Review: A Mediterranean oasis at the terrace in Muldersdrift

The Terrace at GROUND The Venue, nestled in the scenic embrace of Muldersdrifts Cradle, is an ode to good times and great tastes.

Terrace At The Ground

Fast facts 

 Restaurant name: The Terrace
Address: GROUND The Venue, 19 Driefontein Road, Muldersdrift
Phone number: 063 296 2274
Opening times: Wednesday to Friday 11am to 6pm; Saturday to Sunday 12noon to 7pm
Average price of each plate: R65 (small plates), R170 (mains)
Corkage fee: No BYO
Parking situation: Plenty of parking conveniently located right next to the restaurant.
Food type: Mediterranean 

Best for… lunch with friends, a romantic date, or for anyone who loves shared dining experiences.  

Picture a haven where time slows down, flavours dance on your palate, and every corner whispers tales of the Mediterranean. As you step into the terrace, youre welcomed by an atmosphere that exudes serenity and laid-back charm. The philosophy here is simple: embrace the joy of good company, great taste, and leisurely dining. Less than an hour from Sandton, the drive is a prelude to the tranquillity that awaits. 



The concept of long lunching is embraced, encouraging guests to share and savour the experience over an array of delicious small plates. Start your journey with tantalising dips like tzatziki and hummus paired with freshly baked pita bread, or delve into the tirosalata, a heavenly blend of roasted pepper and whipped feta. Vegetarians will find a paradise of options like the braised fennel with crispy charred leeks, aubergine and feta rolls, and the creamy cauliflower with Parmesan, truffle and butter beans (a dish not to be missed), while seafood enthusiasts can indulge in kataifi prawns or the refreshing tuna skewers with miso mayo. The diablo calamari dish may not be as fiery as expected, but its bold colours and unique blend of ingredients still make it a standout choice. 

For meat lovers, the options are equally enticing. Whether it’s the chicken souvlaki, skinny lamb chops, or the succulent rib eye steak served with a chimichurri salsa, each dish is an intricate blend of flavours. The slow-cooked lamb shank, a comforting delight, is a must-try as a winter dish. 

Desserts lean towards nutty delights like baklava ice cream and nougatine, but fear not, there are alternatives like affogato, cheesecake and sorbet for those with different cravings. 


The drinks menu at the terrace is as diverse as the food selection. From gin to beers, ciders, wine, and more, theres something for every palate.

The cocktails are where magic happens. Indulge in the perfection of a Pornstar Grountini, the pineapple rum fizz, or sip on a spicy margarita that packs a flavourful punch. Dont miss the opportunity to indulge in the Boschendal wine tasting or Inverroche gin tasting on offer for an immersive experience. 


While the food menus could use a bit more description, the service shines with attention to detail and professionalism, ensuring that your dining experience is nothing short of exceptional. 


The ambience at the terrace is simply captivating. Its sleek aesthetic, with warm earthy tones and minimalist designs, creates a cosy yet modern vibe that complements the Mediterranean cuisine beautifully. Picture light wooden furniture, white walls, subtle pottery pieces, and an overall serene ambience that invites you to unwind and indulge.  

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