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An organic garden

and an exceptional view

Situated on the side of the Helderberg Mountains, Longridge is another winery offering sweeping views all the way across from False Bay to the Bottelary Hills, with Table Mountain in the far distance. You arrive via the organic garden, walking along peach-pip covered pathways that lead between raised beds planted with herbs, salads, edible flowers and vegetables. The restaurant and the modern tasting room are next to each other, both with stunning views. If you choose to taste first you could try a cheese platter served on trays fashioned from old barrel-heads, but understandably many folk end up staying for a meal at the restaurant..
The garden is central to the restaurant’s philosophy. The menu spells it out: ” the organic garden plays a fundamental role in our menu planning and all our dishes are based on South African local and seasonal products”.
The restaurant is large with a good looking modern interior. Dine in winter warmed by a big fire, and in summer enjoy the wide outdoor terrace under a rietdak roof. The varied and interesting menu changes with the seasons, and there is always a pasta dish and good vegetarian options. …. and the salads definitely do taste as if the leaves had been picked a few minutes earlier. We ate there in winter and enjoyed a delicious Venison Wellington and deboned and slow roasted Pork Neck. All the dishes are paired with one of the Longridge wines. There is a children’s menu with pizza, fish and chips and steak and chips, and a choice of divine desserts like champagne and elderflower jelly to round off your meal. The staff were very friendly, bringing us a glass of a newly launched (and very delicious) pink MCC bubbly for us to give them feedback.

Chardonnay 2015

Eikendal Road, off R44 between
Somerset West and Stellenbosch
+27 21 855 2005

Mon - Sat 10h00 - 17h00
24 & 31 Dec 10h00 - 13h00
Closed 1 Jan, Easter Weekend, 25/26 December
Mon - Sat Lunch & Dinner
Sun Lunch only

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Longridge Wines, Somerset West, South Africa, -34.016526, 18.83296900000005