Tag: Cape Winelands

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Another great Franschhoek restaurant: Ryan’s Kitchen

Today we’re having dinner in the beautiful Winelands town of Franschhoek. About an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the valley of Franschhoek (which means French Corner in Afrikaans) was originally settled in 1688 by 176 French Huguenot refugees. There’s a definite French feel to the town with many of the settlers naming their new farms […]

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Tasty tapas at Spek & Bone in Stellenbosch

Today we’re in the beautiful university town of Stellenbosch. Majestic tree-lined streets, quirky shops and bars and a happy buzz, this university town offers many dining opportunities. One of the newest ones is chef Bertus Basson’s (of the famed Overture) latest venture, Spek & Bone. The restaurant is named after his pet pig Spek (it […]

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Tasty local fare at The Gallery at South Hill

Today we’re heading for the wine growing region of Elgin. It’s about an hour’s drive from the centre of Cape Town over the magnificence of Sir Lowry’s Pass which is a real feat of engineering with stunning views. As roads go it’s in a league of its own. And once you reach the other side you’re […]

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Classic starters and succulent steaks at the Cattle Baron

There’s been a lot of fine dining going on recently. Have you noticed? So today it’s time to step away from the gourmet and try out a new addition to the Cattle Baron franchise for some delicious, hearty, simple food. Their motto is “The finest cut meat grilled to perfection” …bring us some of that I […]

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The joys of Jordan Day

Today is Jordan Day. I’ve decided it needs to be officially a Day, one with a Capital D, that has to be set aside every year (at least) for a visit to this wonderful restaurant nestling in the Cape Winelands. The restaurant is the baby of genius chef George Jardine, whose latest addition in Stellenbosch (which opened […]

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Restaurant Jardine in stunning Stellenbosch

Today we’re heading to the bustling university town of Stellenbosch. I love the Cape Winelands and try to dine out in one of the many amazing eateries there as often as I can. That usually involves heading for a wine farm set deep in the countryside. Which means I’ve driven past Stellenbosch many, many times but […]