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Dining at Mont Rochelle

There are two restaurants at Mont Rochelle. The Country Kitchen which joins up to our wine cellar, is an ideal place for a light lunch as well as wine tasting. Or if you're after something a little more formal, MIKO is our flagship restaurant boasting a prime location, with impeccable 180-degree views over the Franschhoek valley and surrounding vineyards and mountains. Start the evening off with a refreshing cocktail from our bar and find a comfy space on the terrace to watch the sun set.

MIKO

MIKO’s cuisine is best described as a taster to South African favourites with each of the seasonal dishes telling a story, using the freshest most local ingredients, which pair beautifully with our award-winning wine list. With its covered terrace, guests have the option of dining alfresco all year round.

A late afternoon cocktail on the terrace is the perfect way to relax, unwind and enjoy the stunning sunset whilst MIKO’s roaring fireplace in winter is perfect for pairing our MIKO Syrah with one of our seasonal warmer dishes.

Showcasing the best that Franschhoek has to offer, whatever the reason and whatever the season, be it for breakfast with the family, a celebratory lunch, a spot of lawn games and sundowners or a romantic dinner for two.

For MIKO reservations you can reserve online by using the booking engine to the right, or contact us directly: reception@montrochelle.virgin.com | Tel: +27 21 876 2770

Open 7 days a week

Breakfast: 8am – 10:30am
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm
Dinner: 7pm – 9:30pm
Terrace & Bar menu available until 6pm

Breakfast

Good morning! Goeie môre!

Take a seat for one of the most important meals of the day - breakfast is available for both our guests and non-resident guests. Tuck into some light bites from the buffet or order something more substantial like eggs royale or some french toast. How do you like your eggs in the morning? View our breakfast menu here for guests and here for day visitors

À La Carte

Dine at MIKO from our A La Carte menu and sample an array of fresh, seasonal dishes that showcase the produce in our area (as well as our chefs talents). From creamy risottos to warming soups and fresh baby leaf salads, and that's just for starters, to more hearty mains of venison loin or a simply grilled and sustainably caught fillet of fish, topped off with a slice of baked popcorn and ginger biscuit vanilla cheesecake! There's plenty of vegetarian and vegan dishes too, and our chef will be more than happy to adapt any issues wherever possible. View the menu here.

Terrace & Bar Menu

Our bar & lunch menu reflects the seasons. Snack on one of the lighter salad options such as the fresh Franschhoek Smoked Trout salad or share a platter for two. Looking for something a bit more filling? Try some firm favourites like the Sparta beef fillet, the Impossible burger (vegan) or the mouth-watering traditional South African Braai Broodji. View the bar & lunch menu here.

A Taste of MIKO

This five-course tasting menu is the perfect way to get to know Mont Rochelle, it features our favourite seasonal dishes and pairs them to perfection with our homegrown, award-winning wines. View A Taste of MIKO menu here.

Little Corkers

For our Little Corkers (that's kids under 12) we have created menus with them in mind, but they're welcome to choose from our main menus if they'd prefer. Kick start the day with some simple scrambled eggs or a yummy peanut butter sandwich. View the breakfast menu here.

Both lunch and dinner feature favourites such as fish nuggets, spaghetti bolognese or pizza, and some sweet treats for dessert. View the main menu here

Wines

As well as showcasing our award-winning wines of the Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties (amongst a few others), which are grown, pressed and bottled in our vineyard here at Mont Rochelle, we also have an extensive wine list to choose from. Sample a sparkling wine from Stellenbosch, a rosé from Paarl or a warming red from Hermanus. View the whole menu here.

What's on at MIKO?



Winemaker's Dinner

Miko's relaxed and intimate setting is the ideal backdrop for our monthly “Winemaker Dinner” series. It’s the perfect opportunity to talk with our winemaker, Dustin Osborne, whilst enjoying a delicious 5-course menu, paired with some of the best selections of Mont Rochelle wines, as well as premium and museum wines.

These one-of-a-kind evenings are priced at R750 per person and take place from 7pm on the last Thursday of every month.

  • Thursday 26 September
  • Thursday 31 October

Spaces are limited and advance bookings are recommended, please call us on: 021 876 2770

Wine dinner menu

Sundowners offer

Watch the sunset and enjoy the incredible views with a glass in hand!

