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Enjoy our contemporary Cape Town cuisine, designed to complement our range of De Grendel wines (available at cellar door prices from De Grendel Restaurant). 


To make a reservation call us on +27 (0)21 558 7035 or email

Opening Hours



Tuesday - Saturday

Lunch: 12:00 to 14:30

Dinner: 19:00 to 21:30


Lunch: 12:00 to 14:30

De Grendel Restaurant Food Menu Cape Town


Our menu is based on classic, locally sourced ingredients, served in creative flavour combinations and served with a an inventive, modern edge.

The simple menu changes every day according to availability of ingredients.

Farm produce, from honey and yoghurt to guinea fowl and pasture-raised beef and lamb; organic vegetables, such as kohlrabi and Jerusalem artichokes.

You’ll also find some new dishes never before seen on a local menu like Brandy & Coke ice-cream, liquid popcorn and more.

We like to surprise our guests, that’s why you’ll find that our menu lists only the ingredients with no indication of how your meal will be prepared or which ingredients dominate (of course, if you ask, we’ll gladly tell you more).

View or download our De Grendel Restaurant menus here:

Dinner Menu 2018 - PDF

Dinner Food & Wine Pairing Menu 2018 - PDF *

Lunch Menu 2018 - PDF

Saturday & Sunday Lunch Menu 2018 - PDF

Prices are subject to change.

*Please note: the Food & Wine Pairing Menu needs to be booked ahead and starts no later than 19h00. 

**Please note: De Grendel Restaurant does not allow children under the age of 10 years for dinner reservations.


De Grendel Restaurant Team Cape Town Ian Bergh

Head Chef, Ian Bergh, and Sous Chef, Conrad van den Heever

Ian Bergh

Our Chef Ian Bergh brings a real passion for farm produce to the table and gives local artisan produce an inventive modern twist.

Ian is no slave to fad and food fashions, and is an original locavore with a great respect for the seasons and their bounty. 

His hands-on training and experience are rooted in classical cuisine, having worked with Franck Dangereux at La Colombe and further honed his skills at Kurland, Five Flies and Pure at Hout Bay Manor before joining Jonathan Davies at De Grendel to launch the restaurant in 2012.

Conrad van den Heever

Our Sous Chef Conrad has years of experience working at Michelin-starred restaurants in London such as Pollen Street Social and Odette’s, as well as some of South Africa’s award-winning fine dining restaurants.

He brings his energy, innovation and creativity to the team at De Grendel Restaurant, most notably his fresh ideas for updating traditional South African dishes with new techniques and presentation and his passion for locally sourced ingredients.  

He runs the kitchen on a daily basis and is involved in all areas of kitchen management.

De Grendel Restaurant Cape Town Decor


It should come as no surprise to those who know the Graaff family that De Grendel Restaurant is without high-design bells and whistles or frivolous embellishments.

We took our creative cue from the family farm house, blending it with the present with touches of De Grendel’s past. 

The glass-panelled eatery is decorated in much the same way the Graaff matriarchs adorned the historic homestead: personal paintings and old family photographs dot the walls, and we had delft-blue porcelain underplates bearing the family crest specially hand-crafted by renowned local ceramicist Mervyn Gers.

The glassed-in kitchen contains the heat and noise, while letting you watch our chefs in action from the serene calm of your high-backed chairs and turned-wood tables in the dining area.


2014 Accredited American Express Platinum Fine Dining Restaurant

Accredited American Express Platinum Fine Dining Restaurant

KlinkAwards: Best Gourmet Restaurant on a Wine Farm

KlinkAwards: Supanova Award


Accredited American Express Platinum Fine Dining Restaurant

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

World Luxury Restaurant Awards: Best Scenic Restaurant in South Africa


Accredited American Express Platinum Fine Dining Restaurant

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

World Luxury Restaurant Awards: Best Fine Dining Cuisine Restaurant in South Africa

World Luxury Restaurant Awards: Best Luxury Scenic Setting Restaurant in Africa


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