Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Cradle

  • December 10, 2015

The festive season approaches and, with it, a much-needed break from our daily routines of home, school, work, shops, home, rinse, repeat.

If you’re looking for time away from the city, why not spend a day delighting your culinary senses in the Cradle of Humankind? With this in mind, we’ve put together a few gourmet options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can try and tackle all of these in a day (though we don’t recommend it), or you could try one or two and intersperse them with visits to some of the Cradle’s top attractions. If you’ve got kids to consider, be sure to take a look at our recent piece on keeping your kids entertained and inspired this festive season.

Okay, back to the food. Let’s start with breakfast.

Breakfast at Roots

Locally sourced ingredients – much of them from the restaurant's immediate surroundings – give the contemporary, modern cuisine at this delightful restaurant a fresh and seasonal flair. The environment is welcoming, relaxed and sophisticated, the hotel of which it is a part an architectural masterpiece and the views from it vast and sweeping. Chef Adriaan Maree specialises in precise, artful food, all of which is worth sampling. More information is available on the Roots website.

Enjoy a languid holiday breakfast at Roots. Photo courtesy of Forum Homini Hotel & Roots Restaurant

Lunch at the Black Horse Brewery

The Black Horse Brewery is the home of craft beer in the Cradle, and its various ales and largers are well worth sampling over a spot of lunch. Their menu includes a range of scrumptious ale house food, including burgers, pizzas and tapas. Black Horse has plenty of space for children to play as you overlook the scenic Zeekoeihoek Valley. They’re also dog friendly. Once you’ve eaten, their craft gin, vodka and whiskey also deserve a taste. For more information, visit the Black Horse website.

Easy vibes and tasty meals are what the Black Horse Brewery are all about. Photo courtesy of Black Horse Brewery

Dinner at the Silver Orange Bistro

This award-winning bistro seats a maximum of only 70 people in three separate rooms. The cuisine is contemporary South African and changes seasonally according to the availability of ingredients. The wine least features more than 180 South African wines, as well as more than 10 French champagnes and 11 local Cap Classiques. Reservations are essential. Take a look at their website for more information.

The Silver Orange is also the perfect place to host a special event. Photo courtesy of the Silver Orange Bistro

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