ABOUT OUR RESTAURANT
Blacksmith’s Kitchen is a cosy and relaxed bistro-style restaurant, situated in the old blacksmith’s cottages on Pearl Mountain.
Built in 1747, these two buildings predate the Manor House by some 70 years, and many of their original features have been preserved or reclaimed for use in their renovation. Before this the buildings had functioned as a workshop and tractor shed, and some of these more agricultural trinkets have also been retained in the new building.
The restaurant serves a selection of Pearl Mountain and locally sourced wines, and has a Mediterranean-inspired menu, as well as a wood-fired pizza oven. The farm also has a veggie patch which keeps the kitchen supplied!
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The Chef – Pearl Mountain Estate
Morné says some of his earliest memories are of being in his grandmother’s kitchen learning to bake bread. It is from these early days that his love of making and sharing food developed, and after more than 25 years as a full time chef he is still excited to share his love of food with guests at Pearl Mountain.
Morné’s love is not only for the food itself, but also for its ability to tell a story, particularly South African stories. From koeksusters to bunnychows to Umgqusho, Morné has a soft spot for all South African cuisine and is made only happier to share it. “I’m a feeder” he’ll often warn, shortly before convincing you to try something delicious from the blackboard.
Morné is just as at home behind the pass as he is on the floor, so you’ll no doubt see him on your next visit. If you’re looking for something a little more unique from your next dining experience, ask us about our Chef’s Menu, where Morné will make a special meal just for your group. (Pre arrangement only, minimum 12 guests.)
The Food Menu
The Drinks Menu
Bo Lang St, Groenvlei, Paarl, 7620
021 870 1550