Franschhoek Wine Valley

The Werf Restaurant at Boschendal

Farm to table dining in an exquisitely refurbished wine cellar.

Situated in the beautifully revamped original cellar of the Manor House, the focus at The Werf Restaurant is on presenting innovative country-style cuisine using the best of available local, seasonal and ethically-sourced ingredients. This is offered in an eclectic environment of decor and cooking spaces where the kitchen comes out of the shadows and comes alive inside the restaurant.

Expect fragrant fermented breads, slow-roasted ribs and brisket sourced from the herd of Angus cattle on Boschendal farm, or house-smoked meat and fish, and accomplished desserts.

Freshness, authenticity and artistry characterise each plate and our dishes are constantly evolving in rhythm with the seasons.

Our daily menu is small and seasonal. What we offer depends on the daily harvest and creativity of our chefs.  A sample menu below gives an indication of what to expect.

With a passion for real, fresh and local ingredients, executive chef Christiaan Campbell and his team are inspired by the seasons; by ethically grown, produced, harvested and reared ingredients; and most importantly by taking naturally vibrant ingredients and playfully preparing them to create a visually and flavorsome experience.

Much of the fresh produce you’ll find on your plate is sustainably grown on Boschendal farm, and where possible we source other ingredients from farms and small producers in the surrounding winelands. With our new vegetable garden taking shape in from of our kitchen expect to see a chef or two dashing out to pick some fresh ingredients while preparing your meal.

Our dream is for The Werf Restaurant to be a window to local, ethically driven, farm to table cuisine.


Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday 12:00 to 14:30  (Seated by 14:00)

Dinner: Friday and Saturday 18:00 to 21:00 (Seated by 20:00)

Booking is essential.

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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’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • 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.


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.


Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861



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