Silver Orange Bistro

6 Reviews
Bistro fare, Country-style fare, Modern
Phone Number 0823782948 Opening Hours Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Breakfast: Saturday to Sunday 9am to 10.30am

Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday 12noon to 2.45pm

Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6pm to 8.45pm


Menu - STARTERS 2019 - Updated June 2019 MAINS 2019 - Updated June 2019 DESSERT MENU 2019 - Updated June 2019


R200 avg main meal
Bistro fare, Country-style fare, Modern
no alcohol allowed
R200 avg main meal
Groups, Special occasions, Views
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Beer served, Booking required, Breakfast, Child friendly, Cocktails, Dinner, Eat Out reviewed, Fireplace, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Smoking, Takeaways, Vegetarian

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Hennie Fisher

Hartebeespoort Dam and its surrounds are bursting with new developments, which is good for the restaurant and other trade, but it means you must book in advance here.

The food is contemporary and modern, with starters such as smoked salmon terrine served with beetroot carpaccio, cucumber and litchi salsa, and a Mediterranean platter of flat bread, chickpea fritter, smoked paprika hummus, tapenade and marinated artichokes. Presentation is always both expressive and impressive. Main course options that always hit a high note are chicken breast stuffed with olives, peppers and feta, served with honey and whole grain mustard sauce, balsamic mash, parmesan crisp and dried Serrano ham; or lamb shoulder slow cooked in red wine, with crushed butternut, roasted onion mash and Moroccan mint tea raita. For dessert, baked butternut, honey and ginger cheesecake is a winner.

The wine list is comprehensive, informative and detailed, making selection easy. Look out for Little Flirt from Elgin, The Vinoneers Orpheus, Raven No 42 Chenin Blanc, Paul Wallace Brave Heart Pinot Noir and many more. There’s also an impressive Portuguese Cellar selection.

Devon Barton oversees the service and front of house. On weekends this can become a busy stop, but the waiting staff is efficient and accommodating.

Although this is obviously a farmhouse turned into a restaurant, the interior is elegant and comfortable. The buzz from the kitchen gives you comfort that chef owner Leon Nel is in full control of every meal leaving the pass. They have lovely gardens for busy days when tables spill out onto the lawn.

Walk down the most wonderful orchard of citrus to find their newest addition, Almost Orange, tucked away among hundreds of orange trees. It’s a relaxed venue that was designed to host large groups for special events, but is open to serve glorious drinks and cocktails along with large platters of Mediterranean food in a beautiful space.

Best for...
An individualistic menu in a creative country setting.


Eat Out critics dine unannounced and pay their way in full. Read our editorial policy

There was a problem with your submission. Errors have been highlighted below.
  • How would you rate Silver Orange Bistro?
    This field is required.
  • This field is required.

User reviews

6 Reviews
    3.5 to be fair, for me it falls short of a 4 star, because of the years of hype and therefor (sometimes cursed) expectations. Service was on the ball and pleasant. 5 Stars for presentation - absolutely gorgeous looking rustic plates filled with colour and imagination. The quality of the food as well as variety however, especially for vegan or vegetarians, were a let down. Nevertheless, the best the NW has to offer and thus still a top restaurant definitely to be visited.
    Brilliant service and amazing food. The aromas & tastes are the best. This is not just our favourite fine dining restaurant in North Wrst, but ranks right up there with the best in the country! Very special & a real treat to visit every time.
    We held our year end lunch at Silver Orange last week. I had tempura sushi for starters, the sirloin for mains and frozen peanut fudge ice-cream bar for dessert. The food was divine, staff attentive and atmosphere tranquil. My favourite restaurant in the Harties area. Only gripe is that there is only 1 vegetarian main course option on the menu, which didn't give my colleague much of a choice.
    This is my favourite restaurant in the area. The food is creative and delicious with fab plating - staff are all attentive and always willing to help and assist where they can. Be sure to walk down to “Almost Orange” after your lunch for a fab G&T

Promoted Restaurants