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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 9 April 2023

This wine farm has an absolutely fantastic restaurant. Real good, home cooking. Real South African cooking experience. We were pleasantly surprised at this stop on the wine tram. The best lamb shank I have tasted in my entire life. Extremely friendly staff and a delicious...wine experience. This is one to remember. As a South African, I am very proud to have experiences like this in our country. Trust me, give this one a try.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 17 January 2023 via mobile

It was a very pleasant lunch and good service. We enjoyed the chenin blanc and some red wines with accompanying food… Goid hospitality well done

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 19 April 2020

We were on our way to a meeting a few kms further down the road (a few days before lockdown!!) and decided we would grab a lunch at a venue we hadn't tried before. We must have driven past the entrance so many times before...but because we were on the lookout, we noticed Solms as we passed. We decided to turn back and take a look. On entering the restaurant area, it looked very quiet and possibly closed due to the iminent lockdown. We ventured on and were met by a lovely lady (sorry it's been a few weeks and I can't recall her name :() We confirmed they were open for lunch and it was alomost a case of deciding on a selectioin of choices before sitting. It was all a bit surreal and we were the only people there. Most other people in the country were out buying toilet rolls. We established we could have Snoek fishcakes as a starter and Bobotie as a main. Snoek is a local meaty fish with a strong flavour (If you don't know, you can search and see it osften served with apricot or tomota jam. I know many of you will now search after reading that). Bobotie is a sweet mince curry (Malay influence) with an egg custard topping as a 'crust' and served with yellow rice. Often the mince is mixed with raisins, not at this sitting. We ordered a bottle of the wine estate Rose and shared the fishcake starter. They were served with local chutney and some greens. They were probably the nicest fishcakes we had ever eaten and our eyes lit up on that first bite/taste. The wine was beautiful, light and crisp but with full flavour and an ideal partner especially for lunch. The bobotie was a delight, not too sweet, not too spicey and a perfect fit for what we were looking for. We sat outside under an umbrella, the estate Jack Russell popped by to say hi and we lapped up the laid back environment. We only went to the restaurant (not the cellar or museum) and found the staff were all lovely, friendly and relaxed (ok, we were the only ones there - accepted). The prices for the meals and wine were also a fantastic addition to our experience and we are referring to ZAR as earners and payment here. Having been to many other restaurants and estates in the area, we are looking forward to the day when we can return to Solms. Highly Recommended but be sure to keep an eye out for the entranceMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020

We only meant to stop briefly at Solms Delta but found the Museum van de Caab on site so interesting and the staff were friendly and welcoming and very proud of their association with the winery. The restaurant looked good so we stopped for lunch...and bought some wonderful wine to take on our travels. The food excellent and we had the choice of outdoor eating or moving in to the air-conditioned conservatory area. We bought copies of the broadsheet telling the story of the farm and it's very unusual and interesting history. A memorable visit.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 31 January 2019

Very professional and an amazing place! The food and wine was delicious and the museums and story was very heart warming. Great for birthday partys!!

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

I celebrated by bithday at Solms Delta and wow what an experience. Elma van Graan (one of few femaile wine makers) did an amazing job. We were entertained by Mercha who combines your wine tasting with music and a story. She is a one in...a million wine conductor with so much passion. Food was excellent and you could taste the love of the chef. We had a great tractor ride as well to the "bamboe bos" and that was amazing as well. There is a museum as well and can be viewed with tour guide and bookings are essential. Will definitely go there again,,,,and again.....and again Thank you to Elma and her team for an unforgettable experience.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We booked our picnic and arrived around 12:20 expecting that everting would be ready by 12 as confirmed in our booking We had to wait ... as it seems many others have had to do also The picnic basket was uninspired and very average Plastic...cutlery and plastic cups to drink wine are a real turn off Only 1 serviette to share? And no spoons for the dessert ... really? We won’t be rushing back to Solms Delta for a picnic There are many better places to choose from in this beautiful cityMore

