Clos Malverne draws a loyal local crowd almost any day of the week thanks to its generous portion of winelands-inspired cuisine. There’s more nuance and artistry on the plate than you’d first expect, from humble fish croquettes topped by perfectly poached quail eggs to springbok loin paired with smoked springbok samoosa.
For mains, think fillet steak enriched with white truffle oil and bone marrow jus, or vine-smoked duck breast with a silky duck liver mousse. Expect bold flavours and generous portions of comfort classics done well.
For dessert, you shouldn’t miss the unusual rose water and Turkish delight sago pudding. The seasonal pairing menu (R398 per person) offers a four-course journey through the menu, each dish matched with Clos Malverne wines.
Limited to estate wines, but with everything from sparkling sauvignon blanc to full-bodied pinotage on offer, all at cellar-door prices. The estate’s focus is on red wine, which is a good match for the bold flavours and hearty country cooking. For something special, browse the separate list of older vintages and limited releases.
Charming country hospitality.
The main dining room is rather old-fashioned, with dark wood furniture and heavy drapes. Better to book a table on the wrap-around terrace to enjoy the wonderful vineyard views.
Diners receive a discount voucher against the purchase of any 12 bottles of Clos Malverne wine.
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