This relaxed venue is always buzzing with folk from the wine industry, regulars, and up-country visitors. Inside, burgundy walls are cozy for winter, and outside terrace seating offers soothing mountain views during summer. The menu changes regularly but tempts with such fresh and flavorful first courses as prawn tempura and salmon and line-fish sashimi. Steak lovers are treated well here; dry-aged cuts of prime beef are grilled and teamed with a variety of sauces. Vegetarians will find good choices, too, such as a salad of organic mixed leaves with grilled vegetables, feta, olives, Parmesan cheese, and toasted pine nuts. A good cheese board makes a savory—and, many think, superior—option to rich desserts. The selection of wine is also impressive: the restaurant regularly wins the Wine Spectator Grand Award for its comprehensive and innovative wine list.
Zandberg Farm, Winery Rd., between Somerset West and Stellenbosch, Somerset West, 7130, South Africa