1) Jonkershuis Restaurant (Groot Constantia)
Found at South Africa’s oldest producing wine estate, Jonkershuis Restaurant is a delight to your senses in every respect.
You can dine out beneath the oak trees on the grassy lawn/porch, in the delightful courtyard section or inside the beautifully restored Cape Dutch building, which is particularly cosy in the winter, as it offers fire-side dining.
Specialising in lovely Cape Malay food – among other delicious South African dishes – Jonkershuis Restaurant offers a wonderfully authentic winelands restaurant experience in the heart of the Constantia wine valley.
Also, as an added bonus, this wonderful, relaxed winelands eatery is open seven days a week and is perfect for celebrating special occasions, spending time with the family or simply enjoying a wine estate tour and tasting with your friends. It is also suitable for relaxed or formal occasions alike.
For more information, call (021) 794 6255.
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2) The Werf (Boschendal)
Situated within the beautifully revamped original cellar of Boschendal’s Manor House, The Werf is all about farm to table dining.
Presenting country-style cuisine – made from the best local, ethically-sourced and most seasonal ingredients – in an eclectic dining space, where kitchen and restaurant dining space merge, The Werf is a truly unique, delightful winelands restaurant, found at the scenic Boschendal Wine Estate.
Their daily menu is small and seasonal, but freshness is a certainty here – as is good food and a lovely restaurant experience. Booking is essential.
For more information, call (021) 870 4206.
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3) Cassia (Nitida)
Found in the Northern Suburbs, Durbanville, Cassia at Nitida Wines offer stylish and relaxed dining both. Choose between the indoor seating or sitting out on the beautiful lakeside terrace, which overlooks the estate’s lovely nearby dam.
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Cassia Restaurant at Nitida Wines serves modern international, seasonal cuisine. The focus is definitely on contemporary, rustic and above all, honest food, which delights the palate.
Cassia is a charming restaurant in the heart of the Durbanville winelands and offers another side of life in the Northern Suburbs, which is so after overlooked when it comes to wineland adventuring.
For more information, call (021) 976 0640.
4) Eight at Spier
This lovely farm-to-table restaurant at Spier Wine Estate is an expression of balance, cycles, harmony, infinity and abundance, much like its name.
The produce at Eight is either locally sourced or grown on the estate itself. Natural, organic ingredients are always the desired resources, and combine to bring nourishing, healthy and, above all, delicious food to your plate and palate both.
Also, Eight’s décor offers wonderful designs (created by local artist, Heath Nash), like the impressive terrace ceiling, lined with over 10,000 individually crafted flowers that have been fashioned from recycled plastic milk bottles and then lit with low voltage LEDs – just like the light fittings in the restaurant’s main section, which are also made from recycled plastic bottles.
Spier’s award-winning wines perfectly complement the menu at Eight restaurant. There is also a children’s menu and kids’ play facilities near the restaurant, making it decidedly family-friendly.
For more information, call (021) 809 1188.
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These are some of our favourite winelands restaurants, though others like The Goatshed (Fairview), the Green House and Babel (Babylonstoren) and Pierneef A La Motte (La Motte) are wonderful winelands restaurants to enjoy, spreading from Paarl to Franschhoek, and are also strongly recommended when it comes to Cape wineland eateries.