Chef Gregory Czarneck and his award-winning team. Picture: Waterkloof Wines/Instagram

There is a new number one restaurant in Cape Town. The Restaurant at Waterkloof Wine Estate in Somerset West triumphed at the 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards, bumping The Test Kitchen to number two on the list.

Here are a few things you need to know (or might not have known) about The Waterkloof Restaurant and the wine estate.

  • Chef Gregory Czarnecki and his team have a superb menu, which is presented in an awesome setting.
  • The restaurant is “gorgeously appointed in a glass promontory, which extends from the chic wine tasting lounge and gravitational cellar.
  • The glass box is the perched s almost in the centre of the Hottentots-Holland and Helderberg mountains.
  • The wine estate used to be where former Cape Colony Governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel grazed his sheep.
  • According to their website: Chef Czarnecki places an emphasis on using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, such as free-range eggs, farm-reared Schapenberg lamb, and a variety of common and rare herbs and vegetables – many of which are grown and sourced right here at Waterkloof.
  • Waterkloof produces “honest wines and “all fruit is hand-picked and hand-sorted".

 Lunch is Monday to Sunday: Kitchen opens at 12pm, last orders 2pm
Dinner is Monday – Saturday: Kitchen opens at 7pm, last orders 9pm