A South African Chef's Table offering a Fynbos tasting menu paired with tea at Crofter's Kitchen. Presented by top SA world travelled Chef Nikki Gibbs.

Located in the stunning Noordhoek Valley in Cape Town on the slope of a mountain is Crofter's Kitchen in Sea Cottage Drive.  This is also the home of the famous Chef Nikki Gibbs and the only location in the world where you can experience a Fynbos tasting menu paired with tea infusions and the unforgettable views of this picturesque and peaceful Noordhoek valley.

Although Nikki is one of our country's most experienced chefs with decades of culinary skills gained all over the globe she is an incredibly warm, down-to-earth, hospitable person.  Upon arrival guests are immediately welcomed by Nikki personally in the driveway and shown into the house in the same manner as an old friend would be received.  It's a charming experience.  One may even get a tour of the vegetable and herb garden where almost everything is grown including Fynbos varieties.

Crofter's Kitchen offers an unforgettable five course Fynbos tasting experience paired with delightfully refreshing tea infusions that perfectly compliment each lovingly prepared course. Nikki gives her guests an interesting overview of the ingredients used for each beautifully plated dish, many of which are grown in her own garden or or foraged from the surrounding area's mountain slopes, forests and dunes. She supports local organic produce growers, local farmers, fishermen and cheese makers. 

This meticulous process of selecting and incorporating the freshest, most inspirational mouth-watering ingredients culminates in unusually delightful dishes that are literally packed with flavours and taste of the very best this earth has to offer. In a nutshell it's a gastronomic yet simple tasting experience with a difference. It's so fresh it's hardly left the plant, soil, tree or ocean.  And this is what you'll be able to sample at Crofter's Kitchen paired with a refreshing, vibrant glass of chilled tea and the love that Nikki whisks into each and every dish that she exquisitely creates.

This unique venue is open on weekdays for lunch and caters for up to 14 guests.  Weekend brunches can be arranged upon request and can be extended to include foraging and sourcing the ingredients for each dish subject to Nikki's availability. All tastings must be booked and pre-paid in advance. Guests have the option of enjoying Nikki's menu which changes regularly so that she's able to incorporate seasonal ingredients. Alternatively they may request that she prepares a menu as per their brief of dietary requirements etc. 

There is however no set menu only samples of menus used previously but the ingredients or dishes may change. Nikki intends to expand her offering in the near future to possibly include weekend experiences. There is onsite luxurious accommodation available so it would be a convenient extension to the dining experience. 

So whether it's a weekday lunch or a special celebration make sure you put a visit to Crofter's Kitchen on your list of the top 10 things to do in Cape Town but please don't forget to book well in advance.


Costs: R795: Five Course Menu paired with Garden Tea Infusions.
Please bring your own wine - We suggest Rose’ for perfect pairing.
Children: R250: 12 years - We are flexible with suggestions and favourites.
Maximum of 14 guests.

Booking Times: Open Monday to Friday
Sittings - Lunch only: 12:30 / 13:30 / 14:30
Bookings Essential: 24 hours’ Notice with payment in full, for a secure booking + 15% Service Fee




Head west toward Ou Kaapse Weg/M64 and continue on Ou Kaap Weg/M64 for about 10.5 km. Turn right onto Noordhoek Main Road/M6 and then turn right onto Sea Cottage Drive. Crofter's Kitchen will be on the right.


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18 Seacottage Drive
Crofters Valley
Noordhoek, Cape Town


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Booking Times:
Open Monday to Friday
Sittings: 12:30/13:30/14:30
Bookings Essential:
24 hours’ Notice with payment in full, for a secure booking + 15% Service Fee
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Smoking Section
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Outside Seating
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