Venues

Jordan Restaurant

Jordan Restaurant
Write a Review
  • Location 021 881 3612
  • Phone Number Jordan Wine Estate, Stellenbosch Kloof Road, Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
  • email restaurant@jordanwines.com
  • Website URL www.jordanwines.com
  • Opening Hours

    (May to Oct) lunch Tuesday to Sunday, dinner Thursday and Friday, (Nov to April) lunch Monday to Sunday, dinner Thursday to Saturday

Cost
R325 for two-course set menu; R375 for three-course set menu; R420 for four-course tasting menu (R220 with wine pairing)
Ambience
Contemporary cool
Food
International
Payment
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
500
EatOutDecal_500[4]

Critic's review

Sam Linsell

Food
Acclaimed chef George Jardine continues to wow guests with his impressive cooking style at this popular winelands restaurant with breathtakingly beautiful views. The menu is seasonal and inspired by South African flavours and locally sourced ingredients with dishes that are exciting and inventive.

Starters such as Kroon duck ham with wood-fired young parsnips, hot-smoked rabbit loin with crispy Parma ham and red-cabbage slaw are both beautifully cooked and original. The caramelised onion and cauliflower mille-feuille with grilled young leeks and cheese fritters is inspired and utterly delicious.

The mains cover the spectrum with a few protein options as well as a vegetarian dish. The dish of roasted red sea bass with creamed lentil sprouts, potato gnocchi and poached baby turnip is comfort food at its best. The roasted and braised Karoo lamb with celeriac ravioli, young organic carrots and minted pea purée will leave you scraping the last drop off your plate.

For dessert, the honey-and-poppy-seed soufflé – which is a signature dish of George Jardine’s – is not to be missed. The waiters pour warm crème anglaise into the middle, which creates a little drama, and serve it with a quenelle of vanilla-bean ice cream.

The portions are generous. From the bread service at the beginning of the meal to the petit fours at the end, you will leave abundantly satisfied. This is a feast for your eyes as well as your appetite.

Drinks
The wine list is big and impressive and features all the Jordan wines, which is more than enough to please. In addition, they offer a good range of carefully selected wines from other estates.

Service
The service is impeccable with well-trained and attentive staff, who cater to your every need without intruding.

Ambience
This is a contemporary fine-dining establishment but the atmosphere is very informal, with outside patio seating in summer. The floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors brings the outside in, creating a relaxed country feel. The views over the valley with small lake and vineyards in the foreground and a mountain range in the background are spectacular.

And...
A visit to the cheese room to pick out a perfectly aged local cheese is a must. This is served with a few delicious accompaniments – an excellent excuse to pair with one of the dessert wines or ports on the wine list.

(September 2016)

Eat Out critics arrive unannounced and pay for their meals in full. Read our editorial policy here.

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food
  • Jeanne Calitz

    Food
    Celebrated chef George Jardine’s fantastic, highly seasonal menus draw acolytes from far and wide. His food is at the same time lacking in pretention and bursting with flavour, high on technique and low on flash-in-the pan trends. Starters may include hot-smoked kabeljou served on a dramatic black risotto nero, the salty flavours balanced by the fresh addition of crushed peas and nasturtium pesto.

    Mains bring satisfying, sophisticated dishes like a serving of rich smoked Kroon duck breast with sautéed duck liver and cauliflower jus. The salted hake with smoked mussels and roasted gnocchi also goes down a storm, but the clear winner of the day is a wonderful dish of buttered fettucini with Jerusalem artichoke veloutè, caramelised onion, fried artichoke and goat’s cheese. It’s one of those revelatory dishes that catches you completely unawares with the subtle impact of its flavours – the kind of vegetarian meal that will win converts for the cause.

    For dessert, you may fall for the chocolate mousse with white chocolate ice cream, but then you’d be missing out on the superlative experience that is the honey-and-poppyseed soufflé. And you wouldn’t want to miss the seductive experience of those warm, comforting flavours rising from this perfectly cooked confection.

    A final dessert option includes the much-raved about trip to the cheese room, where you can have your pick from a substantial array cheese that includes four goat’s milk cheeses, two blues, two gruyères, a Ficksberger, Boerenkaas and cheddars – all local, all perfectly aged, and wonderfully matched by a spread of accompaniments which include poached pears and preserved melon.

