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9 September, 17:30
Stanford Valley Guest Farm
World class classical music in a beautiful Stanford venue - book your tickets NOW! A quintet of professional musicians from the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra will play a selection of classical and easily accessible pieces before they head to de Hoop to perform the Serenade of the Whales. They also play in the Sunset Serenade in the Kruger Park to sell-out audiences. R120 per adult, R80 children under 18. Book a table at the Manor House to order off Chef Madre Malan's a la carte menu, or order a casual curry from the food truck at R75 pp. Kiddies' burgers also available at R55 each, and Don Gelato. Cash bar available.
Saturday, 10 September, 09:00 - 12:30
Saturday Morning Market
Stoep of Stanford Hotel
Stanford boasts its own little Saturday morning market. Fresh goats cheese, ready-made meals, Scotch eggs, fudge, decadent gluten free cakes, caramel popcorn, sliced ginger, goji berries, cranberries, dried apricots, pitted dates, pecan nuts, pies, gluten-free quiche, veggie patties, hand spun wool died with natural ingredients, farm eggs, crunchies, shortbread, fresh farm grown vegetables, heirloom seedlings, jams & chutneys, pickles, chilli sauces, Erwin’s salamis and cold meat. Unfortunately no bread. The new Ciabatta oven is still being built and Elsa will be away for 5 weeks.
10, 11 September
Colour and Constellation Workshop
Hosted by Melissie Jolly of Colour Mirrors, and Lina Larsen from Denmark.
A unique opportunity for individuals to learn how to shift a lifetime's worth of old patterns, and for therapy practitioners to to pick up skills to pass onto clients. Private sessions on 12 September. R2 000 pp for the full 2 day workshop includes teas, or R1 000pp for 1 day. To book, please contact Gill at email@example.com
Saturday, 10 September, all day
Put a flower or a feather in your hat or cap, and frolic in the village this Spring weekend. Lovely beanies, berets, hats and scarves are available at Your Style Shop next door to the Stanford Hotel, and at the Village Emporium. Share a photograph of yourself and your gang on Instagram #visitstanford #thinkstanford #capewhalecoast
Wednesday, 14 September , 09:00-12:00
Graze Farmers Market
Reduce your carbon footprint and get your fresh veggies at Graze Slow Food Cafe. Always seasonal, always fresh. Stay for coffee and breakfast.
WHAT'S ON THE MENU
Birkenhead Brewery and Birkenhead Restaurant
Monday - Sunday, 10:00 till 17:00 daily
Beer, Wine and Great Meals
Monday to Saturday: 08:00 – 17:00
April - September closed on Sundays.
Tasting Room and Coffee Shop: The wine tasting room and coffee shop is open to the public for wine tasting, drinks and light meals. Crafts, Rusks, Cookies and Biltong for sale. Come and taste our wine and enjoy a light meal at our coffee shop. Lots of fresh jams and crafts for the festive season.
Monday - Friday - 07:30 to 16:00
Saturday - 08:00 to 13:00
Start your day in an authentic, Village 'Coffee Shop' serving the BEST COFFEE in the OVERBERG. Famous brekkies (including gluten free options), and even more FAMOUS delicious fresh bakes, CARROT and BAKED LEMON CHEESE CAKES. We also serve light lunches.
Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Serving delicious coffee, tea, milkshakes, fresh juices daily
Free WiFi on the verandah. Be sure to get one of our loyalty cards.
Buy 5 coffees and the 6th is on us! Free!
La TRATTORIA: Lunch Friday - Sunday 11.30-15.30
Dinner Friday, Saturday and Wednesday 18:30 till late
Closed Monday and Thursday
GELATERIA: Friday - Sunday, 11:00 - 17:00
Lionello and Corrado are excited to welcome everyone to see the results of their hard work. Visit their new-look trattoria and gelato counter with cheerful stripey awnings for authentic Italian bakes, meals and gelato made without compromise. Contact Lionello at the 081 805 7470, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Corrado 071 381 1010
Garden Grill at White Water Farm
The Garden Grill at White Water is open for lunches on Saturdays and Sundays. We are pleased to start using some ingredients from our farm gardens, and new Spring menu items include the addition of beetroot hummus to our popular meze starter, Asian inspired lamb ribs and kumquat almond cake among others.
Book to enjoy meals prepared with the best of local produce.
Coming soon: Self Sufficiency Workshop from 12-16 October.
Winter opening hours - lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Brydon will be at the Saturday Morning Market at the Stanford Hotel on 10 September. Please bring clement weather with you; it would be appreciated!
