Stellenbosch South African restaurant
Nestled in the breathtaking Drakenstein Valley, cradled between Franschoek and Paarl, Babel paints a picturesque setting, flanked by mountains and 200 h of vineyard and farmlands.
This inspiring setting captures the imagination of ex Elle Deco Editor – Karen Roos, who transformed Babel into a place of inspirational beauty.
On summery days, sit outside under the Plain trees soaking up the setting and a hearty Babel Breakfast brimming with fresh juices, homemade muesli, thick and creamy yogurt and local produce from the farm.
Cooler days are warmed by the chic and elegant décor set within the glass-enclosed restaurant where the aroma of freshly prepared seasonal dishes wet the appetite.
Discover a haven of peace and tranquility, set in beautiful surroundings, and the taste of food inspired by the seasons, prepared straight from the garden onto your plate.
Stellenbosch South African restaurant
Do not be misled by the rustic ring to De Volkskombuis’ name. There is nothing even remotely unpolished about this establishment. The restaurant has been around since 1977 and has earned its reputation as a place of fine dining.
The Cape Dutch house - that is the restaurant - is a perfect puzzle piece in historic Stellenbosch with its white washed walls and front garden. The restaurant also has its Voorkamer which serves as a private dining room for special occasions, conferences and private parties.
Guests will be thrilled to find that although the menu boasts a fresh interpretation of traditional South African cuisine, none of the authenticity of the old favourites like Boland Bobotie, Braised Oxtail and Malva Pudding is lost. Furthermore, the menu has wine suggestions with each dish – a treat for wine and food pairing enthusiasts.
Not only does De Volkskombuis promise a gastronomic experience of note, but also an impressive, if not, wildly indulgent, wine and beverage selection that could hold one’s attention for hours. Choose from the best locally and internationally sourced wines of every blend, including sparkling wines and Champagne. A selection of cigars rounds off the restaurant’s offerings.
De Volkskombuis is open daily for lunch and dinner.
Restaurants near Cape Winelands
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling
Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant
Stellenbosch(1.2 km from Cape Winelands)
Apprentice Restaurant, formally known as L’Olive, situated on Stellenbosch’s bustling Andringa Street, is a sought after dining establishment. Home to the Culinary Institute, this restaurant offers food that appeals to the senses.
The restaurant is training school for students who have chosen cooking as a career, but patrons would be far off the mark to expect anything less than being plated up food of exceptional quality.
Not only is breakfast, lunch and dinner served in style, the décor of the eatery is bright and inviting in a relaxed upmarket manner, however, the best seats remain out of house on the pavement, where guests can soak up the Stellenbosch vibe.
The dinner menu is offers a selection of meat dishes from Lamb Rump, Kudu Loin to Quail. Desserts are wickedly decadent with impossible to resist choices like Chocolate Marble Pavlova and Tiramisu with Rum and Espresso.
Since the restaurant is a learning arena, the menu also has a glossary of terms (in case the menu is all French to you).
Stellenbosch Italian restaurant
Stellenbosch(1.5 km from Cape Winelands)
The Vines is an Italian wine bar and eatery that combines a traditional Italian feel with modern, innovative food and decor. The food is typically Italian and reminds of home cooking every time. Try a gorgeous pasta with a sauce of your choice or a simple sarmie made with freshly baked foccaccia. Pair any dish on the menu with an authentic Italian or South African wine, or even a potent grappa. The popular Dalla Cia Grappa is served as a digestive, as a caffe’ corretto, as ice cream, or even as a Grappa tasting dessert menu.
Stellenbosch French restaurant
Stellenbosch(1.7 km from Cape Winelands)
Café Dijon is a pocket of Paris in the heart of Stellenbosch. Ideally located at the centre of town, this quaint eatery is a gem for food lovers who enjoy true French cuisine. Its indoor café is perfectly Parisian in décor and ambience while being seated outside, under ancient oak trees and umbrellas, allows for a relaxed reflection of passers-by on the street in true European style.
Expect an impressive and authentic French menu. There are classic hors d’ oeuvres and salads such as Pear, Parma ham and Gorgonzola that are designed to please the palate. The main course selection and restaurant specialties are extended to include regional French dishes to the likes of South West of France Cassoulet.
The multi-dimensional menu has an array of asides and desserts and caters well for those who like to round off their eating experience.
The combination of true French style and food makes this bistro style establishment a delight any time of day – breakfast, lunch or dinner.