Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Lunch at Chart Farm, Constantia

Roses are blooming at Chart Farm and so is the food
Our friend Sandra Engelen who, with her husband Philip, ran Greyton Lodge and now runs Brooklands House has taken over the restaurant at Chart Farm in Constantia. We were in the area on Saturday and popped in for a quick lunch. It was very good. We think you too should go and try it. The roses are not in bloom yet, but soon will be and the views are wonderful
The restaurant entrance. In the summer you can go along and pick your own roses to take home. And in the autumn they usually sell fresh chestnuts at the farm stall
Sandra has been doing some refurbishments and there are great cakes and scones on offer and we saw some good savoury filled croissants
There is space inside, in the foyer and the glassed in conservatory, or outside on the terrace
Lots of ladies lunching
Smoke in the valley, mountains, vines and flowers
Lynne's delicious salad of smoked salmon, caper berries, cream cheese and avocado, which was substituted for the cucumber it usually comes with. It was huge, but very satisfying and the french dressing supplied separately was good
John chose the shredded smoked chicken salad, also a winner. We ordered two glasses of the house white wine which is a local sauvignon blanc and it comes in a generous pichet so you get more than one glass each. Our bill came to R200 with service added
A small part of the rose garden
Roses for sale in the front of the restaurant

Lots of parking and easy access for wheelchairs. We will be back
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2015

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