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Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant in Franschhoek

Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant

Franschhoek French restaurant in Franschhoek

Located on the lovely Moreson Wine Estate, the Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant exudes an old world charm. Best described as 'honest' food, the menu is perfectly balanced, seasonally influenced and inspired by it's surroundings. This is real rustic food. Open from 12:00 till 15:00 all week.

Dutch East Restaurant in Franschhoek

Dutch East Restaurant

Franschhoek Dutch restaurant in Franschhoek

The Dutch East Restaurant finds its home in the historic French Hugenot settlement town of Franschhoek in the Western Cape. Easily one of the most picturesque towns in South Africa, Franschhoek has also earned the reputation of being the culinary capital of the country. The Dutch East, with its fusion of traditional Dutch and eastern influence offerings, stands out as a unique eatery in a predominantly French cuisine environment. The restaurant is relaxed and upmarket. The earthy interior manages to achieve a clean, minimalist simplicity in its décor that is stylish and inviting. High A-frame ceilings, red bricked walls and chandeliers set the mood. The menu aims to present food that is both appetizing to the taste buds and appealing on the eye. With the restaurant philosophy of maintaining and complimenting the true flavour of the main ingredient of the dish by preparing it fresh and simply, Dutch East certainly plates up dishes that are a flavoursome feast for the senses. Menu options include the likes of Seared Tuna with black sesame halva and a soy emulsion with whipped mango for starters, Lamb Shoulder with spinach cream, crackling and corn bites for mains and Fried Milk Tart with whipped cream and berry compote for dessert.

Farmers Kitchen in Stellenbosch

Farmers Kitchen

Stellenbosch Bistro restaurant in Stellenbosch

Enjoy wine, strawberries and good hearty food at this quaint, beautifully decorated eatery at the Mooiberge Farmstall on the R44. The restaurant's main focus is on serving imaginative homemade dishes made with the freshest produce. A laid-back, elegant space awaits and offers a cool respite from a day of sightseeing. Try the blue cheese, rocket and strawberry compote pizza, counter-intuitive but delectable, or some freshly made, moist French toast, served with strawberry compote. Th lamb burger is also a must-try and they make the patties from scratch with A-grade meat. There are a variety of wraps available as well, so they really cater for a varied group. To get you off to a good start, the Silly Billy breakfast offers two slices of macadamia and rye bread with goat's cheese, tomato pesto, mushrooms and rocket. Their take on a traditional English breakfast is The Farmer and The Farmer's Wife with eggs, bacon, bangers, tomatoes and mushrooms. Mouthwatering......and wholesome.

JC's under the Grapevine in Colesberg

JC's under the Grapevine

Colesberg Bistro restaurant in Colesberg

Jc's under the Grapevine is a family run Pizzeria. The relaxed atmosphere allows guests to enjoy meals on the patio or indoors at the fireplace. The restaurant also serves traditional Karoo meals.

Long Table Restaurant in Stellenbosch

Long Table Restaurant

Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant in Stellenbosch

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.

Majeka House Restaurant in Stellenbosch

Majeka House Restaurant

Stellenbosch French restaurant in Stellenbosch

The Majeka Restaurant forms part Majeka House, a five star Boutique Hotel in Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch. The restaurant is a fairly new establishment and is unashamedly French in feel and character. The intimate dining area, with its chandeliers and piano, leads onto the library, giving the restaurant an enchanting European flair. Flowers from the hotel garden adds a light homely touch. The menu is diverse and offers a Tasting option of two sample dishes per course or the a la carte selection which has five choices per course. The menu also has wine pairing suggestions with each dish. Expect to be tantalised with delicacies such as Seared Springbok Loin and Buttered Kabbeljou for mains. And definitely do not pass on dessert with Millefeuille of chocolate mousse and Pear Crumble with Vanilla Cream that will have one savouring each bite. The wines are predominantly from the Stellenbosch region with Tamboerskloof Syrah and Dalla Cia amongst others. Wines are also available per glass.

MANA Restaurant in Stellenbosch

MANA Restaurant

Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant in Stellenbosch

MANA restaurant forms part of MANA Guest Cottage Accommodation. The Establishment is ideally located on JC Le Roux, a working sparkling wine farm situated just on the outskirts of historic Stellenbosch. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner with spectacular views of the farm’s merlot, pinot noir and cabernet vineyards. The menu offers contemporary fusion cuisine. The restaurant is open Monday - Saturday for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and on Sundays for Lunch. Be sure to book ahead for a unique sparkling wine tasting at the JC Le Roux cellar.

Radish in Stellenbosch

Radish

Stellenbosch Bistro restaurant in Stellenbosch

The Radish restaurant is situated at the entrance of Hartenberg Wine Estate on the Stellenbosch Bottelary wine route. This pleasant eatery is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers visitors country hospitality in a tranquil setting. Choose the cosy interior with two fire places in winter to keep warm while tucking into the restaurant’s special winter menu. Not only does the Radish provide traditional cuisine, one can also savour a glass or two of the estate’s award winning merlot or shiraz. Sunny days certainly call for an outdoor breakfast or lunch on the deck overlooking the pond. The breakfast and lunch menu deliver all the usual favourites: English Breakfasts, Burgers, Salads and the like. The deck is a particularly good spot of families with young children as the enclosed outdoor play area is near by. In the evenings the deck area is also a popular place for sipping sundowners. The restaurant also caters for small weddings and corporate functions.

