Constantia Contemporary restaurant
Constantia Uitsig's original Cape Dutch Homestead is surrounded by sweeping views of Constantiaberg Mountains and vineyards. Under the expert hand of Head Chef, Clayton Bell, Constanita Uitsig Restaurant has earned an international reputation for a elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere, promising a memorable dining experience.
Chef Clayton Bell builds on the indelible legacy of chef extraordinaire, Frank Swainston. The menu’s focus remains the robust flavours of Italy with forays into exotic Asia. Clayton believes that consistency is a key factor in the restaurant’s ongoing popularity. “Don’t over-complicate food, and don’t mess with good quality ingredients. I’ve been here for 13 years, and Uitsig is my second family.”
This attitude underscores the elegant yet relaxed, convivial atmosphere that keeps so many people returning for another meal in the original Manor House on the estate. It’s also why first-time visitors feel immediately that they’ve come home. Since its launch in 1992, Constantia Uitsig Restaurant has consistently featured in the Top Ten Restaurants of South Africa.
Need to know? Open 7 days a week Lunch: 12h30-14h30 Dinner: 19h30-21h30 Closed: Lunch 31 December New Year's Day
Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant
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.
Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant
Easily accessible by any account, yet a drive out to Haskell Vineyards’ Long Table Restaurant may feel slightly off the beaten track. In this case, though, it’s more like following the red brick road to a secluded spot where subtle sophistication meets wine estate ambiance.
The shaded terrace is the perfect place to soak up the picturesque view of Stellenbosch on a summer’s day, while the indoor fireplace and the Long Table (seats 12) will keep the party quite content in moodier weather.
The breakfast menu has an exciting individualist flare and caters for all preferences. Expect to be tantalized by offerings of Breakfast Trifle, Tunisian Adja and French Toast Pockets amongst the traditional.
The lunch menu is varied, complete with starters, light meals, mains and dessert. Choices range from simple to sophisticated with Duck and Quail for those who crave something a little different.
The wine list is a treat for wine lovers and comprises the farm’s own Dombeya Wines and Haskell Vineyards offerings including the Samara (Double Gold Winner Michelangelo Awards 2008) and the Boulder Road Shiraz (Gold Medal Best in Class Winner - 2008 International Wine and Spirits Awards).
Meal portions are generous, offering good value for money.
A bonus for those who would like to make lunch more of an outing is the opportunity for wine tasting in the restaurant’s foyer.
Restaurants near South Africa
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling
Johannesburg Portuguese restaurant
Johannesburg(4.4 km from South Africa)
Realistic prices and classic cuisine ensure elected dishes fair well with local palates alongside entry level wines and starters great chorizo, tripe with beans, succulent chicken livers and milho frito.
Main satisfies with well rounded grills such as chicken, tender calamari, voluptuous prawns and crayfish.
Join this local haunt and discover why this classic eatery has stood the test of time.
Rosettenville Portuguese restaurant
Rosettenville(4.4 km from South Africa)
An unpretentious family-run restaurant serving superb Portuguese cuisine, A Churrasqueira boasts an exciting menu with a wide selection of choices.
An impressive wine list enhances the experience, with a brilliant selection of both South African and Portuguese wines.
The interior is simple and warm, the service excellent and the prices reasonable. All in all, a wonderful place to dine in comfort.
Kensington Portuguese restaurant
Kensington(7.3 km from South Africa)
The delicious menu brims with high quality seafood such as voluptuous Mozambican prawns and a variety of succulent steaks, poultry and traditional dishes.
The warm and inviting ambiance sets the tone for a unique Portuguese experience housed in a luxurious house in Kensington.