• Our Food
    Our Food

Our Food Philosophy

Food is our thing. Meals at Schoone Oordt are made with love and passion. Our country food is respectful of ingredients, unpretentiously fine dining, honestly delicious and served with true Schoone Oordt style and flair. We are particularly particular about ethically sourcing the best produce from small local artisans, suppliers and growers. Being in the Overberg, we sit in the ‘breadbasket’ of the country, so it’s easy.

Our meat comes from Jacques at WildKalahari, our eggs, fresh fruit & veg from Shantal at The Earth Centre, our salmon trout from Alicia at B’Bos Trout, our duck from Kim at Serendipity Homestead, our pork from Richard, Lowerland Farm.  Our wines from all over the Overberg, but especially Sijnn, Olivedale, Silverthorn, Joubert-Tradauw, Springfield and we source artisanal rum from Dawid at Afrikanis, tequila from Tim at Three Agave in the klein karoo as well as a massive selection of gins… too many to name here.  You’ll have to come and try them for yourself.

We handmake as much as we can (so that we know what’s in it) from our breads, the most delicious cheese biscuits and scones to our chocolate truffles that appear at evening turndown. 

We pay particular attention to and are very conscious of dietary requirements.  There are already vegan, vegetarian, lactose-free and gluten-free options on the menu and we can exclude nuts if necessary.  Note that our kitchen uses a lot of these ingredients in daily practice, so please do mention any serious allergies beforehand though so that we may be properly prepared.

We are thrilled to say that The Conservatory at Schoone Oordt has grown from strength to strength over the years and we can proudly stand as one of the top Swellendam Restaurants.