Country Road

Bosjes Farm is garnering noted attention, not just for its breathtaking chapel but for its gourmet food offering too. A Google of the Bosjes Kombuis brings up varied destinations: Ceres, Witzenberg and Ceres. It sits in the Breedekloof Valley, bordering the Breedekloof Wine Route, and is serenely located on Bosjes Wine Farm, just off the R43.

The restaurant, like the chapel, was designed by Coetzee Steyn from Steyn Studio, and is a complementary perfect contrast to the old manor house next to it. The restaurant boasts high ceilings, glass walls, a wooden terrace, mountain views and a delightfully whimsical historical-and-nature inspired blue and white tiled mural of the Bosjes Tree of Life, created by Lucie de Moyencourt and Michael Chandler. The interiors, designed by Liam Mooney, are modern, light and airy, and highlight the natural beauty of the Slanghoek Mountains. Using solid oak and brass, the furniture is custom-made, with Lee Broom designed chandeliers.

Consultant chef Pete Goffe-Wood has designed a contemporary rustic lunch menu and diners will love the robust flavours that have become the signature of Chef Pete. We suggest you meander through the newly landscaped gardens to work up an appetite before taking a seat at the Kombuis. The country-style fare includes dishes like homemade pickled fish, cornbread and cucumber salad; roast Mediterranean vegetables, marinated chickpeas and quinoa; or the signature lamb shank with roast root vegetables and gravy mashed potato. Farm platters and assorted cheese boards pair perfectly with wines made in the valley. The restaurant and wooden terrace look out on magnificent mountain views; an incredibly beautiful way to spend the afternoon.

Read about the Bosjes chapel here.

To book a seating at Bosjes Kombuis call +27 23 004 0497 or visit bosjes.co.za (booking essential).