Right, so before winter is out, we need a list of places with fireplaces (that are in use). We all know nothing beats having dinner or sipping wine on the couch next to a roaring fire, especially when it’s raining and miserable outside. This is the list I have compiled, thanks to all who contributed on Facebook and Twitter and by email (I also stole a few from the Main Ingredient newsletter). There will obviously be many I haven’t included, please share them by leaving a comment.
Chapman’s Peak Hotel
Greens (in Constantia)
Rhodes Memorial Restaurant
Mezepoli in Camps Bay
Behind the Lentil Curtain (Noordhoek & Kommetjie)
In the bushes (Winelands, but not specifically on wine farms)
96 Winery Road (Somerset West)
Country Kitchen (Mont Rochelle)
La Brasserie (Franschoek)
Le Bon Vivant (Franschoek)
On Wine Farms
Bistro Allée Bleue
Glen Carlou Restaurant
La Colombe (Constantia Uitsig)
Lilly Pad (Anura)
Terroir (Kleine Zalze)
Olivello (Marianne Wine Farm)
Jamacian Me Crazy
waterfront – Alba Bar (just one of those gas & pebbles things)
Noordhoek – Red herring used to have a Queen Anne Stove?
Kalk Bay – Polana – one of the best fireplaces & views in town.
Town – Ricks Americain Cafe & Paradiso
Will think some more.
Massimo’s Pizza Club: fireplace,VERY hot pizza oven and to finish a sugar cube infused in aromatic alcohol and set on fire!!
you forgot ASOKA on kloof street.
one of my fav spots.
they got a fireplace
sat at Yum in Vredehoek by their great fireplace last night, def needs to be added to the list!
A Touch of Madness in Obs, and Millstone Cafe at Oude Molen Eco-Village.
Deli Delish in Hout Bay
RIOJA in Noordhoek has 2 roaring fire places!
Greens (in town) also has a fireplace. Lovely..
La Cabane in Hout Bay
La Mouette in Seapoint has a fireplace in every room! A perfect winter spot.
Kitima, regarded as the top Asian restaurant in Cape Town, sorry, Hout Bay.
Avontuur wine farm on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset west
French Toast in Bree Street has a great fireplace downstairs.
El Burro in Greenpoint has a lovely fireplace inside, and a delicious range of tequilas to make a fire in your belly..
Pastis Brasserie in Constantia now also has a fireplace in the non-smoking restaurant area (in addition to the fireplace in the bar lounge).
Massimo’s has a nice fireplace: http://twitpic.com/4x0j7l
..and a 450 degree pizza oven!
Great fireplaces with a cosy atmosphere with great winter specials at Saul’s Saloon & Grill (Maitland/Wynberg/Strand).
Twist in Wellington