The Restaurant is situated in one of Buitenverwachting’s original thatch buildings and forms part of the historic complex of the wine estate.
After a devastating storm in June 2017, the restaurant was newly renovated. Natural materials such a untreated wood, leather, handcrafted tiles and unpolished marble form part of the new design. The interior is a reflection of the estate offering clean, simple lines and classic elements.
The surrounding natural wild fauna and farming landscape of Buitenverwachting serve as inspiration for Head Chef and Partner Edgar Osoijnik. The menu offers a variation of delicious refined but rustic-traditional dishes as well as a fine dining menu. Edgar found his new home professionally and privately in the South African city of Cape Town, 20 years ago. He mainly cooks international dishes in his gourmet restaurant.
The mountain facing terrace allows for breath taking views over the vineyards onto the picturesque Constantiaberg mountain, which forms part of the UNESCO - World Heritage Site (Table Mountain range).
A wine library was added to the restaurant, allowing guests to sample vintage wines as well as wines from a limited range only available from the estate.
The courtyard with established stinkwood trees and a traditional Cape Fish Pond connects the restaurant with the popular Coffee Bloc and Gin / Spirits Bar.