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.
Restaurants near Franschhoek
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling
Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant
Stellenbosch(22.2 km from Franschhoek)
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.
Paarl Mediterranean restaurant
Paarl(22.8 km from Franschhoek)
Nestled within the Noble Hill Wine Estate, amidst working vineyards and the majestic Simonsberg Mountain, Cosecha harvests Latin delight using fresh local ingredients.
Dishes embrace a mix of contemporary and traditional Latin flavours and proffers daily specials enjoyed with fine wine and idyllic scenery.
Discover seasonal flavours and farm fresh flavours at Cosecha Restaurant in Paarl.
Stellenbosch Fine Dining restaurant
Stellenbosch(25 km from Franschhoek)
Set within the deHuguenot Wine Estate, this is fine dining at it’s best. Mountainous views of Groot Drakenstein envelop the senses greeted by a 200-year old giant oak tree.
Summers welcome dining on the terrace or balcony on the finest dishes from the enticing menu, while winter warms the palate with a crackling fireplace and hearty dishes prepared the according to the ‘slow food principle’.
The interior is dressed in soft hues of grey and large windows capture the natural light making dining at deHuguenot Restaurant and unforgettable one.
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