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Bread & Wine

Bread & Wine
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Cost
R365 for 2 courses, R405 for 3 courses
Ambience
Bar scene, Groups, Kids, Special occasions
Food
Fine-dining food, Pizzas
Payment
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
No BYO

Critic's review

Zola Nene

Food
Situated on the grounds of the picturesque Môreson wine farm, Bread & Wine is headed by charcuterie master Neil Jewell. The restaurant has a small, concise menu comprising of seasonal ingredients that make up the starter, dessert and main course selection. Diners are given the option of choosing a two- or three-course meal which includes dessert. Diners are greeted with a basket of freshly made bread accompanied by a selection of butters and spreads as well as a bowl of marinated olives. Starter options include the signature menu item of the restaurant which is the charcuterie platter comprising of Neil’s amazing homemade charcuterie – the platter includes Spanish salami spiked with paprika, hazelnut salami, country ham, cured sausages, chunky pork rillettes and crisp flatbread, to name just a few.

If cured meat isn’t your fancy, then the curried sweet potato soup with crispy fried calamari may be more your taste, mildly spiced with red curry paste garnished with fresh vegetables and coconut. For main course, choose from pan seared line fish tagine served with baby vegetables or Karoo lamb cooked two ways with potatoes and waterblommetjies. For vegetarians, butterbean agnolotti pasta with artichoke is offered as a starter and pearl barley risotto with celeriac and mushrooms as the main option. There is also a selection of side dishes on offer should you wish to bulk up your main course, try the cous-cous fritters or the celery and truffle purée for sides that are a little different from the norm.

For dessert, choose either the deconstructed lemon meringue pie served with apple sorbet or a show-stopper crisp Paris Brest with chocolate mousse and coffee jelly served on a wooden tree stump. For those without a sweet tooth, a cheese board comprising an assortment local cheeses served with chutney and homemade crackers.  The meal is completed with an assortment of homemade petit fours – nut toffees, almond cookies, date balls and biscotti.

Drinks
The wine list consists only of Môreson wines to order per glass or as a bottle. Wines are also offered to purchase by the case at cellar prices.

Service
The service staff members are friendly and attentive.

Ambience
On warm days when the sun is shining, tables are set under the trees for perfect alfresco dining, giving you full view of the lemon trees and vineyards. The restaurant is very child-friendly, with the restaurant supplying toys for kids. There is plenty of space for them to explore and run around in the garden in safe view of their parents.

And…
Bread & Wine offers both bread- and charcuterie-making courses, which vary in price and time depending on your selection. The bread course includes a baking masterclass as well as wine tastings and lunch. The charcuterie course is a two-day affair hosted by Neil Jewel himself.

(August 2017)

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  • Greg Landman

    Food
    Famed charcutier, Neil Jewell, and his charming wife, Tina, have been attracting hordes of fans to this gem in their diadem for many years. They've made changes in how they serve their superb food by introducing two courses for R335 and three (starter, main, and dessert) at R375.

    In the starter section are great dishes like chilled gazpacho with a smoked almond gel – just the thing for a hot afternoon – and beet-smoked trout offset with cucumber, fennel and tapioca – delicious. The sweet potato red curry with deep fried calamari makes a nice change to the way calamari is usually served. Mains of grass-fed sirloin with potato fondant and mushroom ragu will please carnivores, as will the red hartebeest with pickled red cabbage, bone marrow, and Marsala reduction – nice and rich. Vegetarians will love the risotto of braaied patty pan and pumpkin splashed with yoghurt.

    Drinks
    Obviously the famous Môreson wines take pride of place with their superb bubbly very much in evidence.

    Service
    Smooth and friendly service from staff who have been there for many years.

    Ambience
    A marvellous courtyard under venerable old trees makes a perfect setting – unless it gets really hot, as it can here, when it is advisable to retreat to the cooler interior. Relaxed and casual is the way to enjoy yourself. No frills – just great food and service.

    And...
    If you are in a hurry (why?) try the deli where there are tables to be had. Neil’s famous charcuterie platter is available as a main course, so order it if you have a mind to.

    (September 2016)

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User reviews

  • Lunch at Bread & Wine on Sunday was, quite simply, sublime! The service in particular was outstanding: genuine, informative and friendly. It didn't feel as if staff were reciting a menu, but rather had an inherent understanding of each dish and wine. The food was fresh and delicious, and dining in the courtyard under the leafy oaks on a hot Franchhoek day made it taste all that much better. The lovely little treats served with the bill (peanut brittle, homemade wine gums and chocolate truffles) were the perfect cherry on top.

    The only critique is that the meal was perhaps a little rushed (we could have had a longer, lazier lunch rather than be served our starters and mains so close together) but perhaps that was our fault for not communicating this to the waitress. We will be back!

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  • Child friendly
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