The Table at De Meye is a farm-to-table style restaurant. They are all about sourcing local, seasonal produce to create a delicious menu. This means their menu is ever-changing with something new and delectable each week. The Table is located at De Meye Farm in Stellenbosch. Perfectly set among the vineyards and oak trees, you’re able to enjoy a table seated set three course sharing style menu. Alternatively you can opt for the picnic option where you’ll sit on comfy cushions and picnic blankets in the abundant veggie garden under white parasols.
The Table Restaurant
What: A set three course sharing style menu to be enjoyed at a beautiful table set beneath the shady oak trees. This menu changes weekly but for an example menu browse their website. Think sourdough, fresh salads, juicy figs, local cheeses for starters, confit duck and pommes sarladaise for mains, and panna cotta or pavlova with fresh summer berries for dessert. Their autumn harvest includes dishes with carrot and dukka, 15-Hour Braised Free Range Karoo Lamb, and a naartjie sorbet dessert.
When: Open for lunches Thursday to Sunday.
Cost: R425 per person
Picnics at De Meye
What: A gourmet picnic basket filled to the brim with fresh produce and delicious salads. Everything from fresh ciabatta, local cheese, charcuterie, juicy peaches, olives, seasonal salads, smoked chicken and ice cream cones for dessert! The basket menu is also seasonal making the menu of each visit a surprise.
When: Lunches Friday to Saturday
Cost: R300 per person
We decided on the picnic option for our visit to The Table at De Meye. We had a fabulous afternoon sipping on Chenin Blanc in the shade of the oak trees while munching on the most delicious picnic I’ve ever eaten. The setting is absolutely beautiful and the food divine! Perched on our picnic chairs beneath the lovely white parasols it felt like pure bliss! The picnic portions were generous and were definitely well fed.
The Vegetable Garden
In between mouthfuls we wandered around the abundant vegetable gardens which were bursting with the life only a rich summer harvest can bring. We wandered through rows of artichokes and aubergines, walked beneath canopies of granadillas, breathed in the aromatics fragrance of fresh thyme and rosemary while watching as the peach tree began to fruit.
We loved our slow Sunday lunch at The Table at De Meye. It really was an incredible experience of fresh flavours and local ingredients combined into a delightful seasonal menu. The gardens are so gorgeous and peaceful making the atmosphere just right for a relaxing weekend afternoon.
To book your group for either a picnic or a seat at the table you can contact them at 072 696 0530. Alternatively, visit their website to fill out their ‘contact us’ form.
If you enjoy this sort of thing then why not check out my post on Babylonstoren for more beautiful veggie gardens, fresh produce and farm-to-table style dining.