Paulina's at Rickety Bridge

  • Paulina's at Rickety Bridge Franschhoek, Western Cape
  • Asian, Bistro, Breakfast, Burgers, Cocktails, Contemporary, Continental, European, Grills, Health, International, Light Meals, Malaysian, Picnics, Pizza, South African, Traditional
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Main Road (R45),
    Rickety Bridge Wine Estate,

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An enchanting Franschhoek wine estate that earns its place in the Cape’s cuisine capital!

Paulina's was named in honour of the original owner of the property, Paulina de Villiers.

She was one of the first lady landowners in South Africa and loved the land she tamed and planted. Paulina spent many years nurturing crops and working the same soils you see on the estate today. To pay respect to Paulina, and the land, the restaurant team are supporting local producers and farmers, just the way Paulina would have.

Paulina’s Restaurant has earned its place in the Cape’s cuisine capital, offering a variety of elegant bistro-style dishes with a range of mouth-watering desserts to finish. Every creation from the restaurant team is given extra zest by the striking beauty of the vineyards and stunning views of the Franschhoek mountains.

Take a seat on the terrace with magnificent vineyard and mountain views or cosy up in front of the fireplace in the colder months, while sipping on a glass of fine wine. The full range of award-winning Rickety Bridge wines are available to compliment your lunch. Taste your way through the ranges at the Wine Tasting Centre or follow the suggested wine pairings on the menu. A carefully selected menu has been created to delight the little ones, as well.

The restaurant can be booked for special functions and is ideal for any celebration with family and friends, as well as dinners for groups of 10 people or more. The separate dining room is available for private groups, with set menus available upon request.

Who's Cooking?

Wesley Papier Photo

Wesley Papier

Chef Wesley Papier is a culinary virtuoso with 14 years of expertise gained in the dynamic kitchens of luxury cruise ships and prestigious 5-star hotels. A proud alumnus of Warwicks Chef School, Chef Papier further honed his skills through tertiary education in London. Influenced by his Cape Malay heritage and inspired by his mother's culinary legacy, he embarked on a journey that seamlessly blends classical French and Italian training with his own unique twist.

Chef Papier believes in the mantra, "the more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle," embodying the discipline and dedication required in the culinary world. With a passion for imparting knowledge, he finds joy in training the next generation of chefs. His culinary style is a harmonious fusion of bistro charm infused with the sophistication of fine dining elements, creating an unforgettable dining experience for those fortunate enough to savour his creations.


Group Capacity : 120+ People

  • Cuisine : Asian, Bistro, Breakfast, Burgers, Cocktails, Contemporary, Continental, European, Grills, Health, International, Light Meals, Malaysian, Picnics, Pizza, South African, Traditional
  • Ambience : Country, Family, Quiet, Relaxed, Romantic, Wine Farm
  • Entertainment : Childrens Entertainment, Internet or WiFi
  • Dress : Smart/Casual
  • Reservations
  • Functions
  • Outside Area
    Outside Area
  • Smoking
  • Secure Parking
    Secure Parking
  • Child Friendly
    Child Friendly
  • Kids Menu
    Kids Menu
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • Cocktails
  • Cellar
  • Service Included
    Service Included
  • Weddings
  • Conferencing
  • Aircondition
  • Generator
  • Place of Interest
    Place of Interest
  • Accommodation
  • Events and Catering
    Events and Catering

Credit Cards Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Diners Club
    Diners Club
  • Debit Card
    Debit Card
  • VISA
  • Mastercard
  • SnapScan
  • Zapper


  • Cape Town Tourism
    Cape Town Tourism