The people vote for Manor At Nederburg: Mzansi’s best restaurant

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THE Manor restaurant, in the historic manor house at Nederburg in Paarl, has been highlighted as the best restaurant in South Africa, as voted for by members of the public following its participation in Restaurant Week South Africa XXL (29 March to 5 May 2024). The popular Cape winelands eatery attained a top score of 9.9 points (out of 10).

A global culinary concept that enables foodies to discover and dine at top restaurants at discounted rates, Restaurant Week South Africa takes place twice a year, in autumn and spring. The most recent edition involved no fewer than 150 eateries nationwide, offering three-course meals from only R245 per head, and two courses from R145 per person.

“The nation spoke, the scores were tallied, and The Manor at Nederburg emerged as diners’ most highly rated eatery of Restaurant Week South Africa’s autumn run – the largest one to date. This achievement puts us in the company of impressive dining establishments like Marble in Johannesburg and The Chef’s Table in Durban,” says Nederburg’s general manager, Kate Jackson. The other restaurants she refers to, took top spots in their respective cities.

“It’s incredibly encouraging to know The Manor at Nederburg is so well regarded and appreciated by the public for our warm hospitality; our deliciously flavourful food prepared by talented chef Linda Trautmann and her team; our excellent wines; our beautiful setting; and of course, our passionate staff members who tend to our guests’ every whim so effortlessly. Proud of the team is an understatement. I’m absolutely thrilled!”

The Manor at Nederburg is a comfortable family-friendly eatery set in an historic, yet inviting atmosphere. It has a lovely stoep with stunning views of the farm’s sprawling gardens and the vineyards, all framed by breathtaking mountainscapes. With the whole family in mind, the fresh, seasonal and full-flavoured dishes come with an extra dollop of South African warmth and hospitality.

“Given our very successful participation in Restaurant Week South Africa XXL, we’re delighted to invite guests to sample The Manor’s winter à la carte lunch menu, featuring some of the very same dishes. This is your chance to come find out why The Manor received such generous ratings,” says Jackson.

“Favourites include smoked hake and cheese croquettes with black garlic aioli and pea purée (starter); confit pork belly roulade and Savanna mustard sauce served with apple, butterbean mash, candied bacon and seasonal vegetables (main); and Amarula and tonka bean crème brûlée (dessert). The other options are equally delicious.”

A new weekend breakfast menu for winter is also on offer, perfect for lazy weekend brunches. Nederburg’s entire range of wines – familiar favourites, new and exciting options as well as limited editions and fine vintages not readily accessible in the trade – is available to order to enjoy with your meal. The Manor is child-friendly, offering a lovely children’s menu, a children’s’ pairing and cookie decorating, as well as an awesome jungle gym and play area. The venue is accessible for differently-abled guests and is pet-friendly.

Booking is always advised, but essential in some instances. Contact the team on [email protected] or 021 862 3104 or 021 827 5155 to make your reservation. The Manor is open from 9am to 4pm, with lunch served from 12pm daily.

  • Nederburg Wines, Sonstraal Road, Dal Josafat, Paarl

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