Koringberg South African restaurant
The True Love Cafe in Koringberg, in the heart of the Swartland wheatfields, is a celebration of what is simple and pure and true.
It is a place of contrasts. Quiet calm in the refreshing Koringberg air, and loud laughter as old friends and new get together in the retro pub. Old masters on walls which are papered with newsprint. Ed Hardy tattoo designs and vintage portraits celebrating a mother's love.
For Fiamma Forsdick, owner of the True Love Cafe, coming to this sleepy dorp has felt like coming home. After 27 very successful years in the restaurant and catering business, she was ready for something different.
“I just love this place,” she says. “The people of Koringberg are genuine and decent. There's a great atmosphere here.”
Fiamma's establishment is certainly adding to that atmosphere. The restaurant alone is worth the hour's drive from Cape Town. Fiamma, who was trained in Switzerland and was the owner of the cookery school, Yum, as well as seven previous restaurants, is serving deceptively simple, country food.
“No towers or artistic drops of balsamic,” she declares. But the simplest cookery leaves the least room for error, and it is easy to recognise the touch of a master in her dishes.
The menu changes regularly, depending on what is in season, so its worth asking what's on offer when you make your booking. Or just pop in, you'll be sure to be delighted by the experience.
Opening hours are 09:00 until late, Wednesday to Sunday. To book, contact Fiamma Forsdick at 072 572 0586 or 022 423 8386.
Restaurants near Swartland
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling
Yzerfontein South African restaurant
Yzerfontein(17.4 km from Swartland)
Located on Grootwater Farm, !Khwa ttu Restaurant entices with lighty, hearty and creative dishes picked fresh from the garden and baked fresh from the oven.
Housed in a 40 seater restored original farmhouse, perched on the hills, diners enjoy dining with a view and cooling tea garden complimented by famous vineyard wines.
The menu focuses on fresh products, homemade breads and decadent cakes. Weekends beacon 3-course meals and imaginative deserts.
Enjoy culinary creations from resident Swiss chef and a menu filled with hearty creativity at !Khwa ttu Restaurant in Darling.
Riebeek Kasteel Country restaurant
Riebeek Kasteel(20.9 km from Swartland)
Bar Bar Black Sheep is a beautiful restaurant set in the picturesque winelands town of Riebeek Kasteel. Slow-cooked country-style cuisine can be enjoyed here and only the freshest locally sourced produce is used. Boutique and garisiste wines are offered and a great selection of other beverages are available. The beautiful setting, great food and relaxed ambience make for a one-of-a-kind dining experience.Bar Bar Black Sheep is open on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings for dinner, seven days a week for lunch and on Saturday and Sunday mornings for breakfast.
Johannesburg Portuguese restaurant
Johannesburg(29.2 km from Swartland)
Housed in a 115 year historic house, in the historical precinct of Modderfontein, this heart warming country retreat invites cosy family get-togethers, intimate dinners and languid lunches.
Dine alfresco soaking up the lush park like gardens or appreciate the beauty of nature shaded by an old oak tree. Benches and umbrellas welcome relaxed outdoor lunches.
The dining room is perfect for old fashioned intimacy as is the enclosed veranda for those who enjoy a little more privacy.
Ideal for families, lovers and friends, dining at 33 High Street creates a memorable experience.