Overture Restaurant

5 Reviews
Fine-dining food, Modern, South African
Phone Number 0218802721 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday 12noon to 4pm

Dinner: Thursday to Saturday 12noon to 9pm


Menu - Overture - 5 Course Menu - Updated in August 2022 Overture - 3 Course Menu - Updated in August 2022 Overture - Wine list - Updated in August 2022      


5 Course Set Menu (R780 per person), Optional Wine Pairing R445 (Wine only); 3 courses, one option per course (R650 per person), Optional Wine Pairing R305 (Wine only)
Fine-dining food, Modern, South African
5 Course Set Menu (R780 per person), Optional Wine Pairing R445 (Wine only); 3 courses, one option per course (R650 per person), Optional Wine Pairing R305 (Wine only)
Groups, Views
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Child friendly, Dinner, Eat Out reviewed, Fireplace, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Wheelchair

Owner's description

Overture restaurant is situated on the foothills of the Helderberg Mountain, were it found a home at Hidden Valley Wines. The restaurant has celebrated South Africa’s culinary heritage since its opening in 2007. From humble beginnings, Overture soon became a destination for great food, service and wines. Bertus and the kitchen team draw inspiration from nostalgic food memories and their mothers’ recipes. While it is seen as a gourmet destination, do not be surprised to find refined plates next to bold open fire grilled menu items. In Bertus’ words: “We do not long for days gone by, but believe that traditional cooking is the foundation for our progressive South African cuisine.”

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    Had lunch at Overture on 7 August. This must be one of the most memorable dining experiences I've ever had. Opted for the 3 course. The blesbok and hake dishes were both excellent - and the dessert sublime. The guava trolley was an absolute winner - I would go back for that again and again! What a gem. Pay them a visit - you will not be disappointed. Well done, Bertus and team.
    Okay so everyone says this is the place to go and I keep wanting them to be right. I dont know why it keeps making the top lists - maybe everyone is overtaken by the Hiddem valley views that are unmatched from the terrace. By chance I visited for the third time in 2018 and unfortunately I dont think it meets the hype. Bertus was here this time so I thought it might be different. The menu is set and has an array of twists on traditional foods such that Bertus Basson has been known for. The bread board is ever so playful and was great like all my other visits. The remaining courses however lacked finesse of a top fine dining restaurant and are more representative of fancy bistro food.
    It was the perfect evening. Food, service and wine were phenomenal. Definitely worth the hype, you have to try it. We had the 5 course, which was perfect.
    Our experience at Overture was a mixed bag. Some creations were exquisite and some just didn't hit home. Whilst the service was high quality, it was frustratingly slow - a two course menu took us two and a half hours. We chose an entree and dessert only. My entree of hake and prawn was fresh, well cooked and beautifully presented, the bisque was served on the side, and I could've done with more of that. My partner had the duck which he found excessively salted, but from what I saw, the dish looked gorgeous. Dessert, a caramel slice with caramel ice cream and shaved apple was delish, but the ice cream was icy and not very creamy. My partner loved his apricot souffle, but I thought it tasted too eggy, like a scrambled egg. All in all, a good experience but not one I would hurry back for.
    Our children went with friends last year and were so impressed that they gave us a gift meal voucher for our Christmas present. We finally managed to get a booking this week and went FULL of anticipation.... But nothing could have prepared us for this experience! The attention to detail, perfect service and mind-blowing food was a culinary adventure second to none. I remember remarking to my husband at one point: "How are we ever going to go back to our humdrum little lives after this?" I cannot recommend this restaurant enough - you will not regret winding your way into the "Hidden Valley" to find the gem that awaits you there....

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