One of the first signature chef restaurants in the Cape Winelands, the Jordan Restaurant with George Jardine brings top chef George Jardine’s brand of contemporary fare from city to country. The focus on the flavours of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients is evident from his kitchen vegetable and herb garden to wine barrel fish smoker and wood-fired oven. Expect smoky, smouldering country flavours in simple combinations on a contemporary plate – with signature smoked yellowtail, steamed Saldanha mussels, seared ribeye and springbok potroast. The main ingredient is enhanced by smoked garlic, aubergine, fennel, prune or potato puree. A trip to the walk-in cheese room to select your own board of artisanal Cape farm cheeses with preserves and breads rounds off a spectacular meal.
Vintages from Jordan Wine Estate form the cornerstone of the restaurants wine list. The Jordan Restaurant is also a showcase for exclusive vintages of the Jordan Wine Estate Cape Winemakers Guild wines, along with choice wines from other Stellenbosch wineries.
Cool and contemporary, the restaurant features a tranquil terrace with stunning views overlooking the vineyards and lake next to the Jordan cellar and tasting room.
Dinner is a gastronomic experience, providing the opportunity for George and Louise to wow their guests. Booking is essential. For a reservations please contact [email protected] or telephone 021 881 3612. Or:
(Please contact the restaurant if you do not receive a reference number)
Arrival: 12h00 – 14h00
We are open October to May, Monday to Sunday, for lunch (Summer).
Tuesday to Sunday from May to October (Winter).
(Regrettably no under 12’s allowed for dinner)
Arrival: 18h30 – 19h30
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from November to April (Summer)
Thursdays & Fridays from May to October (winter)
October to May open Monday to Sunday lunch and Thursday to Saturday for dinner.
Having trained under Michelin starred chef Jean Christophe Novelli in London, George moved to Cape Town in 1997 to open Novelli at The Cellars, before travelling the world to open and work in award winning restaurants in Indonesia, Malaysia and Sydney.
George returned to South Africa in 2006 to open Jardine Restaurant, named in Eat Out’s top ten for six consecutive years, and listed in the San Pellegrino World’s 100 Best Restaurants in 2008 and 2009. George was also named the Eat Out Johnnie Walker South African Chef of the Year in 2007.
George Jardine’s move to the Jordan Restaurant in 2009 has added substance to Stellenbosch taking over the Gourmet Capital crown of South Africa with no fewer than 4 of the Top 10 restaurants situated in Stellenbosch.
The Jordan Restaurant with George Jardine opened in 2009 in a renovated tobacco curing house surrounded by vineyards overlooking a lake below the cellar and tasting room.
George Jardine said: “Jordan Wine Estate has an absolutely stunning setting, and is the perfect place for Louise and me to personally attend to our guests, to pamper their palates and de-stress their minds, letting them experience the highest levels of cuisine and service matched to some truly great wines.”
The Jordan Restaurant with George Jardine has remained in the Top 10 of the Eat Out Awards for 6 years running.