Enjoy 2 for 1 on all drinks from our bar menu every day from 5-7pm. Choose from our signature cocktails and mocktails, a Gin & Tonic or a selection of beers and ciders.

Small bar snacks and a light menu is also available to order.

To find out more or to book a table, please call us on: 021 876 2770

T&C's: 2 for 1 offer applies only to drinks. Available until 15th December 2019

Braai lunches

Nothing says summer vibes like the sounds of a sizzling barbecue, so turn up the heat and join us in MIKO for a quintessential South African braai feast.

We’ll be firing up the coals every Friday lunchtime this summer, so join us from 12pm and choose from a selection of succulent meats and tasty vegetables from the grills, accompanied by flavorsome salads and followed by delicious desserts.

R320 per person
R375 per person including ½ bottle of Mont Rochelle Little Rock Rouge or Blanc Wine.

Available until 27th March 2020.

Braai menu

Miko Music Nights

Get ready to wine, dine and relax with live music at Miko! Enjoy the incredible views as you tuck in to delicious dishes, paired with some great wines and relax to the acoustic sounds of Newton Theron, from the band Newton & Co.

Music-lovers can join us for dinner between 7pm – 9pm and enjoy acoustic performances on the following dates:

  • Thursday 7 November 2019
  • Thursday 5 December 2019
  • Thursday 2 January 2020

To find out more or to book a table, please call us on: 021 876 2770

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The Country Kitchen & Picnics

The Country Kitchen is Mont Rochelle's informal restaurant located just a short walk or a quick drive from the main hotel building and adjacent to our wine cellar. If you’re visiting the Country Kitchen for lunch or if you’re off to the wine cellar, just let us know and we can help with directions.

PICNICS
You are welcome to explore the grounds at Mont Rochelle, and what better way to this than with a picnic basket prepared by our team?! Just let us know whether you’d prefer a bottle of white, red, or perhaps both! Picnic baskets are for two adults sharing and children baskets are available per child. The list of our available picnic baskets are below. Baskets needs to be pre-booked at least 12 hours in advance. To place an order call +27 21 876 2770.

RESERVATIONS
For reservations at the Country Kitchen you can reserve online using the booking engine to the right or contact us directly: countrykitchen@montrochelle.virgin.com | Tel: +27 21 876 2770

COUNTRY KITCHEN HOURS
Open 7 days a week
Wine tasting 10am – 6pm
Lunch (à la carte) 12pm – 5pm
Closed for dinner

We have taster bites, cheese and charcuterie available throughout the day until 6pm.

Country Kitchen Menu

Please note this is a sample menu only and is subject to change and availability.

STARTERS

Fairview camembert (V) (G) (M) (E) (Sp) R105
Deep fried camembert, homemade spicy tomato jam, baby leaves with tortilla crisps

Elgin buffalo wings (M) (C) (E) (Sp) (S) R95
BBQ glazed free range chicken wings, biltong cream cheese dressing with a side salad

Klein Karoo hand cut ostrich carpaccio (Ss) (Sp) (S) R105
Served with chilli, ginger, spring onion, coriander, sesame seeds with a teriyaki dressing

Chardonnay poached Salmon and potato Terrine (F) (G) (Sp) (M) R115
Served with Italian parsley, red onion and coriander salad, caper berries, crème fraiche

CK poke bowl (V) (M) (Mu) (Sp) (S) (Ss) R95
Feta, peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, olives, carrot, red onion, chickpeas, Avocado, pear and Asian dressing
*- Add free range chicken breast R20

  • Add rare beef R40*

Vegan Tortilla wrap (V) (S) (G) (N) R110
Stir-fry root vegetables, soya mince, humus with tomato & basil salsa

Heirloom tomato Gazpacho (V) (Sp) (C) (S) R75
Served with fresh Basil and a melon salad

MAINS

Aubergine Melanzane (V) (M) (Sp) R145
Grilled brinjal, baby marrows, mushrooms, tomato Napolitano sauce, parmesan cheese, with a garden salad

The Impossible burger (V) (G) (Ss) (S) R185
Vegan burger served with battered onion rings, pickled gherkins, rocket, tomato and rosemary salted fries

Butter chicken (M) (G) (Sp) (S) R170
Cape Malay curry served with cumin scented rice, cucumber riata, tomato and red onion relish and a poppadum

