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Now Open

The Country Kitchen and Picnics

Now open during the weekend and on Public Holidays

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. Savour the beautiful surroundings of the Mont Rochelle estate as you sample the hearty and fresh dishes and gourmet picnics The Country Kitchen has on offer which are all made with locally sourced ingredients.

We're thrilled to have re-opened The Country Kitchen on 1st August 2020 and have designed a new menu for your enjoyment, in addition, our selection of Estate wines are now available along with beers, ciders and spirits. Explore the menus below and book your table!

Read all about our safety measures.


Book a table at The Country Kitchen

We are delighted to let you know that The Country Kitchen re-opened on 1st August 2020.

We are open for:

  • lunch from Friday - Sunday from 11am - 5pm
  • dinner on Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm - 8pm (last seating 8pm to abide by curfew)

Please use the calendar to book your lunch with us. Alternatively you can email us on countrykitchen@montrochelle.virgin.com or ring us on +27 (0) 21 876 2770.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

The Country Kitchen Team

The Country Kitchen menus

The Country Kitchen lunch menu

The lunch menu at The Country Kitchen is perfect for a light-bite. From deep fried camembert to hand cut venison carpaccio – and that’s just for starters! Tuck into our classic Country Kitchen Burger served with fries, or for a healthier take why not sample our new ‘Impossible burger’ made completely vegan and completely delicious. Desserts are another highlight, try our delicious chocolate brownie or the malva pudding served with butterscotch sauce and amarula ice cream.

Discover the menu here.

Beverage List

Explore our wine and beverage list for The Country Kitchen here. We have a selection of sparkling and white wines, reds and wine cocktails for you to enjoy during your visit.

Discover our wine and beverage list here.

Kids' Menu

Kids of all ages are welcome at The Country Kitchen and our chefs have delicious dishes specifically designed with your little ones in mind.

Take a look at the menu here.

Picnics

Enjoy a special picnic in the grounds of Mont Rochelle. Filled with delicious local produce, you can choose a selection of South African cheeses and charcuterie with homemade preserves and chutneys or perhaps spiced lemongrass and tuna fish cakes with tomato relish. We also have designed a picnic basket for children too.

Choose your picnic basket.

Wine tasting

Discover our wine tasting menu here and enjoy this fantastic experience daily from 10am to 6pm.

Explore the menu here.


The Festive Season at The Country Kitchen

We are now taking bookings for the festive season and New Year's Day 2021, please email us on functions@montrochelle.virgin.com to book.

Christmas Day Lunch Menu

Celebrate the festive season at The Country Kitchen! Choose from exciting dishes such as smoked springbok carpaccio, red velvet prawns, arancini, panko crumbled calamari or Elgin chicken strips and enjoy a sharing platter, full of honey-glazed pork gammon, roast turkey, butternut & spinach lasagne and pan-fried sustainable fish with a tangy caper butter. Finish off with a dessert and choose from dishes such as traditional English trifle, vanilla cheesecake, homemade malva pudding and much more! We will be ready and waiting to greet you with a glass of bubbly or homemade lemonade.

View our Christmas Day 2020 menu here.

Festive Picnic Menu

Savour our festive basket for two in the grounds of Mont Rochelle. Start by enjoying a selection of local cheeses and cold meats, locally sourced seafood, pickles, chutneys and artisan bread, paired with a selection of salads and finished with a special sweet treat. Your 'Little Corkers' can enjoy their own festive picnic basket, stuffed with bites such as panko crumbled chicken strips with homemade tomato sauce, potato and buttermilk salad, a Sparta Beef mini burger, fresh strawberries and finished with a chocolate brownie.

View the picnic menu here.

New Year's Day 2021 Menu

Celebrate 2021 with our special BBQ and Spit Braai menu! With a whole Karoo lamb on the spit, traditional South African Boerewors, lemon & garlic marinated Elgin chicken, sustainable fish and plenty of vegetables, breads, salads, cheese and homemade ice-creams, savour New Year's Day 2021 in true South African style!

Browse the menu here.

Picnics at Mont Rochelle



Explore the grounds of Mont Rochelle with an extra special gourmet picnic basket. Choose a picnic basket that's full of delicious, local fare; sample our selection of South African cheeses and charcuterie, arancini with a honey harissa sauce and zingy fishcakes, or enjoy a vegan or vegetarian basket full of exciting bites. Let us know whether you’d prefer a bottle of white, red, or perhaps both, with your gourmet picnic! Our picnic baskets are perfect for two adults to share and we also provide a children's basket for your little ones.

Order your basket by emailing us on countrykitchen@montrochelle.virgin.com or ringing us on +27 (0) 21 876 2770.

Choose your picnic

Dishes made with locally sourced ingredients



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.