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Babel Restaurant

Klapmuts Simondium Road | between Paarl and Franschhoek, Simondium 7690, South Africa
+27 21 863 3852
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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Klapmuts Simondium Road | between Paarl and Franschhoek, Simondium 7690, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 610 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tasty and fresh organic food served by very capable and friendly staff. The food was beautifulle presented and catered for our every taste over thebthree nights. Breakfasts were also absolutely sublimeMore

Thank QuintusKilbourn
lizelazarus, Guest Relations Manager at Babel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Quintus Because our menu is guided by what is available in the garden, our food always reflects the season, and so in summer we may serve you a yellow salad of pineapple, gooseberries, granadillas, yellow tomatoes and apricots while in winter a slow-cooked leg...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool atmosphere , very friendly service, nice selection for dinner with 3 different choices for starters and several main dishes, from vegetarian to fish and meat dishes... Good wine list, whereas you are at Babylonstoren, go for the local ones!

Thank Matthias F
lizelazarus, Guest Relations Manager at Babel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Matthias Thank you for joining us at Babel restaurant, we hope you enjoyed every bite! Best wishes, Lize and the Babylonstoren team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit to Babylonstoren but our first to Babel. Last time we ate at the Greenhouse - laid back al fresco lunch - because Babel was fully booked. Taking the precaution this time to book well in advance, we returned today to test the...More

Thank Mobilemum
lizelazarus, Guest Relations Manager at Babel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

How wonderful to hear about your delightful experience at Babel! Your kind words will surely be shared with Jonathan. Best wishes, Lize and the Babylonstoren team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the hotel and ate here every night - it's a beautiful restaurant with great decor and ambiance. We love it and it's so inventive and fresh - you can have something different every time and I love the fact it has all...More

1  Thank Cammy9
lizelazarus, Guest Relations Manager at Babel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Cammy Variety is what inspires us! Best wishes, Lize and the Babylonstoren team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not miss Babylonstoren and Babel Restaurant. The gardens are incredible, the views amazing, the wonderful food straight from the farm to your table. It is an all-round beautiful experience. I have not stayed at the hotel or visited the spa, but I am sure...More

Thank jay123452017
lizelazarus, Guest Relations Manager at Babel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jay Thank you for sharing your all-round beautiful experience with us! Best wishes, Lize and the Babylonstoren team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food with their personal touch and fresh vegetables from the farm. The wine is also very good. Great place to spend the day. No entry fees or booking in advance is a plus.More

Thank Ofélia G
lizelazarus, Guest Relations Manager at Babel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ofelia Thank you for sharing your memorable experience with us. Entrance fees payable at the gate go to the Babylonstoren Trust for the education of our local children. Weekends and public holidays: R20 per person | R10 per child under 12 Weekdays: R10 for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We expected very fresh food but the soup was more cream than fresh products. The meat on the menu was not available. The salad - green salad was nothing specialMore

Thank Sonja D
lizelazarus, Guest Relations Manager at Babel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sonja We are sad to hear about your disappointing experience at Babel restaurant. Our Chianina meet is of the highest quality - a lengthy process of 28 days are followed to mature the meat to perfection. Even though this specific meat option is subject...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved everything about this restaurant, the location, the gardens of course, the service and the originality of the menu. A real pleasure to eat so many fresh vegetables in such an interesting composition. The starter was great, the main was divine (the smoked artichokes...More

Thank Isabelle D
lizelazarus, Public Relations Manager at Babel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Isabelle Thank you for taking the time to share your Babylonstoren experience with us. We hope the spa left you feeling revitalized and topping it off with dinner at Babel an extra treat. Our wine tasting room is open till 18h00 and wine sipping...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Magnificent and special place with great food. the nebukadnesar red wine is highly recommended. This restaurant and the entire estate is a must see!

Thank EvelineRu
lizelazarus, Guest Relations Manager at Babel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Eveline Our flagship, the king Nebukadnesar surely is a favorite! Best wishes,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our experience at Babel will be a treasured memory. The setting was elegant, relaxed. The service was exceptional. The setting perfect for a country lunch. Taking a walk through all the gardens before sitting down to lunch made us appreciate every mouthful . The freshness...More

Thank 585Pippa
lizelazarus, Guest Relations Manager at Babel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Pippa Your lovely review brings us much delight! We hope to welcome you back for more treasured memories. Best wishes, Lize and the Babylonstoren team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Klapmuts Simondium Road | between Paarl and Franschhoek, Simondium 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Simondium
  • Phone Number: +27 21 863 3852
  • E-mail
Description
Housed in an old cow shed, Babel is a wonderful mix of Cape Dutch architecture with contemporary glass walls that makes for a simple yet edgy environment in which to try our tasty yet often unconventional combinations. We have a farm-to-fork philosophy, which means we like to serve food that is seasonal and that reflects our "pick, clean and serve" approach. Because our menu is guided by what is available in the garden, our food always reflects the season, and so in summer we may serve you a yellow salad of pineapple, gooseberries, granadillas, yellow tomatoes and apricots while in winter a slow-cooked leg of lamb in red wine is more likely. Dessert subscribes to four flavours, namely salty, bitter, sweet and sour. And while our meals are creative, we don't like to tamper unduly with our food. Our meals are always clear in structure, so that fruit and vegetables gathered daily from the garden is often served with its skin on. Helpings are generous and depending on the weather you can take your meal in the glass-enclosed restaurant or under the plane trees in the courtyard.
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