CK Burger (G) (M) (E) (Ss) (Sp) R175
200g Beef burger or Elgin chicken breast served with cheddar cheese, caramelised onion with candied jalapeno mayo and thick cut fries
**add add tomato chilli chutney R5 (SP) / mushroom sauce (M) (Sp) R20/ crispy Parma ham (Sp) R25

Pulled Beef Taco (G) (E) (SS) (S) (C) (M) (SP) R175
Smoked and roasted beef brisket, Asian coleslaw, tomato & onion salsa, rocket and chilli dressing

Grilled rump steak (M) (Sp) R180
250g Grilled Karan beef with Madagascan green pepper corn sauce, tomato, red onion and basil salad and rosemary salted thick cut fries

Garlic and Parsley grilled Norwegian Salmon (Sp) (F) (N) R190
Served with a salad of green beans, tomato, red onion and basil pesto

(Sides availble at R45 each; Garden Salad, Roasted vegetables or Skinny fries (V) (G)

SHARING PLATES (ENOUGH FOR 2 PEOPLE)

Old Style Farmer Angus ribs (M) (E) (Ss) (S) (Sp) R345
Pork belly ribs with brandy and coke glaze, served with country slaw and thick cut fries

One hot bird (Ss) (G) (M) (Sp) (S) R380
Peri peri chicken, hummus, pita pockets, grilled aubergine, tzatziki and grilled lime cheeks

CK platter (G) (M) (Ss) (E) (Sp) (S) R395
Buffalo wings, zucchini fritters, farmer Angus ribs, onion rings, potato wedges and CK salad

Vegetarian platter (V) (G) (S) (M) (N) (S) R310
Asian style vegetable wraps, smoked brinjal, marinated mushrooms, grilled tofu, homemade naan bread, humus and raita

CHEESE AND CHARTCUTERIE PLATTERS

The Country Kitchen cheese & charcuterie platters are served with pear and raisin chutney, cape white onion marmalade, toasted nuts and tortilla chips

Cheese Platter (G) (M) (Ss) (E) (Sp) R195
A selection of 5 local cheeses

Charcuterie Platter (G) (M) (Ss) (E) (Sp) R195
A selection of 5 local meats

Cheese and Charcuterie Platter (G) (M) (Ss) (Sp) R240
A selection of 3 local cheeses and 3 local meats

DESSERTS

Vanilla cheesecake with Blueberry compote (E) (G) (M) (Sp) R65
Served with Vanilla Ice-cream

Eddie’s malva pudding (G) (M) (E) (Sp) R65
Traditional South African malva pudding served with butterscotch sauce and amarula ice cream

Chocolate brownie (N) (M) (E) R65
Gluten-free chocolate brownie served with salted caramel popcorn, honeycomb and vanilla ice cream

Trio of ice cream (M) (E) R55
Enquire from your waitron on the daily selection

(C) Celery (CI) Cereals with gluten (CR) Crustacean (E) Eggs (F) Fish (L) Lupin (G) Gluten (M) Milk (Mo) Molluscs (Mu) Mustard (N) Nuts (P) Peanuts (Ss) Sesame (S) Soya (Sp) Sulphur Dioxide (V) Vegetarian.

If you have any specific dietary requirements or food allergies please let your waiter know before placing your order. Our chef will be more than happy to adapt any of our dishes where possible.

Picnic Menu

Chardonnay Basket (N) R480
• Selection of South African cheeses, homemade preserves (Gorgonzola, smoked kwaito and Pecorino)
• Selection of charcuterie served with homemade pickles & chutneys (Italian salami, Black forest ham and Coppa)
• Smoked salmon pate, capers, fresh lemon and rocket
• Potted shrimp cocktail
• Roast butternut and feta salad with toasted pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries
• Harissa spiced chicken and vegetable wrap with cream cheese and coriander
• Country salad: Feta, peppers, cherry tomatoes, pickled cucumber, green olives, carrot, red onion, baby potato and marjoram dressing
• Dark chocolate and cranberry Torte, salted caramel sauce Selection of homemade breads and smoked paprika tortilla crisps

