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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

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, overlooking the famous Mouille Point lighthouse. Sip a chilled glass of Chardonnay from the well-curated wine list and watch the sun set from the outside deck, while nibbling an array of tapas like squid tentacles, grilled halloumi and patatas bravas. Signature mains include seafood paella, fillet béarnaise and risotto, with tempting lighter options of salads and flat breads with creative toppings. Try the spicy Lebanese shakshouka or delicious Eggs Benedict over a long and lazy brunch.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Brendon Crew

The Granary Café

The Granary Café

The Silo Hotel, Silo Square, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town

Opening times
Open daily for breakfast daily from 7am | Dinner Wednesday-Saturday from 6pm | Royal Tea Thurdday-Sunday 2.30pm-5pm | Booking essential

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Contemporary, brasserie-style menu

A contemporary, brasserie-style restaurant in Cape Town’s famed Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The Granary Café is a unique dining experience, with uninterrupted views of the Mother City accompanying every dish. Executive chef Veronica Canha-Hibbert’s lunch and dinner menus showcase seasonal and local ingredients, and offer good, honest and approachable food with a modern twist. The Royal Tea is a decadent selection of petits gateaux, teatime treats and savoury delights. See also The Silo Hotel on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | Specialities: prawn tagliatelle, Cape Malay seafood curry & root vegetable terrine | Major credit cards accepted | Owner The Royal Portfolio | Executive chef Veronica Canha-Hibbert

Doring Bay

The Jetty

The Jetty Restaurant at Fryer's Cove

Fryer's Cove Vineyards, Harbour Road, Doring Bay

Opening times
Open Friday-Sunday & public holidays 10am-6pm | Closed some public holidays | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Seafood/West Coast cuisine (specialities: fish & chips, abalone)

Some 300 km from Cape Town on the picturesque and largely unspoiled West Coast lies Doring Bay, home to a small but hardy fishing community and arguably the vines closest to the Atlantic Ocean. The Jetty Restaurant forms part of the Fryer’s Cove Community Development Project, and here the fruit of the vines truly shines - paired with delicious home-cooked West Coast favourites such as snoekkoekies, kerrievis, roosterkoek and more. In summer you can order braaied fish or pan-fried prawns to enjoy outside on the jetty with great friends and the great wines.

More information
Children welcome | All major credit cards accepted | Owner Owners DGB (Pty) Ltd

Franschhoek

Franschhoek Cellar Restaurant

Franschhoek Cellar Restaurant

Franschhoek Cellar, R45/Franschhoek Main Road, Franschhoek

Opening times
Open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm | Saturday 9am-6pm & Sunday 9am-5pm | Open public holidays except Good Friday, Easter Monday & Christmas Day | 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 Karen du Toit 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 Brampton Wine Studio, Old Road Wine Co and The Jetty Restaurant at Fryer's Cove elsewhere on this page, and Franschhoek Cellar – Rose & Protea Cottages on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | VISA & MasterCard accepted | Chef Karen du Toit

Haute Cabrière

Haute Cabrière

Lambrechts Road, Franschhoek

Opening times
See website | Booking advised, walk-ins welcome

Corkage R50/bottle (1 bottle per 4 guests)

French-inspired South African cuisine

Enjoy a family-inspired plat du jour and tapas offering while savouring time together over a bottle of wine. The glass-enclosed terrace offers a year-round, 180-degree view of the Franschhoek mountains and wine valley. Explore the winery’s three wine ranges, Haute Cabrière, Pierre Jourdan and the Haute Collection while breaking bread. Don’t miss out on the irresistible smell of freshly baked goods from the bakery and deli, and add your favourites to your cellardoor shopping experience.

More information
Children welcome | All major credit cards accepted | Executive chef Nic van Wyk

La Motte Restaurant

La Motte Restaurant

R45, Main Road, Franschhoek

Opening times
Open Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm | Closed Monday, Christian religious public holidays & a winter break | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

South African culinary heritage

Celebrating the hospitality of the Cape winelands, La Motte invites guests to enjoy authentic, local and seasonal cuisine. With a choice of spacious inside seating, shaded stoeps or the beautiful gardens, the restaurant’s new focus is on a relaxed and family-friendly offering, while chef Eric Bulpitt’s culinary inspirations have a modern and moreish interpretation.

More information
Children welcome | VISA, MasterCard & Amex accepted | Head chef Eric Bulpitt

Old Road Wine Co

Old Road Wine Co

R45, Main Road, Franschhoek

Opening times
Open Monday 10am-6pm | Tuesday-Sunday 10am-10pm | Monday tastings & pizzas only (limited menu), closed 25 December | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

International fusion cuisine (speciality: wood-fired oven pizzas)

With a beautiful, historically significant location between Franschhoek's old main road and railway line, the Old Road Wine Co winery and restaurant are colourful visual tributes to the village artisans of the past. Guests enjoy sundowner wines on a deck with views of the Franschhoek mountains, followed by delicious contemporary cuisine prepared under the creative watch of chef Reimond van der Walt. See also Brampton Wine Studio and The Jetty Restaurant at Fryer's Cove elsewhere on this page, and Franschhoek Cellar – Rose & Protea Cottages on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome (but no kids’ menu) | VISA & MasterCard accepted | Head chef Reimond van der Walt

Orangerie Restaurant

Orangerie @ Le Lude

Le Lude Estate, Bowling Green Avenue (Lamprechts Road), Franschhoek

Opening times
Lunch Tuesday-Sunday 12pm-3pm | Tastings & canapés daily 10am-5pm | Afternoon Tea at selected hours | Dinner in season | Times may vary according to season | Booking advised


Contemporary cuisine

Relaxed fine-dining in a breathtaking setting. Orangerie’s seasonal menu boasts classic French cuisine with a contemporary twist. The elegant 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 bubbly and canapé tasting.

