Clarke’s Bar & Dining Room

  • Good for: Burgers, Brunch, Sandwiches
  • Cost: R100-150/pp
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • Contact: 133 Bree Street, +27 (0)21 424 7648, Web, Email

After pigging out at Hudson’s and Carne all in one day, we agreed to have lunch the next day with ‘Pofmuis se Ma’ at Clarke’s Bar & Dining Room. Clarke’s is in the ridiculously trendy Bree Street and has a wide range of food, with breakfast, brunch and lunch served. Continue reading

Hudson’s – The Burger Joint – Kloof Street

  • Good for: Burgers, Shakes, Beer
  • Cost: R80-150/pp
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Contact: 69a Kloof Street, +27 (0)21 426 5974, Web, Email

We were staying at the top end of Kloof Street for the night, so as soon as we dropped off our bags and parked the car we ventured out. Hudson’s has been on my list to try for burgers for a while so we had to stop off there for lunch. Hudson’s is an informal dining option, with a good selection of shakes, cold drinks, beers and cocktails so there’s no danger that you’ll go thirsty! Continue reading

Carne – Kloof Street

  • Good for: Meat, Meat, Meat
  • Cost: R150-250/pp
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Contact: 153 Kloof Street, +27 (0)21 426 5566, Web, Email

For dinner we had a reservation at the (fairly) recently opened branch of Carne in Kloof Street, just around the corner from our guest house. It was a VERY hot day in Cape Town and it was stiflingly hot inside the restaurant. This was one evening we really could have done with sitting outside! Continue reading

Slow Market at Oude Libertas – Picture Review

Slow Market

Markets seem to be very ‘in’ in South Africa, or at least in the Cape Town/Winelands region where we live. Every weekend you’ll find hundreds of people flocking to various markets and I have to confess I don’t always understand it. Sure, they generally sell interesting food, clothes and crafts. Some have live music. Some have good views and great outdoors spaces where kids can run around and the whole family can enjoy themselves. Continue reading

Hill & Dale Sundowner Picnic Concert – or how to spend a Friday night!

Stellenzicht- View

What a shame that we only got around to attending the final Sundowner Picnic Concert for this summer season at Stellenzicht, and didn’t go any sooner! Every last Friday of the month from September to March, Guy Webber and his Hill & Dale team present sundowner concerts at Stellenzicht Wine Estate and sadly the first one we attended was also the last one for the current season. Continue reading

Guardian Peak – Finally Dining at the Peak!

Guardian Peak - Views
  • Good for: Steak, Bistro Style Food, Views
  • Cost: R150-250/pp (incl Drinks)
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Contact: Hidden Valley, +27 (0)21 881 3899, Web

Last night we finally managed to dine at Guardian Peak, after trying unsuccessfully a couple of times before (once my fault, once their fault). This time we went for a special occasion as it was the gorgeous young engineer’s graduation yesterday so we had something special to celebrate! Guardian Peak is in Hidden Valley and has beautiful views, so we made sure we arrived at the restaurant with enough time to catch the last of the light in order to get some nice pictures. Continue reading

Rust en Vrede – Winemaker’s Lunch

Rust en Vrede
  • Good for: Steak, Salmon, Wine
  • Cost: R200-250/pp (incl Wine)
  • Rating: 5/5
  • Contact: Annandale Road, +27 (0)21 881 3881, Web

Yesterday we ended up at Rust en Vrede due to another establishment lower down in the valley not being able to accommodate us. I say ‘ended up’ like it’s a bad thing, but I was secretly very, very pleased as I’ve been meaning to visit Rust en Vrede for lunch but as they don’t serve beer it’s been a hard sell! Continue reading

Jimmy the Fish

  • Good for: Fish, Combos, Specials, Sushi, Pizza
  • Cost: R100-150/pp
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Contact: Corner Blaauwklippen & Strand Road, +27 (0) 21 880 0071, Web

The life of a self proclaimed foodie isn’t always glamorous and I don’t always hang out in Fine Dining establishments like Equus or gorgeous places like Babylonstoren. Sometimes you just have to eat because you’re hungry or you need a quick bite and you can’t be bothered to cook, and then you fall back on stalwarts like Jimmy the Fish. Continue reading

Beyerskloof and the Famous Pinotage Burger

Beyerskloof
  • Good for: Pinotage Burger, Veranda, Breakfast
  • Cost: R150-200/pp (incl drinks)
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • Contact: +27 (0) 21 865 2685 Web

Over the last few months I’ve done extensive research and spoke to countless people about which restaurants to visit in and around Stellenbosch, and I’ve gathered a LOT of information. I happened upon Beyerskloof’s restaurant, Red Leaf, and their famous Pinotage Burger by chance when a friend mentioned that they went there for lunch and that I should give it a try. Continue reading