Happy Chappies… De Grendel Restaurant – Apr ‘19

Having very rarely venturing into the Plattekloof area, we were pleasantly surprised at De Grendel Wine Estate. We have had the pleasure of sampling their wines on occasion but never visited the farm.

The main dining room is a lot more formal but the waitstaff and views make up for that. Let me just say there is nothing wrong with formal and they do it well. For a more relaxed atmosphere the bustling tasting room would do the trick and if the number of guests at both tasting room and the restaurant is anything to go by, they do both well.

Our friendly and very knowledgeable waiter Fiona was always n hand to guide and advise. Their bread course even though just a slice person, I would have happily bought a loaf.

The Prawn dish with Smokey tomatoes was a winner as well as the Beef Fillet.

The portion were quite generous and sadly we were to full to even sample the dessert.

We also tried the Amandelboord Pinotage 2017 and the award winning Rubaiyat 2015 our favourite between the two was the Pinotage.

Being a stickler for a pretty bottle I had to sample the Three Spades Cider. I am not a cider drinker but this one was incredibly smooth and the first cider I managed to finish, perhaps it was the five varietals of apples used to produce this one.

All in all, we enjoyed the visit and will go back, I would however suggest that the staff explaining your dishes try a little harder than simply reading from the menu, other than that a good time was had.

Restaurant Week Special

18 April – 5 May 2019

Starter

Shitake | King Oyster | Shimeji | Arborio | Asparagus | Artichoke

or

Prawn | Squid | Tomato | Puff | Rocket | Basil | Lemon | Tarragon

Main

Sous Vide Free-Range Chicken | Pea Tortellini | Chardonnay Velouté | Courgette

or

Beef Fillet | Oxtail | Marrow | Broccolini Pearl Onion | Potato | Peppercorn

Dessert

Poppy Seed | Lemon | Frozen Yoghurt | Mascarpone | Pecan Nut | Marshmallow

or

Valrhona Aero | Nutella Mousse | Lime | Banana Brûlée | Hazelnut

2-Course Lunch: R300

3-Course Dinner: R400

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Name: De Grendel Restaurant

Address: De Grendel Wine Estate, Plattekloof Road, Panorama, Cape Town, 7500

Telephone Number: +27 21 558 7035

Email Address: restaurant@degrendel.co.za

Opening Hours:

Monday        

  • Closed

Tuesday – Saturday

  • Lunch: 12:00 to 14:30
  • Dinner: 18:30 to 21:30

Sunday

  • Lunch: 12:00 to 14:30

Written for JAR Photography by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR Photography by Jason ‘Dubbz’ Petersen

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