Dine with us

Dining is as versatile as it is enjoyable at Vergelegen and meals can be enjoyed at the 'Stables at Vergelegen' Bistro Restaurant, 'Camphors at Vergelegen' Signature Restaurant , as well as Picnics (seasonal).

Vergelegen's various culinary experiences have one common element: menus that are designed to complement Vergelegen's award-winning wines and follow the seasons to make the best of local produce.

STABLES AT VERGELEGEN

Enjoy the simplicity of dining at the recently launched Stables at Vergelegen. Classic, with a modern twist, the ‘bistro’ style restaurant offers a varied, contemporary menu of simple and visually delectable dishes for a relaxed, family friendly dining experience. Whilst sipping on award-winning wines, enjoy breath-taking views of the Hottentots Holland mountain range and soak up the creative juices of the varied and eclectic local artists whose art works adorn the walls. Breakfast and lunch served Monday – Sunday.

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Opening times

Monday – Sunday
Breakfast 09h30 - 11h30
Lunch 11h30 - 15h30
Tea/coffee 09h30 - 16h00

 

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Bookings advisable. Please telephone 021 8472156 or email stables@vergelegen.co.za to make a reservation.

CAMPHORS AT VERGELEGEN SIGNATURE RESTAURANT

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The revamped 'Camphors at Vergelegen' (formerly the Vergelegen Restaurant) offers lunch service Wednesday to Sunday from 12h00-15h00 and dinner service Friday to Saturday from 18h30-21h00.  This 'Signature' restaurant which overlooks expansive lawns and gardens, takes its name from the magnificent 314 year old camphor trees guarding the historic Homestead. 

The Camphors menu, which changes regularly depending on what's in season, is cuisine that shows simple restraint with complex precision.  Vergelegen produces classical wine varietals and the menu reflects a modern take on international and local classical food dishes, specifically designed to support local producers.

Reservations are essential and can be made by telephoning 021 847 1346 or via email: camphors@vergelegen.co.za.  

We look forward to welcoming guests to this exciting dining option at Vergelegen. 


icon pdfView/download a sample menu from Camphors at Vergelegen

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Click here to see Executive Chef PJ Vadas's Philosophy in the Kitchen.

This video was taken by Eat Out for the Top 10 Restaurant Awards. 

 

PICNIC

The word picnic consists of "pic" meaning to pick at food, and "nic" referring to something small. So, you will be given a superb selection of small things to pick at to please both the palate and the senses. 

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"Men and women today do not spend whole days at the dining table and ten-course meals have disappeared. But more than ever before, food, through the choice of dishes and their preparation, forms an integral part of life and remains the natural expression of conviviality." Robert J Courtine - Larousse Gastronomique
It is in this spirit that we welcome you to the Picnic at Vergelegen!

Open from November to April, picnics may be collected from 12h15 to 13h30. Bookings essential (made via Camphors at Vergelegen). Picnic closes at 16h30.

Picnic menu for the 2013/2014 Summer season

Breads & Patés
Artisanal bread & farm butter
Olive & Feta paté
Hummus
 
 
Pastry & Salad
Courgette & Parmesan tart
Potato & lentil salad with a light French dressing, herbs & red onion
Summer slaw
 
 
Charcuterie
Parma style ham
Peppered roast beef with pickles
Coronation chicken
Cold poached salmon with lemon mayonnaise
 
Cheese Platter
A selection of local cheeses & preserve
 
Dessert
Potted mixed berry cheese cake
accompanied with aromatic filter coffee

 

R195 per person (excluding gratuity, entrance, and beverages/wine).    

Reservations essential - made via Camphors at Vergelegen - telephone 021 847 1346 or via email camphors@vergelegen.co.za.  

Please note that a 10% gratuity will be automatically added for tables of 8 people or more.

Vegetarian picnic option is also available; please specify when making the reservation.

Kiddies baskets for 3-10 year olds available – R 95 per child.

 

 

All venues are wheelchair-friendly.

Major credit cards are accepted at all venues. Regrettably no BYO.