The name almost says it all. Pool Room, yes, a room next to a pool, and Oak Valley, a top class wine, pork, cattle and flower farm in the Elgin valley.
All it doesn’t spell out is that it’s a restaurant and deli where you can go enjoy some fantastic food and wine! And that’s probably the best part right?
The deli offers a nice selection of cured meats, acorn fed pork, grass-fed beef ( all free range of course), home bakes (artisinal, wood fired breads/cakes/pies/muffins), cheese, veg, chutneys, olive oil, wine…basically everything you want from a deli. The very popular farm-reared and massaged wagyu beef puts in a guest appearance when available.
The restaurant serves most of these lovely items in an easy setting, under the trees around the pool ( where there is a much debated ‘no swimming’ rule) or in the adjacent pool room, an open plan space with light wood finishes and a lovely view over the pool and surrounding gardens.
The country-style menu is easy, fresh and approachable, a perfect showcase for the produce. Portions are generous, the food is good and the prices expected (Starters R55-R85, Mains R60 – R140, Desserts R35-R55). The charcuterie plate is recommended as a good sampling of the cured pork delicacies on offer. The service is really commendable, friendly and warm, and the wine list, estate only, is offered at cellar door prices, which is good value for great wines! Have a look at the current menu!
The Pool Room also offers wine tastings, and if they are not too busy, they will gladly do a tasting at your table. Also available is a Wine and Canape pairing at R70 for 3 pairings and R125 for 6 pairings.
All in all, a lovely setting for a lazy day out enjoying some quality food and wine.
And, while you are in the Elgin valley, go for a wine tasting at the lovely Almenkerk Wine Farm.
Restaurant Opening Hours:
Lunch: Wednesday – Sunday | 12h00 – 15h30
Dinner: Fridays | 18h30 – 22h00
* Bookings Advised
Deli and Wine Tasting:
Open Daily: Monday – Friday | 10h00 – 17h00
Saturday – Sunday | 10h00 – 16h00
Bookings and Queries:
Contact: 021 859 4111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical address: Oak Valley Estate, Oak Avenue, Elgin, Western Cape
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