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Restaurants in the Winelands & Cape Town

Featured below are some dining out options in Cape Town and the winelands. Unless stated to the contrary, all allow you to bring your own (BYO) wine - the corkage fee is indicated at the start of each entry. Should you wish to know about wheelchair access, please discuss with the relevant restaurant.

Camps Bay

Azure

Azure

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town

Opening times
Open daily for breakfast 7 am - 10.30 am, lunch 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm & dinner 6 pm – 10 pm | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Contemporary South African cuisine with global culinary influences

Azure is the fine-dining restaurant at Cape Town’s Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, where mesmerising ocean views vie for attention with executive chef Christo Pretorius’ creations. Azure offers leisurely breakfasts that include fresh oysters and sparkling wine, degustation dinners, food-and-wine dinners, à la carte lunches and dinners, special tasting menus, a vegan offering and buffet lunches on the Atlantic-facing terrace or stylish Leopard Bar – perfect for spectacular sunsets and cocktails. See also The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owners Tollman family/Red Carnation Hotels | Executive chef Christo Pretorius

Doring Bay

The Jetty

The Jetty Restaurant at Fryer's Cove

Fryer's Cove Vineyards, Portion #1, Old Fish Factory, Hawe Road, Doring Bay

Opening times
Open daily 10 am - 6 pm | Closed Good Friday & 25 December | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Seafood/West Coast cuisine (specialities: fish & chips, abalone)

Some 300 km from Cape Town on the picturesque and largely unspoiled West Coast lies Doring Bay, home to a small but hardy fishing community and arguably the most unique winery, with vineyards 500m from the icy Atlantic Ocean. At The Jetty Restaurant the uniqueness of the vines truly shines - paired with delicious West Coast favourites such as snoekkoekies, kerrievis, roosterkoek, and fresh fish and chips. See also Backsberg Family Wines, Brampton Wine Studio, Franschhoek Cellar Restaurant and Old Road Wine Co. elsewhere on this page, and Franschhoek Cellar – Rose & Protea Cottages on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | All major credit cards accepted

Franschhoek

 Backsberg Family Wines

Backsberg Family Wines

Main Road R45, Franschhoek

Opening times
Open Wednesday - Sunday 10 am – 6 pm • Hours may differ on public holidays, call ahead • Closed Monday, Tuesday, Good Friday & 25 December| Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Sustainable South African tapas-style fare with Lithuanian influences

Now situated in Franschhoek overlooking the majestic Mont Rochelle mountain range, the revitalised and re-imagined Backsberg brand home invites winelovers to enjoy the refreshed portfolio of awarded Backberg wines, browse memorabilia and soak up the beauty of the surroundings. To complement the winetasting experience, a selection of pairings, both sweet and savoury, as well as grazing boards and gourmet barbecue platters in the summer months are on offer. Expect delightful dishes with local flavours, such as black West Coast mussels, smoked snoek samosas, seasonal salads and an exciting wine jelly pairing, to name but a few. See also Brampton Wine Studio, Franschhoek Cellar Restaurant, Old Road Wine Co. and The Jetty Restaurant at Fryer's Cove elsewhere on this page, and Franschhoek Cellar – Rose & Protea Cottages on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | Private functions & micro-conferencing | All major cards & SnapScan accepted

Franschhoek Cellar Restaurant

Franschhoek Cellar Restaurant

Franschhoek Cellar, R45/Franschhoek Main Road, Franschhoek

Opening times
Open Monday - Friday 10 am - 6pm | Saturday 9 am - 6pm | Sunday 9 am – 5 pm | Closed Good Friday & 25 December | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Bistro cuisine

The kitchen opens at 11am and serves light snacks, lunches and cakes throughout the day. Expect hearty and delicious artisanal food using home-grown ingredients and fresh produce from local markets and suppliers in Franschhoek Valley. Chef Karen du Toit garners inspiration from the natural goodness of farm life, and expertly combines modern and traditional techniques to produce a menu that is as exciting as it is wholesome. See also Backsberg Family Wines, Brampton Wine Studio, Old Road Wine Co. and The Jetty Restaurant at Fryer's Cove elsewhere on this page, and Franschhoek Cellar – Rose & Protea Cottages on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | VISA & MasterCard accepted | Chef Karen du Toit

Haute Cabrière

Haute Cabrière Restaurant

Lambrechts Road, Franschhoek

Opening times
See website | Booking advised, walk-ins welcome

Corkage R100/bottle

French-inspired South African cuisine

With the best view of Franschhoek Valley, dining at Haute Cabrière is as beautiful as it is delicious. The glass-enclosed restaurant terrace’s seasonal à la carte lunch and suggested wine pairings offer guests a food-and-wine experience to remember. Don’t miss out on the Bakery, which offers freshly baked breads and preserves to enjoy on the estate or at home.

