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Contemporary, European, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed probably the best meal of our trip at De Grendel in August this year. The restaurant is beautiful, and the view over the vineyards, with Table Mountain in back is unlike any other. Each course was perfectly presented, exquisite to the point where...you didn't want to eat - but trust me, it tasted even better than it looked. Everything was just cooked to utter perfection. The food and wines, in the beautiful surrounding, all along with the friendly and knowledgeable staff make for a truly wonderful experience, and we'll be back next time we're in the Cape!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 31 May 2021 via mobile

This was a fantastic restaurant, and a lovely setting overlooking the vineyards. A beautiful sunset. Service was excellent and the menu was varied. Will definitely look forward to coming back again. The wines were delicious.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 8 May 2021

Our management team visited De Grendel for a dinner to celebrate our first post-COVID get-together. And it really was a special event, thanks to De Grendel. The setting was superb with lovely views of Cape Town and Table Mountain and we regretted that we did...not come earlier to have drinks on the verandah. The service was very professional and the waiter's dry humour had us in stitches. But the food was the highlight. From the platter with 3 types of bread, through the selection of starters to the main meals and the desserts, we experienced high quality and attention to detail. Everyone raved about their meals, except for a vegetarian who ordered the risotto and complained afterwards that it was far too salty. However, all the meat dishes and the fish were amazing and my lamb was definitely a highlight! The food is expensive, but the quality definitely matched the price. And the bonus was that we could order De Grendel's superb range of wines at cellar prices, which helped to keep the final total to a reasonable level. De Grendel is not cheap, but it is the perfect place for a special occasion.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 8 April 2021

We only did the the wine tasting and had a snack platter. But the wines are excellent and the staff very friendly and informative. Must do for sure!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 April 2021 via mobile

Extremely impressive all around experience.. Food was as good as it gets Service was impeccable The view is extraordinary Will definitely be back

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 11 May 2020 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch at De Grendel to celebrate family birthdays. Opted for 3 course set menu and what a treat! Unpretentious fine dining. Varied menu, superb quality and beautifully presented. Staff friendly, helpful and very knowledgable. We visited on a cloudy day, but on a...sunny day you will have an amazing view towards Cape Town. Can't wait to return.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 8 May 2020 via mobile

Quite a long drive up to the restaurant. We had the option of selecting a 6.00pm slot or the 8.00pm option, and decided on 8.00pm. The reason was that the kitchen would be able to space their load. We arrived at 7.45pm and found the...restaurant already full, but our table was reserved. It is a set menu system with generous options per course. The variety was well selected and I think there was something for everyone. The quality and presentation of the food was excellent. However, as we were the last to arrive, despite the 8.00pm slot we were left waiting for 40 minutes before anything arrived, which was too long and a disappointment. It also made our evening very long. Service was attentive but full of excuses. Also there was only one male/female cloakroom nearby which was continually occupied and we were not directed to a larger cloakroom along the passage, which we only discovered when leaving.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 11 March 2020 via mobile

We had lunch here on a Thursday and had a table in the conservatory area with fabulous views of the estate and Table Mountain. The location is lovely and the surroundings of the restaurant are very nice. We had the Tuesday-Thursday set menu which was...excellent value. There were good choices and the food quality was absolutely fantastic. It was perfectly presented and completely and utterly delicious. In particular the clam starter, the duck and the Valrhona chocolate mousse were wonderful. It was a very relaxed atmosphere and Justice was extremely efficient, helpful and friendly. We had a great bottle of wine - Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2019. It is one of the best meals I have ever had. The rest of the public areas, the reception, toilets etc were all nice and when you walked to the restaurant you could see the cellars where the wine was created. The gardens were nice and there was plenty of parking. I would love to come back here one day for another delightful lunch. I strongly recommend this wonderful restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 10 March 2020

Good value for money.It may be high priced,but it is completly worth it. In Germany you would pay a lot more for this special services and the delicious food. The waiters were very mindful.We had been there with 4 other friends for dinner.It is necessary...to make a reservation and pay a deposit.Some of us had special questions because of allergies or vegetarian wishes.The waiters always stayed in touch with the kitchen and found a solution. The recommended wines,also corresponded to our taste. The view to the sunset at the Tafelberg was stunning. We surely will come back again,if we are in this area.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 5 March 2020

We celebrated my son's 51st birthday at the restaurant. It was a set meal (2 or 3 course). We did the two course option. Not remembering to mention my allergy to garlic when the booking was made, we found that a lot of the food...contains garlic. The chef took up the challenge and provided a small complimentary starter (for everybody in the restaurant - mine without garlic), and main meal without garlic. I had the Kingklip and the boys (men :-) ) had veal. All the food was delicious. It's a little more expensive than the other restaurants in the area but it is a wine farm and the food explained and presented beautifully. They also provided bread for the table.The service is great and the view spectacular.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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28 April 2019|
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Response from Dozylocal | Reviewed this property |
No. At the entrance to the wine farm there's a sign that says no dogs.
18 April 2019|
Response from Roland E | Reviewed this property |
Falls sie über ein Navigationsgerät verfügen, einfach sonst leider nur mit einer guten Straßenkarte. Die Einfahrt ist gut beschildert.
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18 April 2019|
Response from JohanM2273 | Reviewed this property |
If you did not book in advance, my guess is that you will not be able to have your easter lunch there. Nevermind the directions. Try google maps for an easy directed way to De Grendel.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5