The Manor Restaurant at Nederburg
Flavours to match the award-winning range of Nederburg wines
Don’t miss out on a visit to Nederburg’s beautifully revamped restaurant, The Manor, in Paarl, where the emphasis is on authentic, nostalgic food experiences featuring simple yet hearty dishes with a touch of heritage.
Generous picnics for relaxed enjoyment in the sprawling garden are also on offer, as are breakfasts, light lunches and superb cheese and charcuterie platters. Sunday lunches are served family-style to the table, perfect for sharing.
The gorgeous bar serves up award-winning wines, innovative cocktails (including non-alcoholic options), as well as delicious coffee and hot chocolate drinks.
Various wine tasting options are also on offer, including sampling of carefully cellared older vintage wines.
Special themed dinners take place on the last Saturday of the month.
Get in touch with the The Manor’s friendly team to make your reservation. Pre-booking is essential in most instances.
Simplicity is the name of the game, according to Nederburg’s new chef, Jerry Kennedy, who takes his cue from nature’s fresh bounty. “It’s the simplicity in food that captures my full attention,” he says. “I prepare dishes using top-quality locally-sourced fresh produce as far as possible, always trying to understand the ingredient I’m working within its most basic and simple form. For me, it’s all about creating simple but memorable food experiences.”
Energetic with an innate habit of getting things done, Jerry is a great believer in the natural goodness of farm life. He also nurtures a great passion for nostalgic food – something that might have to do with some of his earliest food memories. “I found myself involved in the kitchen alongside my mother from a young age, as a way of earning pocket money. It soon became more than just that. I learned how to create enjoyable, good food for the whole family using simple ingredients,” he explains.
Jerry grew up and was schooled in Bredasdorp. After matriculating, Stellenbosch and food studies beckoned. He completed a diploma in advances food and wine at The Culinary Academy. Here he was trained in classic French cooking and mastered the traditional techniques which he relies on daily to produce unforgettable food of exceptional quality. He does, however, admit to also making use of modern cooking methods. As he says: “One can learn something new every day.” And he’s clearly not afraid to put new learnings to use. He relishes the opportunity to learn and discover, and apply new thinking, in his career and daily life.
This might stem from a way of learning and succeeding he’d pick up on from role models and mentors on his journey, from passionate lecturers during his years of culinary studies, to many he worked with and got to meet during his career to date.
“My family also drives and inspires me, in some challenging and other more pleasing ways. This is also where I feel I build character and learn new things about myself. I’m still a work in process!” he laughs.
Jerry says that saying a final goodbye to his beloved grandfather, four years ago, was one of the most difficult things he’s ever had to do. “He was such an inspiration to me, and carrying his name, I really strive to become the go-getter he was. We named our firstborn after him, to honour his incredible legacy. He was not a cook like me but was very hardworking, a great sportsman with the heart of a warrior. Hearing ‘his voice’, I’m able to take on any challenge with the passion I witnessed in him.”
When it comes to his own ambitions, he explains in his humble manner that for him, it’s all about others. “It makes me so proud, whenever I witness someone succeed in what they set out to accomplish, and knowing that I played a part in that.
“I definitely strive to operate at an optimal level and like to inspire others to do so too. I’m passionate about people and my ambitions centre on being able to teach people to be the best they can be. I have a lot of energy and am very passionate about releasing that into the positive development of people. I am also curious about others’ perspectives, attitudes, and approaches. I learn a lot from others and then apply it. I am a doer – very task-driven and efficient, if I may say so myself.”
Jerry reckons that Sauvignon blanc is perfectly suited to almost any occasion and enjoys it on a regular basis when not working. He also loves a four- to five-year-old Pinotage with a typical South African braai or traditional bobotie. He counts home-cooked stews, curries and homemade lasagnas as some of his favourite dishes – a clear indication of his love for nostalgic food.
A self-confessed family man, Jerry lives in Franschhoek with his wife Nadine and two busy boys, Leo and Licas. Spending time with his family is a favourite activity, as is cycling, field hockey and some time on the couch with the family watching a good comedy. They are keen campers, and when they do have time to go on longer holidays, they visit Plettenberg Bay, or head to neighbouring Namibia to take in and experience the splendid vistas of the desert, the vast beaches and the wild.
Cost Per Head : R175+
- Cuisine : Bistro, Breakfast, Cocktails, Country, Deli, Health, Light Meals, Picnics, Seafood, South African, Tapas, Vegetarian
- Ambience : Country, Fireplace, Wine Farm
- Dress : Smart/Casual, Casual
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Mondays to Sundays (except Tuesdays when The Manor is closed): 09:00 to 16:00
(Open in the evenings for once-monthly themed dinners)
Specials at this Restaurant
Ends 28 October 2021
Head over to Nederburg’s The Manor to experience this popular Paarl eatery’s delicious take on ‘Steak Thursdays’, on offer every Thursday for lunch and dinner, at only R180 per person, including a glass of award-winning red wine.
The Manor’s juicy A-grade aged ribeye steaks come served with red wine onion jus, salted potato wedges and chimichurri roasted baby root vegetables, while creamed peppercorn or forest mushroom sauce could be ordered as an optional extra.
Seamlessly matched with Nederburg’s expressive Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 and Edelrood (Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot red blend) 2019, these wines were scored 90 points by the judges of the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards.
So, get ready - you’re truly in for a treat!
If you’re not a meat-lover, try the generous and full-flavoured pea, mushroom and leek risotto.
Ends 10 October 2021
Our team of chefs will be lighting the fire from 12:00 (until 14:30) on Saturday, 18 September, and repeat this braai experience every weekend thereafter (depending on weather), including the Friday of the Heritage Day long weekend spanning 24 to 26 September, up until the weekend of 9 and 10 October.
There'll also be free live music on offer, to set a laid-back mood and get you swaying to some sweet tunes:
- 18 September: Craig Vee
- 19 September: Warren Wazman
- 24 September: Craig Vee
- 25 September: Craig Vee
- 26 September: Isla Sutherland
- 2 October: Craig Vee
- 3 October: Warren Wazman
- 9 October: Craig Vee
- 10 October: Isla Sutherland
Picnic blankets and cushions will be available on a first come, first served basis (pre-bookings take preference).
We'll have fun lawn games for young and old available, and loads of space for the young ones to shake off some energy.
Pre-booking is highly recommended. Strict Covid-19 hygiene and safety measures are in place at The Manor. Wearing of masks is a must (apart from when seated). Right of admission reserved. We support the responsible consumption of alcohol.
Visit our website HERE to view the menu.
Ends 28 February 2022
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Scouting for fun ways to entertain and stimulate your children, especially over weekends and during holidays?
The Manor has you covered with a delightful kids’ menu and a sweet treat and flavoured milk pairing, kiddies’ picnic boxes, lawn games, a jungle gym and hour-long supervised children’s workshops such as playdough-making, cupcake decorating or pizza-crafting.