Somerset West Pub Meals restaurant
This family run restaurant and bar is lively, happening and just downright warm and inviting. Here you can let your hair down, have a 'whatevers', and enjoy delicious, unpretentious food.
The heart of the restaurant is the beer garden where you can relax under the trees and enjoy your drinks and meals. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and 'in-between anytime' snacks are served. Start with a hearty breakfast like a filled-to-the-brim omelette or any one of the variations on the traditional English breakfast on the menu.
Starters include cheesy garlic breads, chicken livers sauteed in a peri peri sauce and served on toast, snails, mussels, crumbed mushrooms and delicious, smothered nachos.
A separate pizza menu is available, but the house specialities are recommended. Pickled eisbein, juicy pork loin ribs, a steak and Guinness pie, and even a vegetarian pie form part of the main menu. For the ravenous there is a 400g T-bone steak served with a sauce of your choice, veggies and starch.
Old Bridge Tavern regularly hosts live music acts, comedy acts and sporting events on the big-screen TV, so it pays to enquire.
Somerset West Pub Meals restaurant
This typical Irish-style establishment is situated on the Erinvale Estate and offers a relaxed, kick-off-your-shoes environment. Right next door is a pool next to which guests can enjoy one of the creative cocktails on a summer evening.
Skelligs offers an extensive menu and one of the more creative dishes is the blue fig steak, succulent steak topped with a rich blue cheese sauce and finished with sliced preserved figs. Be sure to try the lamb chops as well, four cutlets in a classic red wine jus.
For the less adventurous palate there are traditional favourites to choose from such as the grilled line fish, the pasta of the day, a delicious steak and Guinnes pie, hearty bangers and mash (just like mum made it) and even a Cape Malay chicken curry.
Enjoy a festive atmosphere, friendly service and great, hearty food that is reasonably priced at Skelligs.
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.