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Boschendal Rhone Picnics (previously Boschendal Le Pique Nique)

1 Review
Light meals, Tapas, Vegetarian
Phone Number 0218704272 Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday; Picnic baskets may be collected at 12noon

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Details

Cost
R195 per adult; R75 for young kids
Food
Light meals, Tapas, Vegetarian
Corkage
No BYO
Cost
R195 per adult; R75 for young kids
Ambience
Groups, Local cuisine, Quick meals, Views
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Booking required, Child friendly, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking

Location and contact

Boschendal Estate, Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek, Western Cape

Owner's description

Generous picnic baskets are packed with delicious dishes to be enjoyed al fresco. Think rillettes of local salmon trout to start, followed by succulent pasture-reared chicken and fresh farm salads, with fresh farm berries and a decadent chocolate marshmallow to finish off.

A fine selection of Boschendal wines is available to accompany your gourmet picnic. Their fully serviced picnics are carefully-laid out at tables or on a picnic blanket under the shady oak trees which surround the lawn

Pricing updated April 2016: R440 for a basket for two adults to share, R280 for a basket for one and R85 kids under 12. Includes a 10% service fee and excludes beverages.

With dramatic mountain views framing the rolling lawns of Boschendal estate, it is no surprise that this venue is a popular summer picnic destination. Large picnic baskets are packed with tasty dishes to be enjoyed al fresco-style. The offerings often change with items such as rillettes of local salmon trout, pasture-reared chicken and fresh farm salads all followed by fresh farm berries and a decadent chocolate marshmallow. A selection of Boschendal wines is available to accompany your gourmet picnic.

Shaded tables are available as well as blankets or beanbag. Picnic prices R195 per person for adults and R75 for young children.

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User reviews

1 Review
    With the end of winter, we decided that a picnic was just what we needed on a lazy Sunday. So, we booked in advance at Boschendal to experience their Rhone Rose Garden Picnic. Online it looked amazing and we were happy to pay in advance as they require that. The Rose Garden is perfect for people who want the benefit of lazing on the grass under a tree or sitting outside at a table under a tree. We found a lovely spot and the wind was being very well behaved. So, I anticipated a lovely and relaxed picnic. Our waiter came to us and we proceeded to order a bottle of still water for our table. He took the order and then advised us that he will not be bringing the wine-list as the prices had changed and the old prices are on the list. So, how do we order wine or bubbles? He could not answer us so we asked him to bring the old wine-list anyway. We then proceeded to order a bottle of MCC and a cider. Our water arrived, but no ice bucket or water glasses. The MCC arrived and cider but still no ice bucket or water glasses or Champagne Glasses. When I asked the waiter, he seemed confused and pointed out the two wine glasses on the table. Eventually the water glasses, champagne glasses and ice bucket arrived. Our picnic basket also arrived after quite some time but we weren't too worried as we were enjoying the view and conversation. So, the picnic basket is filled with Ciabatta Bread, onion marmalade, hummus, coleslaw salad, coronation chicken, cold meats, chicken liver Pâté, some butter and camembert cheese as well as two desserts. The picnic basket was lovely. My only criticism is that whoever thought out it clearly didn't put too much of effort. There are no crackers to go with the Pâté, cheese and hummus. Two ciabatta's are provided but they are not sliced and you have to tear them apart. The chicken liver Pâté was inedible with no seasoning - really worst part of the picnic basket. Please no more. It was truly disgusting. You could actually see the grey pieces mixed with pink.....gross. And I actually love Pâté and was looking forward to it. Everything else was delicious including the desserts. We asked our waiter for coffee which he happily told us he would bring to the table. So the coffee arrived in disposable cups which was fine but the milk arrived in a paper cup. Sadly for such a well known and world renowned establishment I think the picnics are poorly organised as well as managed. I expected so much better but was very disappointed. Oh well.....

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