Getting out with the kids deserves some form of trophy. I feel really strongly about this, as someone who has had to drag a screaming three year old out of a crowded restaurant and felt the full weight of everyone’s disapproval. I have to really pysch myself up if I want to attempt a family outing and our end location must have something that works for all of us.
Perdeberg Winery bravely got in touch to see if they could be the answer for many parents, and they invited us all to come and dine at the restaurant and test how child-friendly the winery was. We naturally obliged and on a hot Saturday took a drive over to have lunch and a spot of wine tasting.
Off the bat, I must confess, we stayed waaaaay longer than we anticipated. The winery had such a friendly, welcoming feel and the girls really loved it….
We sat outside and I would recommend this rather than their indoor seating when you have active little ones. We had a table next to the play area so could watch Rosie climb up the jungle gym. I took a blanket and coloring pens and paper for Cece but she really wanted to be on the swings.
The kid’s meals were extremely generous – the options are limited to margarita pizza, hot dogs and chips etc, but the chicken strips and chips were delicious and at R40, it was plenty for an adult meal too! Next time we go, I’m just ordering that and a starter.
The starter of bobotie spring rolls was scrumptious – I am a huge fan of bobotie. However, the main courses were very Afrikaans-pub grub and could have used a little more finesse.
The wine was incredibly reasonable – R50 for a bottle of chenin blanc is a bargain – and you could try them all in their tasting room.
We stayed far longer than I thought we would, whether that was down to the great wine, the sunny weather or the fact that there was a bouncy castle and I couldn’t get the girls off…it was such a lovely day and I would recommend it as a location for going with a group of friends with children between 3-6.
– The chicken strips and chips are a total winner!
– There’s ample space for kids to run wild.
– The changing facilities for little ones is great.
– The wine. It’s good.
– It’s quite a drive. For us, and we are Northern Suburbs based, it’s 35 minutes.
– The staff, whilst friendly, are slow
– The main meals could do with a bit of work
Disclaimer: We were invited to experience the Perdeberg restaurant as guests. Our food was comped. The drinks weren’t. Neither is my opinion. To find out more about the winery, visit their website here