Stellenbosch Continental restaurant
Break away from the city scenery and settle in for a tranquil breakfast, tea or lunch at Hillcrest Berry Orchards Restaurant. The discovery of this little gem delights patrons who seek a quiet spot with good food made from produce which can be purchased on the way out.
Hillcrest is hidden along the scenic Helshoogte pass in Stellenbosch and overlooks the Drakenstein and Jonkershoek mountains. In warm weather meals are best had on the shaded terrace while colder weather calls for the fire to be lit in the farm style restaurant.
With the berries being their business, the berry-licious menu does not disappoint. Hillcrest breakfast specialty is a divine combination of its own honey roasted muesli, home-made yoghurt with berry compote along with other traditional options and a grand selection of pastries. While lunch choices are lighter, with menu items such as quiche, pastas and soups, one cannot help but be tickled to taste an interesting home-made gooseberry and ginger ice-cream for dessert.
Allergy prone individuals will be happy to discover that their dietary requirements are suitably catered for with options that include wheat and gluten free bread and soya milk alternatives.
Hillcrest is also home to a deli where much of the farm’s produce such as breads, jams, fresh or frozen berries and other delicacies may be purchased.
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.