    Drinks
    The day’s menu will include expertly recommended wine pairings and also the option of full wine pairing. Of course the lovely Jordan wines (all available by the glass) feature prominently, but not exclusively. Quality wines from the likes of Bouchard Finlayson and Newton Johnson also appear, and the mark-up is reasonable.

    Service
    Warm and friendly. Staff are attuned to diners’ needs without being intrusive.

    Ambience
    Even though the food is of superior fine-dining quality, the atmosphere is not at all stuffy, but warm and convivial, especially on winter’s nights when the fire is roaring away. On clear days, the floor-to-ceiling glass windows offer spectacular views over the verdant valley.

    And…
    The farm now offers stylish accommodation with breakfast included, which only heightens the temptation to make a reservation for dinner.

    (September 2015)

  • Eat Out

    Food
    Chef George Jardine’s seasonal menu captivates with outstanding flavours, textures and techniques. Sensitively sourced ingredients are prepared with complete confidence, and the end result is food that is unpretentious but delicious and beautiful to behold. A starter of fried and glazed bone marrow on brioche is a masterful exercise in contrasting textures: crunchy croquette, lightly toasted brioche, roasted Jerusalem artichokes and feather-light onion rings. The hot-smoked yellowtail served with spicy sago and charred aubergine boasts exhilarating flavours. Roast lamb, served pink and thinly sliced on a bed of creamy lentils, punctuated with jewel bright bunches of kale, is a standout. The same can be said for the marvellous vanilla custard tart. It may sound simple, but this dish is a masterstroke: crumbly shortcrust topped with velvety custard, layered with whipped nougat, and offset by little injections of tart rhubarb compote and candied citrus. It‘s beautifully plated perfection.

    Wine
    The offering features mainly Jordan wines, along with a few other regional treasures. As matched by sommelier Isabella Immenkamp, the wines are ideally suited to George’s food philosophy.

    Service
    Welcoming, top-notch service with a smile. Staff are well informed about the menu and possible wine pairings.

    Ambience
    You can’t help but feel immediately at ease, stepping into this unpretentious restaurant with its spectacular views over the dam and vineyards. It’s a simple, welcoming space with a sunny patio that’s ideal for summer and a bright, cosy interior perfect for winter lunches.

    Comments by the 2014 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards judges

    “This is easy-going fine dining at its best.” – Arnold Tanzer

    “George has a wonderful aesthetic all of his own. It’s less about the pomp, more about creating the perfect mouthful.” – Kate Wilson

    “One of the most exciting menus I’ve seen this year.” – Andy Fenner

    (August 2014)

  • Greg Landman

    Food
    Twice the winner of the Eat Out Chef of the Year award (2006 and 2007), George Jardine continues to delight with food that is delicious to eat and gorgeous to look at without being precious. While the menu changes often, you could start with something like the braised gemsbok ravioli, deliciously plump with flavour, that’s served with caramelised shallots and cauliflower and parmesan veloute that takes cauliflower to new heights. The lightly seared Fisantekraal trout rolled in porcini dust and black pepper is a knockout, garnished with avocado and baby beets. Move on to superb Chalmar sirloin with rich smoked bone marrow crust and Bordelaise sauce, or pan-roasted springbok loin nestling on bright yellow carrot cake purée, an impressionistic delight. Finish with a trip to the walk-in cheese room for some of the best artisan cheeses the country has to offer, such as Brevis Blue, Cremolat Gorgonzola, and hard cheeses like Kimilili Witzenberger and Healey’s Mature Cheddar.

    Wine
    While the selection features the award-winning wines of the estate prominently, there are also carefully chosen treasures from the rest of the winelands, some with hefty mark-ups.

    Service
    Hospitable and professional with a knowledge of the cuisine—as one would expect in a restaurant of this calibre.

    Ambience
    If the spectacular view of the valley and the surrounding Stellenbosch Mountains doesn’t take your breath away, you’re made of hard stuff indeed. In summer the wraparound glass windows are peeled back to take full advantage of the situation. The kitchen is open-plan with the industrious George and his acolytes in plain sight.

