Cape Winelands Contemporary Restaurants

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Apprentice in Stellenbosch

Apprentice

Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant in Stellenbosch

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).

Avontuur Estate Restaurant in Somerset West

Avontuur Estate Restaurant

Somerset West Contemporary restaurant in Somerset West

Set on the western slopes of the beautiful Helderberg mountain is the Avontuur Estate restaurant. The welcoming and relaxed atmosphere is enhanced by a mix of old and new decor as well as a airy terrace complete with pagodas covered in grapevines. For a truly decadent but relaxing environment and a very memorable dining experience, the Avontuur Estate restaurant is the place to be.

Bean In Love in Paarl

Bean In Love

Paarl Coffee Shop restaurant in Paarl

This fun artsy coffee house is situated in Paarl and serves light snacky meals and delectable aromatic coffee straight from Ethiopia. Being a florist, a gift shop and a quirky bistro and restaurant in one lends it a unique vibe so akin to this part of the world.

Bistro Allée Bleue in Franschhoek

Bistro Allée Bleue

Franschhoek Contemporary restaurant in Franschhoek

Bistro ALLEE BLEUE offers innovative bistro cuisine using local seasonal produce and ingredients sourced from the estate’s gardens and local wine lands. The comprehensive menu boasts typical South African delicacies and top class ALLEE BLEUE wines in a stylish atmosphere brimming with charm. Savour bistro delights and exceptional service at this classic contemporary bistro in Groot Drakenstein.

Blue Rock Eatery  in Somerset West

Blue Rock Eatery

Somerset West Contemporary restaurant in Somerset West

Share a delectable thin-based pizza with a wide variety of toppings, or treat yourself to a gourmet sandwich. For the more ravenous diner, the restaurant offers a mouthwatering vegetarian sour banana curry and many authentic Italian pasta dishes. Guests can sit indoors or outdoors, the latter offering beautiful views of the vineyards and the on-site lake. There is a kids play area and shallow water so you can enjoy a glass of wine and peace of mind on sauntering summer days.

Bread and Wine in Franschhoek

Bread and Wine

Franschhoek Contemporary restaurant in Franschhoek

A great spot for summer lunches. Situated on Môreson wine farm, Bread & Wine is named one of the top 10 restaurants in South Africa (Eat Out 2006 & 2007). Neil Jewell makes and sells wonderful chacuterie (sausages and cured meats) from the shop.Sit under umbrellas looking over the orange tree orchards and eat wonderful food in a very relaxed and informal atmosphere.Need to know? Open in summer for lunch from 12h00 - 15h00 Wednesdays to Sundays. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. At other times always enquire ahead.

Cafe Blanc de Noir in Stellenbosch

Cafe Blanc de Noir

Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant in Stellenbosch

Set amidst the beautiful plum orchards and overlooking the vineyards and the majestic Stellenbosch mountains, Café Blanc de Noir offers a rustic chic dining space and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. and the friendly staff create the perfect atmosphere for happy and relaxed dining. Enjoy great hearty gourmet breakfasts, rustic wood-fired pizzas, and desserts stemming from secret family recipes.

Café Traumerei in Franschhoek

Café Traumerei

Franschhoek Coffee Shop restaurant in Franschhoek

Cradled by magnificent surroundings, Café Traumerei is situated opposite the Town Hall along the Main Road. The interior inspires nostalgia, with original wooden flooring and a crackling winter fireplace. Summers beacons dining alfresco, where scenic vistas compliment a quick cup of coffee or a light meal from the contemporary menu.

Chez Max in Somerset West

Chez Max

Somerset West Contemporary restaurant in Somerset West

Located in the Trading Post Complex on Myburgh Street in Somerset West you will find Chez Max. This restaurant offers continental food in a warm and traditional atmosphere. The food is unpretentious but amazingly well-prepared and tasty. Starters include dishes like a trio of prawns, homemade chicken liver and bacon pate, soup of the day and risotto. Be sure to give the slow-roasted belly of pork a try. This dish is served with crispy crackling, Hanepoot glazed apples and aromatic. Another mouthwatering main is the char-grilled beef fillet, moist and tender, with a blue cheese potato cake, caramelised baby onions and rosemary. A variety of veal and fish dishes are also available. A great wine list complements the menu and instead of choosing from a 'great wine list', you pick straight from the wine rack. Enjoy upmarket surrounds and upmarket food without the upmarket attitude that can be the bain of many a restaurant.

