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Ridgeback Wines - The Deck Restaurant

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British, Wine Bar
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| Langverwacht Farm, Windmeul, Paarl 7630, South Africa
+27 21 869 8988
12:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to have breakfast here after 3 attempts at other local wine farms and coffee shops failed due to private functions. What a great decision in the end. A very family friendly spot with wildlife to entertain the children and a play park next to the outside section. Breakfast was lovely! I had the French Toast which was well presented.... More 

Thank Mmdd0306
Wellington, South Africa
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sitting on the deck enjoying the excelent meal and listen to the informed short lecture on the estate's wine selction while being offered a free tasting round. A nice setting to be together with your loved one or some friends in a special atmosphere enhanced by geese swimming around the deck and hares playing on the other side of the... More 

Thank JohannJLemmer
Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was an overcast afternoon when we past Ridgeback for a wine tasting. Due to time pressures, we decided to include a quick lunch as well. We had their chicken pot pie, while tasting their exquisite wines. The setting is peaceful next to the pond with the little ducks, and the service efficient and friendly. Definite wines to taste (and... More 

Thank Este_In_My_Shoes
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Had our anniversary breakfast at Ridgeback on Sunday past. WONDERFUL. Atmosphere, setting and service was great. Food was excellent.

Thank Mariaan H
Somerset West, South Africa
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A work colleague and I had an awesome burger and bottle of wine one the deck. Staff are super friendly and helpful. They shared a few jokes with us after we had a lovely lunch. It's possible to buy food for the fish and birds so its nice to feed them while you finnish your bottle. Wines are excellently priced... More 

Thank westie13en
Paarl, South Africa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My second visit to Ridgeback,beautiful surroundings with an abundance of "bird" and fish activities.The food was very,very good and our waiter exceptionally friendly with a good knowledge of the menu and the wines.The only gripe,they only serve 2015 Ridgeback Sauvignon Blanc although we are already in Sept 2016?Reason given "they are still stuck with a fair amount of the 2015... More 

Thank riaanbushmills
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped there for a late lunch on Friday afternoon. What a lovely way to start the weekend! Sat on the outside deck overlooking the pond with the swans and ducks. Enjoyed a lovely Sauvignon Blanc and opted for the burgers, which were served beautifully. Very tasty too! Service was very friendly and we never felt we had to rush even... More 

Thank A_v_Rensburg
Wellington, South Africa
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We been to Ridgeback numerous times in the past and it was always n feast. Today though, we were dissappointed with the food. The standard is not the same any more. My onion rings were soggy and salad not properly washed. Family members had the fish pie wich they described as tasteless and dished up like baby food. The seafood... More 

Thank AnildavdM
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Have been to this amazing little treasure a number of times but this was our first visit since January 2016.... Disappointing ! Food was mediocre. The menu has changed and by all accounts the chef too... We love Ryno the sommelier , but he was so busy running around trying to be all things to all that our overall wine... More 

Thank Tracey l
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Went to Ridgeback for a wine tasting....enjoyed it so much ended up ordering a cheese platter and some sort of cold meat platter! oh my goodness!! Amazing!!!!!! Really did not hold back! Well done and seriously getting more than my money's worth!

Thank Elizma D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 18
British, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Langverwacht Farm, Windmeul, Paarl 7630, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paarl  >  Windmeul
  • Phone Number: +27 21 869 8988
The Deck Restaurant,Ridgeback Wines, located at our wine tasting centre, overlooking a small dam with 25 species of waterfowl,located in the tranquil landscaped gardens where you can enjoy a glass of Ridgeback's fine wine together with a light meal.Breakfasts are served from 0930 to 1130 and lunches from 1200 to 1530. Tuesdays to Sundays. Home Style, casual dining. Dishes vary from our popular platters, to salads, home style steak n Kidney pie to delicious steaks.

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