Gossip Corner - The Stone Oven

Gossip Corner is a restaurant in Rooi Els, just outside Pringle Bay, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sundays. Chef Emile Mathys serves delicious dishes from an à la carte menu, and daily specials are according to the chef’s mood and the seasonal availability of ingredients. For a private dining experience, The Stone Oven at Gossip Corner is open from Thursday to Sunday, specialising in slow-cooked food and pizzas prepared in a wood-fired oven. A selection of freshly baked goods is on sale at the restaurant's petit deli, so if you love warm ciabatta and chocolate croissants, you might want to place a standing order! Gossip Corner is perfect for catered functions, and chef Emile will work with you to curate a menu to suit your taste and budget. Offsite catering at your event’s venue is also available.

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“Just look at it, the food, the view, the atmosphere. Everything is just perfection.” CHEF! Magazine

Gossip Corner opened to rave reviews in 2019.

Chef Emile Mathys

"Mense moet lekker eet!”

The restaurant's executive chef, Emile Mathys, inherited his talent for cooking from his mom. Emile says she was his superhero! Under her watchful eye, he learned to cook and bake in the family kitchen.

Catering for large groups of hungry people started when Emile was a junior cook in the South African Navy. He then completed his professional chefs' course at Capsicum, where he received his International chef diploma in 2010. After that, he had 18 months of practical and did his internship at the Western Hotel in Cape Town. 

Emile’s love for cooking has taken him to overseas destinations where he worked in the restaurant industry in Qatar and the Caribbean. After his travels, he returned home to settle in Gordons Bay.

Emile is passionate about what he fondly calls the Gossip Corner dining experience. He says it’s a magnificent combination of art, décor, impeccable service, and irresistible food!

When pressed for answers about what’s hot news on the Gossip Corner menu, Emile says that his 12-hour pork belly dish is one of his favourite meals to prepare!

Gossip Corner - Menu

Gossip Corner - Menu

Gossip Corner serves a selection of dishes from the à la carte menu. Daily blackboard specials are available and created according to the chef’s mood and seasonal availability.

  • Starters
  • Burgers
  • Pizza
  • Mains
  • Chef’s Favourites
  • Side Dishes
  • Sauces
  • Dessert
  • Kids Menu
  • Daily Specials

Gossip Corner Menu Here

The Stone Oven - Menu

The Stone Oven - Menu

Gossip Corner offers an exclusive dining experience in The Stone Oven.

Days: Thursday Evening to Sunday Afternoon (and extended hours during peak season)

The Stone Oven is a private dining area within Gossip Corner’s main restaurant. Specialising in food prepared in a wood-fired oven, expect to feast on delicious slow-cooked food, pizzas and chef’s blackboard recommendations.

  • Meat Dishes (pork, beef, ribs, roast)
  • Fish
  • Paella (chicken and seafood)
  • Pizza
  • Burgers
  • Side Dishes
  • Chef’s Blackboard Recommendations
  • Desserts

Space is limited, and bookings are essential.

The Stone Oven Menu Here



Gossip Corner has a small deli with freshly baked goods, pantry essentials and handmade lifestyle items on sale. 

Freshly Baked
  • Croissants (plain and chocolate)
  • Ciabatta
  • Roosterkoek
  • Muffins
Pantry Essentials
  • Funky Ouma Seasonings
  • Olive Oil
  • Health Bars
Handmade Lifestyle Items
  • Handmade Placemat



Gossip Corner is the ideal venue for catered functions such as:

  • Weddings
  • Birthdays
  • Engagement Parties
  • Private Cocktail Parties
  • Corporate Functions
  • Club Events
  • Celebrations of Life

Contact Chef Emile at Gossip Corner to discuss your function needs and menu options.



Are you hosting a function and need professional catering services? If you are, Gossip Corner will curate a mouthwatering menu to suit your taste and budget. 

Chef Emile performs at his peak when preparing for large groups and is available to cater for functions at your venue.

The catering service includes:

  • Set Menus
  • Custom Menus
  • Platters

Contact Emile at Gossip Corner to discuss your catering needs, menu options, dietary preferences and availability.



“Gossip Corner is a lovely spot to stop for lunch! The food was tasty, the little deli was delightful, and the service was superb! Will be visiting again.”  Ashley van der Merwe
“This is my second visit to Gossip Corner. I was blown away by the wonderful experience I had! We had the most impeccable service I have experienced in many years. The food was sensational, and I highly recommend this lovely restaurant. Great venue and atmosphere, outstanding service and incredible food!”  Jeremy Maycock
“Gossip Corner has fantastic food, excellent service, great wines, and an awesome view. We ordered from a set menu. The combination of flavours made for some interesting and exciting taste experiences. When it comes to food presentation, service and wines, the restaurant is above the norm! Good value for money. Worth a visit.”  Delene Cloete
“Gossip Corner is brilliant! I had a lovely evening with wonderful food served in a lovely setting.”  Christine Kapp
“This restaurant is worth the visit. A lot of time was spent planning the interior, and the positioning of the windows emphasises the view of the Kogelberg Mountain. The iron artwork, the view of the heart of the restaurant (the kitchen), the Churchill dinnerware, the cutlery and the fine, elegant wine glasses all make it a special experience. The staff at Gossip Corner are all friendly and professional. The food was great and well-presented. You have a choice of where to sit, ground floor or upstairs!”  Stay at Friends Betty’s Bay



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