Eric Bulpitt

Eric Bulpitt

Current Executive chef, Pierneef à La Motte
Born 22 May
Training Hospitality Management at Winchester Mansions
Work history Worked under chef Jonathan Staley; sous chef at the original Jardine Restaurant on Bree Street (under chef and mentor George Jardine); chef at The Ledbury in London; chef at Trinity in Clapham; head chef at Jardine; internship at Noma in Copenhagen; head chef at The Roundhouse Restaurant under PJ Vadas; chef-owner at The Restaurant at Newton Johnson in Hermanus; launched Faber at Avondale Estate in 2016; co-created the menu for Bootlegger Café and Grill in Constantia in 2017; executive chef at Pierneef à La Motte since 2018.
Inspiration “Heritage and nature.”

Restaurants he rates in 2020

Best casual eatery The Table at De Meye
Best fine-dining restaurant Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia
Best wine farm restaurant Camphors, Vergelegen
Best restaurant for speciality cuisine  Chinese at Cape Grand China
Best restaurant that’s stood the test of time Overture
Best spot to indulge your guilty pleasure Marcel’s Frozen Yoghurt
Best overall restaurant experience Eike by Bertus Basson

Restaurants he rated in 2019

For a casual meal The Green Goose Eatery
For a special occasion The Restaurant at Waterkloof; Camphors at Vergelegen; Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia.
For a guilty pleasure De Vrije Burger
For a Winelands experience Jordan Restaurant; Chefs Warehouse at Maison
For authentic cuisine Genki Sushi Bar & Japanese Tapas
Best new restaurant The Green Goose Eatery
The best restaurant overall Wolfgat; Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia

Restaurants he rated in 2018

For a casual meal Hoghouse BBQ & Bakery [now Vadas Smokehouse] at Spier Wine Farm
For a special occasion Camphors at Vergelegen
For a Winelands experience Jardine Restaurant
For authentic cuisine Knus Karoo Kombuis
The best restaurant overall Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia

Restaurants he rated in 2017

Chefs Warehouse & Canteen on Bree Street; Vasco da Gama Taverna; Eastern Food Bazaar; Door 221