This relaxed venue is always buzzing with folk from the wine industry, regulars, and up-country visitors. Inside, burgundy walls are cozy for winter, while outside terrace seating offers soothing mountain views. 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—in 2006 the restaurant won 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