Eating Out in HeidelbergDelish
Where? Corner of N2 and Kloof Street, Heidelberg, Cape Overberg
When? Open daily.
How? Call +27 (0)28 722-1850
About halfway between Knysna and Cape Town, along the N2 motorway, is the picturesque town of Heidelberg. It is quiet, small, and an excellent representative of unspoilt South African landscapes. However, this little Western Cape gem is also home to the eatery of choice for so many travellers and locals alike, Delish.
Delish is described as a “farm stall-cum-diner” and presents a menu that is varied and innovative, but always tasty. Some meals may take longer to cook and prepare, but diners are assured of the best flavours and fresh ingredients. Homemade artisan breads are irresistible, and best enjoyed with some of the awesome combinations offered by Delish. These include chicken and homemade paprika mayonnaise, and the rare beef and mustard on banting bread for those following the ‘High Carb Low Fat’ lifestyle.
A range of hearty breakfasts are sure to tempt even the only slightly peckish, while lunchtime favourites include the peri-peri chicken liver salad; anchovy, caper and olive pizza; char-grilled brinjals and halloumi salad, and the lamb burger with minted Greek yoghurt. Dinner times are especially ‘delish’ with a menu that comprises chicken and pesto pasta, springbok shank with mashed potatoes, pan-friend kob and a massive T-bone steak. Alternatively, travellers may simply like to pop in for a great cappuccino and a sweet to be refreshed for the rest of their journey. The outside deck is a perfect place to relax and indulge in these delicious dishes, particularly on a typical South African sunny day.
The farm stall boasts traditional South African favourites, like biltong and baked treats, as well as organic produce.
The peacefulness of the slower-paced country lifestyle is sure to resonate with travellers from all over the world. Embrace it, and feel the real appeal of this country, sans the excitement of the city buzz.