Craft brewers Devil’s Peak already run a popular pub in Salt River – Taproom. Now, the group is branching out with a four-concept restaurant venture at De Oude Welgemoed in Bellville. The estate hosts four different concepts, all headed up by chef Michelle Fourie. She recently returned from the UK, where she and husband Jacques Fourie (the group’s executive chef) opened Ember Yard Charcuterie Bar and Grill, a high-end, award-winning tapas restaurant in Soho.
There are four sections, each of which cater to a different type of gathering, ranging from relaxed family meals beneath the trees to business lunches.
De Oude Manor is the spot to impress, set in the lovingly restored De Oude Welgemoed building, which dates back to the 17th century. The menu will showcase local ingredients and recipes that have been passed down for generations, with a lick of live-fire cooking.
If you’re in the mood for snacks and small plates, you’ll find them at the Alpha Beer Hall, complemented by ten rotating craft beers on tap.
Alternatively, get handmade pizza from the pizza oven at the Bistro.
Provisions – a deli – offers locally roasted fair trade coffee and take-home options like jams, spices, free-range eggs and sauces.
There will of course be a wide selection of craft beer available from Devil’s Peak’s head brewer JC Steyn. Eighteen rotating taps will offer favourites, plus limited releases, alongside a selection of international craft spirits, carefully selected wines and world-class coffee.
The estate is also child-friendly – children will enjoy frolicking on the sprawling lawns, while parents relax beneath the 300-year old oak tree.
Each dining experience is a different opportunity to relish this slice of Old World charm in picturesque surroundings with a Devils’ Peak craft beer in hand.