Nederburg presents the country-style restaurant, The Red Table, situated in its iconic manor house, a protected heritage monument. It has been passionately created in collaboration with well-known Cape Town foodie, Andrea Foulkes, and offers locally-sourced, fresh food in a comfortable and historic atmosphere.
Head chef Lisa Cilliers’ à la carte menu places the accent on tasty, simple but superb eating with flavours to match the award-winning range of Nederburg wines.
Signature favourites include starters such as green bean, avocado and bocconcini baby leaf salad topped with poached egg, toasted almonds and light lemon dressing; smoked smoor snoek and cauliflower rice, lightly curried with sambals, green chutney and sweet potato crisps; and slaphakskeentjie tart tatin with chevin cream. Starters range in price from R65 to R95, with some offered as main course options.
The main course menu features dishes such as pork belly with braised red cabbage and green apple with sweet potato croquettes; fresh fish of the day and chips with tartar sauce; biltong-crusted beef fillet with potatoes Boulangère, flashed garden vegetables and chimichurri sauce; and slow-braised springbok phyllo parcel with maize tabbouleh, toasted corn and red wine jus. Main course options cost between R120 and R215 per dish.
Delectable desserts are also available, including baked cheesecake with gooseberry compote; rich chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream; Gewürztraminer-infused crème brȗlée; and milk tart with rooibos ice cream; and artisanal flavoured lollies. Pricing ranges between R25 and R85.
Children are well catered for, with a selection of meals offered at between R55 and R60 per dish.
During the summer months, the restaurant spills out onto the manor house terrace and sprawling gardens, set against the backdrop of vineyards and the towering Drakenstein Mountains.
With fireplaces ablaze during the winter months, the plush and comfortable interior of the manor house is the perfect setting for relaxed meals shared with family and friends when chilly outside.
Daily chef’s specials and regularly-changing set seasonal menus are offered at very reasonable prices.
Picnics are available and can be enjoyed in the generous, fragrant gardens, under shady trees. The freshly-prepared selection includes artisanal bread and hummus, delicious cheeses, fig preserve, thyme & lemon chicken kebabs, Springbok samoosas, roasted Cajun spiced nuts, brie and mushroom tartlet with caramelised onions, fresh seasonal salad, and a sweet treat; all offered at R225 per adult sharing. It comes packed in a picnic basket complete with cutlery, crockery, glassware, wooden platter, blanket and ice bucket. Kids’ picnics are also on offer, at only R95 per head.
A wide selection of Nederburg wines is offered by the glass, and the almost the entire range is available by the bottle.
While vegetarians and those with special dietary needs can be accommodated, the kitchen does prepare meat, seafood, peanuts and gluten products on the premises.
The Red Table restaurant contact details:
Sonstraal Road, Dal Josafat, Paarl
Tel: +27 21 877 5155
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The Red Table restaurant trading hours:
Tuesdays to Saturdays: Lunch served from 11:00 to 16:00
Sundays: Lunch served from 12:00 to 16:00
The Red Table restaurant is closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
Beautiful setting, delicious country cuisine, generous tasty portions and gentle efficient service. Well-priced estate wine. A lovely addition to the Paarl dining scene. Do note a 10 % service charge is automatically added (we were a table of 5 adults and one child) although the service is worth this.
1. Waitress didn't offer or show us specials. We found out by chance half through meal when walking towards restrooms.
2. 3 out of 4 starters were fine and tasty but the one salad tasted like a fry up with heavily greasy croutons.
3. Sat for 15 minutes waiting for drinks or water - very disjointed service and was 39 degrees outside.Then brought only three of the four drinks.
4. She forgot ice for the drinks.
5. Main course, sirloin was rare when it was supposed to be medium. Blatantly rare. No apologies.
6. Setting very lovely but service poor not even apologetic.
7. Would recommend only for the setting but the service and food not worth it at all.
After many years of Sunday wine farm excursions my family were reluctant to do the out of town trek to The Red Table - all I can say is wow! Terrific venue, beautifully decorated and sensational food. We found the restaurant to be really good value with hearty delicious helpings and friendly service. This may just be our next Achilles heal!