Places to eat in Greyton
The locals of Greyton have been rendered with a happy appetite, but luckily for them the village has a surprising amount of restaurants and cafes all vying to serve the very best. Most of the restaurants and cafes take advantage of the comeliness of the leafy town by ensuring a space to sit outside. Tree-covered gardens and open decks with panoramic views give patrons the option to savour the outdoors while sitting down to their meal.
Greyton restaurants range from organic, country cooking to Asian inspirations and the menus are often imaginatively prepared. There is the option to enjoy fine dining where every dish on the expansive menu is individually prepared and sure to impress. Then there are family restaurants that are popular amongst locals not just for their relaxed ambience but the mouth-watering menu. Hearty South African specialities that include oxtail, lamb shank, kudu pie and succulent ribs keep a constant line of visitors. There are several restaurants in town that make wood-fired pizzas and kids can even make their own. However you won't just find what is familiar, some have brought in the flavours of the East with Thai dishes, tapas and speciality dishes like aromatic roast duck curry.
Then there are farm restaurants that are perfect for a lazy Sunday lunch with a Mediterranean-style buffet. A place where buttons can be loosened as you indulge in the country-style portions and the seasonal blackboard menus bear testament to the freshness of the organic produce available. There is even a restaurant where health is the main priority and fresh vegetarian, vegan and organic food make up the bulk of the menu. The main agenda is healthy patrons and also to support local farmers to ensure food security for Greyton and the surrounding villages.
The pub 'n grills in Greyton are perfect for watching the sport or enjoying one of the local wines or fine whiskies on a comfortable couch. Sometimes you can even enjoy the sounds of local South African talent. The hospitable nature of owners is renowned and some won't even close their doors until the last customer has decided to leave. The coffee shops in Greyton have something to brag about as they serve espressos, cappuccinos or any hot drink that will make a caffeine addict turn in delight. Some coffee shops take their savoury offerings just as seriously as their sweet menu with options like Eggs Benedict or a popular, juicy Greyton burger.
The take-away options are less on the deep-fried franchise side and lean more towards deli options. Every meal is freshly prepared and can be enjoyed sitting down or at home. Fresh produce such as vegetables, meat, fish, cheese and freshly baked breads line the counter tops of the delis in town. The local market that takes place every Saturday morning is a haven for foodies of all ages as the locals put on their very best from 10am to noon.
The good news is that you will never have to ponder too long on where to eat in Greyton as there are many delectable options. Take a turn to the foot of the Riviersonderend mountains for a culinary treat.