De Camdeboo Restaurant is the onsite dining facility at The Drostdy Hotel in Graaff-Reinet. The dining area is stunningly appointed. With a formal atmosphere that lends itself to the amazing meals and fine wines you will experience.
De Camdeboo Restaurant
The restaurant boasts an interesting wine list, supporting the Old Vines Project. If you cannot find something on the wine list that tickles your fancy, then you can peruse the vinoteque. Here you will find older, and more unusual wines. The menu is varied, and there should be something for everyone. The meals are a true reflection of the local cuisine. Expect choices of venison, ostrich and Karoo lamb. The chef uses local ingredients to enhance the meals. Fynbos and locally grown herbs compliment the dishes created in the kitchen.
My meal and what we drank
My father chose the Riebeeksrivier Southern Slopes 2017 to go with our meal. This Cape Of Good Hope red blend was the perfect choice. In fact, I was so impressed with the wine, that I bought a bottle of Serruria Chardonnay to take home. I had the salmon tartare (R135) to start. This was beautifully presented and extremely good. My main course was a generous portion of lamb ribs (R195). They were served with tzatziki, beetroot hummus, vegetables and potatoes. The perfect combination of flavours and textures. I was the only one to order dessert. As we were meant to have been in Istanbul, I chose the Turkish coffee custard (R80). This set custard was the perfect end to my meal.
Part of the attraction to staying in an hotel is being able to dine on site, and therefore have a few glasses of wine, without needing to drive. Given how well managed De Camdeboo Restaurant is, the fantastic menu and great service, I would readily go back. The staff were attentive and there when you needed them. Contact them on +27 49 892 2161 to make a reservation.
Take a look at what was previously posted on Lavender and Lime on April 27:
- 2020: Lemon And Lime Salad Dressing
- 2018: Cheesy Polenta
- 2016: Two
- 2015: Sourdough Focaccia
- 2012: Lemon Verbena