The Camphors at Vergelegen signature restaurant takes its name from the ancient giant camphor trees, planted in 1700, situated in front of the historic Homestead. The restaurant overlooks expansive lawns and beautiful trees complementing the overall dining experience and creating an ambiance never to be forgotten.
After only a year of operation, Camphors was awarded eighth place in the Top Ten restaurants in South Africa, in The Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards 2013, as well as being the Regional Winner – Wine Tourism Restaurant – in the 2014 Best of Wine Tourism Awards, Great Wine Capitals.
Vergelegen produces classical wine varietals and the ever changing menu reflects a modern take on classical international and local food dishes, specifically designed to complement Vergelegen’s award-winning wines. Executive Chef Michael Cooke, and Restaurant Manager Christo Deyzel, work closely together with the restaurant team to guide diners through the menu and recommended wine selections to ensure a relaxed and memorable food and wine experience. This experience is tailored for both wine and food connoisseurs and everyday visitors alike who want to enjoy an unpressured dining experience. Regrettably, Camphors is not child-friendly.
The venue is great, decor a little old school, but a great improvement on the old restaurant. For the rest I was so disappointed. I had high expectations, but the food was bland and some of the dishes at the table were really not very nice. The service was fine, but even after someone at the table said a dish was horrible, not even an apology was made. PS. remember to take R10 per person cash for entrance at the gate...which I found slightly rediculous if you are just going to the restaurant.