More information
Children welcome | All major credit cards accepted | Cashless payments only

Old Road Wine Co.

Old Road Wine Co.

R45, Main Road, Franschhoek

Opening times
Open Monday 10 am – 6 pm | Tuesday - Sunday 10 am – 10 pm | Closed Easter Friday & 25 December | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

International fusion cuisine (speciality: wood-fired oven pizzas)

With a beautiful, historically significant location between Franschhoek's old main road and railway line, the Old Road Wine Co. winery and restaurant are colourful visual tributes to the village artisans of the past. Guests enjoy sundowner wines on a deck with views of the Franschhoek mountains, followed by delicious contemporary cuisine prepared under the creative watch of chef Marlin Clayton. See also Backsberg Family Wines, Brampton Wine Studio, Franschhoek Cellar Restaurant and The Jetty Restaurant at Fryer's Cove elsewhere on this page, and Franschhoek Cellar – Rose & Protea Cottages on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome (but no kids’ menu) | VISA & MasterCard accepted | Head chef Marlin Clayton

The Restaurant at La Petite Ferme

The Restaurant at La Petite Ferme

Pass Road, Franschhoek

Opening times
Open daily 12 pm – 3 pm | Dinner in season 6.30 pm – 9 pm (November - April) | Winter 6 pm - 8.30 pm (Friday & Saturday) | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Country contemporary cuisine

The Restaurant at La Petite Ferme Boutique Hotel & Winery offers a culinary experience like no other. The best and freshest ingredients are sourced locally in Franschhoek and a combination of international methods are used to deliver flavours in a unique country contemporary style. See also La Petite Ferme on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owners The Nest Estate

Hermanus

B’s Stro@Lavierge

B’s Stro@Lavierge

R320, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus

Opening times
Open for lunch Tuesday - Sunday | Dinner Saturday | Open public holidays | Closed Monday & sometime in July 2024 but please check with tasting room | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Traditional South African steak & local twists to popular cuisines

At the summit of an infamous cycling hill, with a superb view over Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, B’s Stro@Lavierge continues where local legend B’s Steakhouse left off, serving exceptional grain-fed South African beef, game in season and plenty of other traditional - and different - fare to please all palates (speciality dish: 350g sirloin with foraged mushroom sauce). Acclaimed La Vierge and Domaine des Dieux wines complement the experience. Excellent venue for weddings, corporate functions, private parties, product launches and more. Charcuterie, local cheese, home-made biltong, in-house pâte platters and an exciting seasonal tapas menu available too.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner/head chef Bruce Henderson

Kuils River

Zevenwacht Restaurant

Zevenwacht Restaurant

Zevenwacht Wine Estate, Langverwacht Road, Kuils River, Cape Town

Opening times
Open for breakfast Monday - Sunday 7.30 am - 10.30 am, à la carte available 12 pm – 10 pm, Sunday à la carte available 12 pm – 5 pm | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Contemporary country cuisine

Decorated with finesse and charm, Zevenwacht Restaurant is located within a turn-of-the-19th century Cape Dutch manor house with views of a tranquil lake and park-like gardens. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers contemporary country cuisine, perfectly prepared, as well as a range of picnic baskets (including a braai basket) served on tree-shaded lawns around the lake. See also Zevenwacht Country Inn on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted

Montagu

BluVines District (Café Blu[es] and The Fire Kitchen

BluVines District (Café Blu[es] and The Fire Kitchen)

12 Long Street, Montagu

Opening times
Open Wednesday – Sunday 9 am – 10 pm | Closed Monday & Tuesday | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Contemporary fusion

Café Blu[es] is a passion project that combines excellent food, quality wine and top-notch coffee with social development and responsible job creation. In a glamorously refurbished old farmhouse, the restaurant offers a gastronomic encounter unlike any other on Route 62. A uniquely designed menu with dishes like picanha and new-age sashimi happily coexist with popular favourites like all-day breakfasts, gourmet burgers and steaming cups of Truth coffee. The Fire Kitchen's elevated approach to open-flame cooking is inspired by shisha nyama and Argentinian asado. Smoke and fire give unique character and complexity to every dish, individually cooked to order. Local supplier collaborations, thoughtfully selected produce, and the art of cooking with natural heat ensure each meal is multi-sensory and unforgettable. Open evenings only.

