Hout Bay German restaurant
Having spent their entire working lives in the food and hospitality industry - both locally and internationally - new owners, Kurt and Petra Schramm, have all the right qualifications to firmly place Alpenstube on the destination restaurant map in the picturesque surrounds of Hout Bay. Much needed improvements include a new front patio, a revamped outside bar and beer garden, and a fireplace for the cold winters.
Alpenstube offers a very versatile indoor-outdoor dining experience where you can relax and savour an imported German draught beer in the garden, have coffee and homemade pastries on the front patio, and enjoy a leisurely lunch or intimate dinner in the cosy interior. Aside from its large following of locals who carry them through the winter months, Alpenstube is fortunate to have many overseas visitors – German, Dutch and English - who, like the swallows, return year after year to their favourite Hout Bay haunt.
Now open at lunch time, the well-priced menu features traditional specialties such as Geschnetzeltes, thinly sliced port fillet in a creamy mushroom sauce, alongside light meals such as the Chef’s Burger, seasonal salads and a couple of soups. Master Chef Kurt has thoughtfully included several menu items specifically for children so that Alpenstube can be enjoyed by the whole family.
The signature dish must surely be the traditional Eisbein, but please call in advance to check availability. Other dinner recommendations are the grilled Fillet Steak, as well as Schnitzels to suit all tastes – pork, veal and chicken. You will also find fresh fish on the menu when available from the harbor. The pastries, desserts and cakes are all homemade, so why not indulge in whatever takes your fancy.
Paarl German restaurant
Wilderer Distillery, winner of over 50 of the world’s most prestigious awards, including Grappa of the Year and Double Gold at the World Spirits Festival in Austria. Helmut Wilderer has become a true 'guru' for connoisseurs around the world and personally conducts tastings.
Ristorante Pappa Grappa is run by Helmut’s son, Christian, whose passion for fresh seasonal ingredients, is reflected in his traditional German and Italian dishes. Try their homemade pastas, fresh fish or the parmesan feast; eating fresh pasta out of a 20 kg parmesan cheese. Flammkuchen, a pizza speciality from France, remains a must.
All-in-all this is world-class grappa and eaux de vie, fantastic fresh food, outstanding service at value for money and a great vibe; a rare combination!
Restaurants near Western Cape
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling
Sutherland South African restaurant
Sutherland(41 km from Western Cape)
Perlman's House Restaurant & Pub is located in the main road of Sutherland. True Karoo hospitality, great service and great country cuisine is on offer. Owners Riaan and Carla strive to give their guests the best the Karoo has to offer. Try delicious Carpaccio, traditional South African 'potjiekos'. steaks, pizzas and a range of dishes for the little ones. Variety and quality is the order of the day. Dinner is from 6 pm daily except for Thursdays and lunch can be pre-arranged.
Sutherland South African restaurant
Sutherland(41.2 km from Western Cape)
Cluster d’Hote serves quality cuisine that is mainly traditional with a hint of the exotic. Karoo-style dishes make their way out the kitchen and specialities include the lamb shank, lamb chops and the beef fillet. The menu changes according to the ingredients available, and the locally sourced produce ensures flavours not easily matched. Treat yourself in Sutherland, viit Cluster d'Hote.
Matjiesfontein South African restaurant
Matjiesfontein(78.3 km from Western Cape)
This historic hotel building is situated in the railway town of Matjiesfontein, amidst tranquil Karoo gardens. Here you can enjoy traditional South African favourites, all well prepared and nicely presented. The menu is varied and offers fillet steak, stews, lamb chops and much more. A good wine list is also available. Choose to enjoy your meal in the atmospheric dining room, or outside in the beautiful courtyard.
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Wes Kaap Restaurants,
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