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Ridgeback Wines - The Deck Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
British, Wine Bar
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| Langverwacht Farm, Windmeul, Paarl 7630, South Africa
+27 21 869 8988
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Fresnaye, South Africa
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and good food personifies this restaurant situated alongside a dam filled with koi, birdlife, black and white swans. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Mike V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I come here every year to buy wine before heading back to Europe.. We just had the seafood platter and a glass of wine or two. A great atmosphere..good wine and pretty good food. I've not had anything else before... but the platters are generous and pretty good!!! Well worth the visit..

Thank Brent A
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I have been visiting Ridgeback for many years as their Viognier is, in my opinion, the best there is. We arrived at around 12 and tasted a 2015 bottle. Amazing on its own but, paired with the lamb curry, totally sensational. Service was attentive and the waitron had a keen interest in the production of the fine wines crafted at... More 

Thank Debbie P
Centurion, South Africa
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162 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This estate we did not have anything to drink as yet, the food we had for lunch for very mediocre however the service was great. One thing is One thing to note which is why I have given it a low rating is that they do not like kids, there is a full page warming on the menu stating this... More 

Thank BenSymington
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Decided to have breakfast here after 3 attempts at other local wine farms and coffee shops failed due to private functions. What a great decision in the end. A very family friendly spot with wildlife to entertain the children and a play park next to the outside section. Breakfast was lovely! I had the French Toast which was well presented.... More 

Thank Mmdd0306
Wellington, South Africa
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Sitting on the deck enjoying the excelent meal and listen to the informed short lecture on the estate's wine selction while being offered a free tasting round. A nice setting to be together with your loved one or some friends in a special atmosphere enhanced by geese swimming around the deck and hares playing on the other side of the... More 

Thank JohannJLemmer
Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

It was an overcast afternoon when we past Ridgeback for a wine tasting. Due to time pressures, we decided to include a quick lunch as well. We had their chicken pot pie, while tasting their exquisite wines. The setting is peaceful next to the pond with the little ducks, and the service efficient and friendly. Definite wines to taste (and... More 

Thank Este_In_My_Shoes
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Had our anniversary breakfast at Ridgeback on Sunday past. WONDERFUL. Atmosphere, setting and service was great. Food was excellent.

Thank Mariaan H
Somerset West, South Africa
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A work colleague and I had an awesome burger and bottle of wine one the deck. Staff are super friendly and helpful. They shared a few jokes with us after we had a lovely lunch. It's possible to buy food for the fish and birds so its nice to feed them while you finnish your bottle. Wines are excellently priced... More 

Thank westie13en
Paarl, South Africa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My second visit to Ridgeback,beautiful surroundings with an abundance of "bird" and fish activities.The food was very,very good and our waiter exceptionally friendly with a good knowledge of the menu and the wines.The only gripe,they only serve 2015 Ridgeback Sauvignon Blanc although we are already in Sept 2016?Reason given "they are still stuck with a fair amount of the 2015... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
British, Wine Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Langverwacht Farm, Windmeul, Paarl 7630, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paarl  >  Windmeul
  • Phone Number: +27 21 869 8988
The Deck Restaurant,Ridgeback Wines, located at our wine tasting centre, overlooking a small dam with 25 species of waterfowl,located in the tranquil landscaped gardens where you can enjoy a glass of Ridgeback's fine wine together with a light meal.Breakfasts are served from 0930 to 1130 and lunches from 1200 to 1530. Tuesdays to Sundays. Home Style, casual dining. Dishes vary from our popular platters, to salads, home style steak n Kidney pie to delicious steaks.

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