Winter is the perfect season for comfort food and red wine alongside a crackling fire.
These restaurants with fireplaces make for the perfect winter’s dining destination. Choose your ideal hideout and nestle in, from the inner-city eatery to a Winelands bistro or fine dining above Camps Bay.
Placed in the eclectic Kloof Street neighbourhood, Upper Union delivers a casual contemporary dining experience inspired by the simple joy of a Sunday lunch. You are able to gather around a table, next to one of the eateries’ two green and white tile-clad fireplaces and indulge in chef Amori Burger’s ‘chef’s menu’. It hosts a number of flavourful dishes are designed to be shared amongst the table and enjoyed together in abundance.
Salsify at The Roundhouse:
Located above Camps Bay, Salsify at The Roundhouse has sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and Lion’s Head as a backdrop. This fine dining restaurant housed in a heritage building dating back hundreds of years, is where chef Ryan Cole and team serve up their fine fare. Drawing its inspiration from the seasons, the restaurant’s hyper-local menu changes according to the time of year and the produce available at the given moment.
Farro at Gabriëlskloof:
Located within the beautiful surrounds of Gabriëlskloof wine estate, Farro enchants guests with its seasonally-led, constantly evolving menu. This restaurant embraces simplicity in dining, brings forth a sensational array of comforts and classics that leave patrons yearning for more.
The menu from Chef Alex Windebank’s modern European the likes of creamy duck liver parfait, roasted butternut risotto, and melt-in-the-mouth pork belly served with braised cabbage and a mustard sauce.
Main Image: Upper Union