    And...
    Generous portions should warn you to go slow on the excellent bread board with the smoothest aioli this side of Provence.(September 2013)

User reviews

  • JORDAN lost his Shine ! We were really looking forward to having lunch at Jordan's Restaurant. Unfortunately we experienced that Jordan lost its shine. When we entered the air-conditioning was set to 'dangerous, and we were almost blown away from our reserved table. With sweat on our foreheads from the heat,we finally asked for another table, away from this terrible heating device. The starter was served, with sea bras for me and lamb for my partner. With the sea bras, more Potato mash was served than actual fish. The accompanying onion mash was nice, but actually better suited for a main course than a starter. I assume their thought was, that winter time is asking for additional calories in the starter. As the climate in the restaurant was still not pleasant, we moved for a second time to a different part of the restaurant. Mainly due to a combination of heat and smell of old frying oil. Apparently more customers complained, as the glass doors were opened, when we left the restaurant ( unfortunately to late for us) The same mash onions, this time cold, was also served on top of nice pieces of meat at the main course. The fried onion rings and the Hollandaise sauce were unfortunately both cold. The sauce was thick and missing it's sour taste. When we asked the lady, if the onion mash was the same as in the starter, she denied this. However, the waiter confirmed later on that this was actually the case. We have been to the restaurant 3 times the last half year, and we experienced not much creativity and innovation. The lady hostess is arrogant and does not show the hospitality you may expect from a restaurant in this category. So unfortunately, I have had a very disappointing birthday lunch.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • A beautiful and pleasant setting Friendly staff well educated with their menu for the day excellent wine pairings but.. I noticed that from start to finish dishes decline in both innovation complexity and looks While the breads and butters and snacks and starters pleasantly surprise the mains and desserts lack creativity and flavour profiles All in all a brilliant reataurant never the less
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Technically, this review is for the dessert George designed for the Eat Out Awards - not the restaurant - but my word, was it fantastic! Our whole table fell silent while we let every spoonful melt in our mouths. The creamiest chocolate ganache, the most delicious caramel, some slightly bitter cocoa (I think) to offset the sweetness and that white chocolate ball on the top. Oh and the ice cream! Was it hazelnut? A millionaire's shortbread for the kings! Also, loved that the whole team came dressed in kilts. What amazing spirit from a restaurant.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Had the most amazing experience at this restaurant. Was hosted by Dirk Uys for his 50th birthday and for a function of 50 plus guests, received food service and everything you could possibly want as if you were the only two guests at the table. The chef, the staff, the front office, the sommelier all were of excellent and coordinated elegance. Best restaurant for me 2015!
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Despite booking two months earlier,we were allocated a table off the main area, which was distinctly lacking in any sort of ambience. Weasked for another table and were shown a table located at the entrance, not perfect but better than the previous location. Meal spoilt by over use of salt, which overwhelmed the taste of the geelbeck bisque , as well as the second dish the yellowtail with tapenade. Unusually the highlight was the honey and poppyseed soufflé , excellent. The offer of a glass of the Jordan dessert wine did not compensate for a rather lacklustre meal, although in fairness we might have chosen the wrong dishes on the night. I do note however that previous reviews have complained about the over use of salt on TripAdvisor
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Fine dining with a beautiful view, Jordan offers easy-going meals in a relaxed atmosphere. 'This is the best fish I ever had' my boyfriend Conroy said as he took his first bite of the kabeljou. I tasted, and agreed. Carefully curated flavours that's not overpowering, I loved the combination of truffle, Boerenkaas and cauliflower in the gnocchi entrée. For someone who always goes for the chocolate dessert option, the soufflé was an absolute highlight and probably the reason I'll return.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • For an overall experience Jordans stands back for no restaurant in the country. For me this is the best food/venue combination in south africa. The only rival for the ambience at this venue is the quality of the food.
    I have recommended this restaurant to so many people from the england, scotland, germany, australia and they have all told me what an incredible day they had at jordans.

    My personal favourite is the mussels papillote with lemongrass, ginger, coconut milk, and lime, but everything on the menu is exceptional including the fresh breads and pates. For dessert Chef George Jardine's signature dish is his honey and poppy seed souffle which is finished is smooth scoop of vanilla bean gelato and warm custard. This food is all served while over looking a beautiful little lake where, where you kids can run around, and the surrounding mountains. The only civilisation you will see is the kitchen where your food is being prepared.

