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La Petite Ferme

Along with Uitsig and Delaire Graff, this 20-hectare farm with an astonishing mountainside location is among the Cape Town restaurants that offer the best vineyard views – this time over the magical Franschhoek Valley. It has been operating for over three decades, evolving from its humble roots as a farm stall, selling homemade preserves made from the fruit that was grown here before it was transformed into a wine estate. Over the years Franschhoek has been transformed into the city’s ‘gourmet capital’ but La Petite Ferme has somehow retained its unpretentious and rustic atmosphere with d├ęcor that is classic countryside eatery, and manicured lawns where you are welcome to sit and watch the sun go down long after last-orders. Food remains simple and nourishing, with a menu that changes four times a year and might include Peasant fish stew; springbok babotie; a classic rabbit dish with honey and mustard; the signature Franshhoek trout, and the aubergine wrapped lamb, slow-roasted over night. Chef Tamarin van Zyl hails from Paarl, another nearby wine district, but she’s spent time training under Jamie Oliver-if you really like her fare, pick up a copy of the restaurant’s latest recipe book, La Petite Ferme Rustic Contemporary Cuisine from Franschhoek.

Pass Road, Franschhoek,
+27 21 876 3016
Opening Times
noon-4pm daily
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