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Delaire Graff

If you’re looking for truly fabulous places to eat in Cape Town, look no further, the Delaire Graff Estate in the Winelands is where you should be headed. Hands down the most impressively positioned restaurant in the country, this is a mind-blowing venue, dressed with an amazing art collection, and augmented by very sexy cellars. A humungous renovation that began in 2003, when diamond dealing billionaire Laurence Graff bought this beautiful estate, the massive spend is hugely evident and appreciated. At lunch, you sit on a large, beautifully constructed terrace, built around a row of ancient oak trees facing the vine-covered slopes of Simonsberg mountain and the steep, craggy rockface of Groot Drakenstein; reserve a seat on the lip of the deck and the vineyards start just beyond your table. At night, after drinks out here on the deck, you move inside for the more formal, sumptuous and decadent atmosphere of a space inspired by the early William Kentridge portrait study that hangs above the fireplace. The food is rich, comforting and varied-seafood is excellent: the West Coast oysters are spectacularly fresh, as is the seared tuna. Bordeaux-born Tatiana, possibly the country’s top-rated sommelier, is on hand to pair you up with the best possible vintages.

Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch,
+27 21 885 8160
Opening Times
noon-2.30pm daily, 6.30-9pm Mon-Sat
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