Cape Winelands Contemporary Traditional Restaurants Cape Winelands Overview
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Paarl Contemporary restaurant
This beautiful, elegant yet relaxed restaurant is situated on the picturesque and popular Laborie Wine Estate. The décor is modern and sleek, but does not lose its warmth in the contemporary feel.
Guests can choose to sit inside or outside; the terrace boasts spectacular views of the vineyards. Harvest is a place to relax with family and friends and also serves as a beautiful function venue for weddings, corporate functions and other special occasions. The menu is extensive and caters for all tastes. They even offer a kiddies menu with more than just the usual burger and chips.
Harvest serves lunch seven days a week, and breakfast on Saturday mornings. Dinner is available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday evenings.
The cuisine is an imaginative mix between South African and European delights. Quality food can be enjoyed in a tranquil, elegant setting without breaking the bank.
Raithby Contemporary restaurant
In the Vine is a farm-style restaurant serving hearty, wholesome food with more than a lashing of the gourmet. The menu is contemporary and modern, yet still holds a certain old school South African appeal. A fully stocked bar is available and In the Vine caters for private functions.
Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant
The main a la carte restaurant is a feast for the senses and is open every day of the week. The décor is classic and elegant and the restaurant exudes an air of sophistication that will take you back to the old World. International cuisine can be enjoyed, and on Sundays a lavish luncheon buffet is served. Private dining and function options are available on request. Set in the very heart of the estate, this shaded outdoor venue is the only restaurant in the region to boast a view of distant Table Mountain.
Franschhoek Dutch restaurant
Pierneef a la Motte Restaurant’s name is inspired by the great South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957). Along with being able to view a collection of paintings by the legend in the restaurant, patrons can embark on a reminiscent culinary journey that explores the best of traditional Cape Winelands’ cuisine.
The restaurant setting is very much Cape Dutch with a contemporary spin. The emphasis on oak furnishings along with glass vases marries the beauty of the outdoor scenery perfectly, thereby creating a relaxed and subtly sophisticated ambience.
The menu is nothing short of a history lesson in the development of local traditional cooking. Expect to find the best traditional fare that is unashamedly South African. Menu items include starters of Boerbok terrine or the Koningsbrood soup. Mains serve up Pomegranate glazed Smoked Pork Belly and Impala Neck. And for dessert who can resist the Brandy Chocolate Pudding?
The wine list is extensive and offers a full selection of the farm’s own as well as other overseas brands. One can indulge in a food and wine pairing at the Tasting Centre.
The restaurant also has a children’s menu.
Paarl Contemporary restaurant
Located on the beautiful wine estate at Rhebokskloof, The Victorian serves superb traditional cuisine as well as delights from much further afield.
Enjoy sumptuous international and traditional fare like Thai fishcakes and kudu fillet whilst relaxing in tranquil surroundings.
Lush lawns, grand trees and an endearing small lake can be enjoyed from the terrace when the weather is warm. The winelist features bottles from the wine estate itself and diners are welcome to have a wine-tasting session before eating to ensure that the perfect bottle is selected to accompany the meal.
Relax and enjoy true country hospitality and delicious cuisine at this scenic venue.
Franschhoek Contemporary restaurant
Franschhoek, the French pocket of the Cape Winelands, has become renowned as the culinary capital of South Africa, so it’s not surprising to find oneself in a gem of an eatery like Topsi & Co.
A scrawled daily menu on paper set on an easel, the antique silver salt and pepper pots, the water jugs, the fresh flowers and the open kitchen will make one feel right at home as if in a great aunt’s kitchen. And then there is food: hearty, comforting and exciting.
Expect traditional fare that has been reinvented with flair. The menu changes daily to make the most of the fresh seasonal produce. Menu items include homemade Springbok sausage with chilli jelly and Warthog loin with mustard seed onion gravy with cabbage and samp. A firm, delectable favourite remains the white mold cheese and figs stuffed with walnuts, poached in red wine with citron.
The restaurant does not sell wine, but visitors are invited to bring their own.
Guests are encouraged to walk into the kitchen and check out what’s cooking. Alternatively, sit back and take it all in: the delightful smells from the stove, the clatter of pots and the chatter from the parrot – just like at aunty’s house.
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