Elegantly situated around the estateís original family pool and pool house, The Pool Room has added a significant fine dining dimension to Elginís fledgling culinary scene. The restaurant amplifies the farmís ethos around sustainable free range beef and acorn fed pork, reared according to best practice for top quality meats. The restaurant also harvests its fresh produce from the extensive 200 metre vegetable and herb garden in a true farm to table experience.
Owner-chef Gordon Manuel brings French culinary flair and an Elgin pedigree to the table, having previously owned the restaurant on South Hill wine estate as well as Gordonís Country Kitchen on Thandi Estate.
Gordonís skill as a saucier supports a range of dishes to utilise a variety of meat cuts. This is reflected in the ever-changing Pool Room menu that includes items from the wood-fired grill to braised shin and pork rillettes. Expect a daily line fish and free range chicken dishes as well as meze platters and delicately balanced starters and desserts. The food is complemented by a full range of Oak Valley wines and a small deli offers items such as cut flowers, preserves, fresh Pool Room breads and baked goods.
Travel towards Elgin/Grabouw along the N2. Take the turn-off directly opposite the Peregring Farmstall. Travel for approximately for 1lm and then turn right onto the R321 direction Villiersdorp. Travel for another 700m down this road and you will see a sign reading Oak Valley/Elgin Station, turn right here. Follow this paved road until reaching the farm gate. The office and wine tasting facilities are 300m from the entrance gate. The mountain biking trail starts and finishes at the main entrance gate.