This is one of Pretoria’s favourite sons showcasing Afrikaner cuisine to locals and foreigners. They have contemporised the food in a comfortable fashion and rely on good old-fashioned home-cooking, stylishly presented. The menu has all the traditional components and favours meat, but has its fair share if you want to go a different route. Highlights are marrow bones and biltong pâté as starters, with anything from bobotie to oxtail and different potjies as meat options accompanied by starches like samp and corn as alternatives and comfy vegetable side dishes for a complete meal. Sunday lunch with its set menu is a popular alternative.
The list is generous with a good selection of local wines.
Attentive if sometimes fussy.
It consists of different dining rooms, which allows for privacy or not as you prefer. Winter is embraced with fires burning in every room and the African nights in summer are inspired.
Even those with prejudice will be enchanted. (DdeB, September 2010).
I have eaten at Die Werf many times over many years and was always impressed. It only got better over the years. The food is excellent and the menu interesting, but if you look for a steakhouse, this is not your place.