If you’re looking for a really good place to eat in the Moreletapark area, get on to Rubenstein Drive and try one of these dining hotspots.
Ginger Apple Café & Culinary Architects
Ginger Apple is a brand-new café concept that offers European bistro-style meals during the day, and is turned into a fine-dining experience in the evenings. Whether you opt to dine at this modern eatery under sunny or starry skies, take a seat outside at one of the harvest tables and experience the deliciousness the Ginger Apple food magicians conjure up. This trendy eatery is managed by a team of foodies who share a passion for fresh ingredients, perfect pairings and putting an end to culinary boredom. The Ginger Apple menu is selective, unconventional and ever changing to guarantee guests a unique meal experience.
For something social on a Saturday afternoon, show up at the Ginger Apple Saturday Afternoon Sessions: between 5pm and 9pm you can savour some delicious canapés while enjoying the live music.
Ginger Apple also does event catering and offers a home-cooked meal delivery service. With a selection of clean eating, low-carb and vegan meal options, you can enjoy superb food from the Ginger Apple oven straight to your door. How do you like them apples?
Ginger Apple Café is open for breakfast and lunch, Monday to Saturday from 7am to 5pm. The Ginger Apple Dining Room is open for dinner, Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm to 11pm.
Details: 769 Rubenstein Street, Moreletapark / 012 753 8005 / http://www.gingerapple.co.za/
Rademeyers is one of Pretoria’s best-located restaurants. The farmhouse building that houses the restaurant dates from 1880 and as its situated inside the lush Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve, you’ll find game viewing comes pretty much standard with your starter.
The hardwood floors, spacious yet separate dining rooms, classic décor and large stoep set the tone for an authentic farmhouse ambience. Expect to find the usual local favourites including dishes such as Oxtail Pinotage, Maize Balls and Skaapstertjies on the menu. Rademeyers also serves a hearty Sunday buffet.
Rademeyers Restaurant is open Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 9pm, Saturday from 8am to 9pm and Sunday until 6pm.
Details: Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve, Helios Street, Moreletapark / 012 993 5844 / http://www.rademeyers.co.za/
Rustica Restaurant and Rib House
Rustica Restaurant and Rib House does its name proud: simple, unpretentious and homely. Surrounded by the Kimiad Golf Course grounds, overlooking the driving range and dam, you might just be lucky enough to spot a Blesbok walking by while enjoying some of the best ribs in the city. The Mozambique Chicken is also a firm favourite on the menu.
Looking for a place for a relaxed family meal? Sunday lunch at Rustica Restaurant is a child-friendly setup accompanied by live music. Make sure to book in advance for this one!
Rustica Restaurant and Rib House is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 10pm and Sunday until 3pm.
Details: Kimiad Golf Course, Corner of Wekker and Rubinstein Drive, Moreletapark / 012 997 7757 / https://rusticarestaurant.co.za/
Cape Town Fish Market
Located inside Parkview Centre, a stone’s throw from Moreletapark, this restaurant offers a mix of South African and Japanese cuisine, offering diners freshness, quality and some of the tastiest fish, sushi and seafood in the area.
It’s open seven days a week from 11am to 11pm.
Details: Parkview Shopping Centre, Pretoria East / 012 998 0070 / https://www.ctfm.co.za
By Jana van der Linde