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“Fantastic restaurant, beautiful venue, great hosts - highly recommended” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gordon Manuel @ The Venue

Gordon Manuel @ The Venue
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Description: Gordon Manuel @ The Venue, located in the Elgin Valley, South Hill Vineyards. Gordon's style of cooking is based in the traditional French methods which he will be mixing with the superb produce that the Overberg region has to offer. It is the aim of the chef to use as much locally grown produce in order to truly capture the Elgin valley in his cuisine. The menus are set to be small and seasonal, yet spontaneous offering the client a little something different each time. Also on offer, are Gourmet food and wine evenings. The restaurant will also be available for functions, celebrations, weddings or any other event, private or corporate that can be hosted. With you own personal Chef located on your own private wine farm in one of the most spectacular locations in the Overberg region, your event is guaranteed to be a success and hassle free!
York, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic restaurant, beautiful venue, great hosts - highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2011

We live in the area and eat here several times a year. We have never been disappointed. Hosts Gordon and Emma are always warm and inviting. The food is of very high standard and the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable. The wines from the estate are great and sold at cellar prices at the restaurant.

During winter months there is always a fire burning and you can't beat the venue for warm balmy summer evening. The restaurant is not open on all days so always best to phone up front.

Definitely one of my favorite places.

  • Visited December 2011
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English first
cape town
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“WHAT A GEM!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2011

We arrived without a reservation on a Wednesday at lunchtime thinking that the restaurant would be empty. We were welcomed by Emma and within half an hour the restaurant was humming. Great food enjoyed by all three of us and we could not get over the brilliant wine prices. The ambience was great, good background music, outstanding views across the valley from our table. We will definitely be back. Well done - at last somewhere to go where you dont get ripped off.
Vanessa - Cape Town

  • Visited April 2011
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Awesome food and great value - always!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2010

We have been to this restaurant on a number of occasions from informal lunches to birthday parties and more formal functions and the food is always of a high standard. Gordon the chef and owner is visible, comes out of the kitchen and is very keen to get feedback and of course just chat - nothing seems to be too much trouble for Gordon. The setting is superb - amongst the vineyards in a real up and coming wine area - the Elgin Valley. I really think this is one of those undiscovered gems and well worth a trip out from Cape Town (approx 50 minutes travel).
Better value for money you probably won't get!

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