A relatively new entrant to the fast-growing food scene in Stanford, you’ll find generous portions of country comfort cooking at this charming farm restaurant. During the day it’s a small menu scribbled up on an easel that greets diners, an informality that fits with the style of food on offer. In the depths of winter that could be a hearty oxtail stew or traditional bobotie, while the roast pork belly dished up with crunchy apple fritters, or a butter chicken curry with rice and sambals, are more accomplished. Regular buffet-style curry evenings are on the cards, so keep an eye via social media. With its spacious lawns, this is a firm favourite for family lunches, and they offer a compact kids’ menu of finger-friendly food. Beyond breakfast and lunch, the platters and jars of chocolate brownies, macadamia biscuits and carrot cake will tempt you to try something sweet.
Unlicensed at the time of review, but BYO is welcome at no charge. Ask for a taste of owner Athol McOnie’s authentic honey-mead, made from hives kept on the farm.
Relaxed service means there no need to rush. Rather settle in for a leisurely country lunch.
Delightful atmosphere in a space that doubles as a gallery for works by local artists, including owner Vivienne McOnie. Farm views, rustic tables and jars of fynbos drive home the rural ambience. Tables on the terrace are your best bet in the summer, with expansive lawns near the restaurant for kids to run wild.
The pay-by-weight Sunday carvery is a fine way to while away the end of the weekend.