This well-established, privately owned boutique wine farm keeps the menu simple with carefully chosen tapas to complement its award-winning wines.
The menu consists of a lengthy and alluring list of mezze options showcasing South African produce beautifully. Freshly baked plaited bread served with a fresh salad is the perfect start to an alfresco lunch. Think pear, nuts and blue cheese or citrus, baby spinach and toasted walnut drizzled with olive oil and balsamic reduction. Various dips, pâtés and marinated olives are followed by meat dishes like springbok carpaccio, bobotie cigars, creamy mussels and a seasonal soup of the day. End on a sweet note with cheese and preserves, refreshing lemon and pineapple sorbets, or decadent chocolate truffles on display.
Wine is well-priced and sold either at the tasting room or at the entrance of the restaurant. Bramon sauvignon blanc and rosé are the prefect accompaniment to the menu options, or start your meal with a chilled glass of bubbly.
The service is relaxed and casual, with well trained, friendly staff.
Vibey and bustling in the summer months, for a quieter, more private option, reserve a table between the vines.
Best for larger groups or family celebrations at the large tables on the patio. Otherwise enjoy the intimacy of a meal between the vineyards sheltered by umbrellas, perfect for a romantic lunch for two.
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Design your own feast from the lengthy list of offerings but be sure to order fresh bread warm from the oven to mop up the delicious dips, pâtés, pestos and your choice of superb locally made cheeses.
Showcased are some satisfyingly substantial South African favourites like pickled fish, traditional bobotie rolled in a phyllo cigar, and springbok carpaccio. Succulent local oysters are especially lovely with Bramon's well-respected flinty MCC. Other mouthwatering options are Spanish meatballs, hot chilli shrimp, and smoked trout fillet.
Ask about dessert or select a cheese platter like brie baked in Parma ham and dress it up with an order of green fig preserves.
Besides bubbly, Bramon's own Crags rosé is modern, fresh, and dry – a beautiful warm weather choice. The refined Crags sauvignon blanc is equally easy and a perfect choice with the wide range of tapas flavors.
The popularity of Bramon has meant expansion in all ways, including the staff, so service is nicely paced, if a bit rushed on busy days.
Come as you are, ready to partake in an adventure of feasting and fine wine in this super relaxed and gorgeous setting where you might spot elephants silhouetted on the surrounding hills towards late afternoon. The thriving vines provide privacy for picnic tables shaded by huge white umbrellas. In cooler weather, enjoy your repast inside the handsome farmhouse where a roaring fire and plenty of blankets ward off the chill.
Treat yourself to a night on the Bramon farm in Waterfall Cottage, which consists of two bedrooms with a view of the gorge below.
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