Jonno and Viv's free-range eggs
Stanford Suds Laundrette
Mondays - Fridays, 08:00 - 17:00
Thank you for your kind support over the last few months. As we have a limited supply of eggs, you can contact Marietjie (076 363 9197) to confirm which day you would like to collect. Please will you be kind enough to bring your empty egg boxes to the laundrette for reuse?
Manor House Restaurant
Stanford Valley Guest Farm
Thurs - Sat open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Sundays open for breakfast and lunch
Join Manor House Restaurant for sophisticated farm fare prepared with flair by Madre Malan and her teamCome and taste the new Spring Menu! Grilled Kudu Carpaccio with olives, lemon thyme and haloumi, Shoulder of Spring Lamb, and Waterblommetjie Risotto are just some of Madre's new dishes, and for those with a sweet tooth, the new berry and rose mess will delight your tastebuds.
Mosaic Lagoon Cafe - 1892 Spookhuis
Opening Days: Wednesdays - Sundays 11:00 - 17:00
Mosaic has a whole new scrumptious menu which includes garlic prawns, soups, sizzling pepper steak, Mumbai lamb curry, calamari, medallions of pork fillet and our famous Mosaic beef or vegetarian burgers. Please enquire about our smoked Southern Style BBQ menu, inspired from Tennessee and Texas (pulled pork, beef brisket and chicken - menu changes), mixed with spices and homemade bread from Southern Africa. Vegetables are gathered daily from Mosaic’s organic garden and roasted or put into salads. The yummy cheese and meat platters and desserts are still on the menu.
This is a casual affair. Outdoor seating is on the patio, or at picnic tables on the Lagoon edge or under Milkwood trees. Indoor seating is also available. A Boules court provides hours of fun. The 1892 Spookhuis can be reached by boat at their jetty. Wine cellar, craft beer, Health juices, full bar, selection of Jack Daniels.
Lunch Thursday - Sunday
Dinner Wednesday - Saturday
Set on our working wine farm, we keep things down to earth! Home grown and foraged herbs and vegetables, locally sourced fish and meats. Look for locavore food, with a hint of molecular gastronomy. We look forward to delighting our guests with new menus and culinary highlights from the Stanford region! Opening times Booking essential.
Friday - Wednesday, 11:00 - 21:00
We are open, and no reservations are needed.
Square One (formerly known as KCs)
Open Wednesday - Monday from 12:00
Kitchen closes at 21:30
Farm kitchen, Gallery, Honey and Meadery
Wednesday - Sunday 09:00 – 15:00
We have a new Breakfast menu and now serve delicious omelettes too.
Sunday Lunch:Lamb, Beef, Pork and chicken all on the menu with loads of seasonal veg.
Lemon meringue, pavlova, apple pie, crepes and more.
*Curry night is now the 2ND FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH.
Curry or Lamb Shank Night: 9 September 18:00 - 21:00 Vegetarian option also available. R120 per head
Open Tues - Saturday Lunch and Dinner
Are you an braai-meister and planning to stoke up the coals on Heritage Day, 24 September? Please contact Eben at Table 13 and be part of a community braai in the heritage heritage heart of Stanford.
The Royal Oke Restaurant
Open daily 09:00 – 16:00
Sir Robert Stanford Estate
Spring has sprung!!! Picnics season has started and The Royal Oke is the perfect place to come and relax, We can pre-pack a Picnic for 2 @ R 250 or you can come and build your own. The Restaurant is open as usual with freshly prepared delicious food. Local wines and craft beers.
The Tasting Room at Stanford Hills Estate
Mondays - Sundays 08:30 - 17:00
The Tasting Room is still open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch.
Midweek Madness Specials: Monday: Pasta of the day including a glass of wine or SAB beer R75
Tues: Pulled Pork Wraps including a glass of wine or SAB beer R75
Wed: Beer Battered Hake and Fries including a glass of wine or SAB beer R75
Thurs: Beef, Venison, Chicken or Vegetarian burger topped with Pinotage marmalade including a glass of wine or SAB beer R75
Fri: Prego Roll and chips including a glass of wine or SAB beer R75
Yum Eat Cafe
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from 08.30 - 16:00
Gourmet breakfasts and our well known freshly pressed fruit and veggie juices are available daily. Our delicious hamburgers, wraps, quiches and salads are freshly prepared. We have decadent cakes and tarts for mid-morning and afternoon coffee or tea.