This is excellent country fare at its best, with plenty of flavour and visual appeal in generous portions. The Sunday country feast sees dishes – like the South African Caesar salad, with shaved biltong, grated egg and parmesan – on offer. Mains might include tarragon chicken and the famous aged roasted sirloin and potatoes done in duck fat. Dessert could be a rich dark chocolate tart. During the week the à la carte menu features things like deliciously rich prawn risotto with sweet corn and fennel, and superbly light beef salad with pickled red-and-yellow peppers anointed with rich aioli sauce. The home-made bread with butters made with sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms with truffle are worth the trip alone. While the menu is always in a state of flux there could be oven very good roasted kingklip with sweet potato purée and citrus butter and roast chicken and lavender tagliatelle with parmesan cream. The malva pudding spring rolls are just the way to end – unbelievably rich, of course!
The excellent Knorhoek wines take pride of place at cellar-door prices.
Charming and informed with dishes emerging at a good rate from the kitchen.
The restaurant is set in a delightful room with plenty of windows to let in the light. The focal point is very much the pool, which is a favourite with the kids on Sundays. Midweeks are a perfect time to visit if you want to sit quietly under the trees, eat something delicious and crack a bottle of excellent wine.
Booking – especially at the weekend – is essential as the place is very popular for country weddings.
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