This establishment was founded in 1991 as a family business, based on the love of fine food. They supply restaurants, hotels, caterers, retailers and the general public with quality and hard to find specialised food items. The Wild Peacock food Emporium was developed in 2010 and Sarah Baker, who has a background in hotel and restaurant management, was brought in to run this section. The deli serves affordable meals and the menu changes daily to showcase the excellent produce available in store. Naturally, there is a big focus on seasonality, and the menu offers something to suit most palates. Favourites include the mussel pot with wine, which delicately and perfectly cooked. But if mussels aren’t your cup of tea, the smoked duck or salmon salads are also exceptionally popular. There is also a range of burgers from which to choose. If a hearty meal is your desire, you could opt for the pork chop with roasted vegetables and baby potatoes, or the sirloin (aged for 28 days) with Gorgonzola potatoes. They also serve hardy portions of excellent pasta dishes. The salt and pepper squid is another must try. The family has a special interest in oysters and have developed close relationships with farmers and suppliers, so this is also available to try here, or to take home and enjoy with a glass of bubbly later. Not be forgotten are the sweet treats available from the bakery counter. Banoffi pie, or a slice of lemon meringue or chocolate cake will make the perfect end to your meal.
There is an extensive, well priced wine list which includes French champagne, Italian bubbly and Australian wines. As far as local wine producers go, the wines on the list do not yield only from the Stellenbosch region but from Paardeberg, Paarl, Botrivier and Elgin. There is also a craft beer menu, which again features international brands from Belgium and Australia as well as many local favourites.
The approach is rather relaxed, but very friendly.
The setting is laid back and informal, which suits the deli perfectly. One gets to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the deli and the open kitchen while dining, and on a fair weather day it’s almost compulsory to grab a seat outside on the stoep.
Browse for a selection of sweet treats, artisanal food products, meats or wine, which can be enjoyed later at home.
Located in the heart of Stellenbosch town, this bistro/deli supplies local restaurants and the public with exclusive and hard-to-get items like fresh duck, duck eggs, caviar, truffles, snails, wild pigeons, rabbit, handmade farm butter, artichokes, imported chocolate, mushrooms and olive oil.
In 1991 Sue Baker, who has a love of oysters and fine quality products, founded the wholesale aspect of Wild Peacock. Run by the Baker family, the business is built on respect for the provenance of produce and relationships with suppliers.
In 2010 the deli was opened to the public for sit-down meals. The bistro serves affordable food that reflects the excellent quality ingredients of the sold in store. The menu is large and seasonal and provides something for most palates.
An extensive breakfast menu includes French toast, a special featuring poached duck egg and pancetta, and a do-it-yourself selection of cheeses, charcuterie and preserves. The early bird special of eggs, bacon, tomato and toast costs just R25. Lunch menus change daily and weekend menus include roasts. The family has a particular interest in oysters and forms close relationships with the farmers and suppliers, so order a selection of cultivated oysters to enjoy with bubbly in the deli, or at home.
Friendly and efficient.
There's a large local wine list, and good selection of coffees and hot drinks to accompany your meals.
Bright green chairs add a pop of colour to an informal setting. Apart from the few tables inside the deli, there’s also seating outside on the stoep. The bistro enjoys support by regular local clientele.
Do take home a selection of groceries and free-range, organic meats (order in advance) after your meal at the bistro.
I am sorry to say, but I find R69 for 1/3 - 1/4 piece of hake and a handful of chips a rip-off; I was very disappointed with this considering you can buy fresh hake fillets for R 50/kg. I dont mind paying for good food, but I feel rather ripped off!
As a local always looking for wholesome, delicious and value-for-money food, this is the place to be!
We went because we saw on twitter that they had some Valrhona chocolate Easter eggs. We saw the menu board and decided to have lunch.
Dedlicious! I had the wild mushroom bruschetta and my husband the homemade burger, both totally delicious!
Great wine selection. And we left with a basket full from the deli - foie gras, mussels, French cheeses, etc.
Very very disappointing! Will never go back .Daylight robbery. R60 for chicken sundried tomato and feta pasta - best dish of the day according to them. They haven't seen proper pasta in a restaurant it seems. Ok so this is what we got, small bowl of screw noodles (never in my life got that in a decent pasta restaurant before) with probably not even a quarter of a chicken breast and where was the feta? To be quite honest it reminded me of my varsity days when we bought some pasta with all the ingredinets in and all you had to do was add water. It tasted exactly the same! Felt they took that and just added some extras. I was disgusted to pay R60 for that bowl of noodles! Guess there's no chef there - only a cook. The oysters were not cleaned properly - there were still shells on them and not the best quality. Thanks to Wild Peacock for taking wild chances. I will not encourage anybody to go there.
For its size, the shop stocks an amazing array of gourmet ingredients and fine foods. A distinct continental feel is lent by the sidewalk tables as much as the variety of produce. There’s cheese from Italian, French and local producers, truffle oil and quail eggs. Whole salmon is sold along with duck prosciutto, artichokes with sublime Valrhona chocolates, bread with mushrooms. A bottle from the wine section and a bunch of fresh flowers – grown exclusively for the store – will round off any visit.
Smart shopper tip: They have one of the finest quality wine retail shops in Stellenbosch, focusing on the area’s wines in particular.
Winner in the 2013 Eat Out DSTV Food Network Produce Awards for best outlet in the South.