Situated around a shaded courtyard, this pretty casual village bistro is a feast for the eyes with bright tablecloths, enamel plates and a cosily theatrical interior, complete with toasty fireplace and coal stove inside and a surround sprinkler system, for those scorching Swartland days, outside.
The place is owner run, focusing on rustic country cooking with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.
The portions are country sized and the flavours expected but satisfying, like it says, country cooking! The current summer menu lists, among other things, Tripe with pork belly, chorizo and beans; Lamb burger with guacamole, bacon and tomato chutney; Zanzibar chicken curry and Fresh sardines slathered in butter, garlic and chilli on fresh homemade bread (a personal favourite).
The wine list is compiled by the neighbouring Wine Kollective shop (where you can drop in for a free tasting) specialising in local producers, boutique and garagiste wines from the Swartland area. Ask the sommelier for a recommendation to match your mood, meal or the time of the day. The service is friendly, albeit a little slow when things get a bit busy. Booking recommended.
Open from Wednesday to Saturday 11am – 6pm.
Sundays 11am – 3pm
Call 022 448 1031 to make a booking.
7 Short Street, Riebeek Kasteel