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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.

Breedekloof

Bergsig Bistro

Bergsig Bistro

Bergsig Estate, Route 43, Breërivier

Opening times
Open Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, Sat & public holidays 9am-3pm | Closed Sun, Christmas Day & Good Friday | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Bistro

The Bistro on Bergsig Wine Estate is stylishly decorated and offers a friendly, relaxed dining atmosphere for up to 36 guests. In summer, request a table in the Balcony Room on the terrace and enjoy sweeping views of vineyards and the Bainskloof mountain range; in winter, especially when those peaks become snowcapped, a log fire will keep you cosy. Functions and special occasions can be catered for by prior arrangement.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner De Wet Lategan

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 global culinary influences

Azure is the fine-dining 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 and dinners, special vegetarian, vegan and piscatorial tasting menus, and Sunday buffet lunches on the Atlantic-facing terrace – the perfect spot for spectacular sunsets and cocktails. See also The Twelve Apostles Hotel on 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

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 duck breast with lentils and duck liver emulsion, seafood pot-pourri with crayfish clouds, venison loin with cocoa tortellini, and lime gastrique with fennel parfait, pineapple and coconut. (See also Auslese Function Venue below.)

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

Auslese Function Venue

Auslese Function Venue

115 Hope Street, Gardens, Cape Town

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

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. (See also Aubergine Restaurant above.)

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

Sotano

Sotano

121 Beach Rd, Mouille Point & 199 Bree Street, Cape Town

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

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Mediterranean, classic tapas

Mediterranean-inspired food is the star at this vibey eatery, now with a city-centre outlet in addition to the original seaside venue. Sip bubbly watching the sunset from the outside deck or nibble an array of tapas like calamari a la plancha, halloumi and patatas bravas while overlooking the city. 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 Russel Jalil

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

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

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 & Angelina Moepana

Elgin

 South Hill Vineyards

South Hill Vineyards

113 Valley Road, Elgin

Opening times
Open 7 days a week for breakfast & lunch 8am-4pm | 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 tapas & platters

The restaurant in South Hill’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 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 South Hill Vineyards on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | VISA & MasterCard accepted | Conferences | Weddings/functions | Owners Kevin & Sandra King

The Pool Room at Oak Valley by Gordon Manuel

The Pool Room at Oak Valley by Gordon Manuel

Oak Valley Estate, R321, Oak Avenue, Elgin

Opening times
Breakfast Tue-Sun 9am-11am, lunch Tue-Sun 12pm-3pm, dinner Fri 6.30pm-9pm | Picnics available by pre-order 1 Nov-30 Apr | Closed 24 Jun-17 Jul 2019 (re-opening 19 Jul 2019) & 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, locally grown vegetables and freshly baked artisanal breads from the wood-burning oven.

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

Franschhoek

Marigold

Marigold

9 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek

Opening times
Open for lunch daily; May-Oct: 12pm-2.30pm & 6pm-9pm; Nov-Apr: 12pm-2.30pm & 6pm-10pm | Bookings advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Indian cuisine

The first 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 small-plates 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 | Head chef Vanie Padayachee

Orangerie @ Le Lude

Orangerie @ Le Lude

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

Opening times
Open daily for tastings & canapés 10am-6pm | Tue-Sun for lunch 12pm-4pm & high tea 3pm-6pm | Booking advised


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. See also Lily Pond House on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

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

The Franschhoek Cellar Restaurant

The Franschhoek Cellar Restaurant

The Franschhoek Cellar, R45/Franschhoek Main Road, Franschhoek

Opening times
Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm & Sun 10am-5pm | Open public holidays | Closed Good Friday, Easter Monday & 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 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 Boutique Hotel & 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.

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Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owners The Nest Estate

Tuk Tuk Microbrewery

Tuk Tuk Microbrewery

14 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek

Opening times
Open Mon-Sun 11am-11pm | No reservations

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Mexican-inspired cuisine

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 head chef Martin Senekal and 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 | Head chef Martin Senekal

Hermanus

B’s Stro@Lavierge

B’s Stro@Lavierge

R320, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus

Opening times
Lunch Tue-Sun, dinner Sat | Open public holidays | Closed Mon, 15 May-10 June 2019 | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Traditional South African steak & local twists to popular cuisines

At the summit of an infamous cycling hill, with a superb view over Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, B’s Stro@Lavierge continues where local legend B’s Steakhouse left off, serving exceptional grain-fed South African beef, game in season and plenty of other traditional - and different - fare to please all palates (speciality dish: 350g sirloin with foraged mushroom sauce). Acclaimed La Vierge and Domaine des Dieux wines complement the experience. Excellent venue for weddings, corporate functions, private parties, product launches and more.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner/head chef Bruce Henderson

Moody Lagoon

Moody Lagoon

Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, R43, Bot River Lagoon, Hermanus

Opening times
Open for breakfast Sat 8am-10:30am; brunch Sun 10am-12pm; lunch Mon-Sun 12pm-3pm; dinner Thu-Sat 6pm-9pm | Booking advised

Corkage R150/bottle

South African-style menu

Moody Lagoon is set in the heart of the Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate. The restaurant has an elevated setting with expansive views of the lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. Namibian-born chef Annie Badenhorst heads up the kitchen. She is a talented young woman with a passion for using only the best fresh produce. Badenhorst and her team create simple yet creative menu items. Guests can expect a choice of delicious dishes, paired with sensational Benguela Cove wines. See also Lakeside Lodge & Spa on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page, and Nom Nom listing below.