More information
Vegan friendly | Children welcome | Dog friendly | Major credit cards accepted | Executive chef Sean Bassett

Somerset West

Vergelegen

Vergelegen

Vergelegen Wine Estate, Lourensford Road, Somerset West

Opening times
Stables Bistro at Vergelegen open Monday - Sunday for breakfast 8.30 am - 11.30 am, lunch 12 pm - 3.30 pm, tea/coffee & cakes 8.30 am - 4.30 pm; Forest Picnic (luxury/'white tablecloth' picnic) pre-booked baskets available November - April from 12.15 pm - 1.30 pm | Estate closed Good Friday, 1 May & 25 December | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Bistro (Stables at Vergelegen), luxury/elegant picnic (Forest Picnic)

With award-winning wines, history spanning over 300 years, heritage, exquisite gardens and cuisine to suit all tastes, it comes as no surprise that Vergelegen Estate continues to be the choice of the discerning visitor seeking a total sensory experience. Think of Vergelegen to spend quality time with family and friends – winetasting, heritage, environmental and cellar tours, Stables Bistro and seasonal luxury picnic in the camphor forest are only a few of a myriad of enjoyable activities at Vergelegen.

More information
Child friendly | No dogs or cycling | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Anglo American plc

Stellenbosch

Brampton Wine Studio

Brampton Wine Studio

11 Church Street, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Monday - Friday 10 am – 10 pm | Saturday 11 am – 10 pm | Sunday & public holidays 11 am – 6 pm • Closed some public holidays | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Continental & tapas (speciality: flatbreads)

In the heart of vibey Stellenbosch, Brampton Wine Studio is a unique urban winery where you can taste and buy Brampton’s award-winning wines, nibble on delectable tapas or flatbreads, and sip refreshing house beer on tap. The Studio is always buzzing with creativity and fun, including a social calendar featuring epic quiz nights and food-and-wine sessions with a difference. See also Backsberg Family Wines, Franschhoek Cellar Restaurant, Old Road Wine Co and The Jetty Restaurant at Fryer's Cove elsewhere on this page, and Franschhoek Cellar – Rose & Protea Cottages on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome (no kids' menu) | Major credit cards accepted

Delaire Graff Restaurant

Delaire Graff Restaurant

Delaire Graff Estate, Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open daily for lunch, certain evenings for dinner (times change according to the season) | Booking advised

Corkage R150 per bottle, max 4 bottles per reservation

Bistro-chic cuisine

The dining experience here on the exquisite Delaire Graff Estate is an expression of the seasons, underpinned by the belief that the best food starts with the best ingredients. Classic bistro favourites are served with the finest South African touches, enriched by the restaurant’s high-altitude location, affording unique views from the terrace of Simonsberg Mountain and its mantle of vines and olives, down into the steep-sloped Banhoek Valley. Inside, the David Collins Studio designed interiors include curving orange leather banquettes and handpicked art. See also Hōseki elsewhere on this page and Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome during lunch only | Lunch served outside, weather permitting; dinner served inside | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Laurence Graff | Head chef Clinton Jacobs

Guardian Peak Winery & Grill

Guardian Peak Winery & Grill

Guardian Peak Wines, Annandale Road (off R44), Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Monday-Sunday 12 pm - 3.30 pm | Tuesday - Saturday 6 pm – 10 pm (summer) | Wednesday - Saturday 6 pm – 10 pm (winter) | Closed Good Friday & 25 December | Reservations advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Grill house

