La Residence Restaurant

The dining room at La Residence may be reminiscent of a manor hall, but the experience is always a leisurely experience. Dazzling chandeliers, black and white flooring, vast fireplaces, enchanting mountain views and uninterrupted peace and tranquility all contribute to La Residence’s unparalleled luxury.

La Residence is a mini, modern Versailles with a contemporary shell and a romantic colonial interior. This Winelands estate will make you feel as though you've been whisked off to your own private palace to live in the lap of luxury…

There are only a few tables in the gilded, chandeliered dining room – enough to make it exciting and have an atmosphere, but sufficiently spread apart for you to whisper sweet nothings to each other without making your neighbours blush.

Gourmet credentials – The vast black-and-white tiled reception room doubles as a dining room (for hotel guests only), opening out onto the veranda where tables are set for breakfast or lunch. By night, regal red velvet wing-backed chairs are pulled up to white linen-draped tables, softly lit with candles. The chef, Lennard Marais, presides over a daily changing set menu of seasonal local produce, such as Franschhoek cheeses, lamb, springbok and line-caught trout, with herbs and veg plucked from the kitchen garden.Alternatively, pick the Chef’s Table option and have Marais talk you through the preparation, course by course.

Top tipple – You’re bang in the middle of in South Africa’s Winelands – need we say more? There’s an ever-ready sommelier to help you navigate the inch-thick wine list.

Highlights – 

– Taste local game

– Immersive chef’s table experience

– Palatial chandeliered dining room


Rates from £589.74 per night

To book this hotel visit mrandmrssmith.com

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