Eating Out in CitrusdalThe Old Village Restaurant & Pub
Where? Modderfontein Farm, Citrusdal, Cederberg, Western Cape
When? Tuesday to Saturday from 12h30 to 14h30 and 19h00 to 21h00.
Sunday from 12h30 to 14h30.
How? Call +27 (0)22 921-3963
The first building after the pass opened was the post office and trading store, which has been turned into an elegant restaurant with restauranteur Keith Blake at the helm. Having launched and managed the famed Roosenfontein and Royal Malawane, which he ran with long-time team mate, excecutive chef John Jackson, also opening Blake’s Theatre Restaurant at the Arts Cape (then Nico Malan) Keith has found his home at The Old Village Restaurant & Pub and cottages with its beautifuly restored old historic cotages.
He is joined by chef, Nico Pretorius, who trained at the Institute of Culinary Arts and worked under Margot Janse at Le Quartier Francais and Singita Lebombo in the Kruger National Park and does not come any more highly recommended.
This successful team conjure up a blackboard menu of rustic country cooking - chef’s plats du jour, (starters, mains and mouth-watering desserts) which changes every 3 days, depending on the freshest produce found in the local markets, except on Sundays, when a hearty buffet carvery is served. Pub grub is served in the adjoining pub for the not-so-hungry or on the scenic balcony.
Conveniently situated 1km off the N7, with its original Oregon floors and high beamed ceiling, this restaurant offers elegant dining with fresh decor and country ambiance set against mountain side overlooking the Cedeberg mountain also catering for functions and special occasions.