Eat & Drink
The Cape colony has its roots as a refreshment station; a welcome 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 providing flavourful and nourishing farm-to-table food; celebrating the bountiful produce of Boschendal and the Franschhoek valley with menus that shift 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.
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 Wednesday to Saturday: 18h00 to 21h00. Guests to be seated by 20h30
Please not that a 10% service charge will be added to tables of 8 or more guests.
Direct Tel: +27 (0) 21 870 4206
The Farmshop & Deli
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 & Tuesday 08h00 to 20h00. Wednesday - Saturday 08h00 to 17h00. Sunday 08h00 to 20h00 (Pizza night only)
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: Sunday 12h00 to 14h30. Guests to be seated by 13h30.
Open for bookings of 20 guests or more. Open on public holidays.
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.
Werf Wine Tasting Room
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
Monday - Wednesday & Saturday: Burgers & craft beer at the Farmshop & Deli.
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