Stanford has become a strong contender for one of South Africa’s best country villages. While its neighbour Hermanus has become accustomed to this spotlight, Stanford remains a quiet and quaint getaway for locals and tourists alike. From the charm of pancake stalls on the main road as part of the Saturday morning market to organic farm-fresh produce, Stanford is a foodie’s paradise!
Many people visit this part of the Overberg to have days packed full with exciting outdoor activities and exploring, the best way to end it off is undeniably with a delicious meal. Especially with a variety of settings and menus, the restaurants in Stanford will open your eyes to a whole new culinary world.
The establishments offer up a wide range of traditional and internationally-loved recipes all with local flair added in the mix. Made from the freshest locally-produced ingredients and a pinch of passion, the scrumptious meals will leave you satisfied and inspired. While all dishes can be perfectly paired with local wines and it’s easy to over indulge, be sure to leave some room for the sinfully sweet desserts. Stanford restaurants specialise in delicious freshly-baked delicacies!
Many of the eateries in this Overberg village are artistically decorated and welcome family diners, with a few even being pet-friendly. If you love enjoying cuisine while also taking in the fresh country air, then venture out to the restaurants located on the beautiful Stanford wine farms. Experience succulent meals paired with perfectly aged wine while overlooking the same vineyards you’re drinking from. Dining in the countryside promises to be a true delight as some of these eateries have even won multiple Best Country Restaurant awards.
While restaurants in Stanford offer delicious meals served with award-winning wines in spectacular settings, it also has an amazing dining experience at the local micro-brewery and cheese farm. You can sample a range of craft beers on tap and even award-winning cheeses. If the mood strikes, you can also dine on the banks of the Klein River with a magnificent picnic spread and large playgrounds for children to play in while you relax in the sun.
Stanford really does have everything you need and expect for the ultimate dining experiences in the Overberg. From organic farm-fresh ingredients to delicacies so painstakingly assembled they fall apart in your mouth, it’s a must-see if you’re visiting this part of the Western Cape. But remember, when heading to this amazing village, always pack your appetite and get ready to be spoiled!