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Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant

The name of Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant is inspired by La Motte’s admiration of South African
artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957).

Pierneef’s adoration of the South African landscape and his appreciation of the country’s diversity are reflected
in the restaurant’s focus on heritage cuisine and how it embraces cultural influences, ingredients and recipes.
His European inspirations, exceptional creativity as well as pioneering efforts in the South African art
environment, involving new techniques and various genres, also resonate with Pierneef à La Motte’s
interpretation of the history of South African cuisine and its strive towards innovation in executing modern
South African heritage cuisine.

À La Carte Lunch

Celebrating South Africa’s culinary heritage, lunch at Pierneef à La Motte treats guests to a sophisticated à la carte menu within the restaurant’s elegant ambience, beautifully embraced by tranquil gardens.

With a focus on seasonal and sustainable, locally-sourced artisan ingredients, Chef Eric Bulpitt presents a selection of starters, mains and desserts, reflecting his modern interpretation of heritage cuisine. Wine recommendations from an award-winning wine list accompany the refined menu.

During winter, also enjoy a lighter lunch in the form of a Farm Bowl, a hearty winter soup with accompaniments or a Farm Platter, a beautiful selection of local cheese and charcuterie. This option is available from Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00 – 16:00 and cost R150 per person.

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The à la carte lunch is from Tuesday to Sunday,
12:00 – 15:00.

The seasonal winter offer available is from Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00 – 16:00.

Closed on Christian Religious public holidays.

Reservations are recommended.


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T: +27(0)21 876 8800

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Heritage Cuisine

The unique food styles and diverse flavours of the local cuisine have been inspired by centuries of cooking and spiced by influences from across the globe.

Dishes served in Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant are based on recipes used and modified over more than three centuries as different cultures contributed to the shaping of the local cuisine.

Originating from treasured personal manuscripts from the Old Cape, the oldest printed South African cookbooks, indigenous culinary knowledge and family heirlooms transferred orally over generations, a wealth of ideas has been gathered, representing extraordinary ingredients of the modern heritage cuisine served in Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant.

These traditions are celebrated with a seasonal menu, fresh vegetables and fruit from the La Motte sustainable gardens, the vital use of spices and herbs as well as cooking with wine – creativity of the Old Cape recreated today, for guests’ enjoyment.

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Chef Eric Bulpitt

With a passion for modern cuisine, acclaimed Chef Eric Bulpitt brings an innovative focus and modern interpretation to Pierneef à La Motte’s concept of heritage cuisine.

Spending childhood holidays on his grandparent’s self-sustained farm, Eric developed a love for farm to table cooking, sharing La Motte’s principles when it comes to authentic Cape Winelands hospitality, local produce and sustainably sourced ingredients.

Today, he enjoys introducing South African heritage cuisine, prepared in an inventive way and served with a modern interpretation. Guided by global standards and international quality expectations, Eric stays on top of trends and techniques.

Ardent about the experience of his guests, Chef Eric Bulpitt entertains both South African and international palates with his cooking skill and passion for food.

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