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Posted on: Monday, 25 October 2010

Lunch at Lanzerac

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Lunch at Lanzerac

Lunch at Lanzerac

We spent the recent Heritage Day long weekend in the Cape Winelands and had lunch at Lanzerac on Friday.  I’d spent a few hours at the Spa and feeling a bit peckish we opted for what was close at hand – The Taphuis!  There was a fresh breeze blowing so we were happy to sit inside and the interior with its massive fireplace and long, wooden bar counter set a perfect ambience.

There are only a few tables in The Taphuis but they are fairly large and I appreciated not having to rearrange the cutlery, crockery and glassware to make enough space for the bread basket! The service was good (although as we were one of two tables you would expect it to be!) and before long we were tucking into a very satisfying lunch indeed …

I chose the yellowtail, served with a slice of potato bake and steamed baby vegetables (perfectly crisp) and my husband settled on the stuffed chicken breast also accompanied with potato bake and vegetables.  Both were delicious and we were too full for dessert – that never happens with me!

There are a few other restaurants at Lanzerac; the famous Governors Hall which is the main a’la carte restaurant for the hotel is open on a daily basis.  The Terrace is an outdoor venue and the only restaurant in the region to boast a view over the very distant Table Mountain!  Seating 70 covers The Terrace has a casual menu.  The Lady Anne Courtyard is an elegant, Mediterranean styled courtyard with wrought iron seating and canvas umbrellas.  The perfect luncheon spot for hot summer days.

The Craven Lounge and the Esquire Cigar and Whisky Lounge make ideal venues for pre-dinner cocktails or an after dinner whisky! Esquire caters for both young and not so young offering a wide variety of snacks and drinks.  Open from 5pm until the wee hours it’s a great after work meeting venue.

Lunch at Lanzerac

We didn’t book a table and were accommodated quickly.

Contact Details:
Lanzerac Estate, Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands
Telephone: +27 (0)21 887-1132

Useful Links:
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Helen Rushton

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After living in London and travelling the world for many years and more recently living in the Mother City, I now reside on a tranquil sugar cane farm in Kearsney; an area steeped in the history of South Africa’s sugar industry. During the summer months I get involved with the community by assisting the local primary school with swimming lessons at our country club. Some of my favourite things are reading or picking freshly grown vegetables and Iceland poppies in our garden. Milly, my boxer loves her walks to the river that runs through our farm and sometimes, Sandy the cat I hand reared, joins us for a stroll!

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