The seasonal menu on the chalkboard is ever-changing, but expect things like fettuccine caponata with olives and capers; pasta with fresh mussels and grilled corn; fabulous salads with cherry tomatoes, Serrano ham and bocconcini; roasted tomato soup; sandwiches to die for; baby quiches; and breakfasts that are legendary in these parts, including superb eggs Benedict with Black Forest ham. And don’t forget the great coffee.
An extensive list of some of the best from here and over the water at prices that won’t tear your heart out.
Warm, friendly, very smooth and knowledgeable.
If eating in a cute deli surrounded by some of the most fabulous products from all over the world appeals, then this is for you. There is an outside area on the pavement – very French – if things get crowded inside.
Sunday lunch features things like roasted baby chicken and two other courses for R125 – a real bargain. They are also winners in the Eat Out DSTV Food Network Produce Awards for best outlet in the South 2013.(GL, October 2012)
I thoroughly enjoyed the jalapeño burger that I ordered at the Wild Peacock Food Emporium, and the rest of my family all seemed incredibly content after having the duck salad, chicken livers with peri-peri, the chicken schnitzel, and I was fortunate enough to taste my girlfriends cuban sandwich which I found utterly delicious.
Thank you very much for taking the trouble to write into Eat Out and give your comments / review on the Wild Peacock Food Emporium
These comments we take very seriously and have already taken measures to ensure that the kind of service you should have received is actually done in future.
Whilst I cannot change your current impression I seriously would like you to take the trouble and come back with your husband and give us a chance to change it to a positive one, as this lack of service on our part is certainly not what we strive for.
Please would you contact Ruaan or Andrew our managers on 021-8877585 and we shall ensure that you have a memorable meal on us.
Thank you for your important feed back.
Owner of the Wild Peacock - Andrew Baker
December 29, 2012
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!
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.
My favourite lunch spot in Stellenbosch! New menu almost everyday, offering confident and simple, yet interesting, deli food. Their own brand of olive oil is also superb value for money. Also, the best value for money in terms of wine per glass (which is available in, I think, all their wines except one.) I had a glass of the Wolftrap blend, which is served for more than double their price at another restaurant.
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.