Chef Ian Bergh has been here for so many years one has to wonder how he and his team manage to keep things still tasting fresh and delicious—but he and they do. Portions are manageable and flavours are intense. Dishes look irresistible but not too precious for their own good. The menu tantalizes by only listing the ingredients in the dish without any flowery language which sometimes does not eventuate on the plate. Here things like Char Sui pork belly with kimchi, pear, daikon and crackling is a delight of flavours and textures slightly sweet and sour with a little bite to keep it all on edge. The tuna tataki with pineapple, cucumber and black bean chili is a revelation of Eastern influences perfectly used. A white chocolate brownie with mango sorbet and panna cotta makes a delightful ending. The superb award winning wines of De Grendel are sold at cellar door prices—a definite plus.
Smooth, friendly and knowledgeable staff who have been there for many years.
Ambience One drives up to the restaurant through a long avenue of trees with horses grazing in the meadows, and geese ambling next to the lake. In the distance is one of the best views to be had of Table Mountain from anywhere in the Western Cape. When the weather is perfect the place to be is on the terrace, otherwise the comfortable traditional interior will do nicely
AND Do a wine tasting before your meal to see what will go well with what you will eat.
Fine dining with a view to die for.