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The Werf Restaurant

  • R310 (Pniel Rd.) Map It
  • Franschhoek
  • South African
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Chef Christiaan Campbell
  • Farm-sourced ingredients
  • Rustic setting
  • Friendly service

Published 05/20/2009

Fodor's Review

Set in the manor house of one of the oldest wine farms in the country, The Werf does an excellent job at serving refined farm-to-table meals. The restaurant has an old Cape Dutch feel with a cozy interior and an old wooden table at the entrance, reminiscent of a traditional Afrikaans farmhouse. Book a table in the conservatory that overlooks the lush vegetable garden and roaring fire in the wintertime. The menu is uncomplicated, featuring rustic dishes that use ingredients sourced directly from the farm (fish from the dam, veggies from the garden, Angus beef from the farm). It changes seasonally, but some staples such as the salt baked farmed kabeljou and slow cooked lamb shoulder remain firm favorites. Pair your meal with wines from Boschendal's Elgin range, made from grapes grown in Elgin (where it's cooler and a better climate for wines like Pinot Noir). Despite the Werf being the fanciest of the Boschendal restaurants, the service is delightfully friendly.

Restaurant Information


R310 (Pniel Rd.), Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek, Western Cape, 7690, South Africa

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun. and Mon.

Published 05/20/2009


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