We loved the experience of George Jardine's restaurant in Bloem Street, Cape Town. We loved the food that emerged from his kitchen and the quirkiness of the upstairs downstairs set up of the place. So when he relocated to a mountain eyrie in Stellenbosch, we became very happy camp followers.
To reach his mountain perch, one motors up a narrow road, framed by trees and lakes and vineyards and in summer, the brilliant colours of flowers and shrubs all dressed up in their best. At the very end of the road the restaurant beams its welcome. Beautifully constructed from wood, glass and steel, and surrounded by a bower of trees, it all blends perfectly and harmoniously. Lovely to park under the trees; blessed shade on the fiery Cape summer days.