The ‘Quentin at Oakhurst’ restaurant and cellar is the cumulative result of a longstanding vision to host and serve superb food in a unique setting. Located on one of the original Hout Bay farms, the ‘Quentin at Oakhurst restaurant’ and cellar will follow in the footsteps of generations of family food farming and cooking traditions. Located in the upper regions of the valley, juxtaposed by two rivers, sourced on rich flood plain soils, and dwarfed by the Skoorsteenspoort escarpment, this farm sustained and nurtured the valley’s residents with a bounty of meats, fowls, dairy, wine and vegetables for over a hundred years.
The existing barn served as the heart of this production. The steel wall hoops hark back to the days when the dairy herd was milked here and when the adjacent cellar still carried grapes from fermentation to wine.
The recent renovation of the barn retains and celebrates this rich vein of Cape and associated culinary heritage. The gurgling of rapid water, the scurry of guinea fowl and the crack of acorns underfoot, embraced by the coolness of the majestic and mighty oak tree’s canopy, make for a magnificent setting which serves as an extraordinary inspiration and epiphany for this talented Cape cook.
During the day and particularly over the summer months, one is drawn by the enchantment of our cool north-facing patio and crunchy terrace. One can meet for a late breakfast, pop in after your school run with the kids, or while away the afternoon over a late lunch all the while shaded by our ancient and magnificent Oak trees which so aptly lend their name to this endearing and historic homestead estate.
Our unparalleled, exclusive and secure front door parking allows for a convenient and safe arrival. Where, for dinner one can enjoy hors d’ oeuvres and a cocktail in either our private bar or in our sumptuous comfortable lounge. That is if you are not immediately spellbound by the soft fluttering of light glittering off an array of stupendous chandeliers.
Defined by an awesome sense of space one finds an uncluttered setting of over-sized dining tables, white linen, head high giant candelabras, and comfortable oak chairs in our dining hall. Our superior accoutrements stand in anticipated testament to what will be a superb dinner. After which you may retire to our lounge or bar and share anecdotal conversation with very like minded people over a night cap. So as not to miss the opportunity to dine with loved ones, family and friends, at what will undoubtedly be a landmark food destination over the upcoming spring and summer season, patrons are strongly advised to book now.
Superlative food and hospitality reminiscent of a bygone Colonial era of refinement await...
From Muizenberg, travel on Simon Van Der Stel Road (M3 Highway), towards Cape Town Central. Take the Constantia Road Exit and at the robots, turn left onto Constantia Road. Continue on Constantia Road past Constantia Village and at the Constantia Nek circle, continue straight onto Hout Bay Main Road. You will find Oakhurst Barn on the left on the corner of Hout Bay Main Road and Dorman Way.