    If you really enjoy the food you can return another time and do one of chef George Jardine's Cooking classes, where you can learn amongst others, his honey and poppy seed souffle. Seeing the chef in action and learning 1st hand from him is an absolute treat and if you get the opportunity, grasp at it. Also, if you can get 8 people or more together he will give you your own class.
    Having done 4 classes myself, and going with friends and family, including my parents, everyone who i have gone with has said what an incredible experience it is, learning from the best, and seeing a chef that is cooking food for, and with you, taking such pride and showing such an attention to detail.

    Do yourself a favour and go! (And stop by the deli as you leave)
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Had lunch at Jordan restaurant, my husband had the mussels and I had snoek ravioli starter which was superb, our main was such a disappointment I had monk fish, but the sauce was so salty I could not eat my food.
    I don't think I will go back.
    Tertia
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • We had a delightful meal that was ruined after I saw the head chef, George Jardine, lick his fingers after sampling a sauce from one of the bottles. He then proceeded to plate up food without washing or sanitising his hands.
    Great shame. Wont be going back.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • This was a struggle to find - do not use the iPhone maps, it will take you to a dirt road, tell you to park and start walking! Consequently, we arrived pretty late for lunch and missed the starter. However, we had a main (duck breast and steak) which were both exquisite. We had dessert - the cheese board really stands out, with cheeses from all over.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • We had a lovely dinner and our waiter was excellent. When paying our bill, the treatment he received from the young floor manager was appalling & we felt embarrassed for him. In the group of about four tables around us she spoke to him as if he lacked the mental capacity to navigate, or even hold the card machine correctly.

    Unfortunately this was a big spoil to an otherwise perfect evening.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Outstanding , Had friends fromLondon with us ,all blown away.Will be back soon.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Though I could not fault the taste and presentation of the 3- course menu that we had, I thought it was a shame that we had to supplement very meager portions with bowls of French fries that we could have had anywhere.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Ate there 14/10/2013
    Location, view, service and food all spectacular, 5 stars all round!

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Wow. A well deserved place in the Top 20.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • This is a truly great restaurant. We are never disappointed with the superb food and wine, understated service and beautiful space.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • On a date with my husband, could not have wished for a better place! Particularly loved the "lightly grilled Yellowtail, herb crust, Ceasar dressed kale and fried capers, followed by the "tartar of salt and sugar cured Blesbok, toasted hazelnuts and celeriac chantilly".
    Great wine pairing and pleasant service.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Excellent experience!

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • I had the pleasure to dine at this venue on Saturday 1st of December. We were a party of 11 people and the overall experience and service was absolutely phenomenal. 5* does not do it justice. The view and setting alone could have made this evening magical, but we were blown away by the gastronomic experience that awaited us. As a complete tasting meal I haven't had any better in this country, not from any of the other top 10 restaurants which we also visit often. Well done to this exceptional team. We will be back for may more evenings of delightful food and service.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • After 14 years living abroad in the Netherlands I was spoilt, again, by the high level of service that exists in South Africa relative to the European continent. The Jordan Restaurant staff are by far, more professional, more attentive, efficient and polite than the vast majority of restaurant staff here in Europe. Compliments too to the innovative chef(s) and kitchen staff for the delicious meal that my family and I enjoyed last Sunday. I'll be back!

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Another visit. Another great experience. I hope to see the special winter menu extended into summer. It offers an easy way to taste 4 dishes that I might not normally go for and is excellent value.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • An extraordinary experience, faultless in every way. The set winter menu of 4 courses served with 2 glasses of Jordan wine is truly excellent value. George Jardine is brilliant - every mouthful was exceptional and we look forward to returning very soon.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • I would love to post this on all public venues but not sure how. This was the second most amazing food I have ever had... (Tetsuya's in Australia runs a verrry close first). The chef's melding of flavours, and differentiation of flavours, absolute attention to detail and preparation left us all with taste buds tingling where we didin't know we had them, and gave us a new experience of food. This man is a genius! We would travel back just to eat his food.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Jordan Restaurant is doing great things for the South African culinary scene. Of all the places I've eaten in what will be 12 visits to the Winelands it is by far my favourite place to have lunch.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • A flawless lunch, absolutely delicious! Hope to be back soon.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • The most incredible Mother's Day Meal yesterday. Thank you for adding to my special day with my daughter, Sarah.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • We were lucky. It was a perfect day in early autumn and somehow there was a softness in the air, and the leaves on the vines, in the soft, rolling landscape, were turning a subtle tone of yellow and red. There was a dam, of course, a girl was throwing a ball to the sheepdog on the sprawling lawns.

