Indochine at Delaire Graff Estate

6 Reviews
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Asian, Modern
Phone Number 0218858160 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Monday to Sunday 12noon to 2.30pm

Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday 6.30pm to 9pm


Menu - Indochine Restaurant - Lunch Menu   - Updated August 2018 Indochine Restaurant - Dinner Menu  - Updated August 2018  


Avg main meal R315; 5 course tasting menu R755
Asian, Modern
R80 per bottle
Avg main meal R315; 5 course tasting menu R755
Groups, Local cuisine
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Accommodation, Booking required, Child friendly, Cocktails, Dinner, Dress code, Eat Out reviewed, Fireplace, Functions, Hotel, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Vegetarian, Wheelchair, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Graham Howe

Inspired by fresh, Asian herbs, micro-greens and vegetables grown in the estate’s own greenhouse, chef Virgil Kahn creates fine pan-Asian-inspired tapas bursting with subtle flavour combinations. Best mix ‘n match, sharing his interpretations of Asian classics from Thailand and Vietnam to Korea and Malaysia with a South African twist. A holistic approach to fragrant aromas, delicate flavours and natural textures in the kitchen carry through from the wellness philosophy of the spa. Start with the signature tuna tataki flavoured with fermented garlic and a divine curried beef laksa with langoustine dumplings. The starters and sides are so good it’s tempting to simply share a few and eschew mains: crunchy mussel omelette, edamame and shiitake pot stickers, springrolls and Thai beef salad. The flavours are authentically Asian and piquant, layered with aromatic basil, cardamom, coriander, galangal, lemongrass, lime and mint – and that elusive savoury umami quality. For mains, the signature vindaloo of local seafood is exquisite, combining gently steamed shellfish and linefish enhanced by apple and celery dressing. Vegetarians will enjoy the roasted, smoky textures of cauliflower, an exotic salad of green mango and Thai green curry with tamarind ginger chutney. Carnivores will enjoy the spicy spin on sticky beef short ribs or Korean BBQ chicken with kimchi. Leave space for desserts – a signature Willy Wonka green tea and chocolate composition which dances on your palate with jasmine meringue and yuzu sorbet. Finish with one of the exotic cleansing tea infusions which take you to the Far East.

Top-notch wine list of Delaire and other leading Stellenbosch cellars.

First-class with meticulous attention to detail from start to finish.

Chic and intimate fine dining in an arty interior plush blue and copper tones to a deck with spectacular vineyard and mountain views.

Best for...
A romantic dinner on a pampered getaway in the winelands.


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User reviews

6 Reviews
    I love the Indo-PanAsian haute cuisine served in this restaurant. A wonderful menu of fusion Asian. Theres always a delicious curry to try too - the Beef Randeng is a must try as its an unique blend of Malaysiam flavours including lemongrass, coconut and cinamon . Such a beautiful setting, in a beautiful hotel. As you drive up to the hotel, the tranquility of the vineyards is noticable. You walk through the rather modern entrance with walls embellished with modern art makes the visit worth it on its own. If its a warm day or evening then request a table on the terracs. Sadly whenever I visit there are few booked tables so the ambiance is not very festive and service is unattentive. Despite the drawbacks - the food shines so its definitely worth the drive when your in the Winelands.
    The setting alone of this restaurant is worth a visit! The food was delicious, from beginning to end and the service was excellent.

    What an excellent restaurant. Top notch service and wonderfully flavourful food. The octopus starter with squid ink was fantastic and I would highly recommend the Penang Lamb as a main course.

    The service was good and the sommelier knowledgeable, however, when the chef tells you in a blasé manor that the abundance of lemon pips in your Tom yum starter is last minute flavoring, one can only expect average to terrible food.

    Lovely setting, food portions small and somewhat disappointing. I think there are far better (and cheaper) Asian restaurants in the Cape. The service definitely was lacking and seemed to be no communication amongst the staff.

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