We were very fortunate to have the whole restaurant to ourselves for lunch this week. It’s a funky, rustic space situated in an off street courtyard. Executive Chef, Michael Fuller, manages a small brigade to create imaginative, delicious food. My wife is a veggie, she, like me, purred our way through six dishes, which Michael kindly explained, as he served. At under R300 per person, it is incredible value, synonymous with all of Bertus Basson’s offerings. Stellie has really developed a vibe over the last couple of years, more casual and independent. This vibrancy, compared to stagnating Franschhoek, makes it the Winelands destination. Put Spek & Bone on your must do list, you will not be disappointed.
We where a table of 8 last week, the venue is amazing with a great atmosphere it wasn’t very busy with around 20 other guests, the waiter explained the menu concept and took our drink order, after the drinks arrived. It took 1 hour and 45 minutes before the waiter returned to take our order. Then the food started to arrive 1 plate at a time out of 20 plus plates 45 minutes since the first plate my meal started to arrive at the table but everyone on the table was done eating, the food was below average and really nothing special, needless to say this was a long painful evening
I took my girlfriend to Spek and Bone for our 1 year anniversary. Let’s just say it did not disappoint, the food and wine selection itself was cause for celebration. The friendly waitstaff and manager made us feel welcome. Lovely space and vibrant energy. I will definitely be back and hopefully not just for the next anniversary, I don’t think we can wait that long for another gnocchi.
Frans-Albert van Zyl
Went to Spek & Bone the other night for dinner. Truly a magical place hidden away in it's own little corner. As you walk thrpugh the alley way it feels like you leave the hustle of the town behind. The food was great with a good amount of variety, portions not too big so that you can enjoy several different dishes of the menu, especially when you like to pick it your food like I do. Excellent wine list with a few lesser know wine makers, but still great quality. Service was good and allowed me to take it at my own pace without feeling rushed or unwelcome. A must try if you want to do something different from the usual night out.
I went to Spek & Bone for the first time two weekends ago... and I'm still thinking of the food! Each dish took us on a journey, with unique flavours and textures. The standout was the mosbolletjie steak tartare sandwich. So South African, so delicious. At the recommendation of our server, we had the cauliflower salad, which was also mindblowing. And the pork belly tortillas were just yumminess personified. There were so many other dishes that I wanted to try, I will definitely be back!