Over 10 years old, this rustic retreat is situated in the quiet valley of Honeydew(about 40 minutes from Sandton) and offers its patrons an intimate dining experience beside a roaring open fireplace. On hot summer evenings the restaurant throws open the doors to a number of sun-drenched patios, with plenty of drooping trees to offer shade to those supping. The menu comprises comfort food classics for when there’s a chill in the air, including braised oxtail, duck and cherry pie and warm chocolate mousse. For warmer days a selection of salads and wraps make for light bites indeed. Described as ‘family-friendly’, the restaurant also offers stressed-out parents respite from their demanding offspring with a dedicated children’s play area and organised pony rides every Sunday. Retired types may want to steer clear.