    The wines, the wines! (I just wish their website would make it easier to locate their wines. I had to eventually Google 'double gold Veritas barrel fermented to get hold of the name) It's Outlier, and it had matured for a year or two. Magnificent. I was sure I could taste sweet melon but the tasting notes proved me wrong.

    Then, the meal, the vista. The girl was still tossing a ball to the dog. Someone was taking photographs. The starter of mussels baked in parchment paper was the best I have yet had. The Saldanha Bay mussels (Spanish) were unforgettable, swimming in a gentle pool of coconut milk and lemon grass. (I thought I detected fennel but I was once again wrong, at least according to the waiter. It was not my day in that sense.) I have to say the aioli was simply the lightest I have tasted. I wondered if there was cream in it, but decided not to ask, lest I be proved wrong yet again. It was, how should I put it, a study in lightness. Then the sole gratin was a bit of a let down, I have to say. The poor sole fingers were simply smothered in cheese and layers of potato. No, it didn't work. It was too rich. Potatoes and sole? No, perhaps not. But who cares. I don't even think about that ... as I am haunted by the mussels in a coconut milk sauce .... and aioli as light as clouds.

    Well, why say everything was perfect when you can find fault? I thought the salesman at the wine cellar was a bit familiar. "Did you steal my pen?" he barked at a tourist. There's a fine line between being warm and inviting and being too familiar.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Outstanding food, service and wine. Without doubt the restaurant experience of our recent holiday around South Africa.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • A fantastic evening at Jordan Restaurant! The food was great, the choice of the wines - one of the best wines from whole South Africa!
    We'll come back as soon as possible!

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • After 4 visits for lunch we were with 10 people for our first dinner at Jordan restaurant last Friday - unfortunately our last evening in South Africa.
    From the first to the last minute an unforgettable experience! Sparkling wine for the sundowner and this fantastic view! The tasting menu was "un poem" from the first course, the service fast but very relaxed and so friendly and the choice of the wines - one of the best in South Africa. Thank you very much to all the people from Jordan Restaurant! Sven and the German group - and we'll come back in October!

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Had a bad service experienced with my wife this afternoon - waiters are not enough at lunch time. Requested salt and pepper - had to wait five minutes, no one asked "how is the food?" Ordered a wrong dessert, we requested to change another one, our waitress refused and she said the restaurant will either charge her or the customer for the wrong order, if I like the other one, I can order another one again. She had a very bad attitude.
    I complainted to the manager after I paid my bill, the manager said this is not their restaurant's policy, if the customer's not happy with the food, they will change it.
    The front line waitrons must have more customer service training, otherwise no customer will come again.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • A six course set menu which was delightful. The portions were perfectly judged, the service was outstanding and the setting outstanding. Excellent food is alive and well in South Africa!

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • We now have a new favourite restaurant in the winelands for long lazy Sunday lunches. It is Jordan Restaurant! The whole family, including friends to the children went for the first time this Sunday for a late lunch. We expected fine, but unpretentious, good tasting food, made from the best seasonal produce. And good wines to go with. In a beautiful and relaxed environment. And that is exactly what we had. Plus fantastic service with a smile and one of the best wine knowledge we have had so far. The children were offered steak (done the way we wanted) or fried fish. Served with yummie handcut fries and fresh veggies. Totally good! The rest of us smiled us through mussels in coconut creme Thai style, buffalo mozzarella with grilled figs, loads of fresh bread (couldn't stop eating), awesome osso bucco with polenta, monkfish with porcini veloute made for the gods, porkbelly so tender you could eat it with a spoon. And some extra handcut chips! We had to take an outing to the famous cheese room and came back with four delicious local cheeses and some vintage port. And some ordered the souffle with poppy seeds and vanilla ice cream. All I can say - we'll be back, soon.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Had another amazing food and wine experience last night at Jordan with some good friends. Thanks and well done to George, Louise and staff.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • I had the most amazing meal at Jordan's on September 13th.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Exceptional wines, superb cuisine. You get what you pay for - Value for money.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Best Souffle in town. Better than Roundhouse's. But they overcharged! (saw that after we left).

