Children, we love them and understand that mealtimes in restaurants is a grown-up thing and that little feet want to run and climb and little hands hate using a knife and fork but would rather paint and draw.
BABYLONSTOREN – GREENHOUSE
At the rear of the garden, tucked away between the oak trees, is the Greenhouse restaurant. They offer guests a wonderful refreshment station after their walk through the garden. The food is served picnic-style in wooden crates with the preserves, jams and salads served in weck jars, while fresh bread from our wood-fired oven come wrapped in the iconic blue-and-white Babylonstoren paper. Bring the young ones and visit the water wonderland named Old Bullfrog, that features creatures from their garden like frogs, lizards and a big bullfrog at its center spouting water. Around 380 000 pebbles were hand-picked and carefully placed to create the spiral. Find it next to Babel and their hotel reception.
FAIRVIEW – THE GOATSHED
Goatshed Restaurant has fresh and homemade products. Over the past decade, they have perfected their menu of delicious farm-style comfort food, award-winning selection of artisan cheeses and their diverse range of handcrafted wines. They aim to bring the paddock and the farm as close to the table as they can, preparing their dishes from scratch and making sure they use as much of their farmed produce as possible with as little waste as they can manage. They invite you to enjoy a delectable meal, great company, and only the best of times. The goat area can entertain the kids.
RIDGEBACK WINES – THE DECK RESTAURANT AND TASTING ROOM
The Deck Restaurant is open six days a week and can be found next to Ridgeback Wines’ wine tasting centre. Located in the tranquil gardens overlooking a dam populated with a range of exotic waterfowl, one can enjoy award-winning wines, great food, a child-friendly play area and the most beautiful surroundings. You cannot go wrong with Ridgeback.
RHEBOKSKLOOF ESTATE – THE RHEBOKSKLOOF RESTAURANT
The Rhebokskloof restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch. Diners can enjoy the view from the terrace as they enjoy breakfast or lunch or be served by the fireplace inside the restaurant. Sit back and relax or get the adrenaline pumping on the trails. Most importantly, enjoy a delicious plate of food and a glass of wine while the kids feast and play on the lush lawns and jungle gym.
SPICE ROUTE DESTINATION – LA GRAPPERIA
At La Grapperia, one can enjoy a diverse and flavourful selection of wood-fired, thin-based pizza (rated the best this side of the winelands!), flammkuchen, and platters with a glass of wine or beer on tap at La Grapperia. Situated right next-door to the Wilderer distillery, La Grapperia offers a relaxing, unpretentious atmosphere. In the summer, sit under the oak trees and take in the panoramic view of the winelands, reaching so far as Table Mountain almost 70kms away, or in winter, when it is chilly and raining, huddle inside to sit near the fireplace and warm up with some of our schnaps made on site.
NEDERBURG WINES – THE MANOR RESTAURANT
In the elegant surrounds of the magnificent and stately manor house, The Manor restaurant’s, interior spaces are beautifully revamped and modernised. The restaurant situated on Nederburg Wines’ focus are be on nostalgic food experiences featuring simple and unassuming, yet wholesome and hearty dishes with a touch of heritage.
Jerry and his team look forward to treating you to a small menu of breakfast options, light meals and cheese and charcuterie platters. Generous picnics for relaxed enjoyment in the sprawling gardens is on offer.
Escape to Laborie Estate and indulge in a relaxed dining experience, surrounded by vineyards and mountain views. Laborie Estate offers an ideal family day out in the heart of Paarl, they have a child-friendly play area for the kids to enjoy while parents have lunch or enjoy a glass of wine.
KNUS KAROO KOMBUIS
The newly renovated Knus Karoo Kombuis Coffee and Gift Shop is inspired by the Karoo with a unique menu. Treat yourself to pancakes and roosterkoek and let the kiddies enjoy the great new outdoor play area!
LA PARIS BISTRO
The elegant yet trendy style of the Bistro’s interior, with its warm, solid French Oak floor juxtaposed against the cool, grey screeded floor of the Deli all with added unique décor elements, work in synergy with the relaxed yet elegant feel of the Estate. La Paris Bistro welcomes parents and kids, they provide a charming outdoor play area that is sure to keep the little ones entertained.
THE RESTAURANT AT LE BONHEUR REPTILES AND ADVENTURES
Le Bonheur offers reptile adventures you have not experienced before. After enjoying their croc pond tour and snake exhibit (locals and exotics), spend the rest of the day enjoying their spacious kids’ play area, tranquil catch-and-release dam, and scrummy woodfired pizzas.