From breakfast to dinner, enjoy dining under the oak trees in Boschendal’s werf or in the restored waenhuis. All dishes reflect the ethos of the wine estate’s executive chef Christiaan Campbell – ‘working with nature, producing real food’.
Check out the breakfast specials board – if you’re lucky you’ll get to sample the squashed avo with eggs on health toast, with a rocket emulsion and parmesan crumble. Eggs are poached to perfection and generously heaped avo has just the right balance of zest and sweetness. Stroll through the food garden to see the exact provenance of the fresh-picked produce used for your seasonal side order of charred beets with chimichurri or your chilli-pickled garden leaves.
The menu offers options to suit the time of day rather than starters, mains and desserts. Apart from breakfast dishes (some also served at lunch), try line-caught tuna with an anchovy emulsion, garden salad and spicy carrots, or roasted pork neck with charred spring onion emulsion, parsley relish and a radish salad.
Just off to the side of the tables comes the enticing smell from the smokeries, where brisket for the evening’s pizza offer is prepared. Other toppings include an above-average bacon and feta with kimchi gem leaves and an interesting take on chicken and mushroom that incorporates porcini powder cream cheese.
For dessert, the cinnabun ice cream with honeycomb is the best of three options.
Early-morning patrons are covered with the usual hot drinks and fresh juices. An adequate list of local brews and cocktails is served along with wines from the estate. Try a glass of the Brut Non-Vintage MCC or splurge on a bottle of Playpen Pinot Noir.
The Deli is first come, first served with no telephonic bookings taken. Staff are knowledgeable and welcoming.
Boschendal is child-friendly, with ambient noise also coming from cyclists crunching across the gravel and laughter from groups enjoying a day outside.
A quintessential weekend brunch.
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Amazing Amazing ,What a great experience after lockdown ,you feel like you missed your family .The food even better than before ,service from Elrico and Ricardo exceptional as always.Great experience again ,and great to be back .
We had our 31st anniversary breakfast ,and as always Ricardo and his team surpassed our expectations .Ricardo and Rachel as always went out of their way with a complimentary champagne and excellent service .The food as always amazing ,a great treat and excellent service ,top notch Thank you again Ricardo
Breakfast at 1 of the best restaurants again amazing ,Ricardo and his team totally outdone themselves again.So amazing to be greeted like family and treated like royalty ,great food perfectly prepared and presented ,hot plates ,ice cold champagne ,hot coffee ,what more can you asked for .
Great work Ricardo you and your team is an great asset to Boschendal and I hope they know it .
Wowwww amazing experience once again ,from Elrico and Ricardo ,from the greeting with champagne and fresh juice to warm plates and the best breakfast to perfection ,eggs perfectly done .Every time we visit it just gets better ,what a great experience from people with passion .
Great you two ,Boschendal can be very proud to have you on their team.
We had our 30th anniversary breakfast ,and were treated like kings .Elrico as always went out of his way with a complimentary champagne and great service .The food as always excellent ,a great treat and excellent service ,top notch
Thank you again Elrico
It's hard to have a bad time in a place as gorgeous and almost other worldly as this vineyard.
I love the care and attention they pay to every aspect of the experience here - from the parking space to the thought filled respect paid to the ingredients grown onsite.
Their food is delish and is beautifully presented.
Stop by if you're in the vicinity, and if you're not, make a point of stopping by.
WOWWWWW WHAT AN EXPERIENCE ,WE HAVE BEEN VISITING BOSCHENDAL FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS AND RICARDO AS ALWAYS ,WITH EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE ,AND EVERYTIME THEY IMPROVE IN ALL THE FINER DETAIL ,RICARDO AND ELRICO YOUR TEAM IS THE BEST ,ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE AND 1 OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN WESTERN CAPE AS WE VISIT THE TOP 10 EVERY WEEKEND WIT A REVIEW ,SO WELL DONE YOU EXCEED THEM ALL