De Grendel Wine Estate & Restaurant

Plattekloof Road, Plattekloof

It seemed appropriate to start my first review of my food and wine blog in Cape Town at De Grendel, as this is a place that’s very close to my heart (as well as my home). 

This is most probably one of the places I’ve frequented most often. This magnificent wine farm has stunning views of Table Mountain. Once you arrive here it feels like you’re in the countryside, unlike being in a busy suburb as it is set far back from the main road. 

De Grendel is an exquisite place to visit, whether it's for wine tasting or fine dining.

OpenING hours:

Lunch: Tues-Sat : 12h00-14h30 
Dinner: 18h30-21h30
Sun:  Lunch:  12h00-14h30
Book a table
De Grendel has a lovely tasting room, which offers 2 types of  tastings:
Premium Tasting at R90 and Flagship Tasting at R110. 

There is an inside tasting room as well as a lovely deck, which is always preferable on a lovely sunny day.
You can  order a create your own gourmet selection to snack on while tasting which includes corn bread, melba toast, pates and hummus.
The views are spectacular, as you see Table Mountain across the water.

cheese platter

DELICIOUS platters
de grendal wines


The Restaurant

The Restaurant offers either a 2 or 3 course menu which is absolutely amazing. Here are some of their dishes I have had there…
tuna tataki
Tuna Tataki, sake-mirin compressed cucumber, crispy noodles, tamarind, 
sesame mayo, cashew, black bean, chili, sesame seeds
Beef fillet, pea, oyster mushroom, baby corn, babaganoush, steamed bun, 
Valrhona aero, nutella mousse, banana-lime parfait, banana brûlée, 
hazelnut crumble
The service is always world class, the staff extremely friendly and helpful and you can't go wrong choosing De Grendel whether it's a romantic dinner for two or a company function. It was an absolute delight reviewing this restaurant for my food and wine blog in Cape Town.

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