This restaurant offers a small, well-crafted menu with a lovely variety of continental cuisine. If you’re there for lunch, basil pesto-topped grilled kingklip that’s served on a bed of vegetables and noodles out to fill you up without much fuss. The scrumptious meal comes with a sour crème sauce.
For something a little heartier and more comforting, beef fillet medallions, lamb shank or braised oxtail that’s been cooked in red wine and vegetable sauce is served with creamed garlic potatoes and vegetables. It’ll more than sate your hunger.
Desserts are classic: think crème brûlée, pavlova and cheese platters. There’s a range of other special menus, including a vegan lunch one.
A wine menu that encompasses fine French bubbles and some of the Western Cape’s most well-loved vinos, like the fruity Steenberg sauvignon blanc and Rupert and Rothschild Classique brave red blend.
Warm and hands-on, the staff seem earnest in ensuring that your dining experience is as pleasant as possible, even if the larger parties – this being a popular function venue, after all – do seem to draw a lot more TLC, sometimes at the expense of smaller tables.
This is a spectacular venue with immaculately groomed grounds, a glass house for more intimate parties and a koi pond that makes it a serene setting. The Cape Dutch architecture lends a certain exoticism to this part of The Big Smoke. Whether you’re seated in the glass house, the veranda or the lawns, be sure you allow yourself to have as much sun as possible.
Scenic outdoor dining.
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