Manor House Dining – Savoring Culinary Traditions and Local Cuisine

Manor House’s dining room provides indoor and outdoor seating, complete with an inviting fireplace. Classic culinary combinations and fresh from-scratch desserts are available, along with their award-winning wine cellar.

Rich Edwardians who attended black-tie picnic opera performances at Glyndebourne or Garsington could expect to dress in their finest attire and enjoy a meal fit for royalty following such events.

Seasonal Menus

The Manor House Restaurant stands out as a stand-out in this charming country town, receiving numerous accolades for its delectable country-with-a-twist cuisine. The eatery provides a warm welcome with mid-century modern furniture and decor while overlooking vast paddocks towards Akkedisberg mountains. Furthermore, the Manor House features an incredible wine list including award-winning wines from Stanford Hills Vineyard nearby.

The menu offers seasonal culinary treats from around the world, such as roasted onion soup with Mission figs and wild mushroom risotto to chicken rillettes with appelliefie konfyt. Main course options range from homemade beef burger to potato and black olive tagine with crispy chickpeas; herb-stuffed lamb saddle served up with butternut gnocchi; as well as dessert options such as pear parfait with mampoer sorbet to chocolate torte with amasi and brown butter custard – offering something delicious for all palates!

The Manor House Restaurant’s seasonal menu is carefully crafted, using ingredients sourced both from our very own kitchen garden and nearby areas. Each dish is expertly paired with our outstanding wine collection for a memorable dining experience – no matter whether it is part of your hotel stay or simply a visit.

Locally-Sourced Ingredients

As is traditional of manors, our chefs and culinary team source only the freshest ingredients from nearby farmers, breweries, wineries, artisanal producers and suppliers for use in lunch, dinner or light bite preparation at Cellar Door Bar and Bistro. Our menus highlight dishes created from only premium local products and meat.

Manor House Restaurant has earned accolades in regional and national travel and food magazines for its delicious country-with-a-twist cooking, making headlines each time. Elsabe Nauta, co-owner of Manor House Restaurant has meticulously selected period pieces and modern furnishings from vintage, antique, junk shops in Stanford and Hermanus to furnish its decor – complemented with breathtaking views across farmland and paddocks toward Akkedisberg mountains.

The Manor House is an elegant and relaxing spot to spend a day or evening with family and friends. Boasting both indoor and outdoor seating options with both covered and open porches, the restaurant has become popular choice for weddings, showers, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations and business events alike.

The Manor House provides an unforgettable dining experience for groups up to 150 guests. Renowned for their impeccable service and hospitality combined with award-winning cuisine, The Manor House has won 26 consecutive Four Diamond Awards! Additionally, The venue can also be booked for private events like banquets, baby showers, bridal and wedding showers, rehearsal dinners graduation parties bar & bat mitzvahs graduation parties anniversaries Christenings or Communions.

Wine Pairings

Attn: Heritage traditions! The menu showcases classic wine pairings. In the case of Chicken Cacciatore, for example, medium-bodied Chianti pairs perfectly with this longstanding Italian recipe; similarly for regional dishes served alongside wines native to them – not because this practice is fashionable but because “if it grows together it goes together.”

The Manor House’s modern country comfort cuisine is perfectly complimented by a selection of wines from the region. Their wine list showcases local viticulturists and winemakers such as Springfontein, Newton Johnson, Creation Bouchard Finlayson Stanford Hills as well as an intimate boutique vineyard which will supply their first vintage in 2022.

No matter the event – whether a romantic dinner for two, a wedding/anniversary/corporate/family gathering – The Manor House strives to deliver exceptional service and hospitality for each guest. Beyond offering delicious culinary offerings, their staff is on hand to assist every step of the way during event planning process.


Culinary traditions play an integral role in many cultures. Preparing, serving and sharing foods helps build social ties while sharing knowledge – these qualities were recognized by UNESCO who listed 30 food and beverage-related traditions as intangible cultural heritage.

Manor House’s dining experience starts with its carefully curated menu that ensures seasonality and quality, offering traditional favorites as well as contemporary creations from its entree selections. While our offerings may change periodically, our commitment to classic culinary tradition and hospitality remains constant.

At an English Manor, a typical dinner would consist of roast duck, shoulders of lamb or roast fowl, with accompanying vegetables and white bread as roasted sides. Female servants were usually responsible for table setting and serving, with men often in charge of cooking duties.

Manor House Restaurant provides country cuisine with an elegant flair, featuring stunning panoramic views of Akkedisberg mountains from its paddock-side seating and a warm fire in winter. Springfontein, Newton Johnson Creation and Bouchard Finlayson vineyard wines feature on its winelist to provide guests with a memorable dining experience combining period decor and culinary excellence.