Eating Out in Barkly EastThe Old Dairy Restaurant
Where? New England, Barkly East, 9786, Eastern Cape.
When? Please enquire as the Restaurant is only open at certain times of year.
How? Call +27 (0)45 971-9141
The Old Dairy Restaurant is situated on Rosstrevor Guest Farm between Barkly East and Rhodes with views of the stunning Eastern Cape Drakensberg. The restaurant is housed in a beautiful sandstone barn built in 1890 which has been recently been converted from a milking parlour using natural materials found on the farm. The combination of sandstone blocks, timber and river rocks gives the restaurant an elegant and rustic atmosphere that fits well with the barn’s history and tranquil mountain location.
The Old Dairy offers home cooked food produced using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible including beautifully tender Barkly lamb. With generous helpings the reasonably-priced A La Carte menu is proving very popular with both the local farming community and visitors to the region. There is always a great selection of grills and fish dishes, complemented by a choice of specials that reflect the area's well-defined seasons.
All ages are welcome at The Old Dairy and there is plenty of space for children to play outside in freedom and safety. There is a Kiddies Menu for younger members of the family and your hosts provide puzzles and games to ensure that parents can enjoy a relaxing meal.
The most recent conversion has provided seating capacity of 150+, so The Old Dairy is now also taking bookings for larger functions and romantic country weddings in a mountain farm setting.