De Kaggel in Stellenbosch

De Kaggel

Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant in Stellenbosch

De Kaggel is a beautiful, unique restaurant in Stellenbosch and offers a warm, friendly environment with an ambience second to none. The food here bursts with flavour and combines wholesomeness and heartiness with a serious touch of gourmet. The menu is extensive and caters for all tastes. Apart from burgers, pizzas, sandwiches and seafood, the restaurant also specializes in delicious vegetarian cuisine that takes the 'boring' out of veggies. The huge fireplace is the centrepiece and infuses the area with Old World charm. Indoor and outdoor seating is available and families are welcome. The venue regularly shows off local South African talent, and with awesome live music, great cuisine and hospitality that will make you feel at home, it definitely has a recipe for success.

Delaire Graff Restaurant in Stellenbosch

Delaire Graff Restaurant

Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant in Stellenbosch

At Delaire Graff the breath-taking beauty of the Stellenbosch surroundings serves as a feast for the eyes. Visitors are certain to experience an igniting of the senses whether it is for lunch, under the canopy of oak trees, or for an intimate dinner in the designer interior of the restaurant. The cuisine and general feel of this fine dining establishment is best described as approachable. Delaire Graff has a clean cut elegance, plated and otherwise, which is sophisticatedly understated. The food is fresh and robust with all the emphasis on flavour. While the lunch menu is light, the dinner offerings demonstrate a decadent balance of delicate presentation and bold, vibrant flavours. Expect the menu to change regularly in order to exploit the best of the freshest vegetable, herb, seafood and cheese offerings that the farm and local specialty producers provide. Signature offerings include Crayfish Lasagne with king oyster mushrooms and Pistachio Nougat served with rose geranium ice cream. Dishes are rounded off with a selection of Delaire wines and guests can choose a special food and wine pairing menu. Be sure to take the time for a fabulous wine tasting in the stunning Tasting Lounge.

Deluxe Coffeeworks in Franschhoek

Deluxe Coffeeworks

Franschhoek Coffee Shop restaurant in Franschhoek

For those who are coffee fanatics there is only one pure espresso bar in the village, Deluxe Coffeeworks. Deluxe is in the Reuben’s Courtyard, in their old deli. The coffee is served with a wallop of flavour. It is double shot unless requested otherwise, intensely flavoured and packed into the Rolls Royce of coffee cups from Italy. Sean and Josh take immense pride in serving their customers and what's more, it is only R12 a cup. Served with delicious mini-pastries from Cafe des Arts. Open from 7 am to 3 pm every day.

Die Reebok Paarl in Paarl

Die Reebok Paarl

Paarl Contemporary restaurant in Paarl

Die Reebok restaurant is located on the beautiful estate, Reebokskloof. With its rolling lawns, tranquil lakes, willow trees and vineyards, it is described as a paradise and is one of the winelands’ most beautiful farms. Dining here is a treat, with well selected, acclaimed wines and delectable cuisine. The a la carte menu offers something for everyone and promises to deliver on quality, quantity and taste.

Dutch East Restaurant in Franschhoek

Dutch East Restaurant

Franschhoek Dutch restaurant in Franschhoek

The Dutch East Restaurant finds its home in the historic French Hugenot settlement town of Franschhoek in the Western Cape. Easily one of the most picturesque towns in South Africa, Franschhoek has also earned the reputation of being the culinary capital of the country. The Dutch East, with its fusion of traditional Dutch and eastern influence offerings, stands out as a unique eatery in a predominantly French cuisine environment. The restaurant is relaxed and upmarket. The earthy interior manages to achieve a clean, minimalist simplicity in its décor that is stylish and inviting. High A-frame ceilings, red bricked walls and chandeliers set the mood. The menu aims to present food that is both appetizing to the taste buds and appealing on the eye. With the restaurant philosophy of maintaining and complimenting the true flavour of the main ingredient of the dish by preparing it fresh and simply, Dutch East certainly plates up dishes that are a flavoursome feast for the senses. Menu options include the likes of Seared Tuna with black sesame halva and a soy emulsion with whipped mango for starters, Lamb Shoulder with spinach cream, crackling and corn bites for mains and Fried Milk Tart with whipped cream and berry compote for dessert.

Eight in Stellenbosch

Eight

Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant in Stellenbosch

This original farm-to-table restaurant uses produce that is grown on the farm or that is sourced from nearby farmers. Natural, organic produce is used to conjure up healthy food that bursts with flavour. The number 8 denotes an endless loop that begins and ends in the same place, and this harmonious interconnectedness of life is exactly what this restaurant celebrates. The menu is small and seasonal and the food on offer will be chosen to fully utilize the ingredients available. Spier's award winning wines complement the food and the tranquil surroundings ensure a great experience. Eight to go next door sells picnic baskets with the same fresh produce to enjoy anywhere on the farm.

 

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