Franschhoek Country restaurant
The Country Kitchen has been dubbed Tuscan and Mediterranean in style. Located in the wine tasting facility of Mont Rochelle vineyards, the restaurant offers relaxed dining, with a slant on Mediterranean fare. This is the perfect spot for an al fresco lunch or cosy dinner. The décor is rustic, from authentic wooden tables to potted herbs, huge candelabra and a cosy fireplace.It might only be a few minutes drive from town but this restaurant is a world apart when it comes to soaking up the sights and sounds of the Winelands. Wine tasting can be conducted at restaurant tables – a perfect way to see which wine goes best with dishes ordered.Alternatively for those wanting more fresh air and relaxation, pick up a picnic basket at the Country Kitchen and take a stroll through the vineyards to the dam, into the rose garden or to the shade of an oak tree and make yourself comfortable. Unpack your basket of delights, a cold bottle of wine, lay back, relax and watch the horse riders meandering along the vineyard paths on their way to enjoying a wine tasting and cellar tour at Mont Rochelle.Open daily from 10:00 to 19:00 (Last seating at 18:00)Dinner Monday and Tuesday at 19:00 (Last seating at 20:30)Closed Wednesday to Sunday for dinner.
Franschhoek Country restaurant
Fyndraai is an exciting restaurant with a local twist, on the Solms-Delta wine estate outside Franschhoek. The food, like its adventurous wines, lives up to the Solms-Delta claim of being proudly Hiervandaan (‘from this place’).You not only walk into history in the 325-year-old wine farm restaurant, you walk OVER it. The glass floor covers the archaeological substructure of a 1740 wine cellar.The innovative menu further combines historical ingredients with contemporary tastes. Seasonal menus with daily specials break away from the Franschhoek norm, with food that is “anything but french”. Instead, Fyndraai explores genuine Cape culinary traditions: European, Asian and African. This truly is ‘food of origin’. Enjoy your meal paired with the equally innovative Solms wines that range from the serious and highly rated through unusual to light-hearted quaffers. There’s something for all palates and pockets - by the bottle and the glass. And yes, there is a glossary translating the unfamiliar local names for foreign visitors.Picnic throughout the year in the farm’s enchanting riverside forest. Appetising fresh baskets are available, with delicious vegetarian options.Booking for parties of more than 10 essential and set menus available for groups.Solms-Delta is the perfect place for a day out in the country. Make sure you include Wine tasting and a visit to the farm Museum van de Caab too - admission to both is free.Fyndraai is open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10.00am to 6.00pm; Sundays and Mondays 10.00am to 5.00pm. Drinks and snacks will be available from 10.00am to 12.00noon, following which lunch will be served.
Paarl Country restaurant
Located in tranquil gardens, this small deck restaurant invites the summer breeze, alfresco, boasting home from home cooking and decadent platters in a fantastic setting.
Scenic vistas lull the senses into total relaxation immersing the palate into decadent cheese platters, Asian platters, snack platters, delicious rump steaks served with mushroom sauce, salmon fish cakes served with salad, hamburgers and fresh salads.
Ridgeback Wines Restaurant escapes the palate to a culinary oasis in the heart of wine country off the famous Route 62.
Somerset West Country restaurant
If you want food prepared with only the best quality, fresh ingredients, try Sage restaurant on Sweetwell Farm. The greatest care is taken to maximize the use of foodstuffs produced on the farm itself. This of course lends to the bursting flavours and homemade feel of the cuisine.
An extensive menu will leave you spoilt for choice and there is almost certainly a dish to suit every palate. The menu is seasonal, and changes on a regular basis to include the chef's favourite specialities. True country-cum-chic style, you will find your choices displayed on a characterful black board, illustrating the flexibility of the cuisine.
The farm-style creations can be enjoyed for breakfast or lunch and there is also a menu with light meals to cater for the less ravenous. Personalized service, a warm, inviting ambience and breathtaking views combine with quality cuisine to create a memorable experience.
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.