Housed in an old cow shed, Babel is a wonderful mix of Cape Dutch architecture with contemporary glass walls that makes for a simple yet edgy environment in which to try our tasty yet often unconventional combinations. We have a “farm to fork” philosophy, which means we like to serve food that is seasonal and that reflects our “pick, clean and serve” approach.
Because our menu is guided by what is available in the garden, our food always reflects the season, and so in summer we may serve you a yellow salad of pineapple, gooseberries, granadillas, yellow tomatoes and apricots while in winter a slow-cooked leg of lamb in red wine is more likely. Dessert subscribes to four flavours, namely salty, bitter, sweet and sour. And while our meals are creative, we don’t like to tamper unduly with our food. Our meals are always clear in structure, so that fruit and vegetables gathered daily from the garden is often served with its skin on. Helpings are generous and depending on the weather you can take your meal in the glass-enclosed restaurant or under the plane trees in the courtyard.
- Babel is open for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday, and for breakfast and dinner from Monday to Sunday.
- Booking is essential.
- Reservations open two months in advance.
- Hotel guests enjoy priority for restaurant bookings.
- Please enquire about options for groups. For groups bigger than 18 pax.
- The restrooms at Babel restaurant are wheelchair friendly.
- Kindly note that all pathways on the farm are gravel, and covered with peach pips in some areas of the garden.