1854 Restaurant, Greyton

In June, Dave and I took the long and windy roads from Gordons Bay to Greyton, where we stopped for lunch at 1854. As it was a cold day we decided to sit in the restaurant, rather than on the deck. The dining area is comfortable, but could have been improved had the fire been lit, and the admin paperwork cleared away.

1854 Restaurant

1854 Restaurant

Their emphasis is on modern comfort food and that is exactly what the weather called for. But, we also did not want anything heavy being a lunch time meal. Dave decided to have the calamari starter (R93). These were pan seared calamari tubes and steaks flavoured with ginger, garlic, chillies and coriander. Served with rocket and deep fried popcorn tentacles every bite was excellent. My choice were mussels (R93) served in a creamy citrus and white wine sauce with toasted ciabatta. I could have licked the bowl clean, the sauce was so good. And the mussels were perfectly plump.

Our Lunch

Why 1854?

In 1854, Herbert Vigne purchased Weltevreden Farm at the base of the Sonderend Mountain Range. He established an agricultural village and named it Greyton after the Governor of the Cape, Sir George Grey. 1854 is named in honour of the town’s birth. In the same year, the British recognized the independence of the Orange Free State in South Africa. In February Britain send Russia an ultimatum to withdraw from Moldavia and Wallachia. And in March they declare war on Russia in what is the Crimean War. Seems like some things never change?

Contact them on +27 28 254 9639, bookings essential when they have live music.

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8 thoughts on “1854 Restaurant, Greyton

  1. Quite apart from seeing food I would not have minded enjoying myself – it is interesting to learn about the local history . . . in my case I must admit to only knowing the basics . . .

  2. a fire is something we don’t need here in sunny brisbane :=) I love calamari, and I’m so glad it’s not octopus as they are one of the smartest animals on earth apparently . So I don’t eat ’em even tho they re delicious.

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