We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Eating at Ghost Fountain - a real delight!”

Spookfontein Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 113 Restaurants in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$15
Cuisines: Fusion
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, View
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Join us on a magical journey of ethical eating ELL is an ethical eatery focusing on healthy, nutritious, fresh and local produce with origin and ethical sustainability as the guideline to creating culinary delights. We all know the saying: "You are what you eat" By supplying food that has been ethically sourced, ELL will encourage patrons to be aware of what they eat, how the food was cultivated, fed and treated as well as brought to the table to be consumed as culinary delights. We all love to eat, but in order to live life to the fullest, it is essential to create balance and to respect life in all it's forms. ELL is situated on the R320 en route from Hermanus to Caledon on the beautiful wine farm, Spookfontein in the upper Hemel-en Aarde Valley that produces wines of destinction, in character with the whole vision of an organic, ethically sustainable eatery. The magnificent modern and artistic cellar, designed by architect DJ Carr of Ghost Fountain Designs, with interior decor designed by his partner Wilna, situated on top of the mountain in-between the natural fynbos, overlooking the vineyards, boasts awe inspiring views over the valley, the Babylonstoren mountains and the sea. This must certainly be one of the best spots to enjoy the sun setting in the West towards Hangklip. The eatery offers a relaxed, inviting atmosphere and ambience to visitors and encourage patrons to join on the magical journey of ethical eating. ELL specializes in a combination of designer pizzas, salads & creative dishes with fresh local ingredients and most importantly, the focus on produce sourced with origin and ethical farming practices and sustainability in mind. Vegetarians and vegans will find a refreshing variety of dishes to suit their culinary requirements and meat eaters will be able to enjoy food that was sourced from farms certified in ensuring the animal's well being and utter respect for their lives.
Reviewed 13 February 2014

What a wonderful new "gem in hemel en aarde valley" that we discovered on the Spookfontein (ghost fountain) Wine Farm. We loved the unique interior décor, and its openness, large windows and high roof which creates a great relaxing atmosphere, with us and many other patrons having a long lazy lunch! The kitchen is also open plan and great to be able to watch the team at work.

The menu, which caters for vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters has some lovely choices, with a combination of designer pizzas, salads & creative dishes. My burger was very yummy and presentation was also great.

Well done to Norah and the team! We will definitely be back, and we will refer our guests with confidence.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank geoffelske
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (144)
There are newer reviews for Spookfontein Restaurant
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

137 - 141 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

A recommendation that exceeded expectations and a truly great casual lunch with excellent wines.

The smorgasbord was exceptional - fresh, tasty, and a great mix. The choice of wines for tasting rounded off a relaxing afternoon.

Great service and friendly chat with the owners made this a memorable visit.

Can fully recommend a visit for both the wines and the food! The view just adds the beauty to this new venue!

Thank Whctree
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 January 2014

We recently had the good fortune of uncovering The Hemel-en-Aarde's latest gem as far as fine dining is concerned! The food was of an outstanding standard - the preparation was simply incredible - Norah is to be complimented on living up to her stated aim of healthy ethical eating - every component of our meal could not be faulted! I will make a habit of eating here whenever I come to Hermanus

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank AshWews
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 August 2017
Google Translation

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Gerd H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Thank Joke V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Spookfontein Restaurant also viewed

 
Hermanus, Overberg District
Hermanus, Overberg District
 

Been to Spookfontein Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing