Quince Restaurant Opens at Waterford Farm in Diep River

Words: Crush

Tucked away on the historic Waterford farmstead in Diep River you’ll find the charming Quince Restaurant. The refurbished original farmhouse is now home to this cosy eatery and offers patrons a relaxed dining environment.

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The Venue

Little Orchard Nursery shares the same property and the outdoor seating area for Quince restaurant is seamlessly surrounded by the lovely foliage of the nursery.

Rows of colourful blooms and greenery form the background, shaded by the arching branches of a huge Oak tree that forms a central part of the property.

The nursery enhances the natural beauty of the surroundings, offering not only a pretty backdrop but a great spot to pick up a few new plants for your own garden.

Take a seat either outside under the awning or inside in one of the comfortable rooms. A further intimate patio overlooks a children’s play area, complete with a natural jungle gym to keep little ones entertained, while you enjoy one of Quince’s specialities.

One of the indoor areas also has a fireplace, so when winter rolls around, there will be a cosy and warmed spot to enjoy your tea.

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The Menu

Graham Isaacson (previously of The River Cafe at Constantia Uitsig) has developed a café-style menu that suits the surroundings. Expect a large selection of breakfast choices with delicious dishes like a Bio Bowl – granola, honey and vanilla panna cotta and fresh fruit or Eggs Waterford – two poached eggs on a root vegetable rosti with farm butter hollandaise and your choice of salmon, bacon, spinach or avocado.

For a light brunch options try the Boho – a vegetarian dish of Moroccan-style chickpeas, with fresh avocado, rocket, dukkah and wholewheat seed toast or the Smoked Salmon Trout Stack smoked salmon encasing a smoked salmon mousse with fresh avocado, green apple and cumin cream lemon dressing.

There is also a range of toppings for artisan breads, plus fresh and interesting greenhouse salads such as Vietnamese Chicken with 5-spice roast chicken, garden greens, pickled cucumber and furikake with yuzu dressing at Quince Restaurant. For lunch, there is a great selection of bistro meals such as delicious burgers and daily specials that include pasta, line fish, soups and more.

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Sweet Treats and Take Homes at Quince

For those looking for something on the sweeter side, there is a cake selection presented every day, together with fresh scones (which Quince is known for) and farmhouse cheesecake.

Quince restaurant is proud to also consider the earth first in their choice of produce and use organic, free-range and grass-fed products. Where possible items are recyclable and pesticide-free.

Quince also has a small farm-stall style shop that stocks a range of jams, biscuits and other items that are perfect for a take-home gifts for your self or someone else.

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Quince Restaurant interior

Find Quince Restaurant

From Cape Town, take the M3 towards Constantia. Take the Kendal Road turn off (M38) and follow the road down towards Main Road; cross Main Road into De Waal Road. Go over the bridge and take the first left and a sharp left again into Massinger Road. You will see the gate and entrance onto Waterford farm on your right. Quince Restaurant trades 7 days a week from 08h30 to 16h30.

3 Massinger Rd, Plumstead, Cape Town | Tel: 021 569 0179

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