Creation Tasting Room

6 Reviews
Bakery fare, Fine-dining food, Modern, Tapas
Phone Number 0282121107 Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm

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Menu - CR MENU 12 2017 - Updated February 2018


R130 avg main meal
Bakery fare, Fine-dining food, Modern, Tapas
R130 avg main meal
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Views
Mastercard, Visa
Alfresco, Booking required, Child friendly, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Vegetarian

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Phil Murray

The Tasting Room at Creation Wines is set against the rugged beauty of the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, but the star of the show is the pairing menu, featuring the wide selection of Creation wines and designed to elevate the wine experience into something unforgettable. The staggeringly ambitious six-course pairing featuring eight different wines is an adventure that changes every few months.

As soon as one is seated, the generosity of the welcome along with a complimentary wine taste, the inventive roasted seaweed flatbread and home-baked sultana loaf with blood orange butter sets an air of opulence and great value for the price.

The dark and deeply sticky ostrich fillet with stir-fried vegetables, sesame and soy was sensually salty and sweet and best enjoyed with Creation’s Syrah, Grenache 2017, while the freshness of the prawn ravioli wrapped in paper-thin slivers of radish, served with Creation Chardonnay, was as light and refreshing as sea spray. The duck bobotie with grated cured egg yolk and spicy mango atchar was the show-stealer – cleverly recognisable as a familiar local favourite, but served fit for a sultan!

The restaurant is popular with people sitting both inside and in the garden, and there are children’s food and juice pairing options, a non-alcoholic option of elegant tea and canapé pairings, and also a vegan pairing platter.

For the sweet-toothed, creamy locally sourced gelato and chocolates are also paired with wines.

Wines are served by the glass and at cellar-door prices. Creation has found a way to showcase their own wines inventively. They’re best known for their pinot noir and chardonnay, but each wine is so well presented, served in the best glassware and at the perfect temperature, that one instantly becomes a Creation worshipper.

The staff is highly trained and professionally attentive, and the booking experience and follow-up is smooth enough to lead you to believe you’ve made new friends.

Creation brings the outside inside. The light and the season floods the modern restaurant and local art sculptures stand in the garden, and adorn the tables, making it interestingly accessible.

Best for…
Long leisurely lunches during which you can surrender to an indulgent, fine dining celebration of food and wine.

(August 2019)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Superb creative food driven by the wonderful wines they pair with. This is a treat of an experience on every level. And then there’s the views, just wow!
    Amazing gourmet dinners, innovative wine parings, excellent wine and friendly, knowledgeable service. The view is beautiful, as well. Love it!
    A beautiful restaurant and farm. The area is well known for it's Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. We had the wine and cheese pairing platter and it was excellent. Especially the truffle and pollen infused honey! If you're out this way, visit!
    It is a rare finding for me that a set menu has every kind of food that I enjoy on it - what a delight when every dish that was set before me was beautiful, delicious, perfectly paired with the right wine AND my favourites. A superb way to spend my birthday doing one of my best things in life - eating good food, with the best company (my husband, of course) and looking at the most beautiful views all around me. A special place indeed!
    What a place to spend a rainy wintery Friday afternoon! Lucky to be spending a long weekend in Hermanus, we made sure to book for lunch (for 6 adults and 6 kids) at Creation. A roaring fire place greeted us, and we were seated right near it (definitely something to request when booking for a winter's day!). Victor (wine) and Proud (food) looked after our table with ease - special mention to Victor who pulled out the stops on the wine tasting. I ordered the charcuterie & cheese platter, which was adequate and my sister had the 8-canape wine pairing, but the real stars of the table where the cauliflower soup and pork belly ordered by the rest of our table. Truly outstanding. The canapé/wine pairing concept is a good one, but falls down a bit in execution, as you end up having to go back to the beginning of the wine tasting that the whole table has already been enjoying (free) from the time of seating. It's a bit of an ask of the wine steward to be doing an individual wine pairing for one person, while doing a tasting for 5 others at the same time. So that was the adults sorted... what about those 6 kids, aged 3-14? They were very happily entertained in the specially kitted out kids room, and only came out to have their (excellent) toasted sarmies and a food/drink pairing for the one adventurous 4 year old. Definitely worth a visit - we will be back!

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