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Devil’s Peak De Oude

Devil’s Peak De Oude
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Cost
R60 - R150 avg main meal
Ambience
Bar scene, Business meetings, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Food
Bistro fare, Burgers, Café fare, Coffee, Light meals, Pizzas
Payment
Mastercard, Snapscan, Visa
Corkage
R40

Critic's review

Rupesh Kassen

Food

At the Oude Manor House, the menu is focused on smoked meats and comforting classics. Start with a selection of snacks ideal for sharing: West coast oysters topped with a vinaigrette of lardo and scorched lemon – a refreshing take on the classic – or spiced lamb riblets with cumin and lemon- parsley yoghurt. Slow-cooked pork croquettes are golden nuggets of joy served with apple cider chutney and best ordered in a double serving, as you will definitely be going back for seconds.

After snacks, it’s on to the main event: the items from their smoker are real palate pleasers. You’ll find everything from smoked snoek with a braaibroodjie to smoked pork belly with a beer jus and cauliflower puree. Wood-roasted chicken with cabbage slaw or slow-cooked lamb shank with parsnip puree makes for comforting, generous dishes reminiscent of Sunday lunches.

Vegetarians are not forgotten, with interesting options like the potato gnocchi with garden pesto and summer squash, or the chive risotto with goats’ curd and peas. Sides that shouldn’t be missed include braaibroodjies with beer cheese; smoked tomato with red onion marmalade; and beef fat mash.

Kids have a special menu and will not be disappointed with options like crispy chicken and cheese sauce, and pizza from the wood-fired oven.

The sweet ending of an old-fashioned milk tart with Amarula and coffee ice cream is a perfect way to finish the meal. Also do try the baked cheesecake with pineapple ice cream.

While each restaurant has their own dedicated menu, you are able to order from any of the three menus no matter where you are seated.

Drinks
This is a beer lover’s paradise. Enjoy a selection of Devil’s Peak brews with 10 rotating craft beers on tap. If you’re not sure what to have, opt for the tasting to sample what’s on offer. Also, ask your waiter about the experimental and specialty beers they have on offer that day. Wine drinkers are not forgotten, with a well-curated, reasonably priced wine list.

Service
Friendly, warm and welcoming. On-the-ball servers and management are only too happy to talk you through the menu and the beer selection.

Ambience
There is an honest warmth and charm to the space, despite its slick interior and modern furnishings tucked into this old heritage building. There is a roaring fire for cosy winter days and high bar tables situated closer to the bar. Summer days will be perfect under the three-hundred-year-old oak trees.

And…
You are now able to enjoy lazy breakfasts and brunches at the De Oude Manor, book a spot under the oak trees or in the cosy dining room.

(August 2017)

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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • WiFi

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