Nederburg presents the country-style restaurant, The Red Table, situated in its iconic manor house, a protected heritage monument. It has been passionately created in collaboration with well-known Cape Town foodie, Andrea Foulkes, and offers locally-sourced, fresh food in a comfortable and historic atmosphere.
During the summer months, the restaurant spills out onto the manor house terrace and sprawling gardens, set against the backdrop of vineyards and the towering Drakenstein Mountains.
With fireplaces ablaze during the winter months, the plush and comfortable interior of the manor house is the perfect setting for relaxed meals shared with family and friends when chilly outside.
Head chef Lisa Cilliers’ à la carte menu places the accent on tasty, simple but superb eating with flavours to match the award-winning range of Nederburg wines.
Signature favourites include starters such as green bean, avocado and bocconcini baby leaf salad topped with poached egg, toasted almonds and light lemon dressing; smoked smoor snoek and cauliflower rice, lightly curried with sambals, green chutney and sweet potato crisps; and slaphakskeentjie tart tatin with chevin cream. Starters range in price from R65 to R95, with some offered as main course options.
The main course menu features dishes such as pork belly with braised red cabbage and green apple with sweet potato croquettes; fresh fish of the day and chips with tartar sauce; biltong-crusted beef fillet with potatoes Boulangère, flashed garden vegetables and chimichurri sauce; and slow-braised springbok phyllo parcel with maize tabbouleh, toasted corn and red wine jus. Main course options cost between R120 and R215 per dish.
Delectable desserts are also available, including baked cheesecake with gooseberry compote; rich chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream; Gewürztraminer-infused crème brȗlée; and milk tart with rooibos ice cream; and artisanal flavoured lollies. Pricing ranges between R25 and R85.
Children are well catered for, with a selection of meals offered at between R55 and R60 per dish.
The Red Table’s “Feast to the Table” is ideal for those visiting in groups of six or more. It offers a scrumptious variety of dishes served family-style on platters on the table, including freshly baked bread and spreads; whole roasted garlic and rosemary chicken cut into serving size portions; roasted beetroot, toasted corn, sundried tomatoes, chickpea and baby spinach salad; roasted butternut, feta, olives, toasted pumpkin seeds with Bulgur wheat and rocket salad with balsamic dressing; and concertina roasted potatoes with crispy bacon and parmesan crumble. This is offered at R185 per person. Add roasted sirloin with herbed salsa and dessert of peach and blueberry upside down cake with vanilla ice cream, at a cost of R265 per person. Alternatively, add roasted sirloin or the dessert option, at R225 per person.
Picnics are available and can be enjoyed in the generous, fragrant gardens, under shady trees. The freshly-prepared selection includes artisanal bread and hummus, delicious cheeses, fig preserve, thyme & lemon chicken kebabs, Springbok samoosas, roasted Cajun spiced nuts, brie and mushroom tartlet with caramelised onions, fresh seasonal salad, and a sweet treat; all offered at R225 per adult sharing. It comes packed in a picnic basket complete with cutlery, crockery, glassware, wooden platter, blanket and ice bucket. Kids’ picnics are also on offer, at only R95 per head.
A wide selection of Nederburg wines is offered by the glass, and the almost the entire range is available by the bottle.
While vegetarians and those with special dietary needs can be accommodated, the kitchen does prepare meat, seafood, peanuts and gluten products on the premises.
Directions to Nederburg
021 877 5155