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There is no fancy entrance to this well-established wine farm restaurant, nor is the interior posh, but the food delivers with refinement and robust flavours. The menu dips into French and Asian influences, which allows for bold flavours like toasted whole brinjal with salty ponzu and bonito flakes. Chef Michael Broughton has a magic touch with his memorable sauces, especially the Sauce Américaine, which is the highlight of his iconic prawn risotto. If you spot it on the chalkboard menu, order it immediately. Tuck in after your snack of smoked olives and slices of tomato focaccia dipped in olive oil.

Whether it’s a perfectly cooked piece of monk fish with seasonal emerald-green broad beans and a smash of roasted potatoes, or slices of beef fillet with the super finely cut buttery pommes Anna, the flavours will be the highlight – and so will the pops of colour.

Of the ice cream flavours of the day, which will disappear quickly once they arrive at the table, the banana might turn out tops, though there will surely be fanfare about the marinated strawberry and black sesame flavours.

The wine list offers great value for money. Enjoy Klein Zalze estate wines by the glass, especially the brut rosé.

Lovely and friendly local folk make you feel welcome in a relaxed but professional way.

It’s cosy inside at night with a glimpse into the kitchen. Lunch outside is a little haven, with a view of a golf course and the manicured garden.

Have a pre-meal tasting at the wine cellar.

(October 2017)

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  • Cape malay squid starter was exquisite. The confit duck croquettes which came with the duck mains were sublime. As per usual, everything on the plates looked stellar, tasted better and nothing was there just for the sake of using it.
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  • A quiet vineyard setting overlooking the mountains of stellenbosch terroir truly speaks to those pleased by natures bliss Who needs golden floors and glass ceilings when you have natures scenery as decor The food is well planned with a perfect balance and seasoning Plating and plates are all so artistic even with little or no theatrics the meal looks and tastes amazing - honest food prepared by caring chefs Service is well run with a maitre d from irish descent casually dancing from table to table seeing all is well a real classy affair Waiters and runners look after guests with polite little gestures like folding napkins hanging coats pulling out chairs and engaging in light conversation when its needed Well done terroir and chef michael a truly satisfying dining experience
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  • Accepts credit cards
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  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Fireplace
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  • Licensed
  • Lunch
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  • Serves food
  • Wheelchair

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