SugarBosch Bistro at Webersburg
We could not have picked a better day to visit Webersburg Wine Estate – a clear autumn day with not a cloud in the sky. Not knowing much about the boutique estate we went with no expectations – we were happy to find SugarBosch Restaurant set alongside a beautiful dam, surrounded by vineyards and backed by view of the Helderberg mountains.
The restaurant features tables inside as well as outside on a large covered area that is tastefully furnished and makes the most of the beautiful view from every angle. Extra tables are set underneath umbrellas below on a deck area closer to the water and the atmosphere is relaxed and pleasant.
The menu features seasonal dishes prepared by chef Nadia Roux and her team, with some daily specials as well.
We opted to start with the seasonal salad, which featured grilled beetroot, feta and pumpkin seeds, as well as the mussel dish. The mussels were unfortunately unavailable, so we asked to try the mushroom risotto (normally a main dish) as a starter portion, and the team kindly obliged. The salad was fresh and tasty, as was the risotto, which was perfectly al dente and full of hearty mushroom flavour.
For mains we selected the grilled line fish, which was kingklip with a herbed Parmesan crust with a beurre blanc and served with crushed potatoes. My partner opted for the vegetarian beetroot and feta burger, served with pomme frites. The fish was cooked well and the beurre blanc light and delicious. The burger was substantial with a lovely toasted brioche bun and possibly the best pomme frites we’ve had anywhere. We enjoyed a glass of the boutique estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon with our meal. We were too full to enjoy dessert but were very tempted by a chocolate fudge cake which was the special of the day.
The restaurant is attached to the wine tasting room, so visitors can sample the estate’s wines before sitting down to eat. The wine tasting area features a big log fire that on the right day will be a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the warmth.
SugarBosch is a great place to book for a celebratory day as they normally have a set menu that is great value for money. This coming Father’s Day will feature a 3-course menu at R380 pp featuring man-sized dishes such as eisbein, lamb shank and springbok shank.
Sunday’s are also picnic days at Webersburg, book ahead and then collect your basket, pick a spot in the garden and enjoy the views along with tasty food.
Lunch: Monday to Sunday 12h00-15h00.
Wine tastings: available daily in the Bistro from 09h00-17h00. Closed on Tuesdays.