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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 (17)

4.8 out of 5.0
Food 5.0
Value 4.5
Service 4.9
Ambience 4.7
  • Laverne D. Sun 15 Sep 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Louise S. Fri 16 Aug 19
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Louise S. Sat 17 Aug 19
    4.3
    Food 5.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Matthew B. Mon 05 Aug 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Donovan A. Sun 28 Jul 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Marilyn R. Sat 27 Jul 19
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Exquisite dinner and evening as always. The Jerusalem artichoke puree was heavenly and the sirloin steak was cooked to perfection (I'm not normally a sirloin fan).

  • Happy J. Sat 22 Jun 19
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Marilyn R. Tue 18 Jun 19
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Wow, what a feast! We were blown away by the generosity of the servings and the absolutely sublime food! What a treat for our Father's Day celebration.

  • Marilyn R. Sat 01 Jun 19
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Another superb evening at Faber where we were treated like royalty and served happiness on a plate. We can't wait to go back again - exquisite food, wine, service and attention to detail. We love the farm to feast philosophy and organic wines.

  • Barbara S. Fri 17 May 19
    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
Favourite

Friday Steak Special R215

Faber steak, handcut fries & glass of Avondale Samsara Syrah 2009

  • 5 Sep - 30 Sep
  • Friday only: 18:30 - 20:00
  • All pax
  • Last confirmed: 24 Aug 2019