Kick back and relax in good company.
Summer in Stellenbosch delivers rows of bright-green leafy vines, gorgeous flower-filled gardens, blue skies and sunshine. Finding a relaxed spot from which to enjoy all of this is key – and Kleine Zalze estate offers all that (and more) a short five-kilometre drive from the centre of Stellenbosch.
Alfresco is best
The restaurant features an expanded seating area with outdoor tables under tented shade on the terrace, as well as under umbrellas amid the manicured shrubbery, fountains and oak trees. The views of the farm, golf course and distant mountains remain as perfect as ever.
Here, chef Nic van Wyk’s food – timeless classics that are delicious, generous and familiar – is the ideal choice for relaxed Sunday lunches with family and friends or that special someone. There is one menu, from which guests can choose two or three courses, all of which pair wonderfully with the estate’s multi-award-winning wines.
The Sunday lunch menu changes weekly, but guests can expect the likes of wood-fired rolls with smoked-salt butter to start, followed by options of seafood (calamari and prawns or smoked trout), meat (sirloin or venison) and salads – all with delectable sides, and a sweet finish of apple crumble, panna cotta with fruit or a chocolate pot.
For the rest of the week, dining is a more casual affair, with tapas and sharing plates, a dish of the day and light meals designed to accompany wine tastings. The winery alongside the restaurant is open on Sundays, too, and offers seven different tastings.
Cost R265 (two courses); R295 (three courses)
Opening times Restaurant: Sunday, 11.30am – 3pm
Wednesday + Thursday, 11.30am – 4pm; Friday + Saturday, 11.30am – 4pm, 6pm – 8pm
Wine tasting: Sunday 11am – 6pm, Monday – Saturday, 9am – 6pm
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