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Manor House at Stanford Valley

2 Reviews
Bistro fare, Modern
Phone Number 0721980862 Opening Hours

Wednesday 5pm to 10pm; Thursday to Saturday 8am to 10pm; Sunday 8am to 4pm

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Menu

Menu - Manor House Menu  - Updated November 2019

Details

Cost
R175 avg main meal
Food
Bistro fare, Modern
Corkage
R50
Cost
R175 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Special occasions, Views
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Breakfast, Child friendly, Dinner, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, WiFi

Location and contact

Stanford Valley Guest Farm, R326, Stanford (10km from Stanford)

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Richard Holmes

Chef Jonathan Davies is quietly turning this charming country restaurant into one of the hidden gems of the Overberg.

Food
An enticing menu of inventive country cooking with a South African twist. It’s a surprisingly generous menu, with six to eight choices per course, and no shortage of South African inspiration. For starters there’s a playful take on ‘pap en wors’, with a biltong pap croquette and farm sausage, alongside fried waterblommetjies with spicy chakalaka and aioli. A fusion of flavours in all the right ways.

Much of the menu taps into the produce of the region, whether it’s local camembert baked in phyllo pastry or fresh fish from local boats. The catch of the day perfectly cooked, and swimming in a sauce of mussels, celery, apple and cider was simply outstanding. For something simpler, the hearty beef burger topped with cheese and caramelised onion is famous round these parts. If you have room for dessert, give the chocolate custard mousse with moerkoffie stout a whirl.

Drinks
Interesting wine list focused on Walker Bay estates, with a handful of wines 'imported' from over the mountain to fill in the gaps. Good selection by the glass.

Service
Warm and friendly service. Perfect country hospitality.

Ambience
Modern country charm, with wonderful views out over the Akkedisberg and surrounding farmlands. A wide hearth at one end to keep things cosy in winter.

Best for…
Languid Sunday lunches in the country

(2018)

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User reviews

2 Reviews
    We have always been great fans of Madré's kitchen and were obviously very disappointed when we found out that the restaurant has closed. Thankfully, being such an amazing chef with a culinary reputation that precedes her, it did not take long for us to find out that Madré is now at the beautiful Stanford Valley Estate (Manor House). We went there twice in December; once for breakfast and once for lunch. It felt like a real Homecoming. Seeing and chatting to Madré again and having the privilege to delight in her amazing food, was, as always with Madré, pure bliss with every morsel a taste sensation. This is complimented by amazing service and Elsabe who makes you feel that you are old friends being warmly welcomed and made to feel extremely special. Definitely one of our favorites in the area!

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