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The Country Kitchen and 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. 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.


Book a table at The Country Kitchen

The Country Kitchen is open daily for lunch, dinner and picnics. We look forward to welcoming you.

Opening hours:

Lunch: 12:00pm - 5:00pm (open daily)
Wine Tasting: 10:00am – 6:00pm (last seating 6:00pm)
Picnics: 12:00pm - 5:00pm


Please use the calendar to book. Alternatively, please email us on countrykitchen@montrochelle.virgin.com or ring us on +27 21 876 2770.

We look forward to seeeing you soon!

The Country Kitchen Team

Lunch Menu

From twice-baked pecorino souffle to hand cut venison carpaccio – savour delicious and hearty South African fare, 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 CK Poke Bowl. Desserts are another highlight, try our delicious vegan sticky toffee pudding or our new citrus no-bake cheesecake served with burnt honey ice cream and candied citrus.

Especially for winter, our brand new set menu can be enjoyed for lunch and dinner and features vegetarian curry, SASSI line fish, chocolate tart and more!

Explore the Lunch Menu.

Kids' Menu

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

Explore the kids' menu here.

Enjoy our selection of beverages at The Country Kitchen. From our selection of white and red wines produced from our own vineyard, to sparkling wines, beers, cocktails to something softer in the form of our craft ice teas to our intriguing new mocktails there's plenty to savour with lunch and dinner.

Browse the menu here.

Wine Tasting

Enjoy a spectacular wine flight tasting at Mont Rochelle. Choose from five flight tasting menus to suit every taste: White Wine Flight, Red Wine Flight, 6 Wine Flight, MIKO Wine Flight and the Gourmet Tasting. Pair your experience with a selection of mouth-watering nibbles designed to complement your tasting.

Explore the Wine Flight Menu.

Explore the Tasting Room Nibbles Menu.


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. Our picnic baskets are perfect for two adults to share and we also provide a children's basket for your little ones.

Explore the Picnic Baskets

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

The Festive Season at The Country Kitchen

We are now taking bookings for the festive season!

The Country Kitchen will be open for wine tasting and light snacks on Christmas Day.

To book, please email us or call us on +27 21 876 2770.

Christmas Picnic Menu

Celebrate the festive season at The Country Kitchen. Savour our festive basket for two in the grounds of Mont Rochelle. Start by enjoying a selection of local cheeses and cold meats, honey-roasted gammon and cold roast turkey, pickled fish and smoken pâté paired with a selection of hearty salads and finished with special sweet treats.

View the Christmas Day Picnic menu

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 Christmas Day Little Corkers Picnic menu

Vegan & Vegetarian Christmas Picnics

We're thrilled that for the festive season we are offering separate fully vegan and vegetarian picnic baskets.

Our vegan picnic basket for one is full of delicious fare. Savour our homemade vegan cheddar spread with a selection of freshly baked breads and crackers. Nibble on vegan spinach and butternut filo parcels and harissa-baked cauliflower and make sure to sample the mouth-watering selection of heart salads such as spicy coronation potato salad, lentil bobotie pies, a BBQ brinjal wrap and much more.

View the Christmas Picnic Vegan menu

Our vegetarian basket serves one and is packed with a selection of local cheeses, homemade chutneys, bread and crackers. Try the spinach and feta filo parcels paired with spicy potato salad, lentil pies, olives, tzatziki and finish everything off with a delectable sweet treat - trifle and a brownie, anyone?

View the Christmas Picnic Veggie menu

New Year's Day 2023

Start the New Year in true South Africa style with a delectable braai at The Country Kitchen. Tuck in to mouth-watering Karoo leg of lamb on the spit, traditional South African Boerewors, baked potatoes with sour crème, garlic butter and peppadew dip, corn on the cob, Elgin chicken kebabs and fish and don't forget the sides! Moreish garlic bread, tomato and onion braai-broodtjies, creamy sweetcorn and parsley potato salad and more.

View the New Year's Day 2023 Braai menu

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my dog?

Pet pooches are very welcome on the outside terrace at The Country Kitchen and around the grounds of our estate. We’ll keep them well fed and watered (just ask us for the doggy dish of the day), but please keep them on a leash.

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