Exciting news! As of 1 September 2023, Schneider’s Cape Floral Kitchen will be open for lunch every Satu...
“A restaurant is a place of happiness where people should meet, forget about the outside world and enjoy life. You may 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, Susanne, welcome you to Schneider's Cape Floral Kitchen.
The couple has worked together in restaurants and hotels around the globe, for over 40 years. They say 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 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.
Susanne met Jürgen while she was busy with her cooking diploma after she completed her Hospitality Management exam. She joined Jürgen in different hotels and
restaurants as a manager or director for many years. Fondly known as “Busy Lizzy”, Susanne 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 that is the biggest importer of South African Gins, Susanne still finds time to host guests at her eco-friendly B&B in De Kelders.
“After 50 years of cooking, I have come to the point of knowing 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.
Take a closer look at the wine list here.
Schneider's Cape Floral Kitchen venue is available for private lunch and dinner functions.
Chef Jürgen Schneider will curate a 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
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.
“Schneider’s Cape Floral Kitchen is an amazing experience. They have a creative and deliciously crafted set menu using local ingredients. The presentation of the food is stunning. The views over the ocean and surrounding mountains are breathtaking.” Bruce Haas
“An amazing dining experience with a special ambience. Surrounded by the beautiful nature and lights, these components are reflected in the dishes at Schneider's Cape Floral Kitchen. We will be back!” Bettina Seifert
“For us, Jürgen and Susanne's restaurant was the absolute highlight of gastronomy during our trip to South Africa. The ambience at Schneider’s Cape Floral Kitchen is exceptional with a beautiful ocean view. The restaurant is on the mountain, and we had an amazing sunset. The menu was a dream, both visually and in terms of taste. Jürgen is an artist. The wine selection is also indescribable, and Susanne was there to help and advise us. The service team was also very attentive and friendly. Many thanks for the great, unforgettable evening.” Heidi Herchet
“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. 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