5 buffet specials in the Winelands

A glass of wine with a plate filled with delectable eats – that’s what we call a perfect day. Make the dream a reality with these spots in the Winelands offering buffets.

Flavours at The Devon Valley Hotel (Stellenbosch)

Terrace-style eating is offered at this pretty spot, nestled in the verdant Devon Valley, but there’s also the cosy interior for chilly days. The Sunday buffet is wildly popular and features around 12 starters, meaty main courses of lamb, pork, oxtail, famous chicken-and-mushroom pie and various accompaniments. Desserts are a treat, and the cheese platter with pineapple-and-raisin chutney and excellent coffee complete the generous offering that’s priced at R295 a head.

A lamb dish prepared and served at Flavours Restaurant. Photo supplied.

The Garden Terrace at NH Lord Charles (Somerset West)

Head to the Garden Terrace restaurant for a lavish breakfast buffet featuring everything from smoked salmon, pastries and cold cuts to grilled favourites, cheeses and breads, all for R165 per person. Guests can also tuck into a large Sunday lunch buffet for R295.

Seventeen07 at Erinvale Hotel (Somerset West)

This picturesque Winelands restaurant serves a lavish lunch buffet every Sunday. Expect tables laden with excellent starters, soups, mains and desserts, with a carvery featuring roast pork with crackling and one other meat. Adults pay R290 each, while children under the age of 12 pay R145 each. The menu changes regularly. They also offer a full breakfast buffet from 7am to 10am for R210 per person


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Leopard’s Leap (Franschhoek)

If you’re looking for a great way to celebrate a special occasion, the family table at Leopard’s Leap is available on Sundays for groups of 10 to 20 (for exclusivity) or as a communal table. For R395 person,you can enjoy the generous platters from the harvest table, succulent selection of meats from the rotisserie, as well as an array of tempting desserts. The family table also has a dedicated waiter to ensure a hassle-free day and full wine glasses.


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Rhone Restaurant at Boschendal (Franschhoek)

This traditional Cape buffet is one for the books. Hosted every Sunday (and other days of the week, for groups of 20 or more), the buffet features dishes that pay homage to the estate’s heritage as a traditional Boland farm. Taste recipes handed down through generations of Boschendal cooks, with dishes like crispy roast potatoes, bobotie with homemade chutney, curried fish, baked lamb and roast beef. Also enjoy a selection of salads, hot and cold starters, sambal, rotis, and soups with freshly baked bread. End off with brandy snaps bursting with whipped cream along with good coffee. The buffet costs R425 per person (and R225 for children under the age of 10) and includes a welcome drink you can savour on the stoep before heading inside for the feast.

Spread laid out at rhone restaurant. Photo supplied

Please note that, while we take care to ensure that the specials listed here are accurate, some deals and prices may change without our knowledge.

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