A relaxed Stellenbosch winelands experience with vineyard and mountain vistas, appreciated from a wide veranda and adjacent deck. Generous lunches and dinners, with focus on prime-quality beef and venison, enjoyed with Guardian Peak wines, as well as other family wine brands Stellenbosch Reserve, Donkiesbaai, Cirrus and Afrikaans. See also Rust en Vrede Restaurant (Dinner Only), Rust en Vrede Winemaker’s Lunch, Stellenbosch Reserve and The Stellenbosch Wine Bar elsewhere on this page.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Jean Engelbrecht | Executive chef Willie Mostert

Hōseki

Hōseki

Delaire Graff Estate, Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open daily for lunch 12 pm - 2.30 pm & dinner 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm | Booking advised

Corkage fee R110 per bottle

Asian- and African-influenced cuisine

Hōseki (previously Indochine) is more than a restaurant: it’s a fine-dining food theatre where all elements are handcrafted to create a multi-sensory dining experience, including an intimate setting featuring a calming blue and copper colour palette. Flavours are delicate, balanced yet vibrant, and menus are inspired by fresh, organic produce grown on the estate. Savour signature dishes with influences from across Asia and Africa. Hōseki's ideal of turning cuisine into art is reflected in the stunning aerial installation by Lionel Smit and André Stead, with over 1,000 swallows becoming part of the experience and panorama stretching to distant Table Mountain. See also Delaire Graff Restaurant elsewhere on this page and Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page

More information
Dineplan affiliated | Children all ages welcome for lunch. Dinner for children over the age of 10. | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Laurence Graff | Head chef Virgil Kahn

 Jordan Restaurant with Marthinus Ferreira

Jordan Restaurant with Marthinus Ferreira

Jordan Wine Estate, Stellenbosch Kloof Road, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open for lunch daily 12 pm – 3 pm; dinner Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 6.30 December to April | Closed Monday & Tuesday May to November | Open public holidays | Booking essential

BYO allowed if not on winelist (corkage R120, 1 bottle/table)

Contemporary fare

Jordan Restaurant with Marthinus Ferreira opened in October 2022 after extensive renovations, elevating the space with a more modern feel but keeping the uninterrupted panoramic views of Stellenbosch Kloof Valley. Having taken the helm, Marthinus Ferreira, of dw eleven – 13 in Johannesburg, continues to use his finely tuned skills in combination with a strong home-grown farm-to-table focus, with ethically sourced meat from local farmers and the freshest seasonal ingredients. See also The Cellar Door elsewhere on this page, and Jordan Luxury Suites and Ted's Villa on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
No under 12s at dinner unless by prior arrangement | Major credit cards accepted | Owner & chef Marthinus Ferreira

Lanzerac - Dining

Lanzerac – Dining

Lanzerac Road, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open daily for breakfast 7 am - 10 am & dinner 6 pm - 10 pm; afternoon tea Saturday 2pm - 5pm; seven-course experience Friday & Sat 6 pm – 10 pm | Booking essential

Corkage fee R95

Culinary classics reimagined

The Manor Kitchen, the main à la carte restaurant at Lanzerac, opens daily to welcome guests with contemporary and seasonal dishes, served with the estate’s own award-winning wines. Generous continental and full English breakfasts, appetising lunches and delicious dinners are served daily on the estate, with gourmet sharing dishes offered on the outdoor terrace of the Taphuis, overlooking the historic manor house. Light meals and platters are served at the Tasting Room & Deli. See also Lanzerac – Hotel on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Executive chef Stephen Fraser

 Rust en Vrede Restaurant (Dinner Only)

Rust en Vrede Restaurant (Dinner Only)

Rust en Vrede Wine Estate, Annandale Road (off R44), Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Tuesday - Saturday 6.30 pm till late | Closed Good Friday & 25 December | Reservations essential

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Fine dining

Contemporary fine dining within Rust en Vrede Wine Estate’s historic former cellar (also a provincial heritage site), where the front-and-centre kitchen, fine stemware and bespoke crockery enhance the creative menu. A comprehensive winelist carries wide local and international selections, leaving little to be desired. See also Guardian Peak Winery & Grill, Rust en Vrede Restaurant Winemaker’s Lunch, Stellenbosch Reserve and The Stellenbosch Wine Bar elsewhere on this page.

