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The Restaurant @ Wildekrans Wine Estate

5 Reviews
African, Contemporary fare, Country-style fare, Modern
Phone Number 0280500397 Opening Hours Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Breakfast:

Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday

Dinner: Friday to Saturday

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Menu

Menu - Restaurant At Wildekrans Menu - Updated April 2018

Details

Cost
R200 avg main meal
Food
African, Contemporary fare, Country-style fare, Modern
Corkage
R50
Cost
R200 avg main meal
Ambience
Family friendly, Groups, Quick meals, Special occasions, Views
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Serves food

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Phil Murray

Food
The whole experience is indulgent, with food elegantly and artistically presented using freshly plucked garden tendrils, flowers and leaves, and dotted with enticing beads of sauces and purées.

An astonishingly creative menu includes a generous starter of chargrilled octopus, baby potatoes, slivers of salty, smoky chorizo, acidic caper berries, miniature nasturtium leaves and tiny dollops of pimento sauce and aioli. The braised oxtail crépinette starter is made from deboned oxtail wrapped in net fat, fried with pancetta and served with cauliflower purée, broccoli-tomato salsa and truffle oil – a standout feast for the senses.

A main course of Overberg duck consists of a honey-glazed breast, slow-roasted leg and flash-seared melt-in-the-mouth liver, served with fondant potatoes, spiced butternut, wild foraged mushrooms and cherry jus. Red-wine poached beef fillet and braised cheek served on smoked sweet potato mash is a symphony of pleasure.

Vegetarians will be thrilled by dishes such as sumac-spiced butternut, brinjal caviar, beetroot chutney with Mexican-inspired mole sauce and coriander yoghurt – feisty and beautiful.

The Elgin apple tart is made with apples from the neighbouring village, caramelised pistachios and ice cream – old-fashioned in name but bright and modern in presentation. Fragrant, assorted petit fours – mouthfuls of dark chocolate truffles, strawberry shortbread and mini lemon posset – are best enjoyed with Wildekrans Pink Port.

Drinks
Wildekrans wines and Cap Classique are sold by the glass or bottle at reasonable prices, along with a good selection of beers, port and grappa.

Service
Attentive, knowledgeable, welcoming and highly professional.

Ambience
Beautiful wallpaper, chandeliers and elegantly laid tables with bespoke crockery make every aspect of dining at Forage a memorable experience. This is five-star elegance and sophistication at a non-intimidating price. In the past, Forage was strictly adults-only but it is now more relaxed.

Best for…
Memorable occasions such as romantic milestones, or special family gatherings.

(August 2019)

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    This is the best fine dining establishment in the Overberg; on the same standard as a Michelin star restaurant.
    This has been the find of 2018 for us. Forage has seen to each and every need that the diner could possibly have and has taken care to surpass all expectations. This restaurant can easily and comfortably go toe to toe with the best of them in SA. Their focus of sustainability and seasonality coupled with the touches of feld herbs and bushes is innovative and refreshing, creating an almost cerebral dining experience.
    We had the most beautiful lunch at Forage. The food is wonderfully prepared and presented and the service is warm and friendly. The chefs at Forage take your senses on a trip through the Overberg with the use of fragrances and local produce. I highly recommend this restaurant. The wine is also very well priced. Definitely worth the trip.
    An outstanding dining experience. The food presentation is exceptional, and it tastes every bit as good as it looks. Excellent service. This restaurant is highly, highly recommended.

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