We had to visit Hermanus in connection with the renovation of our new home in Greyton. On route back to Greyton, we stopped at Die Plaaskombuis for lunch.
The entrance to the restaurant is via the Farm Stall, where you could easily spend a couple of hours. There are fresh vegetables and eggs, frozen home cooked food, preserves, cups and saucers, plates, sweet treats and much more – even an old-fashioned pram or bicycle if you like antiques. The owner of the Farm Stall and restaurant is Nita Lötter, who lives with her husband Jadri on the Vrede farm, which is also known for excellent wine.
They offer various functions for adults and children. The outside area has a beautiful view of the picturesque valley.
Inside the restaurant we were served by an excellent waitron. We had a glass of the farm’s Sauvignon Blanc, which was a good choice, as it is a crisp, fruity and refreshing wine. For lunch my choice was traditional Bobotie which were served with yellow rice and sambals.
Deon ordered Oxtail with vegetables and samp. Samp is a traditional South African dish made of crushed corn kernels that are slowly cooked.
For the brave, there is also tripe on the menu. On Sundays they serve roasted leg of lamb, homemade chicken pie with gravy, roasted potato, savory rice, seasonal vegetables and pumpkin pie in addition to the usual menu.
If you like traditional farm style cooking, this is a lovely restaurant in a beautiful setting to visit.