Miko Basket (N) R580
• Selection of South African cheeses, homemade preserves (Gorgonzola , Smoked kwaito and Pecorino)
• Selection of charcuterie served with homemade pickles & chutneys (Italian salami, Black forest ham and Coppa)
• Smoked salmon pate, capers, fresh lemon and rocket
• Potted shrimp cocktail
• Zucchini Fritters, smoked tomato aioli
• Roast butternut and feta salad with toasted pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries
• Harissa spiced chicken and vegetable wrap with cream cheese and coriander
• Homemade haddock fishcakes with tartar sauce
• Country salad: Feta, peppers, cherry tomatoes, pickled cucumber, green olives, carrot, red onion, baby potato and marjoram dressing
• Dark chocolate and cranberry Torte, salted caramel sauce
• Malva truffles, rose mulberries with chocolate sauce
• Selection of homemade breads and smoked paprika tortilla chips

Mont Rochelle Mini Basket (N) R120
• Sticky BBQ chicken wings
• Fish goujons with tartar sauce and fresh lemon
• Mini Greek salad
• Chocolate Torte with toffee sauce
• Fresh fruit

Please note:
• Wine or any other beverages are excluded in the cost of the baskets, beverages may be purchased from Country Kitchen when collecting your picnic basket.
• The Mont Rochelle Mini Basket is only available to children under the age of 12 years old.

(v) denotes vegetarian dishes. (n) indicates a dish contains nuts. If you have any specific dietary requirements, and in particular any food allergies, please let your waiter know before placing your order. Our chef will be more than happy to adapt any of our dishes where possible.

Our chefs work with as many local suppliers as possible to reduce the amount of ‘food miles’ before dishes arrive at your table. We’re also careful not to use any endangered species of fish and aim to use those approved by the Marine Stewardship Council.

Tasting Room Nibbles

Any 3 NIBBLES FOR R180 OR ANY 5 NIBBLES FOR R280

Garlic snails (N) (Sp) (G) (M) (S)
Pancetta and homemade bread

Crispy potato skins (V) (M) (Sp) (G)
Loaded with blue cheese crumble and coriander salsa, finished with a crème fraiche

Kalamata olives (V) (Sp)
Marinated in chilli, orange, rosemary and extra virgin olive oil

Chorizo and leek (E) (Sp)(S)
Grilled chorizo, charred baby leeks, smoked tomato aioli

Snoek Pate (F) (G) (Sp) (M)
Homemade smoked snoek pate, pickled cucumber and smoked paprika tortilla crisps

SHARING PLATES (ENOUGH FOR 2 PEOPLE)

Old Style Farmer Angus ribs (M) (E) (Ss) (S) (Sp) (G) R345
Pork belly ribs with brandy and coke glaze, served with country slaw and thick cut fries

One hot bird (Ss) (G) (M) (Sp) (S) R380
Peri peri chicken, hummus, pita pockets, grilled aubergine, tzatziki and grilled lime cheeks

CK platter (G) (M) (Ss) (E) (Sp) (E) (Sp) R395
Buffalo wings, zucchini fritters, farmer Angus ribs, onion rings, potato wedges and CK salad

Vegetarian platter (V) (G) (S) (M) (N) R310
Asian style vegetable wraps, smoked brinjal, marinated mushrooms, grilled tofu, homemade naan bread, humus and raita

CHEESE AND CHARTCUTERIE PLATTERS

The Country Kitchen cheese & charcuterie platters are served with pear and raison chutney, cape white onion marmalade, toasted nuts and tortilla chips

Cheese Platter (G) (M) (Ss) (Sp) R195
A selection of 5 local cheeses

Charcuterie Platter (G) (M) (Ss) (Sp) R195
A selection of 5 local meats

Cheese and Charcuterie Platter (G) (M) (Ss) (Sp) R240
A selection of 3 local cheeses and 3 local meats

(C) Celery (CI) Cereals with gluten (CR) Crustacean (E) Eggs (F) Fish (L) Lupin (G) Gluten (M) Milk (Mo) Molluscs (Mu) Mustard (N) Nuts (P) Peanuts (Ss) Sesame (S) Soya (Sp) Sulphur Dioxide (V) Vegetarian.

If you have any specific dietary requirements or food allergies please let your waiter know before placing your order. Our chef will be more than happy to adapt any of our dishes where possible.

We favour home grown and local flavours wherever possible and so our menu has been specially created to celebrate the finest ingredients that have made a short journey from source to your fork (some so short it’s just walking to the garden and back!). We work hard to reduce our food miles and we are proud to have some fantastic local specialities on our menus! And it doesn’t just stop at the food; at Mont Rochelle we are in a unique position to be able to serve a wide range of high quality wines from our very own vineyard. We’re all about footprints in the sand and not in carbon, so when you dine with us you can rest assured the food is sourced locally and responsibly. Think of it as you helping the environment – one bite at a time! Talk to one of the team to find out more about where the food on today’s menu has come from.