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

What a lovely setting but the worst service. Extremely slow staff and service, they have no idea what is on the menus or offered by the kitchen. Ordering tea took 3 efforts to get it right. The biggest disappointment in the Winelands.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We were really impressed on a visit two to three years ago. This time, features of the Music Museum at Solms Delta did not function. Staff outside the wine tasting venue on this hot day seemed half-hearted about visitors. The food in the Fyndraai restaurant...was value for money, but the menu limited. Howwever, wonderful to sit on the verandah, in the shade, and the service at the restaurant was good. A couple of girls enjoyed sitting out on the lawn to eat. (Staff willingly moved chairs out for them.) A pity this social experiment, as a whole, seems to be struggling, at least partially through an apparent lack of marketing energy by the beneficiaries themselves. perhaps some additional training is required. A visit to the casual restaurant will still not disappoint, though!More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Fyndraai today with friends and enjoyed a pleasant relaxing Sunday lunch. The weather was great so we sat outside. We had Bobotie spring rolls to start and 'just enough to enjoy' mains (pork belly, paella and rack of ribs ) and the delish...pineapple tart is a must for dessert(order your own -do not share!!) Zenobia served us and she was attentive and engaging and overall service was good. Together with easy drinking 'lekkerwijn' and good company, we had a very pleasant day at Solms-Delta.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Loved the venue. Sat out on the veranda over looking a big open lawn which was perfect for the children to play on. For starters we had the prawn and hake spring rolls and the Cape bobotie samosas. The spring rolls were big and crispy....They had a slightly fishy taste which I love but may be a bit much for some. The samosas were absolutely delicious! I would recommend them to share or if you are REALLY hungry. For mains we had the lamb rack and pork belly. Both were just amazing! They also have a kids menu which is great if you looking for a good spot for a family outing. The staff were friendly and on form. We loved our visit and will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

First, the food was out of the world, just enough but tasteful. Services was 10/10. The venue is full of history. The wine tasting was also awesome and we enjoyed it very much. The Cape Jazz, what a wine 🍷. Definitely an Bucket List Wine...🍷More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Had lunch yesterday at the Fyndraai Restaurant at Soms-Delta yesterday. Very tasty food in a relaxed atmosphere. Accompanying side were delicious and complimentary to the meal. The staff were very attentive and helpful.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We fail to understand how the owners and the management of Fyndraai restaurant succeed in serving such tasteless and uninspired food at such a high price. One of the explanations we have is that they only target tourists that will not come back in any...case. We should have turned back when we saw greasy stains on the table, but decided to give it a try. What a mistake! The place was empty, we understood the reason why the minute the waitress brought the couscous, chickpea,etc... salads which were totally tasteless. We asked for some olive oil to add some flavour to it. We were off to a bad start. The waitress managed to make some more greasy stains on the wooden table when bringing the olive oil. As for the paella, it was very salty in a desperate attempt to give flavours that were lacking in the other main dish as well, a kingklip with waterblommetjies. We decided to skip dessert and asked for the bill as we wanted to put an end to this bad eating experience. We paid the heavy bill, got in our car and as we were driving along the restaurant building we saw one of the staff members of the kitchen urinating outside the kitchen door. We don't want to think about the hygiene of the kitchen. What a disappointment in a region with so many excellent restaurants!More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Last Friday we felt like exploring Franschhoek. It was a lovely sunny day and we enjoyed the scenic drive to Solms-Delta where we would have lunch. When we entered the restaurant, called Fyndraai, a welcoming fire was burning in the fireplace. The restaurant was filled...with elderly tourists who left after a while, leaving the two of us as the only remaining guests. The menu offered a couple of traditional dishes of which my wife ordered Kingklip which was served with Waterblommetjies. I ordered Paella. My wife’s dish was tasty, but my Paella was uninspired and unfortunately tasteless. We had to ask the waitron to light the citronella candles on the table as a couple of flies were very interested in our food. Then it was time for dessert. Something that we really dislike, is a hot dessert that is served cold. My wife’s very traditional Malva pudding could have been very tasty, but it was served cold. My old fashioned Milk Tart was fresh from the nearest supemarket. Why would someone have a restaurant like this in such a sophisticated area? With just a bit more imagination, it could be a beautiful venue with great food. It was a disappointing meal which came with a heavy bill. Sorry, but this was not a great experience. And please think again about the “background” music!More

Date of visit: May 2017
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5