The best restaurants on wineries in South Africa

South Africa is not only known for its great landscape and extraordinary wines, but also for very exquisite cuisine. How fortunate that you can experience all three aspects in perfection on the wineries around Cape Town. We will introduce you to the best restaurants on wineries at a glance:

Vrede en Lust: Lust Bistro & Bakery

The scent of fresh baked bread wafts through the air in the Vrede en Lust Bistro & Bakery because Chef Jean Pierre Smith is a baker extraordinaire and entices with imaginative creations. In the cosy and familiar atmosphere it is not only good breakfast, but also great lunch. From traditional breakfast over different toast variations, salads, pasta, fish or meat up to sandwiches that you can create on your own – the Vrede en Lust Bistro & Bakery has something for every taste and has become a popular meeting place.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7:30-17:00, Sun and Public Holidays 8:00-16:00. On Friday and Saturday also Dinner

Contact: Telephone 021 874 1456 or E-Mail:reservations@lustbistro.com

Price level: €€

Main course for lunch: ca. 95-170 ZAR

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From the garden directly onto the plate: Spier Eight

The Eight on the Spier  vineyard is a “farm-to-table” restaurant. It only uses home-grown products or products from neighboring farms which are free from pesticides and make their way directly from the garden to guest’s plates. The menu, for example with broccoli cream soup, beetroot salad and the Farmer Angus Beef Burger besides chocolate brownies, changes seasonal. A children’s menu is also available.The restaurant also stays local when it comes to decoration: The lamps were created of plastic milk bottles by an artist from the region. In 2016, Eight made the “Eat out 500” list of top restaurants in South Africa.

Opening hours in winter: Wed-Sun: 12:30-15:30 and 18:30-21.30. On Tue, only lunch is available, Mon is closed.

Price level: €€

Contact: Telephone +27 (21) 809 1188 or Mail to eight@spier.co.za

Main course: 100-245 ZAR

Spier-Eight-Restaurant

Enjoyment at star level in the Holden Manz Franschhoek Kitchen

The restaurant Franschhoek Kitchen at the winery Holden Manz belongs to South Africa’s culinary hot spots. The menu features home-made, seasonally changing, star-level dishes. The ingredients used are partly homegrown and brings the fresh, vibrant taste of Franschhoek Valleys on the plate. The owners are absolute connoisseurs and therefore their own fiercest critics. As such, they guarantee their kitchen is at international top level. The view over the vineyards, which you can enjoy from the veranda of the restaurant, is still on top as dessert. For those who wants to take a little trip after a delicious menu: Migo Manz has a gallery for contemporary art in Franschhoek called “Manzart”.

Opening hours Franschhoek Kitchen: Mon-Sun 12:00 - 15:00 and 19:00 - 21:00

Price level: €€€

Main course: ca. 155-245 ZAR

Contact: Telephone +27 21 876 2738 or E-Mail to restaurant@holdenmanz.com

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A tribute to the founder: Steenberg Catharina’s

The restaurant Catharina’s at Steenberg has received multiple awards and spoils gourmets with dishes made with fresh products of the finest quality which are beautifully arranged and offer a culinary delicacy for every palate. Already for breakfast, you can choose between different variations from buffet over pancakes to omelet. Starters like oysters or marinated artichoke salad are served for lunch and dinner. Under the main courses, you can find Pork Belly, fillet or grilled fish. For dessert you can indulge yourself with a delicious cheese selection or a sorbet. The restaurant is homage to Catharina Ras, who founded Steenberg in the 17th century under the name “Swaaneweide”. A multitude of origami swans swing from the ceiling and remember this. Under them, there is a single black swan – a symbol of the strong Catharina and lends its name to the Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc.

Price level: €€€

Main course: 125-235 ZAR

Opening hours: daily from 7:00-10:00 (breakfast), 12:00-15:00 (Lunch), 18:30-21.30 (Dinner)

Reservations: Telephone: +27 21 713 7178 E-Mail: reservations@catharinasrestaurant.co.za

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Dining at dizzy heights: Tokara Restaurant

The Tokara  Restaurant lies at 400 meters above sea level at the Helshoogte Pass and offers its guests not only seasonally changing dishes with fresh ingredients, but also a spectacular view of Stellenbosch and the False Bay. The building housing the restaurant is a Cape architectural icon utilising glass, steel and stone. Established in 2001, the restaurant was renovated recently and now includes a bar with a clear view of the hustle and bustle in the kitchen. Here, awarded Chef Richard Carstens and his team create culinary delights. Amongst the starters, you can find duck breast with raspberry dressing or asparagus with marinated artichokes and mushrooms. For main course, you can choose between roast beef, fish or spring bock for example. As dessert you can taste olive oil ice cream with ginger mousse, yogurt and blueberries.

Price level: €€€€

Main course: ca- 210-260 ZAR

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12:00-15.00 0 and 18:00-21:00

Reservations: Telephone +27 21 885 2550 or E-Mail to reservations@tokara.com

Tokara-Restaurant

Spectacular views and exquisite dishes Delaire Graff Restaurant and Indochine

At the winery Delaire Graff, guests are pampered with culinary star standards in two places at the same time. Chef Michel Deg and his team create dishes of seasonal home-grown products that offer pure enjoyment from the first to the last bites. The creations are a feast for the senses, refined in combinations and are a real treat for the eyes. Virgil Kahn, Chef of the Indochine, takes his inspiration from Asian Cuisine. You can discover artful arranged Asian tapas in the beautiful ambiance of blue and copper shades and enjoy the breathtaking view over the Table Mountain.

Price level: €€€€€

Main course: ca. 255-405 ZAR

Opening hours Delaire Graff Restaurant: daily 12:00 – 14:00, Wed- Sat also 18:30-21:00

Reservation: telephone +27 21 885 8160 or E-Mail to reservations@delaire.co.za

Opening hours Indochine: daily 12:00-14:30 and 18:30-21:00

Reservation: telephone +27 21 885 8160 or E-Mail: guest.relations@delaire.co.za

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