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Longridge Restaurant

6 Reviews
Bistro fare, Pub fare, South African, Vegetarian
Phone Number 0218554082 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Thursday to Sunday 12noon to 2.30pm

Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6pm to 8.30pm

Menu

Menu - Longridge Restaurant - Menu - updated March 2018

Details

Cost
R195 avg main meal
Food
Bistro fare, Pub fare, South African, Vegetarian
Corkage
R100
Cost
R195 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Kids, Special occasions, Views
Payment
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Beer served, Booking required, Child friendly, Cocktails, Dinner, Fireplace, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Vegetarian, Wheelchair, WiFi

Location and contact

Eikendal Road Langeberg Ridge, Stellenbosch

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Ilse van der Merwe

Food
With a menu that changes often according to the seasons, Executive Chef Maritz Jacobs creates exciting dishes with a strong South African influence. For their winter menu, starters like the charcoal grilled octopus with curried squid and tartare sauce remain a firm favourite - a stunning dish. Or try the meltingly soft beef tongue with a sweet mustard mayonnaise, persimmons and capers - a cut that you won’t find on many menus these days.

For mains, winter warming dishes like oxtail with roast bone marrow, creamy polenta and garden vegetables will tick all the boxes. Or try the slow braised venison shank with maize meal chips, red cabbage and jus. For vegetarians, the linguini with oyster mushrooms, artichoke velouté, hazelnut and black truffle dressing is a rich and boldly flavoured option. Or have something slightly lighter like the pan-roasted line fish with potato gratin and cauliflower velouté.

For dessert, the pineapple crumble with rum & sultana and vanilla ice cream comes highly recommended, or try for a bowl of homemade apricot sorbet (varying with the seasons, of course).

The food at Longridge lives up to the expectation of their premium setting in the heart of the Winelands - deep flavours, clever ingredient combinations, beautiful plating. The winter menu is set at R225 for two courses or R295 for three courses. Two kids options available (steak or fish with chips) - just ask your waiter.

Drinks
Longridge is well-known for their biodynamic winery, and their wines are simply spectacular. On the wine list you’ll find their vast range of wines (from MCC to dessert wines and everything in-between) ranging from R130 - R2450 per bottle, also mentioning their various accolades and ratings next to each. Many are available per glass, too.

There are also a variety of beers, whiskey, cold drinks (including a delightful homemade grape juice), coffees, teas and other spirits.

Service
The service team at Longridge work together as a team to create a seamless dining experience. Friendly waiters and management stop at every table often, as does Chef Maritz, to make sure everyone is happy and well attended to.

Ambience
Longridge is situated on the slopes of the Heldenberg mountain range, about 600m off the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. The views from the restaurant and wine tasting centre is panoramic and vast, even catching a glimpse of Table Mountain in the distance. When seated in the restaurant next to the large glass doors (or in warmer months on the stoep outside), the views and beautiful food garden becomes part of the dining experience. Indoors, the decor is warm, welcoming and contemporary with many wooden surfaces.

Best for...
Longridge Restaurant is a place where you can take guests (or treat the family) for a true taste of the local terroir, and to show off the beauty of the mountains, vineyards and 360 degree panoramic views. Stay for a wine tasting - it’s a must.

(2018)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    My favourite place to go when my family is in town. The food is always absolutely amazing. They switch up the menu relatively often which makes it exciting to visit. The view is also so beautiful. I highly recommend!
    Outstanding food and prize winning wine. If organic and bio-dynamic principles are important to you, then you will certainly enjoy this restaurant very much. What a great experience! On Saturday evening we had dinner, with a beautiful view from the terrace shortly after sunset. One can sense that there is a truly great team of staff assembled under one roof. Under the expert eye (and with a wealth of international experience) Riaan Mol (Restaurant Manager) is destined to take Longridge Restaurant to a top 10 venue in the future (I predict). The team’s passion for organic and bio-dynamic ethos is evident in the food, herb & vegetable gardens outside the restaurant (managed by Sally Raats, an American, with experience making wine in New Zealand & able to speak Afrikaans -wow!). Executive chef Maritz Jacobs is truly phenomenal, and I am glad that I asked to meet him after falling in love with a great aubergine meal that he prepared to absolute perfection. The pleasant and knowledgeable Sommelier, James Bongers was helpful in selecting the perfect wine to go with our meals. Perfect venue for lunch and dinner with good food & wine, spectacular views as well as supporting sustainable farming methods.

    Fabulous all round - great tasting food, excellent service, great views.

    The location of the restaurant makes for wonderful views over the vineyards, the sun set behind Table Mountain and Cape Town's city lights. The restaurant is elegantly decorated, yet with clear individualistic quirks and style.

    The dinner itself was lovely. Our waiter was very friendly - and it was a great touch that the chef himself came by after dinner to ensure we had a good meal. The food was a bit expensive, but good portion sizes and amazing quality made us pay the bill with a smile.
    I would definitely recommend Johan's at Longridge for a special night out!

    Good service, good wines, very, very good food from Chef Bruce, especially the Norwegian salmon, done to perfection, and the starter of three different tempura seafood. Regularly serviced bathrooms. To be recommended!

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