Schneider’s Cape Floral Kitchen

Flavours Of The Cape Floral Kingdom

Schneider's Cape Floral Kitchen, a one-of-a-kind restaurant between Gansbaai and Stanford in the Overberg, welcomes you to a Cape African dining experience. Presented by Michelin chef Jürgen Schneider and his wife Suzanne, Schneider's Cape Floral Kitchen boasts showstopping views of Walker Bay from its perch on a fynbos-covered mountain. There is an eclectic mix of dishes to suit different palates, and courses focus on seasonal ingredients, many of which are foraged from the surrounding area. Be prepared to be introduced to the unique flavours of dune spinach, wild sage, buchu and seaweed married with traditional favourites. To compliment the magnificent setting, Schneider’s Cape Floral Kitchen exhibits the works of local South African artists in the restaurant and at a separate art gallery. Schneider's Cape Floral Kitchen has seating arrangements for 26 people inside and 12 outside on the covered veranda, is fully licensed with a wine list focused on the area's top varieties, and is available for private functions.

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“A restaurant is a place of happiness where people should meet, forget about the outside world and enjoy life. You will forget a dish, but you will never forget a wonderful evening spent with people you love! We are happy to welcome you!”  

Chef Jürgen Schneider and his wife Suzanne, welcome you to Schneider's Cape Floral Kitchen close to Stanford and Gansbaai in the Cape Overberg.

The couple has worked together in restaurants and hotels around the world for over 40 years and is settled in the fact that Schneider’s will be their last. Their deep passion for hospitality means that even on days they aren’t at the restaurant, you will find them entertaining guests at their home in De Kelders.


Jürgen received a Michelin star over two decades ago and he includes top kitchens at Kempinski Berlin, Kempinski Gravenbruch, Kempinski München, Intercontinental Hannover, Princess, Hotel Bermudas, Castel Royal in Spain, Sporthotel Achental and Gutshaus Stolpe among his repertoire. He also lists being self-employed in Wetzlar at Tapferes Schneiderlein and in Schriesheim with the Strahlenberger Hof as stop-overs on his culinary journey. When he isn’t sourcing fresh ingredients from his suppliers, Jürgen enjoys going on foraging hunts for new and exciting ingredients.


Susanne met Jürgen while she was busy with her diploma in cooking after she completed her Hospitality Management exam. For many years she joined Jürgen in different hotels and
restaurants as a manager or director. Fondly known as “Busy Lizzy”, she describes her job title, as “around-the-clock disaster manager”. Also a holder of the WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) diploma, and co-owner of a company in Germany which is the biggest importer of South African Gins, Suzanne still finds time to host guests at her eco-friendly B&B in De Kelders.



“After 50 years of cooking, I feel I have come to the point of knowing exactly what I want to bring to people’s palates.”

Chef Jürgen Schneider and his team at Schneider's Cape Floral Kitchen invite you to experience the tastes of the African Cape at an extraordinary new level. Be prepared to be introduced to the flavours of foraged treasures such as dune spinach, wild sage, buchu and seaweed.

Cost per head - R495 to R800

  • Dinner from Wednesday to Saturday (four, five or six courses)
  • Lunch on Sunday (three, four or five courses)
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Menu Includes:

  • Bread
  • Appetisers
  • Sweets with Coffee

Take a closer look at the wine list here.

Private Functions

Private Functions


Schneider's Cape Floral Kitchen venue is available for private lunch and dinner functions. The restaurant's magnificent setting with sweeping views over Walker Bay, coupled with unique world-class cuisine, will ensure your guest experience is exceptional.

Exclusive Use
  • Reserve the entire venue for your exclusive function
Partial Use
  • Reserve the restaurant's private room for small parties, elite businesses lunches and wine tastings

Chef Jürgen Schneider will curate a set menu or platters according to your preferences.



The art at Schneider’s Cape Floral Kitchen art gallery is presented by ARTsouthAFRICA and features more than twenty of South Africa’s most talented emerging, mid-established and well-known artists.

Gallery Opening Times 

  • 14:00 until 18:00 (Wednesday to Sunday)


  • Visits are by appointment only and can be pre-arranged with Susanne Schneider
  • All artworks are for sale 
  • Worldwide shipping services are available


Schneider’s Cape Floral Kitchen invites you to hold on to your magnificent experience by spending a few nights at Whale & Gin Spotter accommodation in De Kelders, just outside Gansbaai. 

Within walking distance of a sheltered swimming cove, Whale & Gin Spotter offers a choice of four modern eco-style rooms and one self-catering apartment overlooking Walker Bay. Built to blend in with the environment and all about tranquillity in nature, breathe in the fresh scent of fynbos while you enjoy your magnificent view of rolling mountains and the bay, which provides some of the world’s best southern right whale-watching opportunities from June to December each year. Whale & Gin Spotter accommodates 11 guests.

Read more about the Whale & Gin Spotter, here.



“What a treat it was to go out and enjoy such a unique, delicious and extraordinary meal at Schneider's Cape Floral Kitchen. I don’t think we have ever had anything quite like this!”  Ahdina A
“What to expect when the former Michelin Star Chef Jürgen Scheider opens a restaurant? Susanne Schneider personally welcomed us at Schneider's Cape Floral Kitchen. Sundowner aperitifs with a breathtaking view in the direction of Walker Bay. Delicious "greetings from the kitchen" set the mood. The fireplace crackled in the stylishly renovated restaurant and paintings by South African artists adorn the walls. The choice of four to six courses spoils the palate and eye equally. Each course was beautifully presented, each creation refined with a touch of fynbos, ingenious and incomparable. Some of the ingredients are foraged and explained by Chef Jürgen Schneider himself. The confluence of fabulous food and a wonderful ambience, combined with gracious hosts and courteous service staff, is hard to beat. Thank you very much, we will be back soon!”  Daniel K
“Schneider’s Cape Floral Kitchen is an outstanding food and wine experience. The venue, service, food and wine were all memorable. One of our party, a seasoned global traveller in the luxury category, put the meal in his all-time top five. The wine is the best value for money I have ever seen on a quality wine list.”  David C



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