The Wild Fig Restaurant

The Wild Fig Restaurant’s Alfresco Saturday Lunch

That country feeling, right on your doorstep.
Open Mon - Sat: 12pm - 10.30pm
Sun: 12pm - 9pm
 
+27 (0)21-448 0507
Liesbeek Avenue, Valkenberg Estate, Cape Town
Thewildfig.co.za
[email protected]
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The Wild Fig Restaurant’s Alfresco Saturday Lunch

Enjoy long, lazy weekend lunches outdoors at this historic Cape Town eatery

There’s no need to drive out to the Winelands if you’re looking for country-style eating experience. The Wild Fig Restaurant on the banks of the Liesbeek River has bucolic charm in spades, hearty cuisine and a beautiful garden courtyard where you can dine under the trees. Plus, the impressive wine list brings the Cape Winelands to you.

From its perch on the historic Valkenberg Estate in the Mother City’s oldest suburb, Observatory, the eatery offers a charming backdrop for alfresco lunches with the girls, craft beers with the boys, and family gatherings in a peaceful setting, and not to mention an elegant choice for a romantic dinner.

The outdoor courtyard lends itself to many experiences and, best of all, it’s exceptionally accessible from the city and the country cuisine is affordable. While away the afternoon with a long, languid lunch, share a bottle of wine on a warm summer’s evening while snacking on a charcuterie platter, or embark on a feast under a ceiling of stars.

On the menu, you’ll find moreish dishes such as oven-baked Camembert, unusual delicacies like ‘snail popcorn’ (beer-battered, crispy fried escargot served with baby greens and garlic butter), as well as classic favourites – the crispy roast duck served with an orange and Van Der Hum sauce is resoundingly popular. While there are plenty of hearty options, there are many light meals too, including an inspired array of salads, which you can order as a starter or main portion. Our recommendation? Try the succulent lamb wrapped in crispy, golden phyllo pastry or the rich, fragrant springbok hot pot.

And if the food doesn’t whisk you off to a more gracious time, the Cape Vernacular architecture and the age-old sense of place will. Most notably, at the entrance a giant Moreton Bay wild fig tree (which inspired the restaurant’s name) greets guests. The tree enjoys the status of national monument status and was planted between sometime between 1840 and 1860.

The Wild Fig is open every day of the week and is just the place to dine alfresco this summer – escape to the country in the middle of the city!

PRICING AND BOOKING INFO FOR ALFRESCO LUNCH AT THE WILD FIG RESTAURANT

Starters average between R50 and R70, mains range from R80 to R180 and salads go for around R55 for a starter portion and between R60 and R80 for a main. Desserts start at R43 (to be enjoyed with the good selection of liqueur, port and cognac).

Booking is recommended, and to do so, phone +27 (0) 21 448 0507.

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Find out more about the charming eatery by reading our review of the Wild Fig Restaurant in Observatory, or kick back and relax with the sweet sounds of live music at the Wild Fig every Saturday afternoon.

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