“This is no ordinary restaurant, bar and guest house. Mexican angels live here. So does a huge chairman Mao. It is a captivating place. Lots of yum right here…simple comfort food, slow-cooked, very South African, stylishly presented…The coolest country spot outside Cape Town.” – Country Life, October 2016
At The Red Tin Roof they focus on local cuisine, with a twist. They showcase some of Swartland’s best wines and their waitrons are cheerful and charming. Their food is presented on wine vat boards. You could choose from a vetkoek burger or a Swartland ploughmans. They recommend guests to relax and take a dip in their swimming pool and allow their staff to wait on them hand and foot.
The restaurant is situated in one of the ‘grand old dames’ of the valley in a centuries old manor house that guards Riebeeck Kasteel’s South-Eastern entrance on Hermon Road. Owner’s Sam and Jacques recently re-vamped the restaurant from head to toe and decorated it with an eclectic mix of art and collectibles accumulated from around the world.
The restaurant is spacious, airy and colourful and guests can be treated to some good old ‘honkeytonk’ on the bar piano whilst the locals gather for a happy hour drink.