Whilst visiting the Elgin area on a day out from our base in Franschhoek, we called in at the Pool Room at Oak Valley wines for a light lunch and were so glad we did. The quality and presentation of the food served around the pool was as good as we have experienced in numerous holidays around the Western Cape and compare it equal to, say, Bread and Wine or Heaven restaurants. As this was an unplanned visit, although tempted to try their steaks (they looked first class), we just ordered a salad and beef burger with seasonal vegetables. I forced myself to try a dessert and was not disappointed by their apple tart tartin (apples grown on the estate). All the food was fresh, professionally prepared and beautifully presented. Service was very good.
The weather was perfect for dining outside on the day we visited. When next in the area we intend to return but prepare ourselves to sample more of the menu!
As stated in earlier reviews the location is just a few minutes drive from the N2 - off the R321, near Grabouw and for example, less than an hour's drive through beautiful scenery from Franschhoek.
PS their estate wines were really good and there is a small delicatessen stocked with fine produce.
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