For team Explorer Safari, we love discovering innovative dining experiences that take the simple joy of eating to gastronomic new levels.

The Werf Restaurant, which is situated at the magnificent Boschendal Wine Estate in the Cape Winelands, is one that tickles our taste buds and a restaurant we highly recommend for its innovative farm-to-table food. 

Exploring the Werf Restaurant Cape Winelands - Explorer Safari

The menu is understated: you can choose from 3 or 4 plates – typically starters, mains, and desserts. However, The Werf Restaurant gives you a unique opportunity to choose whatever you like. So, if you have a sweet tooth, you can dine on three plates of dessert. If you love savoury, you can skip dessert and try out their choice of Garden, Ocean or Pasture. As for the waiters, they silently dance around your table, so attentive, and yet you feel as if they are not there. Their skill is a craft unto itself.  

If you are a wine lover, then this too is the place to gather, to taste good wines and eat a phenomenal meal for lunch – or dinner if you are staying in the area. The décor is a fusion of old and new, reflecting the heritage of the Cape Winelands with touches of modernity. 

Exploring the Werf Restaurant Cape Winelands - Explorer Safari
Exploring the Werf Restaurant Cape Winelands - Explorer Safari

Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town in the culinary capital of Franschhoek, Boschendal Wine Estate – and certainly The Werf Restaurant – is a must-do for visitors to the Mother City. 

Boschendal is a working farm with fabulous accommodation in light, sunny suites, cottages and a Manor House that overlooks the mountains. A great choice for families, Boschendal Wine Estate is home to a famous Tree House Edu Centre. While you dine in style, you can let your curious children learn about insects, plants and all sorts of gardening things under the supervision of friendly, professional staff. You can even share a picnic in the gardens, as the squirrels chatter in the massive beautiful Acorn trees that were planted many years ago.   

Exploring the Werf Restaurant Cape Winelands - Explorer Safari

It is important to note that we only recommend tried and tested experiences. We work hard, but we always make time to explore and experience the destinations and places we sell, so that we can give you the inside guide and recommend the hidden gems to make your vacation even more special.   

Get in touch with us today and let’s book your table at The Werf Restaurant. Bon appetit! 

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