The Cape colony has its roots as a refreshment station; a welcoming stop for weary travellers where food, wine and hospitality were never in short supply. Similarly, the Cape Dutch farms that fanned outwards from the harbour at Table Bay offered some of the finest hospitality in the land, and the ‘Cape table’ was always laden with fresh farm produce and delicious local cuisine.
On Boschendal today little has changed, with our restaurants offering an array of authentic culinary experiences. First and foremost our focus is on provide flavourful and nourishing farm-to-table food; celebrating the bountiful produce of Boschendal and the Franschhoek valley with menus that shift imperceptibly with the seasons. Much of the fresh produce you’ll find on your plate is sustainably grown right here on Boschendal Farm, and where possible we source other ingredients from farms and small producers in the surrounding winelands.
In fact, across our restaurants we work hard to keep food miles to a minimum: three-quarters of the ingredients on our daily restaurant menu are sourced within 30-kilometres of the farm.
With such a wonderful array of local produce on offer, it’s little surprise that our team of skilled chefs under Executive Chef Christiaan Campbell conjure up a mouth-watering feast of dishes at restaurants across the estate.
Please note that Boschendal is open throughout the Festive Season including Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and all public holidays.
Situated in the beautifully revamped original cellar of the Manor House, the focus at The Werf Restaurant is on contemporary farm to table dining using the finest local, seasonal and ethically-sourced ingredients. Expect fragrant fermented breads, slow-roasted ribs and brisket sourced from the herd of Angus cattle on Boschendal Farm, or house-smoked trout, pasture-reared poultry and accomplished desserts.
Dinner Thursday to Saturday: 18h00 to 21h00. Guests to be seated by 20h30
Also open for dinner on Wednesdays from 15 December.
Please not that a 10% service charge will be added to tables of 8 or more guests.
Direct Tel: +27 (0) 21 870 4206
What was once the original waenhuis, or wagon house, of Boschendal has been sensitively restored into our attractive Farmshop & Deli.
This family-friendly destination serves delicious breakfasts, lunch, and afternoon tea with tables both in the cosy restaurant and scattered out under the oak trees. The Farmshop & Deli also stocks a range of products including Boschendal’s own pasture-reared Angus Beef, Boschendal pasture raised eggs, just picked produce from our food garden, fresh farm bread, artisanal jams, home-made preserves and local olive oils.
Opening times: Monday - Wednesday 08h00 to 20h00. Thursday 08h00 to 17h00. Friday & Saturday 08h00 to 18h00 Sunday 08h00 to 20h00
Please note that a 10% service charge will be added to tables of 8 or more guests.
Tel: +27 (0) 21 870 4276
Situated next door to the Cellar Door and Winery, the Rhone Homestead is open for our Buffet lunches every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and during the week for group bookings of 20 and more.
All our dishes pay homage to our heritage as a traditional Boland farm with recipes passed down through generations of Boschendal cooks.
Lunch: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12h00 to 14h30. Guests to be seated by 13h30. Open for bookings of 20 guests or more.
Reservations are essential.
Tel: +27 (0) 21 870 4274
R295.00 per person excluding beverages
Children aged between 2 and 10 years R145
Boschendal has long been famous for its generous picnic baskets enjoyed on the spacious estate lawns, and during the warm summer months the estate gardens provide the perfect setting for a picnic lunch in the shadow of the Simonsberg.
We have two picnic venues about 1km apart, namely Rhone Picnics and Werf Picnics.
Our classic Boschendal full service picnic has relocated to the Rhone lawns adjacent to the Rhone Homestead, Cellar Door and Winery. This area is the wine-making and wine-tasting hub of Boschendal. Rhone Picnic baskets can be enjoyed at carefully-laid out tables or on a picnic blanket under the shade.
Our Werf Picnics are a more casual affair under the trees on the Pavillion lawn. This area is adjacent to the main werf area and our farm-to-table food hub. We welcome our guests to bring their own blankets, chairs and tables and enjoy a leisurely afternoon under the trees with family and friends. Werf picnic baskets include simple, nutritious food being primarily made from our natural farm produce and wholesome items made on Boschendal.
Open all year except June, July and August.
Booking 24 hours in advance is essential.
Tel: +27 (0) 21 870 4272
Please collect your picnic basket between 12h00 - 14h00
Rhone Picnics: R440 basket for two, R240 basket for one and R85 for young children. Now offering - R860 basket for four.
Werf Picnics: R395 basket for two, R210 basket for one and R85 for young children. Now offering - R780 basket for four.
10% gratuity will be added to each bill for our friendly waiters.
While the Cellar Door Wine Tasting Centre near the winery still caters for large groups and those looking for a more informative wine tasting experience, the new Wine Tasting Room in the historic werf offers wine tastings and sales as well as the opportunity to enjoy a tasting of Boschendal wines in a relaxed setting in the shade of historic oak trees.
Monday - Thursday 10h00 - 17h00
Friday -Sunday 10h00 - 18h00
SPECIAL: Enjoy two pairings including our Decedent Delight Chocolate Croissant with Brut NV and followed by our Pink Pomegranate Chocolate Croissant with Brut Rose NV. A match made in heaven!
Cost: R60 per person per pairing
Time: 10h00 – 14h00
Served Daily. Bookings are essential 1 day prior on +27 (0) 21 870 4273 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday - Wednesday & Saturday: Burgers & craft beer at the Farmshop & Deli.
Sunday evenings: Gourmet pizza & wine in the Werf Bakery
Tel: +27 (0) 21 870 4276
This is the oldest building on the estate located under the shade of one of the oldest oak trees on the Estate. Allow us introduce you to the pleasures of our exceptional wines as well as or secret stash of award winning limited releases with an informal sensory encounter. Our friendly hosts look forward to sharing their wealth of wine knowledge and stories of the people that shaped Boschendal as they guide you through a tasting.
Monday - Thursday 10h00 - 17h00
Friday - Sunday 10h00 - 18h00
Tel: +27 (0) 21 870 4211 / 4210