Paarl Kids Journey
Children, we love them and understand that meal times 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 – Babel Restaurant
Housed in an old cow shed, Babel is a wonderful mix of Cape Dutch architecture with contemporary glass walls that makes for a simple yet edgy environment in which to try our tasty yet often unconventional combinations. We have a farm-to-fork philosophy, which means we like to serve food that is seasonal and that reflects our “pick, clean and serve” approach. Because our menu is guided by what is available in the garden, our food always reflects the season, and so in summer we may serve you a yellow salad of pineapple, gooseberries, granadillas, yellow tomatoes and apricots while in winter a slow-cooked leg of lamb in red wine is more likely. Dessert subscribes to four flavours, namely salty, bitter, sweet and sour. And while our meals are creative, we don’t like to tamper unduly with our food. Our meals are always clear in structure, so that fruit and vegetables gathered daily from the garden is often served with its skin on. Helpings are generous and depending on the weather you can take your meal in the glass-enclosed restaurant or under the plane trees in the courtyard.
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 well entertain the kids.
Ridgeback Wines – The Deck Restaurant and Tasting Room
The Deck Restaurant is open 6 days a week and can be found in our wine tasting centre.
Located in the tranquil gardens overlooking a dam populated with a range of exotic waterfowl, one can enjoy a light meal from our small range of freshly made home-style cooking. Children can buy a small pack of food to feed the birds and try to spot the very shy rabbits in the garden.
The setting is fantastic and soon lulls you into a relaxing and enjoyable frame of mind.
Rhebokskloof Estate – The Rhebokskloof Restaurant
The Rhebokskloof restaurant, is open 7 days a week for Breakfast and lunch. This restaurant has long been popular with locals for its delicious seasonal food, paired with Rhebokskloof wines. Diners can enjoy the view from the terrace as they enjoy breakfast or lunch, or be served by the fireplace inside the restaurant.
The restaurant’s emphasis is on South African cuisine with a contemporary twist.
We offer trampolines, a jungle gym, jumping castles, free pony rides, little bikes, toys to occupy the little ones, & more!
Don’t forget about the horse riding and quad biking! Book in advance.
Spice Route Destination – Barley & Biltong, Bertus Basson & La Grapperia
Barley & Biltong boasts one of the best views of Table Mountain and the Paarl winelands, Barley & Biltong Emporium is a beer garden with a Cape twist. Craft beer and biltong lovers can look forward to enjoying an ice cold pint of their favourite CBC beer together with their carefully selected range of Beef, Kudu, Eland and Springbok biltong. They also offer satisfying gourmet burgers and hand cut double-fried chips.
Bertus Basson at Spice Route is located at the Spice Route destination in the Paarl winelands which is packed with artisan producers and activity. Enjoy a leisurely lunch under the oak trees or on the “stoep” from where you can embrace beautiful natural surroundings. The menu is made up of traditional South African favorites. They believe that some things are just meant to be and certain South African dishes are not meant to be reinterpreted, but served as authentically as they are. Because they are good. Guests can look forward to South African classics like “boere” salad, bobotie, cremora tart and “Tannie Hetta’s” apple pie. If you are in the mood for something more casual, pop into the restaurant and help yourself at their ‘Pak-’n-Mandjie’ section to a bottle of wine, artisan meats and delicious baked goods to enjoy on the lawn.
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.
Under Oaks – Pizzeria
Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday – Saturday and lunch on Sunday. Our thriving pizzeria, under the ownership of Marcelo Bassi, boasts true Italian hospitality in the heart of the Paarl Winelands. Both the pizzas and pastas are made to perfection in a traditional wood-fired pizza oven. This child friendly pizzeria, housed in the authentic old wine cellar and under majestic oak trees, is the perfect place to while away the day as you watch peaceful farm animals meander by.
Nederburg Wines – The Red Table
Open Tuesday – Sunday for lunch. Winter trading hours are different, please contact the restaurant. Nederburg presents the bistro-style restaurant, The Red Table, created in collaboration with well-known Cape Town foodie, Andrea Foulkes. It offers locally-sourced fresh, light bistro-style food in a comfortable, relaxed and gesellige atmosphere.
This novel restaurant meanders through the iconic Nederburg manor house, a national monument, and spills out onto the terrace and sprawling gardens against the backdrop of vineyards and the towering Drakenstein mountains. With fireplaces ablaze during the winter months, the plush and comfortable interior of the Manor House is the perfect setting for leisurely meals shared with family and friends when chilly outside.
Along the twists and turns in the fragrant and lush gardens surrounding the Manor House, you’ll find leisurely spots complete with skittles and swings, croquet and giant Jenga, as well as nooks for the inquisitive. In the cool shade of the age-old trees you can enjoy bistro-style fare created to complement Nederburg’s delicious wines.