The food offering consists of three themes under the umbrella contemporary Cape country cooking. Firstly, in the cooler winter months braised rabbit, wild fowl with waterblommetjies, sumptuous seafood stews and other hearty hearth-side ‘combination pot cooking’ delicacies are a feature. As we embrace the warmer summer months, we see simplified lighter dishes featuring unpretentious and under-ambiguous recipes of minimal ingredient recipes. Superb salads, pates, roasted and marinated vegetables as well as seared, charred and smoked meats, fishes and fowl are endearing.
Secondly, as the ‘Oakhurst barn restaurant’ has a large wood-fired oven, one can expect daily baking of our breads as well as roasting and baking of meats, fowl and fishes. A large cutting counter adjacent to the oven serves as a trim and portion station where one can inspect and select your desired cut of the aforementioned, as well as a choice of sublime air dried beef steaks.
Thirdly, a small ‘a la carte’ menu consists of a popular selection of signature dishes which serve as the mainstay of our excellence.
Our bar stocks an ample selection of beers, ciders, spirits, aperitifs, digestives, and liqueurs as well as a popular selection of non-alcoholic refreshments. Our walk-in original working wine cellar has a choice of finer Constantiaberg and southern peninsula wines on offer.
The ‘Oakhurst barn restaurant’ will be run hands-on with Quentin firmly footed behind the range and in the roastery. He will be ably supported by his charming and gregarious partner Melanie who will assure all our guests a homely and sincere patronage.
During the day and particularly over the summer months, one is drawn by the enchantment of our cool north-facing patio and crunchy terrace. One can meet for a late breakfast, pop in after your school run with the kids, or while away the afternoon over a late lunch all the while shaded by our ancient and magnificent Oak trees which so aptly lend their name to this endearing and historic homestead estate.
Our unparalleled, exclusive and secure front door parking allows for a convenient and safe arrival. Where, for dinner one can enjoy hors d’ oeuvres and a cocktail in either our private bar or in our sumptuous comfortable lounge. That is if you are not immediately spellbound by the soft fluttering of light glittering off an array of stupendous chandeliers.
Defined by an awesome sense of space one finds an uncluttered setting of over-sized dining tables, white linen, head high giant candelabras, and comfortable oak chairs in our dining hall.
Our superior accoutrements stand in anticipated testament to what will be a superb dinner. After which you may retire to our lounge or bar and share anecdotal conversation with very like minded people over a night cap.
Superlative food and hospitality reminiscent of a bygone Colonial era of refinement await.....
Thank you so much for hosting a most memorable celebration of our 40th
Wedding Anniversary on Sunday night, 28th February. Everything was just
perfect – from the ambiance to the seamless, accommodating service to the
absolutely delicious food! We couldn’t have selected a better venue – you and
your staff were attentive and kind and ensured that our guests lacked for
nothing. Our guests were very impressed, so you will most certainly have
repeat business as a result! Here are a few of the comments, post party:
Such a beautiful evening. How lovely it was to be part of your special
A romantic evening - the ambience of Quentins , the excellent service, food
and choice of wine + the Hungarian Trio who read the audience really well,
and added the theme of love in their music.
It was such a surprise to find a stage setting with the huge chandeliers, candles
and all the historical artefacts on the walls!
Once again, our thanks to you and your staff for enabling us to enjoy a stressfree,
absolutely delightful, anniversary celebration!
Margaret and Clive Mervis
On behalf of all of us at Cape Union Mart, I would like to thank you and your team most sincerely for the outstanding function you arranged for my annual Chairman’s Dinner.
It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you and it was so nice to find someone prepared to bend over backwards to keep a client happy. All our executives felt that the evening at Quentin’s was top class. They loved the venue, the food, the friendliness of the staff and the quick and efficient service.
All in all, we felt that the event was excellent value for money in a most congenial private environment.
PHILIP J KRAWITZ
3 Dorman Way, Oakhurst Estate, Hout Bay