Ambience★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Service★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Food★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The one that started it all and launched what would become the much-loved sustainable Diack food empire. With everything coming straight from the Brightside family farm in Magaliesburg mixed with James’ signature generous zeal you will find every plate set before you a treat for the eyes and taste buds.
Because the food comes straight from the farm to your table, the menu goes beyond the usual seasonality trapping and is constantly updated with new surprises inspired by the produce itself. Although well regarded for their meat – seen keenly in their Braised and smoked short rib or their Confit Brightside pork belly – you will find that it’s their amazing care of their greens and vegetables – such as their grilled heirloom pumpkin main or roasted beetroot salad - that really sets them apart from most. Also if you can get a hold of a cheese soufflé or Brightside duckliver parfait starter, nab them. The desserts in particular always plate a pretty picture, Such as their infamous deconstructed
lemon meringue tart dessert served coconut sorbet, which is a beautiful sight that can only be made better by eating it.
A hearty list of small batch wines that add to every bite. That we recommend you try and learn more about at their famous occasional Sunday wine tasting events where you spend your day lounging and drinking along a 5 course set menu.
Fantastically friendly service where you feel attended but never rushed, and treated with genuine warmth. Plus we love it when your water – or wine glass - is never empty.
Sunshine and colourful swaths of art light up the roadside space during the day splendidly. But at night when the lights dim is when the real romance happens.
An impressive first date spot
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