Readers in Tulbagh

Readers

Tulbagh Contemporary restaurant in Tulbagh

Readers Restaurant is located in Tulbagh’s historic Church Street. Here patrons are delighted by the fine food on offer. The Curious Cats gift shop, that is housed with the eatery, gives Readers a quirky edge that is enough reason to return. The lime washed Cape Dutch Style stead sets the scene for the genuine Cape hospitality that is synonymous with Readers. In keeping with the Cape Dutch feel, the restaurant boasts wooden floors and crisp white table cloths on solid wooden furniture, all the elements for fine dining. Chef Carol Collins presents an exciting menu which offers traditional fare with a fresh interpretation. Signature dishes include the Springbok fillet with a Gooseberry and Amarula sauce and the Lamb Strudel. The Trio of ice-cream dessert is ever popular with exciting (if not a crazy) flavours such as curry and balsamic. The wine list supports the best of the Tulbagh region. Cat lovers will spend plenty of time post pudding inspecting the feline paraphernalia in the gift shop section of the restaurant.

Restaurant Christophe in Stellenbosch

Restaurant Christophe

Stellenbosch French restaurant in Stellenbosch

This French eatery is ideally situated on the lovely tree lined Ryneveld Street in Stellenbosch. Housed in the ‘Skuinshius’ along with a coffee and décor shop, Restaurant Christophe seems to have carved itself a permanent corner in a town that is fast becoming a culinary capital in the Western Cape. The restaurant consists of two rooms. The front dining area is small space with just a few settings for those who prefer a quiet space while the second room is much larger and can be considered as the main dining area. The mood of the place is perfectly created with sedated elegance in crisp white linen, splashes of colour and wine barrel chairs. Fresh flowers add a personal feel to the setting. The menu, a typed sheet on a clipboard, may seem understated and in sharp contrast to the bright, elegant setting. Dishes are simple and true to French Bitro style cuisine, with the focus on fresh ingredients and clean presentation. The starter selection is small, but covers all bases from Foie Gras to Quail Salad. Mains include a choice in fish, steak and duck. The desserts are light but designed to round off the meal. Native Frenchman Chef Christophe Dehosse made a name for himself at Joostenberg Deli before opening Restaurant Christophe in Stellenbosch.

Rive Gauche in Sea Point

Rive Gauche

Sea Point French restaurant in Sea Point

This beautiful, elegant fine dining restaurant is situated in the Le Vendome Hotel. Fine dining fit for royalty can be found here and culinary cuisine that is gourmet all the way flies out the kitchen. Rive Gauche's menu is a feast for the eyes and palate, and the extensive wine list offers something for all tastes. The tasteful interior offers a tranquil retreat in which to enjoy the experience - and an experience it is. The restaurant can seat only 45 guests and this ensures an intimate, romantic experience.

Somerlust in Paarl

Somerlust

Paarl Contemporary restaurant in Paarl

Somerlust is a beautifully thought out restaurant that combines modern, imaginative cuisine with old-fashioned heartiness and hospitality. The restaurant offers a gourmet fine dining experience that is affordable and memorable. The menu is seasonal to optimize the flavours of the freshest ingredients and South African, Mediterranean, American and Asian favourites can be enjoyed.

The French Connection in Franschhoek

The French Connection

Franschhoek French restaurant in Franschhoek

Located in Franschhoek, the Western Cape’s little pocket of France, is the aptly named restaurant The French Connection. This French Bistro style eatery offers an enticing menu that caters for tastes. Well known chef Patron Matthew Gordon (owner of the renowned Haute Cabriere) is the creator of the restaurant’s menu. Focusing on presenting only the freshest ingredients, The French Connection’s diverse lunch menu ranges from salads such as grilled calamari & chourico sausage with wild rocket and paprika dressing and a selection of pitas as well as more substantial meals like veal schnitzel. The dinner choices will keep guests happy with items such as Roast Duck, Fresh Mussels (with French Fries) and an excellent steak selection. The restaurant has a good selection of wines sourced from the Franschhoek valley to round off the dining experience. The French Connection is a firm favourite for locals and foreign visitors alike.

The Great White House in Kleinbaai

The Great White House

Kleinbaai Light Meals restaurant in Kleinbaai

The Great White House Restaurant is a short distance from Kleinbaai harbour, just outside Gansbaai. Kleinbaai is famously known as the destination for great white shark tors and activities. In the past there were no eating facilities available to tourists going on these expeditions. The Great White House has provided this in the form a restaurant and clean bathrooms. Hot showers and a fireplace are also available. The upmarket restaurant has a sunny outdoor courtyard and a stylish interior seating area for diners. The menu offers scrumptious breakfasts served early in the morning before the boat tours, light lunches, seafood dishes and traditional meals. And they are open seven days a week! The service is consistently friendly and efficient and staff are more than willing to divulge tit-bits about the area and what there is to do. Here guests can have hearty meals to prepare them for the day and their intended excursions. Functions are catered for at The Great White House. Please call for further information.

The Old Imperial Inn in Venterskroon

The Old Imperial Inn

Venterskroon Bistro restaurant in Venterskroon

The Old Imperial Inn is a historical building, built in the late 1800s when gold prospectors came to Venterskroon in search of gold. A bistro and saloon was established with a Proclamation-room for conferences and a bioscope for vintage black and white movies. The bistro offers seating for about 60 guests under the old Sheppard trees. Their renowned chef offers gourmet meals with organic ingredients sourced from the surrounding dome area.