South African Winelands

Restaurants in South African Winelands

Restaurants in the South African Winelands fine dining in spades, matching the quality of their cuisine to the quality of the area's wines and showcasing its multicultural heritage.

Many a first-rate South African Winelands restaurants can be found in the town of Franschhoek, the region's culinary hotspot, including Reuben's Restaurant & Bar. Here, namesake Chef Reuben Riffel crafts creative fusion fare using farm-to-table ingredients, including stuffed quail and salt-and-pepper squid prepared with a Vietnamese-style sauce.

Some of the best restaurants in the South African Winelands call the region's vineyard estates home. Dornier Wine Estate offers food pairings for all of its vintages, and at Lanzerac Wine Estate, a hotel and spa, diners can choose from among seven on-site eateries, ranging from a deli to a five-star dining room.

Another standout South African Winelands restaurants found at area hotels is The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais, located in Franschhoek, which features daily tasting menus. Its sister restaurant, Bread & Wine, sits among the vineyards on the Môreson wine farm.

Franschhoek native Reuben Riffel is one of South Africa’s most beloved and innovative chefs—and his namesake restaurant, set on the quaint main street of his hometown, is a showroom for his cuisine.