If you’re ever looking for a lovely day away from the hustle and bustle of JHB then Die Ou Pastorie in Scheerport is highly recommended.
We went on a public holiday recently. An easy hours drive from Johannesburg makes this the ideal place to go on a weekend for lunch.
The setting is absolutely exquisite with tables locate under the trees in a lush garden. Weekends and public holidays see Benin singer Phillipe Abalovi crooning away in French. He is truly sensational and adds to the ambience of a French cafe.
Our waiter TK was also an absolute gem. Highly attentive with a great sense of humor and excellent recommendations.
Some of the standouts, food wise, include the chicken liver pate which is served with a rooibos jelly. Who would have ever thought that a sweet jelly would go with livers, but trust me it does. The baked camembert which comes with nuts, cranberries and a sweet jelly is also amazing. Layers of delicious oozy goodness make a stunning starter to share.
My favourite mains have to be the pies especially the duck and the beef and red wine pie. The duck pie is tender and buttery and both come crowned with a golden halo of crispy pastry. No sogginess here!
If you have space left for dessert, give the lemon cheese cake a try. It is cheek puckeringly tart but creamy and smooth enough to make you order a second slice.
With no bad meals, excellent service and a fantastic setting tthe restaurant is a stand out and will definitely see me again !
Overall rating 4/ 5
556 R560 Scheerport,Haartebeestpoort
012 207 1027