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Fine Dining

Our region, only 40 kilometres from Cape Town, is famed for its scenic Ocean views, exquisite Cape Dutch architecture, prestigious wine estates (many of which include luxury accommodation), and an ever-expanding foodscape that features some of the top restaurant in the country.

We will introduce you to a first curated selection of the best restaurants we have discovered around Manor on the Bay. We will gladly give you other options when we meet. Shh... the list is much longer! Due to the popularity and the small capacity of these restaurants, booking in advance is advisable. Please contact us if you would like us to make a booking for you.

La Petite Colombe - 1h from Manor on the Bay

If there was ever any doubt that Franschhoek was on a fast-track to becoming the Cape’s Culinary Capital, this restaurant will put paid to that! A veritable jewel in the Franschhoek food crown. One of our most memorable dining experiences ever. Congratulation to Chef is John Norris-Rogers and his team.

Website | +27 21 202 3395 | Leeu Estates, Franschhoek | To get there

Rust en Vrede - 30 minutes from Manor on the Bay

It is not every day that a fine dining restaurant is found on an award winning wine farm. Located in the original wine cellar – a national monument – the restaurant can be found front and centre on the farm. A comprehensive wine list carries wide local and international selections.

Website | +27 21 881 3757 | Annandale Road, Stellenbosch | To get there

Camphors at Vergelegen - 30 minutes from Manor on the Bay

Can’t find any fault with this restaurant, deserving its place in the top 10 South African restaurants. Situated in a vast and lush property, the Vergelegen grounds are a thriving well of inspiration for chef Michael Cooke, whose menu mainly comprises ingredients and fresh produce sourced or inspired by those surroundings.

Website | +27 21 847 2100 | Lourensford Road, Golden Acre, Somerset West | To get there

Cavalli Restaurant - 30 minutes from Manor on the Bay

The long drive from the gate to the main building does well to build up excitement for seeing the sleek and ultra-modern design. Chef Michael uses as much products from his kitchen garden as possible as and vegan dishes have become integral to his menu. Ideal place for a lazy Sunday lunch.

Website | +27 21 855 3218 | Strand Road R44, Somerset West | To get there

Faber at Avondale - 1h from Manor on the Bay

The restaurant is located on the Avondale vineyard, just outside Paarl. Views are beautiful; you might even see Table Mountain in the distance. The menu draws heavily from ingredients produced and harvested on the farm, whether it’s herbs and vegetables from the Avondale garden or the chickens, ducks and Black Angus cattle. A welcoming and authentic atmosphere.

Website | +27 21 202 1219 | Lustigan Road, Avondale, Paarl | To get there

Delaire Graaf – 45 minutes from Manor on the Bay

Relax on the terrace under a dappled canopy of pin-oak trees while enjoying breathtaking views of the Banhoek Valley. The menu is vibrant, contemporary, seasonal and focussed regional food typical to the Mediterranean type climate of the Cape. We recommend: lunch + half day package at the Delaire Graff Spa or splash around the infinity pool.

Website | +27 21 885 8160 | R310, Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch | To get there


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