Rafters Restaurant in Stormsriver is in the business of producing beautiful South African dishes. True South African cuisine is all about unpretentiousness, tradition and the serving of wholesome, honest fare prepared with the freshest, local produce by South Africans skilled in the art of creating dishes with which they grew up.
At Rafters they follow this maxim as closely as they can, occasionally fusing African with an element of international cuisine. They take great pride in the fact that their vegetables are grown locally in the Village using organic techniques and delivered daily. Their seafood is sourced in Plettenberg Bay, whilst all meats come from Kareedouw over the mountain; most preserves being made locally by Ouma (Johan's mum).
Many South African dishes have an element of Europe in them, which reflects the historical ties with Britain, Holland and Germany. High in the Cape you will encounter strong Malaysian flavours whilst Kwazulu Natal has a very definite Indian slant to its dishes. This is part of what makes South African food so exciting.. the blending of cultures, tastes and history to form a unique Rainbow Cuisine' (with apologies to Des Tutu).
Tjey have stocked our cellar with wines that they have personally purchased at the wine estates of the Robertson region. Each one has been carefully chosen (after much tasting) to complement the different dishes on Rafter's menu. twitter: @aclodgeOpen:
Monday - Sunday:
Breakfast: 8:30 - 12:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 18:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:00