Little Corkers Menu

MAINS

Spaghetti bolognaise with parmesan cheese (G) (E) (Sp) (M)
R60

Steak and chips (Sp)
R75

Crumbed fish and chips with tartar sauce (F) (G) (E) (Sp)
R65

Crumbed chicken breast with crushed potatoes and broccoli (G) (E) (Sp)
R65

DESSERTS

Chocolate brownie with hot chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream (G) (E) (M) (Sp) (N)
R55

Homemade ice cream (2 scoops) (E) (M)
R30

C) Celery (CI) Cereals with gluten (CR) Crustacean (E) Eggs (F) Fish (L) Lupin (G) Gluten (M) Milk (Mo) Molluscs (Mu) Mustard
(N) Nuts (P) Peanuts (Ss) Sesame (S) Soya (Sp) Sulphur Dioxide (V) Vegetarian.

If you have any specific dietary requirements, and in particular any food allergies, please let your waiter know before placing
your order. Our chef will be more than happy to adapt any of our dishes where possible.

We favour home grown and local flavours wherever possible and so our menu has been specially created to celebrate the
finest ingredients that have made a short journey from source to your fork (some so short it’s just walking to the garden and
back!). We work hard to reduce our food miles and we are proud to have some fantastic local specialities on our menus! And
it doesn’t just stop at the food; at Mont Rochelle we are in a unique position to be able to serve a wide range of high quality
wines from our very own vineyard. We’re all about footprints in the sand and not in carbon, so when you dine with us you can
rest assured the food is sourced locally and responsibly. Think of it as you helping the environment – one bite at a time! Talk
to one of the team to find out more about where the food on today’s menu has come from.

Drinks menu

Whether you want to relax with a glass red or enjoy something chilled in hand, our wines at the Country Kitchen have been carefully selected by our Winemaker to ensure they perfectly compliment our seasonal dishes. There's also a selection of refreshing cocktails, as well as non-alcohlic drinks such as our Vir-Gin and tonics. For something a little softer, try a pressed juice, a milkshake or a freshly brewed tea. View the menu here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dining options at Mont Rochelle?

All our room rates include breakfast which is served in our main restaurant, Miko. Miko is one of two restaurants at Mont Rochelle and is the setting for some fantastic gourmet meals including for those special occasions. Start the evening off with a refreshing cocktail from our bar and find a comfy space on the terrace to watch the sunset. The Country Kitchen joins up to our wine cellar-it’s an ideal place for a light lunch in the sunshine or a relaxed dinner. Our restaurant, Miko, serves lunch until 6pm and dinner in the evening. The Country Kitchen serves dinner Friday to Sunday only from 7pm until 9pm. During the week The Country Kitchen is open from 10am until 6pm serving lunch and light bites. Both restaurants are open to visitors who are not staying the night, but we recommend calling in advance to reserve a table at your preferred time. Please call +27 (0) 21 876 2770

Do you cater for special diets?

Our menus are one of the highlights of your stay, but we understand that some people have special requirements and personal favourites too. Let us know in advance, and we’ll do our best to make sure we have exactly what you need.

What if I want to have lunch or dinner in Franschhoek?

There is a wide range of restaurants in the area so please ask a member of our team for a recommendation. We can reserve a table for you and organise taxis if you don’t have a car and would like to sample some more of the region’s wines

What’s on the menu?

At Mont Rochelle the food served is a blend of international dishes with a healthy nod to the varied nature of South Africa cuisine, paired naturally with some superb local vintages. The wrap-around views of the Franschhoek valley do steal the show somewhat, but you can be sure our chefs have been focusing on dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Sustainability:

Mont Rochelle’s chefs use vegetables from local farmers and all fish and shellfish are sourced from local waters. We strive to ensure that as much of our food as possible is locally sourced in South Africa to ensure maximum economic benefit to the people and minimal transport and ‘food miles’. The lamb and springbok come from the Karoo and surrounding regions, and trout is sourced from the local Franschhoek valley. The on-site herb garden provides parsley, thyme and rosemary for the kitchens. Olives and fruits (including figs, crabapples, pomegranate and kumquat) are all sourced from local trees surrounding Mont Rochelle.