Set in a tranquil garden patio, the Garden Lounge at the Vineyard Hotel and Spa offers a relaxed gourmet experience. On the menu find sushi, light lunches and a selection of the finest wines.
The service was impeccable and wine list had an overwhelming selection of superb choices. Great listening to live pianist. My only critique is with the food - the caprese tartlet vegetarian option (yawn) was so dry that in fact I could not cut through this. The "filling" - just melted cheese - not what I was expecting from a R69 starter. Not sure I will be heading back there on account of the food.
I attended a friend's wedding last night at the Vineyard, and was extremely disappointed to see veal jus on the set menu for the wedding reception. I had thought that the Vineyard was more aware of the serious ethical problems with sourcing veal - baby calves that are imprisoned in the dark in order for their flesh to remain soft and pale. How can this establishment pride themselves on having "free range" chicken on their menus, when they are quite happy to serve veal?