Van der Linde – affectionately known by its customers and the locals in the area as VDL – has quickly become part of Linden’s burgeoning culinary scene and offers diners something distinctive and special.

Named after the man who founded Linden, Johannes van der Linde, VDL is a light and airy restaurant that also incorporates a bakery, a deli, a wine shop and a stunning gin and cocktail bar. The restaurant offers separate breakfast, lunch and dinner menus as well as a dedicated vegan menu.

VDL is owned by Cecil Barry with well-known chef Amori Burger in charge of the open-plan kitchen.

Says Burger: “The menu is simple yet well executed. We have some daring and interesting flavours and then we have classics with a twist. Our aim is to make people feel part of the whole process which is why we have open cooking spaces and prep areas.”

On the dinner menu are classics with a twist, including rack of lamb with tonnato sauce, salsa verde and deep-fried white anchovy and home-made ravioli with black truffle butter, sautéed mushrooms and Grana Padano. VDL’s signature burgers feature on both the lunch and dinner menu, and, as well as the classic beef, there’s also chickpea and black bean as well as parmesan-crumbed chicken.

For those who like something a little sweet to end the meal, you can choose from a fabulous fynbos-poached stone fruit dessert, served with EVOO sabayon and basil sugar or - the house speciality - a marigold mousse served with candied pineapple and coconut crumble.

Adjacent to the restaurant is a small boutique wine shop with a private dining room, ideal for wine tastings and pairings, launches, functions and private dinner parties. It seats 10 people comfortably and comes with a dedicated waiter to ensure high levels of service.

VDL is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday and for breakfast and lunch on Sundays and Mondays.




Head southwest on N1 Western Bypass (Toll road). Use the left 2 lanes to take the M5/Beyers Naude Drive exit toward Honeydew/Northcliff. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Beyers Naudé Drive/M5 and continue for about 4.7 km. Turn left onto Mendelssohn Road and then continue onto 8th Street. Turn left onto 4th Avenue, Van Der Linde Restaurant will be on the right.


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50 4th Avenue


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Food Served
ContemporaryCoffee ShopDeliVegetarian
Average Price$$
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Trading Hours
Monday - Sunday: 07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - Saturday: 07:00 - 23:00
Child Friendly
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