THE TABLE RESTAURANT
Set on the De Meye wine farm in Stellenbosch, The Table hosts beautiful lunches using produce grown and gathered in our kitchen garden, as well as other ingredients sourced locally such as pastured raised meat, farm eggs, olive oil and goats cheese. Our three course set menu – abundant and comforting country fare – is served family-style on mismatched antique platters. In summer tables are spread out on the lawn, a tree apiece to give guests a sense of dining privately in some vast garden. In winter dining takes place inside an historic farm building with its half-metre thick whitewashed walls and wood burning stove. Here you will find our modest pantry stocked with homemade preserves, chutneys and pickles. A recently added extension with glass walls looks out onto the lawn and vineyards.
A table shared with wonderful company, good conversation, and home grown food – these are the joys of a meal at The Table.
We built our garden in July 2015 on a small corner of the farm, dotted with the remains of what used to be part of the dairy from generations past. It is a space in which we have grown vegetables, herbs, fruit, flowers and berries – some successfully, and some not. We have learnt that a true garden is just beyond complete control, and we would not have it any other way. It is a garden full of discoveries, of self seeding salad and artichokes. Entering now into our second year we hope we have gained some knowledge to bring even more productivity and abundance to the garden, and are looking forward to all the homegrown produce that will be used for our restaurant lunches.
Guests are more than welcome to explore the garden after lunch – we’d be delighted to show you around. If you feel like an afternoon stroll through the farm, the upper vineyards lead you to some beautiful mountain views.
The De Meye Estate is a family-owned boutique winery, situated in the lush Muldersrvlei area on the Stellenbosch Wine Route, South Africa’s most prestigious wine making region. This special little spot of earth has been the home and farming ground to the Myburgh family for five generations, with the estate being named after the De Meye river in Holland, the birthplace of the first Myburgh who came to farm in South Africa in 1665. De Meye is proud that, despite current industry trends, they have remained a privately-owned estate, and have sustained the authentic attributes of an historic wine farm.