More information
Major credit cards accepted | Owner Jean Engelbrecht | Executive chef Fabio Daniel

 Rust en Vrede Winemaker’s Lunch 

Rust en Vrede Winemaker’s Lunch

Rust en Vrede Wine Estate, Annandale Road (off R44), Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Monday - Sunday 12 pm – 3 pm | Closed Good Friday & 25 December | No reservations; first come, first served

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Set menu

Comprising a three-item set menu, salmon, sirloin and fillet, historic Stellenbosch estate Rust en Vrede’s lunch experience is a no-fuss version of its celebrated fine-dining dinner. Tables set under ancient oaks suggest a laid-back approach, yet the linen is classily crisp and white, the cookery flawless and the service impeccable. Enjoy your choice of meal with a glass of red or white. See also Guardian Peak Winery & Grill, Rust en Vrede Restaurant (Dinner Only) Stellenbosch Reserve and The Stellenbosch Wine Bar elsewhere on this page.

More information
Major credit cards accepted | Owner Jean Engelbrecht | Executive chef Fabio Daniel

Stellenbosch Reserve

Stellenbosch Reserve

1 Annandale Road, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Tuesday - Saturday for winetasting 8 am - 5 pm & lunch 12 pm – 3 pm; Thursday - Saturday for dinner 6.30 pm – 9 pm • Closed Sunday & Monday | Reservations recommended

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Mediterranean cuisine

Located on the slopes of the Helderberg at a slightly higher elevation than neighbouring Rust en Vrede, the new Stellenbosch Reserve Tasting Room & Restaurant overlooks the rolling vineyards of the winelands and is embraced by the surrounding mountains. Nestled next to the cellar, the space has rustic contours which add character to the clean, contemporary decor, with a nod to the winery’s ties to Stellenbosch town at its viticultural heritage. The flagstone patio covered in dappled shade invites visitors to linger and enjoy a refreshing glass of wine while soaking up the views and the countryside ambience of the winelands. On the menu, the sophistication of Mediterranean cuisine is combined with the rustic charm of home cooking. Aromatic and flavourful dishes have a focus on local ingredients and sustainable sourcing. The main attractions are the wood-fired oven and rotisserie, around which the menu has been built. Think crisp, thin-based pizza, and baby chicken roasted to perfection, ready to devour. See also Guardian Peak Winery & Grill, Rust en Vrede Restaurant (Dinner Only), Rust en Vrede Restaurant (Winemaker’s Lunch) and The Stellenbosch Wine Bar elsewhere on this page.

More information
Children welcome | Major credit cards accepted | Owner Jean Engelbrecht

The Cellar Door

The Cellar Door

Jordan Wine Estate, Stellenbosch Kloof Road, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Monday - Sunday & public holidays 8 am - 4 pm | Booking advised

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Continental cuisine

Combining award-winning estate wines at farm prices with fresh seasonal dishes, The Cellar Door at Jordan offers exciting winetasting experiences that can be enjoyed with the casual all-day menu seven days a week. See also Jordan Restaurant with Marthinus Ferreira elsewhere on this page, and Jordan Luxury Suites and Ted's Villa on the Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Children welcome | VISA & MasterCard accepted | Breakfast, lunch & picnics. Picnics to be booked 48 hours in advance | Owners Gary & Kathy Jordan | Executive chef Thys Esterhuysen

 The Stellenbosch Wine Bar

The Stellenbosch Wine Bar

8 Church Street, Stellenbosch

Opening times
Open Monday - Sunday 10 am – 10 pm • Closed Good Friday & 25 December

Unfortunately you may not BYO wine

Wine bar & tapas

A sophisticated wine bar in the heart of wine country, with a focus on wines from the acclaimed Stellenbosch Collection, including Rust en Vrede, Donkiesbaai, Stellenbosch Reserve, Guardian Peak, Cirrus and Afrikaans. Guests enjoy true Stellenbosch hospitality in an elegant village setting, with attention to stemware and comfort, and nibbles to accompany the variety of wines. See also Guardian Peak Winery & Grill, Rust en Vrede (Dinner Only) and Rust en Vrede Winemaker’s Lunch elsewhere on this page.

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Major credit cards accepted | Owner Jean Engelbrecht

Note: The above are paid entries. The venues supplied information on their cuisine, menus, accommodation and attractions, which was then edited for consistency of style. To have your accommodation establishment, restaurant or wine tours featured online or in the hardcover guide, contact Philip van Zyl.