Viande, the French name meaning simply “meat”, is not only in line with the hotel’s, but also a statement of culinary direction.
“Viande will be country-style with a nose-to-tail menu,” says Pete. Special attention will be given to local produce with the existing herb garden expanded with vegetables to provide a “proper kitchen garden”.
The restaurant will be enlarged to accommodate around 90 guests and occupy the entire floor of the hotel’s familiar main building. The traditional reception moves into the hotel itself.
“The chandeliers will remain,” declares Pete of the stunning collection that has become part of the experience along with the anchoring fireplace.
Viande will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with Sunday brunch on the cards as well.
A new cocktail bar will become the hub for the after-work slow-down, serving innovative tapas alongside an expanded range of drinks. Brandies get individual treatment as a showcase not only the excellence of the drink, but to reaffirm the hotel’s home-town as source of some of the world’s best.
During the month of June 2019 the Grande Roche Hotel will be closed for maintenance and the establishment of a completely new restaurant and bar.
Décor will be overseen by well-known Cape interior designer Francois du Plessis.
We encourage guests to please make dinner reservations for 1 – 10 guests at Viande prior to arrival by clicking on the Dineplan Calendar above. Groups of 10+ diners are kindly requested to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking.
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