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Ate lunch at Jordan recently and was rather disappointed. There wasn't anything wrong per se, but it was just pleasant. The service was friendly and efficient, the ambience was good, with gorgeous views but the food can only be described as good. Nothing fantastic, nothing interesting, just ok food. How is this the number 3 in the top 10? Maybe the degustation menu at night is better but surely lunch doesn't need to be so ordinary? We were rather underwhelmed.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Not Worthy of top 3 finish. Very pretty food lacking any real depth and flavour. Do not recomend

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Had the degustation menu and wines last Friday evening. What an experience! Absolutely loved the white stumpnose in miso broth and the smoked tuna with aubergine - and hubby raved about the beef fillet! The wine pairings were interesting with a 2003 Jordan Blanc Fume, the most talked-about, although the Port with cheese from the cheese cellar, was a hit too. At R500 per person for the 6 course menu and wine, this is a treat - but so worth it!
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • My husband and I so enjoyed our lunch at this beautiful restaurant on the 16th of April. The food was superb, the service was friendly and efficient, and the view was breathtaking! We look forward to our next dining experience and will be introducing friends and business associates to your restaurant as well.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • My husband and I so enjoyed our lunch at this beautiful restaurant on the 16th of April. The food was superb, the service was friendly and efficient, and the view was breathtaking! We look forward to our next dining experience and will be introducing friends and business associates to your restaurant as well.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • I took the extended family (13 of us) to celebrate mums 70th. The food was delicious, with the highlight being the pork belly entree and the souffle dessert. Stunning table outside under the willow tree. Our waiter was William and he was awesome - friendly and knowledgeable. My husband and I are over from Sydney Australia and this is by far the best winery we have dined at!
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • I was really disappointed. Maybe one should not compare but I really dont know how this restaurant could make it to the top 10. The food was good but not top class as the other restaurants in this category. The servicing staff did not even remotely look like they enjoy what they do. Maybe they had a bad day. It was a bad experience.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • We had a wonderful time – the team (especially the fellow Yank, what a great guy, very knowledgeable and sincere) was incredible. Thanks for a great night out!
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • The venue, menu and service was terrific. This was the second occasion I have had lunch, having been here last year. The hake which I had was cooked to perfection and I loved the crunch in the topping. The pork terrine I had as an appetizer was very good ,if a touch dry. I would have preferred if there was more of the pear puree and lentil to aid balance the dish better. Portions were very generous. I personally like a smaller serving though I realize its difficult sometimes to please everybody. Top marks for catering for children with such consideration and wonderful ingredients. I wanted to eat the hake and chips myself !! Keep up the fantastic work and passion.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • We were 8 in our party yesterday for dinner at Jordan. The menu was amazing. The waiters, chefs and the Sommelier were very kindly and friendly! Our guests from Germany were very impressed! The value for money...unbeatable!
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Food, service & setting excellent; only two negatives are Louise, who is totally lacking in charm, & definitely in the wrong job! The second is the unreasonably huge mark-up on the Jordan wine!
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Great food but poor service. Showed us our table then gave it to someone else and denied ever showing it to us. When we questioned this with the chefs wife, the chef suggested we leave! Wine that costs R106 at the estate is charged at R220 in the restaurant.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • An excellent anniversary lunch with overseas family and friend. It was a very hot day and I felt the heat got to them. Maybe a fan or two would help.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Having driven through from Cape Town to take my mother out to Sunday lunch, I was offered a perfect table to celebrate a special occation. Compliments to the staff and management on making the experience that much more memorable. Everything youd expect from a fine dining experience.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • I was disappointed. My expectations were extremely high after all the rave reviews. The food was good, not excellent, and it took forever to arrive. The service was snooty. Beautiful views, but disappointing.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Have enjoyed the Jordan experience a number of times and can highly recommend the restaurant as the perfect venue for wonderful, innovative, fresh food, delicious wine and excellent service - from the waiters to the managers, who are always willing and knowledgeable in sharing information on the food, wine and pairings.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Jordan is average - food, service, the works.