Restaurant Posts
By Daryll Williams | November 15, 2019

Chapter 4: Somerset West - Updated 2021

96 Winery Road

This venerable place has been part of the fabric of Somerset West for so long that they must be doing something right. The many people who love coming here adore the country flavours and generous portions as well as the decades-old favourites.

Why go?

The chef only uses fresh, often organic and, where possible, local ingredients to prepare the dishes that you can find on the menu. They are inspired by South African favourites and flavours from around the world. The fresh seasonal and inspirational menu changes almost every day, and the main menu four times a year.


a: Zandberg Farm, Winery Road, off the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West
t: +27 21 842 2020
h: Deli – daily from 09h00, Breakfast: served until 11h00, Lunch: daily from 12h00-15h00, Dinner: Monday—Saturday 18h00-21h00.

Photograph: 96 Winery Road

Camphors at Vergelegen

Vergelegen produces classical wine varietals and the ever-changing menu reflects a modern take on classical international and local food dishes, specifically designed to complement Vergelegen’s award-winning wines.

Why go?

The restaurant overlooks expansive lawns and beautiful trees complementing the overall dining experience and creating an ambience never to be forgotten.


a: Lourensford Rd, Golden Acre, Somerset West
t: +27 21 847 2131
h: Wednesday—Sunday: Lunch: 12h00-14h30, Friday—Saturday: Dinner:18h30-20h30. Monday—Tuesday: Closed. Reservations essential.

Photograph: Camphors at Vergelegen

Cavalli Estate

Besides plating up perfect dishes, chef Michael Deg’s arrival at Cavalli has brought a palpable buzz and engendered a newfound interest in the restaurant’s progressive food philosophy.

Why go?

Added to the now quotidian ideology of foraging, Chef Michael uses as much produce from his kitchen garden as possible, with vegan dishes becoming integral to his menu.


a: Strand Rd, Somerset West
t: +27 21 855 3218
h: Wednesday—Sunday: Lunch: 12h00-15h00, Friday—Saturday: Dinner, 18h00-21h30. Monday—Tuesday: closed. 

Photograph: Cavalli Estate


Sporting a relatively small menu, Idiom’s food immediately comes across as a clever contemporary combo of South Africa and Italy.

Why go?

Flaunting its own spectacular panoramic views of the majestic Helderberg basin as well as the Cape Peninsula region stretching from Table Mountain all the way across to Cape Point.


a: Idiom Wines, Da Capo Vineyards, Off Old Sir Lowry’s Pass Road, Somerset West, 7130
t: +27 21 858 1088
h: Monday—Sunday: 10h00-16h00

Photograph: Idiom

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