Welcome to Governor's Restaurant, named in honor of Rijk Tulbagh - governor of the Cape Colony from 1751 to 1771. Here we celebrate Farmhouse food with a South African flair.
Our head chef, Tracy Young, has prepared a beautiful array of dishes celebrating the best ingredients that the season has to offer.
Whether dining inside the restaurant or on the Iceberg Terrace you will enjoy a selection of freshly prepared dishes made from local produce. Our philosophy with food is "keep it simple, fresh and generous". We cater for a range of dietary requirements and have a dedicated children's menu.
The wine list has a wide variety of beautiful South African wines from all the different wine regions and has being hand selected to accompany the dishes on the menu. Should you prefer to enjoy wine from the Estate, our staff will be happy to guide you as to which award winning Rijk's Private Cellar wine will compliment your dish perfectly.
Governor's Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Should you not wish to indulge in a full meal, we offer a lovely lounge menu with platters, desserts and our famous home-made scones throughout the day in the comfort of the country house's lounge. We also offer private dining facilities for up to 20 people and can cater a bespoke menu for your function.
"We had a fantastic late lunch on the stunning Iceberg Terrace, watching over some breathtaking views. The food and service were faultless. The food was simply served, delicious and thoughtfully prepared. Rijk's really is a stunning getaway from the hurley burley of mass tourism - and feels very special indeed with fabulous service to boot. We enjoyed a beautifully prepared and hearty breakfast the next morning, with great eggs benedict. I have to say we left with great reluctance and are sure to return. I can't recommend Rijk's highly enough and it is no small thing to say that our stay here made our trip to South Africa very special indeed." Michael (UK)