Hout Bay African restaurant
The Quentin at Oakhurst restaurant and cellar is the cumulative result of a longstanding vision to host and serve superb food in a unique setting. Located on one of the original Hout Bay farms, the restaurant follows in the footsteps of generations of family food farming and cooking traditions.
Set in the upper regions of the valley, juxtaposed by two rivers, sourced on rich flood plain soils, and dwarfed by the Skoorsteenspoort escarpment; this farm sustained and nurtured the valley’s residents with a bounty of meats, dairy, wine and vegetables for over 100 years.
The food offering consists of three themes under the umbrella contemporary Cape country cooking:
• Firstly, in the cooler winter months braised rabbit, wild fowl with waterblommetjies, sumptuous seafood stews and other hearty hearth-side combination pot-cooking delicacies are a feature. As we embrace the warmer summer months, we see simplified lighter dishes featuring unpretentious and under-ambiguous recipes of minimal ingredient recipes.
• Secondly, as the ‘Oakhurst barn restaurant’ has a large wood-fired oven, one can expect daily baking of our breads as well as roasting and baking of meats, fowl and fishes. A large cutting counter adjacent to the oven serves as a trim and portion station where one can inspect and select your desired cut of the aforementioned, as well as a choice of sublime air dried beef steaks.
• Thirdly, a small a-la-carte menu consists of a popular selection of signature dishes which serve as the mainstay of our excellence.
Our Sunday lunches feature hearty home-style roasted joints and whole meats in our cavernous oven.
Our bar stocks an ample selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments, and our walk-in working wine cellar has a choice of finer Constantiaberg and southern peninsula wines on offer.
Mondays: Not open for trade
Tuesday – Saturday: 18h00 to 23h00 (kitchen closes 21h30)
Saturday and Sunday Breakfast: 09h00 to 12h00
Sunday Lunch: 13h00 to 16h00