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • What a great experience - from the service, to the view, to the menu! The food was innovative, tasty, beautifully presented - (you have to try the mussel parcel) and the wine list offered suitable choices to compliment the food.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Food, delicious. Venue, amazing. Waitress, fantastic. All this let down by the managers attitude - so badly that I will never go back.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • It sends out a worrying message when you have a bad experience twice, with the same person, within a matter of weeks. George Jardines cooking at Jordan is undeniably good, first class in every aspect and hugely enjoyable. Unfortunately, this enjoyment can so easily be ruined by a member of staff who is too arrogant to politely look after customers, particularly when this individual is the manager/Maitre d. On my first visit, we were told after commenting that we had waited 45 minutes for our main course (way too long in any circumstances), that the kitchen was busy - in a very abrupt manner. Later, by way of apology, 3 glasses of dessert wine were sent over which I did appreciate. I put the whole issue down to inexperience and decided to give it another go. On our second visit, having enjoyed a long and delicious lunch, one of my guests ordered another bottle of wine from a waiter. We were completely horrified when the manager returned to the table and said this was not possible - not because they were closing (although we were the last guests there) but because it is at our discretion. When questioned, he said he had heard that the rest of the table did not want any more to drink and therefore became judge and jury! An argument followed, resulting in a very bad and bitter end to an otherwise delicious lunch. My fellow guests and I are regular diners at most of the countrys top ten restaurants but, sadly, none of us will be returning to Jordan.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • As first impressions go, Jordan Restaurant did not fair well when we arrived for lunch earlier this week. We arrived ten minutes early and, after asking the Maitre d whether we can have a glass of Champagne on the terrace, were directed to Jordans tasting room? Jordan does not make a sparkling wine - surely we can expect the Maitre d to know this? Hoping to receive better service after this poor start, we were again disappointed with a waitron that did not understand the menu, could not explain the different dishes and was clearly swamped with too many clients to serve. Should you wait 45 (and more) minutes between courses? We found the menu uninspiring and the choices limited - the highlight being the souffle that was as near to perfect as can be. The rest of the food arrived lukewarm with the main courses served on cold plates! But, it was when one of the ladies at the table next to ours toppled backwards from the balcony (no railing) and landed unceremoniously in the flower bed on her back that they really showed how much they care. Although they took note of the incident, not one of the management even approached the poor lass to offer assistance. A worthy member of the top restaurants in the Cape? I dont think so.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Wine was served warm. Waitress poured second bottle in old glasses without offering to taste first. Toilet, (not toilets!) in restaurant couldnt lock, and hadnt been serviced. Ceviche of kabeljou totally overpowered by chorizo and rhubarb. Finger bowl had ice cold water in it.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • What an amazing lunch we had today! We arrived just before 14h30 and without a booking but was greeted in the most welcoming way. Following a beautiful breadplate we compared starters, which were all fantastic. For mains I ordered the fish, which was fresh kabeljou! The best fish dish I have ever had. The ribeye was perfectly cooked and delicious, according to my partner. The vegetarian option was an organic beetroot risotto which was pretty and by all accounts super yum! The menu changes daily and is fairly small and features four starters, four mains and three desserts. I casually mentioned that I would have liked something chocolaty for dessert and after a brief chat with the chef, the waiter returned to say that they can make me a chocolate souffle in stead of the honey and poppy seed souffle on the menu. It was served piping hot with creme anglaise and hazelnut ice cream and the best best best dessert ever. We will be back and next time Im trying out the very impressive walk-in cheese room where you get to make your own selection!
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • We had lunch there a couple of Sundays ago, the food was utterly fabulous, the wine delicious and the views even better. What a treat!
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • FABULOUS! Great food from someone who truly understands ingredients. The venue/view cannot be better. Worth the drive.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • What a disappointment. I had lunch on Wednesday 26 February. The good food was spoilt by the inability of the kitchen to deliver food on time which was compounded by the inexperienced front of house staff. I phoned an hour before our arrival and there was no notification of our booking. There was no finger bowl for the mussels and we had to pour our own wine. We were never asked whether we enjoyed our meal. A poor experience, there are much better restaurants to dine in.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Both the food as well as the view is spectacular. The service was very good and any short comings were dealt with immediately. The cheese on the dessert menu was a wonderful ending. A great selection and very well put together. They also have a very good wine list, priced fairly. Have eaten there twice in the last 3 weeks and would definitely recommend.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • On Friday, 18 December my wife and I had our 33rd anniversary. We were privileged to share a wonderful meal and evening at The Restaurant at Jordan. What a wonderful experience! Service was friendly and the food marvellous. It was such a pleasure to see a food artisan like George Jardin plate every course with so much detail and care. Thank you so much. The complimentary glass of bubbly on the deck, looking over the beautiful valley, was something special!
