De Grendel – some happy feasting

Table Mountain from the De Grendel Restaurant

As they say in the Michelin guide, De Grendel Restaurant is well worth the drive, not the detour.  This is a destination to a place of great views, great wines and award winning food.

Sir de Villiers & Lady Graaff

De Grendel is owned by the Graaff Family and the estate was founded by Sir David Graaff, the first Baronet.  Current owner, Sir De Villiers Graaff, 4th Baronet, is continuing the wine programme laid down by his father Sir David Graaff, third Baronet.

Charles Hopkins & friends in the De Grendel Vineyards

Charles Hopkins, the founding Cellarmaster and his cellar team are producing sublime wines which are winning award after award both locally and internationally. Perfectly matched by the Restaurant’s fine food.

Beautiful table settings

It was for a visit to lunch at the De Grendel Restaurant which took us to the Estate recently.  It was a magical day and the view out to Table Mountain and Table Bay was slightly dimmed by cloud yet so beautiful.

Ian Bergh, De Grendel Restaurant’s Chef

Ian Bergh, the chef of the Restaurant has had an amazing apprenticeship and his food is special and different.  Our waiter Ilse was attentive and kept the wine and water flowing while bringing the dishes to the Table. Adele, the Restaurant manager was attentive and in charge.

The Wine Tasting Stoep, perfect for prelunch tasting

Here are some of the dishes we enjoyed from Ian Bergh’s Luncheon menu.

Starter – Beetroot ravioli, citrus, ricotta, polenta, smoked parmesan, olive, poppy seed

Starter portion Wild mushroom, Arborio, truffle, asparagus, grilled artichoke

Palate Cleanser – Mango Sorbet

Karoo lamb shoulder, potato, emmental, pepper humus, vegetable stack, gremolata

Organic pork belly, pork fillet, carrot, fennel, beetroot, apple, cider, aubergine

After this embarrassment of riches, there was no place for dessert or cheese, we will have to go back.


To make a reservation call 

[021]  558 7035  or email

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday
Lunch 12h00 to 14h30
Dinner 19h00 to 21h30

Lunch 12h00 to 14h30

Read more about De Grendel and buy their wines online – CLICK HERE


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