Looking for a cosy restaurant in Constantia with a fireplace? Below is a list of restaurants in your area if you wish to brave the cold and treat family or friends to a warm winter treat.
Ashton’s at Greenways
Offering fine fare in a relaxing, sophisticated environment, Ashton’s menu aims to deliver the freshest local ingredients in a range of creative dishes. Three fireplaces warm up the space’s interior: one in the wood-panelled dining room, one in the cosy lounge and one in the cigar library where guests are encouraged to enjoy a pre-dinner drink or a before-bed nightcap.
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 7:30am – 11am; 12pm – 3:30pm; 6pm – 10pm.
Greenways Hotel | 1 Torquay Avenue | Bishopscourt | Cape Town |+27 (0)21 761 1792
Fancy cosying up at one of San Pellegrino’s World’s Best 50 Restaurants? The well-loved, multi-award winning La Colombe offers French fine dining with an Asian twist in the elegant surrounds of Constantia Uitsig.
Opening times: Monday – Saturday: 12:30pm – 2pm; 7pm – 8:45pm; Sunday: 12:30pm – 2pm.
Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate | Spaanschemat River Road | Constantia | Cape Town |+ 27 (0) 21 794 2390
Catharina's Restaurant at Steenberg Estate
Based out in the forests of Constantia, Steenberg Wine Estate is a serene place to visit, and its on-site restaurant is no different. A log fire warms the sophisticated space, where customers can enjoy first-class courses paired with award-winning South African wines. Look out for their three-course set menu winter specials and stop by the bar area before or after dinner for martinis and bubbly.
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: Breakfast: 7am -10am; Lunch: 12pm – 3pm; Dinner: 7:30pm-10pm.
Steenberg Wine Estate | Tokai Road | Constantia | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 713 2222
Pastis Brasserie Bar
Visit the charming, brasserie-style Pastis in Groot Constantia to sample classic French cuisine by a gas fireplace or to sip a glass of wine by the wood-fired hearth in the bar. If the food and decidedly European atmosphere – think vintage posters and gingham tablecloths – turns you into a Francophile for the evening, then try their imported French wines and champagnes. For committed locals, there is a large selection of wines from their own Cape vineyards on offer as well.
Opening times: Monday-Sunday: 8:30am – 10pm.
High Constantia Centre | Constantia Main Road | Constantia | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 794 8334
Source: Cape Town Magazine