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Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Penny Streeter OBE | Head chef Annie Badenhorst

Kuils River

Zevenwacht Restaurant

Zevenwacht Restaurant

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

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

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Contemporary country cuisine

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

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Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Executive chef Henna von Wielligh

Paarl

Restaurant @ Glen Carlou

Restaurant @ Glen Carlou

Simondium Road, Klapmuts

Opening times
Open Mon-Sun 12pm-4pm incl public holidays | Closed 25 Dec, 1 Jan & Good Friday | Booking advised

Corkage R60/bottle

South African contemporary cuisine

Consistency, expertise and a commitment to always deliver beyond expectations is what Glen Carlou strives for - not just with every bottle of wine but also every plate of food. Guests enjoy innovative dishes while taking in the breathtaking landscape from inside the architect-designed building or the shaded terrace deck. Chef Johan Stander uses the rhythm of the seasons, panoramic views and selection of awarded wines to produce a classic menu with a contemporary twist.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Pactolus Consortium | Head chef Johan Stander

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 Hotel on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards & EFT accepted

Somerset West

Nom Nom

Nom Nom

C/o Main Road & Coronation Avenue, Somerset West

Opening times
Open Mon-Sat 10am-8pm | Closed Sun

Corkage R150/bottle

South African cuisine

Nom Nom is an everyday eatery with a modern menu that helps guests create their own experience. Choose between six different categories: Brunch, Nibbles, Bread, Light, Hungry or Sweets. The Petit Nom Nom menu caters for little ones. On offer is everything from snacks to full meals, coffee to cocktails, or simply enjoying Benguela Cove wines. Nom Nom is the perfect place for a quick brunch, work meeting or an after-work drink with friends at the Wine Bar upstairs. See also Lakeside Lodge & Spa on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page and Moody Lagoon elsewhere on this page.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Penny Streeter OBE | Head chef Sebastian Smith

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 Friday, 1 May & 25 Dec | Bookings 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 | Owners Anglo American plc

Stanford

The Restaurant @ Misty Mountains

The Restaurant @ Misty Mountains

R43 between Hermanus & Stanford

Opening times
Open Mon-Sun 10am-5pm | Open public holidays | Closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Pizza & pasta

Set in the cellar, The Restaurant @ Misty Mountains Wine Estate offers authentic pizza and a few speciality items made from quality ingredients to tempt your taste buds. With a modern industrial design, the restaurant has renowned South African artist Bastiaan van Stenis’ artwork showcased on the exposed brick walls. See also Misty Mountains Self-catering on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner André van Vuuren

Stellenbosch

Delaire Graff Restaurant

Delaire Graff Restaurant

Delaire Graff Estate, Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch

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

Corkage fee

Bistro-chic cuisine

The dining experience here on the exquisite Delaire Graff Estate is an expression of the seasons, underpinned by the belief that the best food starts with the best ingredients. Classic bistro favourites are served with the finest South African touches, enriched by the restaurant’s high-altitude location, affording unique views from the terrace of Simonsberg Mountain and its mantle of vines and olives, down into the steep-sloped Banhoek Valley. Inside, the David Collins Studio designed interiors include curving orange leather banquettes and handpicked art. See also Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page and Indochine below.

More information
Children welcome during lunch only | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Laurence Graff

Eight

Eight

Spier Wine Farm, R310, Baden Powell Road, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Thu-Tue (call ahead for opening hours) | 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.

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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

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 | Owner HS&V Hospitality | Executive chef Markus Schwemberger

Guardian Peak Winery & Grill

Guardian Peak Winery & Grill

Guardian Peak Wines, Annandale Rd (off R44), Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Mon-Sun 12pm-3.30pm, Wed-Sat 6pm-10pm | Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day | Reservations advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Grill house

A relaxed Stellenbosch winelands experience with vineyard and mountain vistas, appreciated from a wide veranda and adjacent deck. Generous lunches and dinners, with focus on prime-quality beef and venison, enjoyed with Guardian Peak wines, as well as other family wine brands Stellenbosch Reserve, Donkiesbaai and Cirrus. See also Rust en Vrede Restaurant (Dinner Only)/Winemaker’s Lunch elsewhere on this page.

