About Thanda Tau Restaurant

Thanda Tau is all about the wonder, variety and absolute beauty of Africa; its cultures, cuisine, arts, crafts, wildlife and people. Travellers visiting Thanda Tau and its restaurant are not only treated to excellent food, but also to an all-round African experience. Situated in the splendour of the Free State savannahs, with high blue skies and vistas that last forever, Thanda Tau enjoys the most wonderful sides of the South African countryside.

The food served here is best described as home-style with a twist, and lashings of elegance. The meals are hearty, prepared with the finest, freshest ingredients. The menu showcases a rich variety of meals that have been inspired by the seasons so that diners get to savour the best produce of the time in which they visit South Africa. The wine list is full of award-winning local wines as well as delicious options that are from further afield.

The restaurant is a double-storey space that is characterised by timeless elegance in the form of leather-finished loungers, a dramatic cast-iron staircase and a beautiful combination of wicker and stone. Intimate booths nestle beneath deep arches in domed walls for a romantic and unique dining experience. Lunches in the sun room, dinners at the fireplace, and a relaxing drink on the terrace all afford breath-taking views and a languorous, indulgent approach to South African cuisine.

The deli and bakery is a wonderful retreat for adventurers to explore. There are locally-sourced meats, cured meats (biltong), preserves, jams, irresistible cakes, freshly-baked breads, and delicious South African favourites, like melktert. These goodies are sublime to sample and even better to take home as gifts.

The coffee shop and ice-cream parlour at Thanda Tau invites visitors to enjoy a hot cuppa on a chilly winter’s day or an indulgent ice-cold treat in the height of the African summer.

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WhereFarm Rooikraal 454, N3 National Highway, Roadside, Vrede, Free State

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