From the moment our restaurant has opened its’ doors, we’ve been blessed by a steady stream of accolades and awards. Thankful as we are for these, we still prefer to keep things simple and let our food and service do the talking.
Like the cuisine, our restaurant exhibits a homely yet sophisticated atmosphere where our guests can enjoy their meals in an unhurried setting. Apart from the eclectic, regularly updated menu that lists a good number of Reuben’s favourites, specials of the day are scribbled on three large chalk boards against the wall. Like all of our meals, these specials are created to take advantage of the freshest ingredients as they become available and dishes are created on the inspiration of our chef.
The expansive wine list boasts a fine selection of wines, from the region and elsewhere, to accompany the fine fare. Should you wish to have a few drinks before or after your meal, the cocktail bar offers plush seating or space at the bar where you can rest your drinks on the wing of a vintage cargo plane.
With an ever-changing menu created by patron chef Reuben Riffel, this restaurant offers a unique dining experience in an ultra luxurious boutique setting in the Boland. True to form of Reuben’s cooking, the flavours will whisk your memory off to simpler times and have you returning time and time again for more.
Situated in the luxurious One & Only resort in Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Reuben’s offers its’ unique take on distinctly South African cuisine. Diners can look forward to a sumptuous selection of truly South African classics updated with a modern sophisticated taste. Staff are often exchanged between this restaurant and the mother kitchen in Franschhoek to allow for a cross-pollination of skills and inspiration.
Renowned five-star boutique guesthouse, Abalone House has crossed the threshold into the international hospitality arena.
A coveted and highly-acclaimed Reuben’s restaurant opened in October 2013, elevating Abalone House to new heights of luxury, decadence and service. The finest local cuisine is now showcased in an atmosphere of pure relaxation and sensual enjoyment.
“I have always loved Paternoster, since I first visited as a child of 14,” says Reuben. “The place still fascinates me and keeps drawing me back. There’s a unique atmosphere there that is relaxed and special, so I am delighted to have the opportunity to open a Reuben’s restaurant and explore the local ingredients, cook them simply and serve flavoursome food. The menu will be ever changing, though we will certainly keep the signature dishes.”
What we offer:
- Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea are served in Reuben’s Restaurant.
- The vibey Bar is ideal for socialising over cocktails, wine, French champagne or one of the single malt whiskies and brandies on offer.
- The elegant Reuben’s Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner to both Abalone House residents and members of the public, but because it is such a popular venue, make a reservation beforehand to enjoy this sumptuous cuisine!
- If it’s a sunny afternoon, the place to be is on the brand new deck: bask in the late afternoon sun while drinking in the fresh sea air and glorious sea views.
Enjoy a delicious meal accompanied by a glass of Chamonix wine, whilst overlooking the private picturesque surroundings of Racine restaurant situated right on the foot of the Franschhoek Mountains. Aptly named after the French word for root, Reuben Riffel returns to Chamonix where he started his culinary career to create simple sophisticated bistro style cuisine of international standards.
The Miso Braised Beef Cheek is fast becoming a signature dish of the establishment, and for those who prefer less complicated meals you can rest assured to know that each and every one of the seventeen dishes on the menu permeates with natural flavours and melt in your mouth texture.
In addition to exquisite gastronomy you can take advantage of the fantastic deli section in which you can purchase a wide range of quality condiments and preserves.