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • I am a great fan of George Jardine and eagerly looked forward to this visit. Small menu, 4 starters and 4 mains however great choice of local ingredients and good to See Jardine aiming at a lighter style of food. It was our first visit to this vineyard and it is stunning and the place was very modern with a cool feel. The service was very poor, lacklustre with waiters struggling to understand english, i admire the fact that restaurants take local people and train them however i really dont think this is appropriate to use customers a guinea pigs when you charge 220 rand for 3 courses and have such stunning food.....i had to ask for wine twice and also ask for plates to be cleared, the waiter could not understand my order and the manager came over cleared our starter plates and asked us if we wanted anything else? (even though we had ordered main courses) Jardine needs to get some of his people from his bree st restaurant up here to sort the service out or this will fail,! its already quite along way to come from CPT even for his loyal supporters.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • I am a great fan of George Jardine and eagerly looked forward to this visit. Small menu, 4 starters and 4 mains however great choice of local ingredients and good to See Jardine aiming at a lighter style of food. It was our first visit to this vineyard and it is stunning and the place was very modern with a cool feel. The service was very poor, lacklustre with waiters struggling to understand english, i admire the fact that restaurants take local people and train them however i really dont think this is appropriate to use customers a guinea pigs when you charge 220 rand for 3 courses and have such stunning food.....i had to ask for wine twice and also ask for plates to be cleared, the waiter could not understand my order and the manager came over cleared our starter plates and asked us if we wanted anything else? (even though we had ordered main courses) Jardine needs to get some of his people from his bree st restaurant up here to sort the service out or this will fail,! its already quite along way to come from CPT even for his loyal supporters.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • What a terrible experience. The service was so poor we had to pour our own wine. We were given incorrect menus The food was nothing above average and we waited over an hour for our main course All in all an unpleasant expereince
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • What a terrible experience. The service was so poor we had to pour our own wine. We were given incorrect menus The food was nothing above average and we waited over an hour for our main course All in all an unpleasant expereince
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • I was called and asked if we could postpone our 13,00 reservation to 13,30 because the restaurant was very full. So save for 10 minutes, my 2 guests and I arrived at 13,20. Our waiter, Antonio, presented himself professionally and ultra courteously and we all looked forward to great service.This restaurant is perfectly located with fabulous views, but as a venue it is featureless and soulless. It feels as if someone had a very large deck and not enough chairs, albeit very nice chairs, to fill the space.Orders were placed and starters served within 10 minutes – great anticipated start. My yellowtail tartar was light and fresh and the succulent sweet scallops where cooked perfectly. I might have preferred a slightly more caramelised edge on my scallops.It took one hour for the main courses to eventually arrive and that was only after I had asked Antonio to please check where our food was. This was a ridiculously long wait for 3 plates of food, and to exacerbate matters, only 2 of the 3 orders arrived. The third dish of rib-eye was only served after I had inquired where this dish was. That the person running the pass cannot ensure that ALL dishes go out at once, is inexcusable and shows either inexperience, lack of caring, or both. The gentleman at the table next to us managed to smoke 2 cigars between their starters and mains, by which time the lady at the table had decided not to eat her mains.The wood-fired pork loin was completely under-seasoned and bland, whilst the chalmar rib-eye was proclaimed to be “OK”. Possibly, the extremely long wait tainted our tastebuds and our patience.We decided to not chance desserts, as we simply were not prepared to wait another hour, so coffees were ordered instead. The espressos were cold and very thin in flavour. Definitely no floating sugar on crema here – not even close.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food

Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Fireplace
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • StreetSmart affliated
  • WiFi

Write a review

Featured restaurants

Eatout