Stanford Valley Guest Farm nestles in the valley of the Klein Rivier, 10km outside Stanford village. The Manor House Restaurant was opened in November 2015 by Elsabe and Reinder Nauta. The Nauta's dream was to provide a beautiful setting where people could spend leisurely, happy hours while enjoying excellent food - AND wine! Diners can enjoy upmarket country cuisine, prepared by renowned chef Madre Malan and her team.
Madre focuses on fresh ingredients, and although their organic garden is still too small to be the only source, the staff try their utmost to support 'low food miles', therefore making use of local suppliers.
The menu changes continually but a couple of firm favourites include the Spinach & Ricotta Gnocchi as well as the Bobotie Spring Rolls for starters. The main course current ‘winners’ include the Braised Oxtail and the Sticky Pork Neck. For dessert, many guests keep returning for the Gluten-free Chocolate Brownies and Baked Cheesecake!
Although the building is a typical old farmhouse, the interior forms a beautiful contrast with the mid-century décor – all furniture pieces were selected carefully to create an edgy, art-deco visual experience. The restaurant is complemented by unique art exhibitions (both private collection and for-sale by local and international artists) and beautiful views of the Akkedisberg mountains.
The Manor House Restaurant is quickly becoming a firm favourite as a celebration venue. Therefore, although the normal operating hours are Thursday – Sunday, please do not hesitate to contact management should you wish to make a group booking on any other day of the week! Charming farm cottages are also available on the premises should accommodation be required as part of the culinary excursion.
From Cape Town take the N2 to Caledon. Take Caledon/Bredasdorp turnoff on the R316 toward Bredasdorp for approximately 29km. Continue on the R326 towards Stanford for 13km. Stanford Valley Guest Farm will be on the left.
Travelling from Hermanus, continue to Stanford and turn left on the R326 in direction of Napier. Stanford Valley Guest Farm will be on the right after 10km
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Stanford Valley Guest Farm
Thursday - Saturday:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: 08:00 - 18:00
Breakfast & Lunch: 08:00 - 12:00
Open any other day of the week for group bookings of +15