Idiom Restaurant & Wine Tasting Centre

3 Reviews
Burgers, Coffee, Contemporary fare, Deli fare, Fine-dining food, International, Italian, Light meals, Pizzas, South African, Steak
Phone Number 0218581088 Opening Hours Breakfast Lunch

Breakfast: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun 9:30am - 12pm

Lunch: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun 12pm - 4pm


Menu -


Burgers, Coffee, Contemporary fare, Deli fare, Fine-dining food, International, Italian, Light meals, Pizzas, South African, Steak
Business meetings, Coffee, Family friendly, Groups, Special occasions, Views
Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Booking required, Breakfast, Child friendly, Deliveries, Eat Out reviewed, Fireplace, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, Vegetarian, Wheelchair, WiFi

Owner's description

The architecture mirrors South Africa’s unique positioning in the World of Wine. Old World classically-styled Roman arches and stone clad porticos support a contemporary New World timber pavilion and concrete wine tasting cube.

Apart from the fine dining restaurant, they also have a wine tasting centre that will showcase Idiom’s flagship blends, signature Italian varietal wines and rare, limited release 900 Series wines. Explore the ‘Cape Idiom’ of the great wine regions of the world, while taking in architecture, views, Italian-inspired restaurant and deli with olive oil & balsamic degustation, pizza & picnics. The family-friendly venue offers Fynbos Walks & Bike Trails and an Idiom Sensory Science Centre with a wine & perfume laboratory capturing the sensory profiles of the wines. Guests can also embark on a virtual journey through the main wine regions of Italy at the Vinotria Italian Wine Library – an interactive display of 250 wines from all over Italy distributed by Bottega Family Wines in South Africa.

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User reviews

3 Reviews
    We celebrated my birthday at the restaurant and they were so accommodating and friendly. The Chef prepared a birthday cake selection for me as a gift, it was a memorable experience
    What a beautiful setting! I just cant believe more people dont know about this gem. Its probably because its quite a drive to get here. You get the feeling that the owners might be Italian because its shown in the names of the wine blends and the food on the menu. We decided to try everything and I promise they have some of the best pizzas in the Western Cape. The woodfired pizza with sourdough base and interesting toppings is really what this restaurant is about. I loved the combinations of starters and mains as they are written on the menu - definitely fine dining style fo whats currently on trend being eastern asian flavours like miso and yuzu- but starters are a let down so rather skip them and opt for mains which were far more satisfying.
    Another top-class restaurant overlooking Gordon's Bay in the distance, situated high up on the Hottentot Hollands mountain range. This is not only a fine-dining restaurant, but also a bistro/pizzeria fulfilling the needs of those with a limited food budget. Following a superb wine tasting we ordered pizzas that could not be faulted. Thin baked crusts and a wide choice of toppings. We were able to order a pizza without cheese for one of our party who is allergic to cheese. The full menu has a pricing structure and food options at every level, including a children's menu. There is a 2 or 3 course wine pairing menu which we will partake and review later, but from what we heard from other diners, we don't expect to be disappointed. Its Italian ownership and overall influence is reflected in both its food as well as its wines. The setting is superb and the magnificent new building, architecturally superb, housing the restaurant and wine tasting facility further enhances the continental feeling. An exciting addition to the dining out options of the Helderberg Region.

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