At Babylonstoren we prepare your meal long before you arrive.
Babel is a wonderful mix of Cape Dutch architecture with contemporary glass walls that makes for a simple yet edgy environment in which to try our tasty yet often unconventional combinations. We have a farm-to-fork philosophy, which means we like to serve food that is seasonal and that reflects our "pick, clean and serve" approach.
Because our menu is guided by what is available in the garden, our food always reflects the season, and so in summer we may serve you a yellow salad of pineapple, gooseberries, granadillas, yellow tomatoes and apricots while in winter a slow-cooked leg of lamb in red wine is more likely. Dessert subscribes to four flavours, namely salty, bitter, sweet and sour. And while our meals are creative, we don't like to tamper unduly with our food. Our meals are always clear in structure, so that fruit and vegetables gathered daily from the garden is often served with its skin on. Helpings are generous and depending on the weather you can take your meal in the glass-enclosed restaurant or under the plane trees in the courtyard.
Functions and Weddings:
With one of the best preserved Cape Dutch farmyards in the Cape, Babylonstoren is a historic yet contemporary farm stay that is also an authentic, versatile venue. The ever-changing tapestry and rich bounty of the gardens at Babylonstoren inform everything from the facilities and activities on offer to the themes of our functions that range from weddings to private celebrations and workshops.
We have three beautiful venues: Old Cellar, Wheat Barn and White Studio. All are housed in original, beautifully restored Cape Dutch farm buildings which, with their whitewashed walls, ornate gables and thatched roofs, provide an elegant environment for a wedding party or any event for up to 100 guests.
Typically, our wedding ceremonies take place outdoors (weather permitting) and we tend to host pre-reception drinks on sun-dappled green lawns overlooking vineyards and the majestic Drakenstein Mountains, whilst wedding photographs can be taken in various locations around the garden.
The venues have their own accommodation too. For more information visit our website here
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Group Capacity : 100+ People Cost Per Head : R150+
- Cuisine : African, Contemporary, Country, South African, Vegetarian
- Ambience : Country, Relaxed
- Dress : Smart/Casual
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Babylonstoren make’s Tom Marchant’s 25 Best Hotels in the World List
11 May 2017 - Babylonstoren is on Tom Marchant’s list of Best Hotels in the World. Tom Marchant is the co-founder of Black Tomato, a luxury travel company which delivers inspiring itineraries and acc...
Babylonstoren Runner-up in the @Cheapflights Awards
26 November 2016 - Well done to Babylonstoren - Runner up in the @Cheapflights awards for Best Wine Farm Experience.
5 Babylonstoren Wines win Gold
15 September 2016 - 5 of our wines won gold at the Vitis Vinifera Awards, a competition judged by consumers.
Breakfast: Open daily, 8h00 - 9h30
Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday, 12h00 - 15h30
Dinner: Open daily from 19h00
Booking is essential. Reservations open two months in advance and can be made between the hours of 8h00 and 17h00
Specials at this Restaurant
Ends 31 October 2018
Tea rituals take place at 9h30 on Tuesdays in our Healing Garden. Guests are seated on the floor of the shaded bamboo structure, where e a selection of savoury and sweet confections is served to complement the infusions created by each one.
The tea ritual costs R290 per person for groups of 6-8 people.
Reservations open 2 months in advance and are weather dependent. Booking is essential.
Ends 31 January 2019
Now you can buy your favourite Babylonstoren Wine, Gifts, Home and Kitchen products from the comfort of your own home. Free deliveries in South Africa for orders of R1 000 or more. Visit our online shop here
Ends 31 January 2019
A purchase of 12, or more bottles of wine will earn you an invitation to the Wine Club.
- 10% off every bottle of wine bought through the Wine Club
- Delivery on us for 12 or more bottles of wine to anywhere in SA
- No entry charge for the Babylonstoren farm and gardens for you and everyone in your car
- Free wine tasting and cellar tours for you and up to 9 guests
- Secret notification for all specials at the Farm Hotel and Garden Spa
- Exclusive invitations to attend wine cellar social events, launches and tastings
Ends 30 November 2018