Gourmet Picnics in Cape Town
Dining out on the grass in Cape Town
You don’t have to venture off into the Cape Winelands for gourmet picnics and countryside living, as there are lots of beautiful outdoor spaces in the Mother City where you can spread out a blanket and dine in style with the squirrels.
Here is a summary from a gourmet picnic guide published in Eat Out that will help you to find the tastiest treats for a day dining out on the grass in Cape Town.
1. The Picnic Company and Dial-a-Picnic
The Picnic Company is a gourmet catering group that can either create a customised basket for you, or you can select one from its ranges. Once you have decided where you want to eat al fresco, they will deliver the goods for you.
Alternatively, Dial-a-Picnic is a national franchise that provides picnics for every occasions. All you have to do is collect the basket and journey off to the picnic spot of your choice, or they can even personalise the experience by arranging the décor for you.
2. Rumbullion at The Roundhouse
The white benches on the lawns of The Roundhouse in Camps Bay not only provide spectacular views of the 12 Apostles and the Atlantic Ocean, but they are also a comfortable place from which to kick off the day with a picnic brunch, complete with a refreshing tipple.
3. Simon’s at Groot Constantia
We can pre-order a picnic basket at Simon’s Restaurant on South Africa’s oldest wine estate for you - and you can while away an afternoon in bliss. Nestled in the fertile Constantia Valley, you can enjoy gorgeous views of the surrounding vineyard while lying on the soft grass and feasting on a selection of pâtés, cold cuts, local cheeses and preserves, and wholesome salads. You can either choose a standard picnic basket or feel free to design your own.
4. Tables at Ntida
Enjoy the sunshine while relaxing on the rolling lawns of Ntida boutique winery in Durbanville. A delicious picnic hamper for two includes a meze selection with homemade tapas offerings, and a selection of cheese and local cured meats is also available for those who wish to savour the wines on a full stomach.
5. Kirstenbosch Tea Room
A Garden Gourmet Picnic can be enjoyed anywhere in the spectacular Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Picnic lovers can choose any salad or sandwich from the picnic menu, and the experience also comes with a non-alcoholic beverage and cake of your choice. If you don’t have your own picnic blanket, you’re also welcome to rent one when you’re there, so you don’t have to worry about a thing beforehand.
6. Cape Point Vineyards
Stunning views of Long Beach in Noordhoek are all part of the package when you come to picnic at this popular wine farm. Dessert jars, charcuterie, local cheeses, fresh ciabatta and salads will serve to further heighten this outdoor dining experience, as will a bottle of award-winning wine.
Does enjoying a gourmet picnic in a stunning setting, while lazing on a blanket in the sunshine, sound like just the unique dining experience you’re looking for on vacation? Then contact Elite Travel Concept to savour the delights of a perfect picnic in Cape Town.