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

Indochine Restaurant

Indochine Restaurant

Delaire Graff Estate, Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch

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

Corkage fee

Asian-influenced cuisine

Indochine is more than a restaurant: it’s a fine-dining food theatre, where delicate Asian-inspired flavours come alive and exquisitely balanced dishes are synonymous with vitality, wellness and healthy living. Discover tapas turned into an art form, experience a tea ceremony, savour signature dishes like pork belly and duck. You’ll find that all elements are finely crafted to create a multi-sensory dining experience, including the intimate setting, featuring a calming blue and copper colour palette and stunning aerial art installation by Lionel Smit and André Stead, with over 1,000 swallows becoming part of the panoramic views stretching to Table Mountain. See also Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page and Delaire Graff Restaurant 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 Road, 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

Culinary classics reimagined

The Manor Kitchen, the main à la carte restaurant at Lanzerac, opens daily to welcome guests with contemporary and seasonal dishes, served with the estate’s own award-winning wines. Generous buffet-style breakfasts, and appetising lunches and dinners are served daily on the estate, with al fresco meals offered on the outdoor terrace, overlooking the historic manor house. Light meals and platters are served at the Lanzerac Deli. See also Lanzerac Wine Estate – Hotel on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

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

Longtable Restaurant

Longtable Restaurant

Haskell Vineyards, Annandale Rd, Lynedoch, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Tue-Sun & public holidays 11:30am-6pm | Closed Mon, Christmas Day & New Years’ Day | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Continental small-plates menu

The culinary team on Haskell Vineyards estate has created the relaxing and convivial Longtable venue among the vines, where you can take time to savour unpretentious yet mouthwatering food and wine. The idea of a small-plates menu is to allow you to experience a kaleidoscope of flavours and sensations, and share these with fellow diners at your leisure. Each dish is a fitting match for the mul-ti-award-winning Haskell and Dombeya wines. See also The Residence at Haskell Vineyards on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

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Children welcome | VISA, MasterCard & Diners Club accepted | Owner Haskell Vineyards | Head chef Charles N Joubert

 Rust en Vrede Restaurant (Dinner Only)

Rust en Vrede Restaurant (Dinner Only)

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

Opening times
Tue-Sat 6.30pm till late | Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day | Reservations essential

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Fine dining

Contemporary fine dining within Rust en Vrede Wine Estate’s historic former cellar (also a national monument), where the front-and-centre kitchen, fine stemware and bespoke crockery enhance creative four- and six-course menus. A comprehensive winelist carries wide local and international selections, leaving little to be desired. See also Guardian Peak Winery & Grill and Rust en Vrede Restaurant Winemaker’s Lunch elsewhere on this page.

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

 Rust en Vrede Winemaker’s Lunch 

Rust en Vrede Winemaker’s Lunch

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

Opening times
Mon-Sat 12pm-3pm, Sun seasonal - call to enquire | Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day | No reservations; first come, first served

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Set menu

Comprising a two-item set menu, salmon and steak, historic Stellenbosch estate Rust en Vrede’s lunch experience is a no-fuss version of its celebrated fine-dining dinner. Tables set under ancient oaks suggest a laid-back approach, yet the linen is classily crisp and white, the cookery flawless and the service impeccable. Enjoy your choice of meal with a glass of red or white. See also Guardian Peak Winery & Grill and Rust en Vrede Restaurant (Dinner Only) elsewhere on this page.

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Major credit cards accepted | Owner Jean Engelbrecht | Executive chef Rommel Rodriguez

The Restaurant at Neethlingshof

The Restaurant at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof Wine Estate, Polkadraai Rd, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Mon, Tue & Thu 9am-5pm; Wed, Fri & Sat 9am-9pm; Sun 12pm-4pm | Open public holidays & Christmas lunch | Closed Christmas Eve & Good Friday | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine except for bubbly (R55 per bottle corkage)

Contemporary bistro-style South African cuisine & light meals

The Restaurant at Neethlingshof Wine Estate is situated in the original manor house, built in 1814. The history-steeped setting, complete with ancient oaks, is mirrored in the menu, with its emphasis on long-time-favourite South African ingredients and dishes, presented bistro-style with contemporary touches. Springbok shank, ostrich fillet, grilled miso aubergine and gourmet burgers are among the choices, served (weather permitting) on the terrace with vistas of manicured gardens, vineyards and mountains. The Restaurant proudly supports StreetSmart SA.

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Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Stone Pine Wines (Pty) Ltd | Head chef Brendan Stein

 Warwick Wine Estate - Gourmet Picnics

Warwick Wine Estate - Gourmet Picnics

Warwick Wine Estate, R44 between Stellenbosch & Paarl

Opening times
Open Mon-Sun 9am-5pm | 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. Food-and-wine pairing dinners can be arranged, as well as murder mystery dinners and theme evenings. 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

Worcester

Nuy On The Hill

Nuy On The Hill

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

Opening times
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat & Sun 9am-4pm; kitchen closes 4pm daily | Closed Good Friday, 25 Dec & 1 Jan | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Al fresco style

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

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Functions & weddings catered for | Children welcome | Major credit cards (except Amex) & Zapper accepted | Wheelchair friendly | Deli | Playground | Pet-friendly outside area | Owners Danette Thompson & Wilna van der Westhuizen | Executive chef Wilna van der Westhuizen

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