Adding a restaurant to the De Grendel experience sees yet another chapter in the farm’s intriguing story.
Our newly-opened restaurant unlocks new ways to enjoy fine food with fine wine. Diners sensing Michelin-star excellence on the palate will be spot-on as De Grendel Restaurant is a culinary collaboration between De Grendel and Crown Hotels and Restaurants who owns the Michelin starred The Crown at Whitebrook (voted 2011 Best Restaurants in Wales) and Celtic Manor.
100 % South African
De Grendel Restaurant is 100 percent South African, though. While it reflects the Crown’s exceptional levels of cuisine, innovation and service, De Grendel’s heritage and eco-caring form its true essence. Farm produce (from hand-churned butter to honey, guinea fowl to pasture-raised meat) and ingredients sourced from local suppliers are given an inventive, modern edge. Home-grown South African chefs and staff are employed and trained to international standards, generating jobs for local people.
Elegant dining on a working farm
In a way it’s like dining with the Graaffs. The elegant, airy dining spaces blend the present with touches of De Grendel’s past. The warmth of wood, old family photographs and other symbols of the Graaff family history combines with contemporary elements. A unique design feature is the glass-walled kitchen with its wrap-around views. Diners can watch the kitchen brigade at work, when not drinking in the vistas of vineyards, the working farm and Table Mountain.
Open for lunch & dinner
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. At dinner the exceptional 6-8 course tasting menu (tailored to diner preferences) is a huge draw card, offering the chance to experience the talents and creative abilities of the chefs over more courses. De Grendel Wines are on the menu at cellar prices, making this fine dining experience accessible at realistic prices.
New tasting room
The new tasting room has a prime spot on the top level with an expansive view, a fireplace for winter and a veranda for sunny days. Food and wine matching will be taken to new heights with flights of food created around the main character of the wine.
Perfect for private events
De Grendel Restaurant is the perfect setting for private events, smaller weddings, special celebrations and corporate events. A Chef’s Table is hosted in an impressive room next to wine barrels in the cellar.