Food and drink
They're famous for their steaks here with the waiter presenting a platter of raw cuts to explain things to their guests. There is seared fish with tasty accoutrements too and some inspired starters and salads. Ken Forrester's wines (the owner) are a significant and delicious feature.
The duck and cherry pie has been a signature here since 1996 but it's dishes like the pork belly strips (starters), chateaubriand and seared tuna on a bed of noodles that do this restaurant proud. I love their salads and the créme brûlée is simply superb.
A somewhat dated Cape country cottage interior awaits guests. The atmosphere is laid back and, for lunch, a table on the outside terrace is lovely.
The service at this restaurant is excellent - both on a wine and food level.
96 Winery Road is off the R44 between Somerset West and Stellenbosch.
Main courses cost, on average, 120 rand.
Tables to book
The private cellar is a novel setting for up to eight guests.
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Great views / scenery
- Chilling out