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Paulina's Restaurant - Rickety Bridge Winery

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Attributes

  • Romantic
  • Great Views
  • Wine Estate

Take a seat overlooking the Rickety Bridge vineyards. Sip a glassful of crisp estate wine and enjoy a delicious lunch while drinking in the splendour of the magnificent surroundings. Every creation from our team of talented chefs is given extra zest by the striking beauty of the setting and stunning views of the Franschhoek mountains.

Rickety Bridge is an enchanting Franschhoek wine estate that earns its place in the Cape's cuisine capital. Franschhoek is home to some of the best restaurants in South Africa. The Restaurant in the Vines has made way for Paulina's, named in honour of the original owner of the property in 1797, Paulina de Villiers. The restaurant spills out from a cosy thatched area onto shaded decks with views over the vineyards and mountains.

Reviews (100)

4.2 out of 5.0
Food 4.2
Value 4.1
Service 4.4
Ambience 4.3
  • Dirk V. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    4.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Natasha L. Dined: 3 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 22 May 22
    A very special Birthday lunch!

  • Danny P. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    4.8
    Food 4.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 09 May 22
    Staff made it a very special day for our table. Beautiful venue.

  • Megan S. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    2.8
    Food 2.0
    Value 2.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 09 May 22
    Food was disappointing. Pork belly was stringy. Steak was OK. Poke bowl was probably the best out of meal selection. Service was rushed. Had to hear multiple times we need to order fast and then waited for our food approx an hour. Other people ordered after us and was served before us. Disappointed in the experience as we were looking forward to a great meal. Bill did not justify the experience. One doesn't mind paying for great food and this was not the case.

  • Dorothe S. Dined: 3 weeks ago
    4.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Rachel D. Dined: 1 month ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 22 Apr 22
    Beautiful setting on terrace couldn’t have been better!!!

  • Andrew E. Dined: 1 month ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Lauren G. Dined: 1 month ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 28 Mar 22
    Amazing service to amazing food at affordable prices for locals and international guests. Thank you so much for hosting us, we will definitely be back

  • Adrian H. Dined: 2 months ago
    4
    Food 3.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Fiona M. Dined: 3 months ago
    1.3
    Food 1.0
    Value 1.0
    Service 2.0
    Ambience 1.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 23 Feb 22
    Sadly not the Rickety Bridge experience I remember. The tasting menu's were very disappointing. Firstly all 3 "courses" get served at once, so by the time you get to the last one i.e. filet with mushrooms on potato mash or gnocchi - its cold! The wine "pairing" were 3 very small tasters of wine - much less than any of the wine tastings we had had that day - and they were only poured (then very quickly) once the meal was on the table ... so ever more time wasted to allow the food to get cold. There had obviously been a wedding the night before and the cleaning team for the bathrooms were yet to arrive - toilet rolls and paper all over the place. Just NOT what we were expecting to take out visitors from Holland too. We did speak to the Manager who was very apologetic and took one of the meals off our bill - but we would rather have paid it and had a much better experience and value for money.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 11h00 - 16h00
  • Tuesday 11h00 - 16h00
  • Wednesday 11h00 - 16h00
  • Thursday 11h00 - 16h00
  • Friday 11h00 - 16h00
  • Saturday 11h00 - 16h00
  • Sunday 11h00 - 16h00
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