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.
Stellenbosch German restaurant
Delheim wine farm, situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountain near Stellenbosch in South Africa, is home to the legendary Spatz Sperling, his family and a tribe of Jack Russells, and has been producing internationally acclaimed wines for sixty years.
German gemütlichkeit is the order of the day at this garden restaurant in its stunning setting with a view clear across to Table Mountain in the distance. The restaurant offers a selection of dishes ranging from cheese platters to traditional German and South African food. Eat alfresco on the garden terraces in summer; enjoy delectable, well-prepared comfort food next to a crackling fire in winter.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and tea, and also caters for small private functions. It is child-friendly with a special kiddies menu.
Restaurant booking essential, especially on weekends and holidays. Open seven days a week, Monday to Sunday, from 09h00 to 17h00. Closed on New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.
Situated on the Delheim Wine Farm, Knorhoek Road, off the R44 between Stellenbosch and Paarl.
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(41.2 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.
Sutherland Light Meals restaurant
Sutherland(41.2 km from Western Cape)
A playful play on words turns Halley se Komeet (Halley's Comet) into Halley Se Kom Eet (Halley says come eat). The restaurant is situated in the middle of Sutherland, the town that hosts SALT (Southern African Large Telescope). Karoo friendliness permeates this little eatery and the food is wholesome and homemade. Light meals are served and the breakfasts are really a treat. Typical Karoo sausage, meat and free-range produce is used, making the quality top notch. Don't expect frills and fuss, just good, hearty food.
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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