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

The Restaurant at La Petite Ferme

The Restaurant at La Petite Ferme

Pass Road, Franschhoek

Opening times
Open daily 12pm-3pm | Dinner in season 6.30pm-9pm (November-April) | Winter 6pm-8.30pm (Friday & Saturday) | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Country 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 country contemporary style. See also La Petite Ferme on Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

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

Hermanus

B’s Stro@Lavierge

B’s Stro@Lavierge

R320, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus

Opening times
Open for lunch Tuesday-Sunday | Dinner Saturday | Open public holidays | Closed Monday | 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

Kuils River

Zevenwacht Restaurant

Zevenwacht Restaurant

Zevenwacht Wine Estate, Langverwacht Road, Kuils River, Cape Town

Opening times
Open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch 12pm-3pm & | Dinner 6pm-10pm | 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 lunch and dinner, 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.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted

Montagu

BluVines Restaurant

BluVines Restaurant

12 Long Street, Montagu

Opening times
Open Friday-Tuesday 9am-5pm | Closed Wednesday & Thursday (& public holidays falling on those days) | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Contemporary fusion

BluVines Restaurant is a passion project that combines excellent food, quality wine and top-notch coffee with social development and responsible job creation. In a glamorously refurbished old farmhouse, the restaurant offers a gastronomic encounter unlike any other on Route 62. A uniquely designed menu with dishes like picanha and new-age sashimi happily coexist with popular favourites like all-day breakfasts, gourmet burgers and steaming cups of Truth coffee.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Executive chef Sean Bassett

Paarl

Ristorante Pappa Grappa

Ristorante Pappa Grappa

Wilderer Farm, R45, Simondium, Paarl

Opening times
Open Monday-Saturday 11.30am-9.30pm | Sunday 11.30am-5pm | Closed Christmas & New Year’s Day | Booking recommended

Corkage fee R50/bottle

Italian & German menu (specialities: flammkuchen, pizza & veal)

Pappa Grappa is one of the winelands' most-loved restaurants. Join Christian Wilderer (whose father Helmut, a pioneer of husk spirit distilling in South Africa, gained the affectionate title 'Pappa Grappa') and his team for delicious German and Italian fare, craft beer and 75+ of the region’s best wines while you soak up the sun in the garden or sidle up to the cosy fireplace.

More information
Children welcome | All major credit cards accepted | Owner Christian Wilderer

Somerset West

Vergelegen

Vergelegen

Vergelegen Wine Estate, Lourensford Road, Somerset West

Opening times
Camphors at Vergelegen (à la carte/contemporary/global) lunch Wednesday-Sunday 12pm-2.30pm, dinner Friday & Saturday 6.30pm-8.30pm, closed Monday & Tuesday; Stables at Vergelegen (bistro) open Monday-Sunday for breakfast 8.30am-11.30am, lunch 12am-3.30pm, tea/coffee & cakes 8.30am-4.30pm; Forest Picnic (luxury/'white tablecloth' picnic) pre-booked baskets available November-April from 12.15pm-1.30pm | Estate closed Good Friday, 1 May & 25 December | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

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

With award-winning wines, history spanning over 300 years, heritage, exquisite gardens and cuisine to suit all tastes, it comes as no surprise that Vergelegen Estate continues to be the choice of the discerning visitor seeking a total sensory experience. Think of Vergelegen to spend quality time with family and friends – winetasting, heritage, environmental and cellar tours, two restaurants and seasonal luxury picnic in the camphor forest are only a few of a myriad of enjoyable activities at Vergelegen.

More information
Camphors, Forest Picnic & Stables child friendly | No dogs or cycling | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Anglo American plc

Stellenbosch

Brampton Wine Studio

Brampton Wine Studio

11 Church Strett, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Monday-Friday 10am-10pm | Saturday 11am- 10pm | Sunday & public holidays 11am-6pm • Closed some public holidays | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Continental & tapas (speciality: flatbreads)

In the heart of vibey Stellenbosch, Brampton Wine Studio is a unique urban winery where you can taste and buy Brampton’s award-winning wines, nibble on delectable tapas or flatbreads, and sip refreshing house beer on tap. The Studio is always buzzing with creativity and fun, including a social calendar featuring epic quiz nights and food-and-wine sessions with a difference. See also Franschhoek Cellar Restaurant, Old Road Wine Co and The Jetty Restaurant at Fryer's Cove elsewhere on this page, and Franschhoek Cellar – Rose & Protea Cottages on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome (no kids' menu) | Major credit cards accepted

