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Restaurant at Wildekrans

5 Reviews
African, Modern
Phone Number 0280500397 Opening Hours Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Breakfast:

Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday

Dinner: Friday to Saturday

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Menu

Menu - Forage At Wildekrans Menu - Updated April 2018

Details

Cost
R200 avg main meal
Food
African, Modern
Corkage
R50
Cost
R200 avg main meal
Ambience
Family friendly, Groups, Quick meals, Special occasions, Views
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Serves food

Location and contact

Wildekrans Wines Estate, R43, Botrivier, Overberg

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Richard Holmes

Food
Chef Gregory Henderson sets out to tell the history of the Overberg through his dishes, incorporating local flavours and foraged ingredients into an extensive and ambitious menu.

Each dish – a choice of four per course, and a pair of desserts – is linked to the Overberg, from ‘Groenland’ pork terrine with textures of Elgin apples, to quirky ‘Ouma onder-die-omberse’ of cabbage-wrapped Merino lamb. The ‘Xairu’ plate of quail with goat’s cheese tuile and potato was superb. Across the menu foraged flavours pepper the menu, from bull rush pollen to wild fennel foam and dried river flowers. Is it too much? At times the detail is overwhelming, but you’ll have to decide for yourself.

Either way, the plates are complex, colourful and generous – in flavour and portion – and it’s certainly cuisine like no other in the Cape right now. And for that alone, it’s worth a visit.

Drinks
Limited to wines from the estate but that's certainly no hardship, with an award-winning selection covering a range of styles and cultivars. Reserve wines and vertical flights are available, and a ‘vintage guide’ is a handy inclusion for oenophiles.

Service
Impressive. Despite the complicated menu and multi-faceted plates, wait staff manage to blend warm and authentic hospitality with discreet efficiency.

Ambience
No country bumpkins here. Rather, a glamorous country barn complete with exposed rafters and shimmering chandelier. Striking botanical wallpaper dominates one wall, broken only by rather grand pillars framing the open pass. No children under 12 allowed in the restaurant.

Best for…
Gastronomic getaways or destination lunching. Certainly no place for a quick bite.

(2018)

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    This is the best fine dining establishment in the Overberg; on the same standard as a Michelin star restaurant.
    This has been the find of 2018 for us. Forage has seen to each and every need that the diner could possibly have and has taken care to surpass all expectations. This restaurant can easily and comfortably go toe to toe with the best of them in SA. Their focus of sustainability and seasonality coupled with the touches of feld herbs and bushes is innovative and refreshing, creating an almost cerebral dining experience.
    We had the most beautiful lunch at Forage. The food is wonderfully prepared and presented and the service is warm and friendly. The chefs at Forage take your senses on a trip through the Overberg with the use of fragrances and local produce. I highly recommend this restaurant. The wine is also very well priced. Definitely worth the trip.
    An outstanding dining experience. The food presentation is exceptional, and it tastes every bit as good as it looks. Excellent service. This restaurant is highly, highly recommended.

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