Napier is fast becoming known for its wholesome country cuisine and some exceptional local wines.
Our restaurants cater for all tastes, fusion, Mediterranean, spicy or not in a vast variety of settings from charming country farm stalls to tables dressed with crisp white linen lit by twinkling crystal chandeliers. Napier has it all.
Napier, Western Cape, South Africa
During the Napier Wine Patatfees, which would normally take place in June, our local chefs usually focus on how they can cook one particular ingredient in the most delicious and imaginative way.
This extraordinary year, the Spring Festival means that our talented chefs can choose from an abundance of fresh, locally grown spring fruit and vegetables to create delectable dishes.
Whether Breakfast, lunch or dinner, there will be plenty of choice from our local restaurants:
Tel: 073 790 9898
Marisa has a flair for baking. So if you are one of those people who gives into temptation as far as cakes and pastries is concerned, then this is the place for you! Spoil yourself with a cup of good coffee or perhaps a light lunch. Her cooking also has an Italian influence so there is much to choose from the menu. The Coffee Cafe is also one of the hosts to the Napier Village Market on Saturday mornings, where you will find organic fruit and vegetables along with artisan breads and other delectable morsels.
This cafe is also home to Habby Shack which sells a wonderful selection of fabrics , wool and other haberdashery.
Tel: 028 423 3146
Pascal’s of Napier
In March 2010, Mark Kerr and Stephen Nicholenas swopped the hustle and bustle of Cape Town city life for the calmness of the countryside in the Overberg. Pascal’s of Napier offers Al fresco seating in summer and a cosy fireside in winter. Our menu offers a wide selection of delicious choices which include our legendary Greek style lamb shanks, Parmesan crumbed pork cutlets and our selection of awesome gourmet burgers. We also cater for vegetarians and those who want something less substantial. Sunday lunches here are not to be missed.
Tel: 028 423 3508
JD Daneel Wines & Bistro is a family business established in 2004. The restaurants aesthetically pleasing and intimate setting welcome local Napier residents and visitors alike to come and experience Overberg hospitality at its finest. Our cuisine at the restaurant is very fusion; we pull inspiration from Mediterranean cuisine as well as the French. So it’s very vibrant and diverse. The head Chef is Marchand Daneel.
Tel: 028 423 3131
Suntouched Inn Restaurant
The Suntouched Inn Restaurant is a favourite amongst locals and travellers alike. This vibrant restaurant is open for dinner every night except Tuesdays, and all day Saturday and Sunday. We serve a delicious selection of gourmet pizzas, pastas, meat dishes, salads, sandwiches and decadent desserts. You can sit on the stoep and watch the country life roll by, or inside the laid back restaurant, where you are sure to make some new friends.
Tel: 028 423 3440
The Napier Farm Stall
Created by Ilze Vos in 1999, this farm stall is a Napier landmark. Ilze’s passion for unpretentious tasty fare has set her apart. They are famous for our black pan breakfasts, fish cakes, fresh farm salads and home baked breads. Sip a glass of wine or beer while you relax under the vine covered stoep and watch the world go by!
Tel: 028 423 3113
Geoff and Kathy Morris always dreamt of owning a pub in the country. The Fox first came onto their radar when they popped in for a drink in 2010. Six years later their dream became a reality and after major renovations the Fox opened its doors again in December 2016. The Fox has fast become a favourite with locals and visitors who enjoy the relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the owner’s extensive music collection! Seafood is a speciality as well as traditional pub fare such as Burgers, Steaks and Chicken Schnitzels.
Tel: 072 132 2716
The Bayleaf (Pop-up)
Inspired by life in Italy working in her husband’s family restaurant, Luan Lauro found her true calling. Since moving to South Africa she honed her skills as a chef at the exclusive Relais & Chateau Ellerman House before setting out on her own. Charmed by country life, Luan moved to Napier in 2013 and opened the popular Bayleaf pop-up restaurant and bespoke catering service. Her cuisine is inspired by rustic Mediterranean flavours, using seasonal quality ingredients. Pre-booking is essential.
Tel: 072 799 2380
Dee Robinson’s love affair with India and especially Indian spices began when she was knee high. In recent years she has honed her skills to such an extent that she has given courses in the art of creating an intoxicating spice blend to the delight of local foodies in Napier. She specialises in Thai, Indian and Asian food. For those who love great curries, a little fire in their food and a burst of exotic flavours, make sure to connect with Dee! Always on the go, Dee also caters for private functions.
Tel: 082 321 3178
Lauro Mobile Pizza, & Fine Food Deli
Owned by an Italian who grew up in a Family owned Restaurant in Italy, Fabio makes an Authentic, Rustic Italian Pizza / Pasta with great ingredients & an Italian attitude – You will definitely speak Italian after you eat his food! He has also recently begun to stage pasta making courses in Napier. Contact him direct for details.
Tel: 082 876 3518
Moerse Lekker. ‘Moerse’ is the Afrikaans word for huge and although this charming farm stall in Napier isn’t huge in size it does have a ‘moerse’ good vibe! Here you get to enjoy Overberg country living at its best and you will be welcomed with heaps of small-town hospitality. Wholesome farm-fare includes set meals from a blackboard menu and quick on-the-go snacks to take away for ‘padkos’.
Tel: 082 925 5921
The Restio Country Guesthouse is situated in the heart of the picturesque country village of Napier. Strategically placed on Main Street, we are surrounded by a vibrant community, with restaurants and galleries all around us. Visit their Coffee Shop & Bakery, where baristas and world class pastry chefs will tantalize your tastebuds.
Tel: 079 303 7817
Treat yourself to some delicious cafe cuisine while you shop for some local treasures. Situated on the Main Street, Liefditt offers visitors a feast for their eyes, as well as their tummies
Each side of the valley Napier is also blessed with a number of productive vineyards
And is home to two established boutique wine farms, Jean Daneel and Skipskop. In addition, the surrounding Overberg wineries, such as Raka and the Black Oystercatcher are gaining much popularity. Make sure you don’t miss out and book ahead. If you like the local wines you have tasted, then take some home. Most of our local wines can be found at Vindigo.
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Be sure to keep an eye on our social media pages for the latest updates on our Spring Festival activities – as we bring the community of Napier together during our spring celebration.
Let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you to all of our sponsors
Without their kind generosity, the Napier Wine and Patatfees Spring Festival would be a mere dream. Our wish is that more people will enjoy this event safely. A special shout out to WESGRO as an ongoing partner of our festival, to help raise awareness about Napier as a tourist destination with much to offer. So here's to a fantastic event for all involved!
Prizes sponsored by: Arniston Spa & Hotel, Floral Land, Montagu Springs Hotel, Soaring Eagles Lodge & Spa, Toyota