Well we are counting down the days to our regular trip to the Cape in November. I thought that I would ask the local TA experts and tourists alike, what are your favourite lunch spots in the Winelands area. Over our break we will be staying 1 night in Stellenbosch and 3 nights in Franschhoek (my favourite valley). We enjoy the wine tasting but are not experts just enjoy, although a big part of our holiday is chilling out with a nice lunch, a nice location always helps. It need not be the top recommended 5 star gastronomic lunch but just your favourites.
Every year we have booked a reservation at la Petite Ferme and always enjoyed the food and the incredible views, recent years we have dropped in at the Goat Shed at Fairview, although a commercial operation a good lunch with very good food (never mind the cheese platters!) Previous visits we have lunched at Spier, le Bon Vivant (Evening) Mon Plasir, Mon Rochelle, & Haut Cabriere cellar, to name a few. I can honestly say that I have never had a bad lunch experience when in the area, but it would be good to know your favourites.
We are in Franschhoek over the week-end so we may have to book, we leave Stellebosch on a Monday to drive towards Gordon’s bay so that we can drive the fantastic coast road to Hermanus although I was thinking of a lunch stop before we reach Gordon’s Bay. Any up to date news, or recommendations which will help me plan for our forthcoming trip would be much appreciated.