

Eight

Spier Wine Farm, R310, Baden Powell Road, Stellenbosch

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

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Farm-to-table South African fare

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

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted

Flavours Restaurant

Flavours Restaurant

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

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

Corkage R35

Contemporary Cape cuisine

Flavours Restaurant at the Devon Valley Hotel offers an elegant dining experience in a picturesque setting. With breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the restaurant’s focus is on contemporary Cape cuisine: classic dishes with bold flavours and fresh, clean tastes, perfectly paired with wines from an award-winning list. The Vineyard Terrace offers unique gourmet tasting pairings with SylvanVale wine, single malt Scotch whisky, craft beer and indigenous gin. See also The Devon Valley Hotel on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

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

Guardian Peak Winery & Grill

Guardian Peak Winery & Grill

Guardian Peak Wines, Annandale Road, Stellenbosch

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

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Grill house

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

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Jean Engelbrecht | Executive chef Willie Mostert

Helena’s Restaurant

Helena’s Restaurant

Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa, 33 Church Street, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Mon-Sat 7am-10.30am, 12pm-2.30pm and 7pm-9.30pm, Sun & pub hols 8am-10.30am, 12pm-2.30pm and 7pm-9.30pm | Booking advised

Corkage R60

Contemporary/European/heritage

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

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Wi-Fi

Indochine Restaurant

Indochine Restaurant

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

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

Corkage fee (limit of 4 bottles per party)

Asian-influenced cuisine

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

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

Jordan Restaurant

Jordan Restaurant

Jordan Wine Estate, Stellenbosch Kloof Rd, Stellenbosch

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

BYO allowed if not on winelist (corkage R100, 1 bottle/table)

Continental cuisine

Jordan Restaurant has been open for 8 years and continues to serve modern continental food in a relaxed outdoor setting. The menu changes daily according to the best seasonal produce available. See also Jordan Luxury Suites on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

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No under 12s at dinner | Major credit cards accepted | Owners George & Louise Jardine | Chefs George Jardine & Kyle Burn

Lanzerac Wine Estate - Dining

Lanzerac Wine Estate - Dining

No.1 Lanzerac Road, Stellenbosch

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

Corkage R80

French contemporary cuisine

The Governors Hall, the main à la carte restaurant at Lanzerac, 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. Light meals and platters served at the Lanzerac Deli. See also Lanzerac Wine Estate – Hotel on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

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

Rust en Vrede Restaurant

Rust en Vrede Restaurant

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

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

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Fine dining, contemporary take on the classics

Dine in sought-after style in the wine estate’s historic cellar, where decor and a see-it-all open-plan kitchen, plus the finest Riedel glassware and custom-designed tableware enhance creative four- and six-course gourmet menus. Newly appointed executive chef Fabio Daniel has risen through the ranks at this fine-dining establishment, and will continue to build on the classical style of cooking, while the comprehensive winelist has an extensive local and international selection, leaving nothing to be desired.

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Major credit cards accepted | Owner Jean Engelbrecht | Executive chef Fabio Daniel

Stellenbosch Kitchen

Stellenbosch Kitchen

The Stellenbosch Hotel, corner Dorp & Andringa Street, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Mon-Fri 7am-9.30pm, Sat & Sun 7.30am-9.30pm, public holidays 7am-9.30pm | Booking advised

Corkage R50

Contemporary/European/heritage/international

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

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Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted

The Restaurant @ Clos Malverne

The Restaurant @ Clos Malverne

Devon Valley Road, Devon Valley, Stellenbosch

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

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Global cuisine

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

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

Warwick Wine Estate Gourmet Picnics

Warwick Wine Estate Gourmet Picnics

Warwick Wine Estate, R44 between Stellenbosch & Paarl

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

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Gourmet picnics

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

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

Tulbagh

Readers Restaurant

Readers Restaurant

12 Church Street, Tulbagh

Opening times
Open Wed-Mon 9am-9.30pm | Closed Tue | Booking advised

Corkage R30

Global contemporary, fusion of flavours

Built in 1754, the oldest house on Tulbagh’s colourful Church Street was revitalised in 1997 as this charming restaurant under Silwood-trained chef Carol Collins. Since then Carol 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. Order a picnic basket to enjoy after tasting wine at a venue of your choice. See also Wittedrift Manor House on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

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

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