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 seasonal 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.
Please note that the à la carte menu also replaces the Sunday Family Lunch option.
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The à la carte lunch is served inside the restaurant and on the water deck, from Tuesday to Sunday,
11:30 – 15:00.
Closed on Christian Religious public holidays.
Reservations are recommended.
Please note that La Motte requires photo identification (Passport, Identity card/document or Driver’s licence) for security check-in.
Welcoming guests to its culture of sharing, Pierneef à La Motte’s Garden Menu is a relaxed offering to be enjoyed under the estate’s majestic oak trees during warmer weather, from October to Easter.
Relish the calm garden ambience, enjoy a glass of wine and choose from an ever-changing seasonal menu of delicious sharing options. Despite its more informal feel, the Garden Menu echoes the à la carte menu’s theme of modern heritage cuisine. Expect unique South African tastes presented with Chef Eric Bulpitt’s modern touch.
Think flavoursome Cape curries, Mosbolletjies, biltong, curry lamb kebabs, cinnamon pancakes and all those interesting combinations of sweet, sour and savoury. Making use of seasonal, sustainable and local artisan ingredients, the menu offers guests a selection of smaller plates for a wider variety and to enjoy with La Motte’s wines.
With the delightful confectionery of the Farm Shop always a temptation, the La Motte gardens also offers a beautiful opportunity to sit down with a glass of the estate’s award-winning Méthode Cap Classique, coffee or tea and a choice of delectable bakes.
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The Garden Menu is served in the garden or on the Pierneef à La Motte stoep from Tuesday to Sunday,
11:00 – 17:00. (Last orders at 16:30).
Closed on Christian Religious public holidays. No Reservations.
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.