If you’re looking for a chic eatery that encompasses the joie de vivre of a great meal enjoyed with loved ones and a breathtaking view of the rolling Franschhoek mountains, then Reuben’s Restaurant is where you should dine next.
Considering that the restaurant is the brainchild of renowned chef extraordinaire Reuben Riffel, the food is, of course, impeccable. On the starter menu, one can expect exciting new additions such as beetroot smoked Franschhoek salmon trout, wasabi, pickled ginger, compressed cucumber, sesame and yuzu soy. Guests will be spoiled for choice with a wide array of options to tuck into on the main menu too – a mouthwatering selection of Springbok steak with butternut-honey, bacon candy, walnuts, pickled cabbage to a scrumptious veggie option of Spinach Risotto with pine nuts, celeriac, butternut, burnt butter and grand brie; there is no doubt that your taste buds will be tickled. For the sweet tooth? Desserts a la chef Reuben, are decadent treats. One can enjoy generously(guilt-free) servings of Lemon Yuzu Tart, Spiced Créme Brûlée, Warm Chocolate Fondant and Baked Camembert.
In addition to this tantalizing menu, the vibe at Reuben’s is perfect for gatherings. Highly attributed to the beautiful high ceilings, large windows that give light to the Franschhoek mountains, the elegant yet intimate restaurant area(which is very spacious, might we add) and the quaint courtyard and private dining areas all catering to diverse groups for functions or casual family gatherings. In addition to this, Reuben’s impressive cellar boasts an array of fine wines, which in the case of the food, will keep you coming back for more. And the decor? Stylish chairs and tables in warm green and blue hues complemented by pale concrete walls create an elegant yet cosy feel while the modern lighting installations tie into the elements that make this dining experience memorable.
Reuben’s Restaurant is open Monday to Sunday (closed Tuesdays) for lunch from 12 m to 3pm and for dinner from 6.30pm to 9pm. To book your reservations call 021 8763772 or visit www.reubens.co.za