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 Indochine elsewhere on this page and Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome during lunch only | Major credit cards accepted | Head chef Kayla-Ann Osborn | Owner Laurence Graff

Gåte at Quoin Rock

Gåte at Quoin Rock

Knorhoek Road, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Wednesday-Sunday lunch 12pm-2pm | Thursday-Saturday dinner 6pm-7.30pm | Monday-Sunday cheese & charcuterie 11am-3.30pm | Closed Christmas & New Year’s Day | Booking essential

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Fine dining (speciality: seven-course dining experience with wine)

At panoramic Quoin Rock Wine Estate on the upper reaches of Simonsberg Mountain, Gåte Restaurant is the elegant setting for a dialogue between art, culinary tradition and technical craft. Here, each ingredient is an invitation to discover the land, and each dish promises an unforgettable experience. The centrepiece is a seven-course flavour journey around the world, accompanied by Quoin Rock’s acclaimed wines.

More information
Children aged 4+ welcome, 15+ for fine dining | | Major credit cards accepted | Owners Gaiduk family

Guardian Peak Winery & Grill

Guardian Peak Winery & Grill

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

Opening times
Open Monday-Sunday 12pm-3.30pm | Tuesday-Saturday 6pm-10pm (summer) | Wednesday-Saturday 6pm-10pm (winter) | Closed Good Friday & Christmas 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 Afrikaans. See also Rust en Vrede Restaurant (Dinner Only)/Winemaker’s Lunch elsewhere on this page.

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

Indochine Restaurant

Indochine Restaurant

Delaire Graff Estate, Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open daily for lunch 12.30pm-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 all elements are handcrafted to create a multi-sensory dining experience, including an intimate setting featuring a calming blue and copper colour palette. Flavours are delicate, balanced yet vibrant, and menus are inspired by fresh, organic produce grown on the estate. Savour signature dishes with influences from across Asia. Indochine's ideal of turning cuisine into art is reflected in the stunning aerial installation by Lionel Smit and André Stead, with over 1,000 swallows becoming part of the experience and panorama stretching to distant Table Mountain. See also Delaire Graff Restaurant elsewhere on this page and Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page

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

Jordan Restaurant

Jordan Restaurant

Jordan Wine Estate, Stellenbosch Kloof Road, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open for lunch Monday-Sunday 12pm-2pm (October-April) & dinner Thursday, Friday & Saturday 6pm-10pm | Closed Monday lunch (May-September) | Open public holidays | Booking advised

BYO allowed if not on winelist (corkage R120, 1 bottle/table)

Continental cuisine

Jordan Restaurant has been open for 12 years and continues to serve modern continental food in a relaxed outdoor setting. The menu changes weekly according to the best seasonal produce available. See also The Cellar Door elsewhere on this page, and Jordan Luxury Suites on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
No under 12s at dinner | Major credit cards accepted | Chef George Jardine | Owners George & Louise Jardine

Lanzerac - Dining

Lanzerac – Dining

No.1 Lanzerac Road, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open daily from 7am-10pm | Booking advised

Corkage fee R85

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 continental and full English breakfasts, appetising lunches and delicious dinners are served daily on the estate, with gourmet sharing dishes offered on the outdoor terrace of the Taphuis, overlooking the historic manor house. Light meals and platters are served at the Lanzerac Deli. See also Lanzerac – Hotel on the 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 Road, Lynedoch, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Tuesday-Sunday & public holidays 9.30am-6pm | Friday & Saturday sunset dinners till 9pm November–March | Closed Monday, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Breakfast | Continental small-plates menu | Gourmet picnics

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. Each dish is a fitting match for the multi-award-winning Haskell and Dombeya wines. See also The Residence at Haskell Vineyards on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | VISA, MasterCard & Diners Club accepted | Head chef Cornelle Minie | Owner Haskell Vineyards

 Rust en Vrede Restaurant (Dinner Only)

Rust en Vrede Restaurant (Dinner Only)

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

Opening times
Open Tuesday-Saturday 6.30pm till late | Closed Good Friday & Christmas 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.

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

 Rust en Vrede Winemaker’s Lunch 

Rust en Vrede Winemaker’s Lunch

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

Opening times
Open Mon-Sun 12pm-3pm | Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day | No reservations; first come, first served

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Set menu

Comprising a three-item set menu, salmon, sirloin and fillet, 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.

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

The Cellar Door

The Cellar Door

Jordan Wine Estate, Stellenbosch Kloof Road, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Monday-Sunday & public holidays 8am-4pm | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Continental cuisine

The Bakery at Jordan Wine Estate has been reconceptualised as The Cellar Door. Combining Jordan’s award-winning wines at cellar door prices with fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced by chef Thys Esterhuysen. Exciting winetasting experiences can be enjoyed with the casual all-day menu seven days a week. See also Jordan Restaurant elsewhere on this page, and Jordan Luxury Suites on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | VISA & MasterCard accepted | Breakfast, lunch & picnics. Picnics to be booked 48 hours in advance | Executive chef Thys Esterhuysen | Owners Owners Gary & Kathy Jordan

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