Franschhoek Wine Valley

Paulina’s Restaurant at Rickety Bridge

Every creation from our team of talented chefs is given extra zest by the natural beauty and stunning views of this enchanting Franschhoek estate. Our restaurant has earned its place in the Cape’s cuisine capital, and our tasty fare is served from 11:00 am to 15:30 pm with estate wines. The restaurant can be booked for special functions and is ideal for any celebration with family and friends.

The summer menu comprises a gourmet picnic basket, crammed with a selection of Cape inspired foods prepared daily by our chefs; boboti spring rolls, smoked salmon trout baguettes, mini chicken pies, smoked snoek pate, vegetarian quiches, fresh salads, local cheeses, fresh fruit and olives, followed by a traditional desert of koesisters. Winter menu (from June to September) leans towards hearty soups, stews and curries. In winter, the fare is hot and hearty – home-cooked soups, traditional curries and steaks. A carefully selected menu has been created to delight the children.

The Restaurant in the Vines can be booked for special functions and the separate dining room in the cellar is available for private groups.

The full range of award winning Rickety Bridge wines is available to accompany your alfresco feast, and if that proves too tempting to resist, guests can reserve an overnight stay in the beautifully renovated, luxurious 4 star Rickety Bridge Manor House.


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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.

Disclaimer

Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.