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Faber

Fine Dining Tapas
RRR+

Attributes

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Great Views
  • WiFi
  • Wine Estate
  • Gourmet Guide Rated

FABER is a progressive South African restaurant celebrating the passion for handcrafting food and wine that is authentic and evocative. In every dish, Chef Dale Stevens, emphasises respect for the origins of what we eat and drink; appreciation for the narratives of each ingredient; joy at the creativity of each gastronomic process, whether contemporary or bygone; love for the power of food encounters to make guests happy.

Gourmet Guide Description

On Avondale Wine Estate in Paarl Mother Nature oversees how Faber-food pays tribute to all that is natural, showcasing what is in season. This bio-dynamic farm is run by owner-proprietor Johnathan Grieve, who matches the passion of fellow craftsman chef Dale Stevens at the helm in the kitchen. Dales impressive pedigree (working with George Jardine, Luke Dale Roberts and Eric Bulpitt) has found the platform that it deserves. The ducks work in the vineyards feeding on snails, chickens produce eggs, and the vegetable garden yields the freshest organic produce to be transformed by ever-present Dale into a medley of memorable dishes. Only one vegetable supplier is needed to supplement natures bounty that is harvested after planting in sync with natural rhythms. His fuel-to-feast experiences see him taking guests into the garden, doing a ‘show-and-tell, then taking them back into the restaurant for the freshest feast. Choose from the a la carte or six-course tasting menu subtly crafted from premium ingredients. There will be stand-out dishes like confit and air-dried Avondale duck with carrot and orange, and the fynbos-honeyed parsnips with raw radish, black pepper crumble and Buffalo mozzarella as starters. For mains consider his roasted blesbok loin with butter-poached turnips, wilted kale and roasted butternut puree. Although Dale claims to prefer savoury to sweet dishes, his Buffalo yoghurt and vanilla panna cotta with semi-dried citrus and honeycomb will make you beg for winter to last a little longer. “Its humbling to be pushed out of your comfort zone.” Perfectly paired with award-winning organic Avondale wines, you are sure to return, season after season, for more of Fabers (meaning craftsman) fare. “Its simple – the ingredient is the super-star, I like to show off the ingredient.” Chef Dale Stevens

Reviews (520)

4.8 out of 5.0
Food 4.9
Value 4.6
Service 4.9
Ambience 4.7
  • Philip Mostert M. Sun 19 Jan 20
    4.3
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Jim H. Sun 19 Jan 20
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Judith G. Sun 19 Jan 20
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Just wonderful!

  • Ulf P. Sun 19 Jan 20
    4.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • George S. Sat 18 Jan 20
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Great food, perfect service, wonderful value and location, maybe dessert needs a little bit of more creativity

  • Elizmari L. Sat 18 Jan 20
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Viktoria L. Sat 18 Jan 20
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    The hole evening was wonderful, from the greetings by the door with sparkling wine til a lovely dinner and paired wines! Thank you!

  • Simpson Fri 17 Jan 20
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Excellent food with good wine

  • Diddo V. Fri 17 Jan 20
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Very nice dinner and service. Made our day.

  • Marisa B. Fri 17 Jan 20
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
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Opening Hours

  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday CLOSED
  • Wednesday 12h00 - 14h30
  • Thursday 12h00 - 14h30, 18h30 - 20h00
  • Friday 12h00 - 14h30, 18h30 - 20h00
  • Saturday 12h00 - 14h30, 18h30 - 20h00
  • Sunday 12h00 - 14h30, 18h30 - 20h00
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Valentines Dinner at Faber

We will be serving a farm-to-fork 6 course tasting menu: R700 excluding wine pairing or R950 including @avondalewinesa pairing.

  • Fri, 14 Feb
  • Friday only: 18:30 - 19:30
  • All pax
  • Last confirmed: 13 Jan 2020