Since opening in 2007, the Rust en Vrede Restaurant has shaped the way we think about wine and food. Our aim is to show guests how a dining experience can be heightened by the combination of outstanding wine with excellent food. 

Our restaurant is housed in the Estate’s original cellar, a historic monument which has been transformed into a sophisticated yet relaxing fine-dining setting. We’ve done our best to preserve the unique charm of the building so that guests are transported back to simpler times, where good wine and food are central to the experience. 

Chef Fabio Daniel serves contemporary French cuisine, adding his own unique flair taking inspiration from his Brazilian and Italian heritage. Having worked under both previous head chefs, David Higgs and John Shuttleworth, he continues our tradition of sourcing only the freshest and best ingredients from sustainable producers. 

Our international wine list is overseen by sommelier James Mukosi, who works closely with Chef Fabio to find the best wine pairings for each dish. Combining a balanced menu with wines to enhance each dish, rounded off with stellar service, we aim to offer you a singular experience.


Request a Reservation

Rust en Vrede Restaurant offers a set six course menu with wine pairing.
Six Course Menu – R890
Wine Pairing – R690

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Our Menu

For an example of the menu, please see the link below. Note that our menu changes frequently depending on availability of ingredients, therefore the menu you see here may vary from what is available on the day of your visit.

Experience Menu

Our Rust en Vrede Experience Menu is a completely tailored dining experience. A unique gastronomic journey created especially for you. This experience cannot be re-created because of the limited quantities of exceptional produce used for the food, and the scarcity of the wines selected. The format is that of a surprise menu, so we would like to thank you for your trust and hope to repay it by creating an unforgettable evening for you. Reservations for the Experience Menu require 24 – hours’ notice
Enquiries contact
Reservations made via our online booking system will be confirmed via email. Reservations are only valid after confirmation. Unfortunately no children under the age of 12 are allowed.
For Enquiries please email or call +27 21 881 3757


Meet the chef

Fabio Daniel came by his culinary career by rather an unusual route. After an injury ended his career as a professional basketball player, he went to travel the world, where he started working in kitchens as a necessity to fund the travel bug. Working in various establishments in the UK, New Zealand and Brazil, he unearthed a passion for food and flavours. It was also while on his travels that he met his South African wife, who eventually brought him to South Africa to settle. This is when he decided on the kitchen as a career and managed to get himself the most junior position in David Higgs’ kitchen at Rust en Vrede. 

Working first under David and later under John Shuttleworth, Fabio honed his skills and took over as Head Chef in August 2017. With his Brazilian background and Italian heritage, he adds some flair to the contemporary French cuisine offered at Rust en Vrede. He draws inspiration from his extensive travels, the fantastic fresh produce available in the Western Cape, and from his team in the kitchen, made up of Philip Nel,  Zenaid De Nobrega and sommelier James Mukosi.


Dinner Hours

(reservations essential)
Tuesday to Saturday
From 18h30


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Opening Hours:
Tasting Room
Open Daily
for wine tasting and wine sales
Mon – Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sundays: 10am – 4pm

Winemaker’s Lunch
Open Daily
12 – 3pm

Restaurant Dinner
Tuesday – Saturday 
From 18h30
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