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De Grendel Restaurant

9 Reviews
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Bistro fare, Fine-dining food, Modern, South African
Phone Number 0215587035 Opening Hours

Monday Closed; Tuesday to Sunday 11.30am to 4.30pm; Tuesday to Sunday 6pm to 9.30pm

Menu

Menu - 9 Course Tasting Menu- Updated October 2019 De Grendel Restaurant Wine List - Updated October 2019 Dinner Set Menu - Updated October 2019 Lunch Menu a la carte - Updated October 2019 Saturday and Sunday Lunch Menu - Updated October 2019 Spring Lunch Tasting Menu - Updated October 2019

Details

Cost
A la Carte : R240; 2 Course R415; 3 Course R450; 9 course tasting menu : R1500 with wine pairing; R1200 without wine pairing
Food
Bistro fare, Fine-dining food, Modern, South African
Corkage
R200 per 750ml bottle
Cost
A la Carte : R240; 2 Course R415; 3 Course R450; 9 course tasting menu : R1500 with wine pairing; R1200 without wine pairing
Ambience
Groups, Special occasions, Views
Payment
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Booking required, Dinner, Dress code, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Wheelchair, WiFi

Location and contact

Plattekloof Road, Panorama, Cape Town

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Greg Landman

Food
Chef Ian Bergh has been here for so many years one has to wonder how he and his team manage to keep things still tasting fresh and delicious—but he and they do. Portions are manageable and flavours are intense. Dishes look irresistible but not too precious for their own good. The menu tantalizes by only listing the ingredients in the dish without any flowery language which sometimes does not eventuate on the plate. Here things like Char Sui pork belly with kimchi, pear, daikon and crackling is a delight of flavours and textures slightly sweet and sour with a little bite to keep it all on edge. The tuna tataki with pineapple, cucumber and black bean chili is a revelation of Eastern influences perfectly used. A white chocolate brownie with mango sorbet and panna cotta makes a delightful ending. The superb award winning wines of De Grendel are sold at cellar door prices—a definite plus.
Service
Smooth, friendly and knowledgeable staff who have been there for many years.

Ambience One drives up to the restaurant through a long avenue of trees with horses grazing in the meadows, and geese ambling next to the lake. In the distance is one of the best views to be had of Table Mountain from anywhere in the Western Cape. When the weather is perfect the place to be is on the terrace, otherwise the comfortable traditional interior will do nicely
AND Do a wine tasting before your meal to see what will go well with what you will eat.

Best for...
Fine dining with a view to die for.

(2018)

 

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User reviews

9 Reviews
    The best dining experience so far. Thank you De Grendel for your total commitment to making the evening special
    My daughter, a friend and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch at beautiful De Grendel yesterday. The service staff are amazingly knowledgeable, efficient and rate amongst the best in the world. We tried soft shelled crab which was delicious. The line fish was excellent as was the pork trio and beef fillet. As it was a special occasion we De Grendel’s Cap Classique which is one of my favorites. I tried their Viognier which was so good I bought two cases We chose a perfect day to enjoy the amazing view. Altogether a superb day.
    An absolutely fantastic dining experience! The service, ambience and vibe was world class! The food was incredible with mouth watering explosions of flavor and amazing combinations, thank you to everyone at De Grendel!
    Magnificent view, superb service from our knowledgable, attentive waiter Joshua, delicious food and great wine completed our special lunch at De Grendel. Highlights were the soft shell crab, superb beef fillet and the most delicious trio of sorbet for dessert. Will definitely return.
    The standard remains high. Karoo lamb was exquisite, trio of pork, delight on a plate. Service excellent with attention to detail, thank you Christopher. Chef Ian, thank you for the delightful treat! Another memorable dining out experience @ de grendel restaurant.
    I took my wife there for an anniversary dinner and the staff made the whole experience unforgettable! Wow, the service we received was top notch and the food was unbelievable. The view from the restaurant is something special, overlooking Cape Town and table mountain. We were even treated to a special Happy Anniversary desert plate. Will definitely return for more special evenings.
    Great food and great view. Excellent wine pairing with each dish.
    Everything was excellent. Amazing food, wine, atmosphere, decor and view. What a treat. I have no idea why they are not in the top 30. We had another dinner at a top 30 property that wasnt nearly as good. To the whole De Grendel team you are fantastic.

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