Just because you’re in the winelands doesn’t mean you have to drink wine! Located in the heart of the Cape winelands, the beautiful town of Franschhoek has a recent addition: Franschhoek Beer Co. brewery’s brand new restaurant, Tap | Eat! Surrounded by beautiful green grass and the most incredible oak trees, the restaurant gives beer-lovers a foodie experience to remember with quirky modern décor and views to die for.

True to its name, Tap | Eat is of course, an ideal spot for beer-lovers looking for a spot to relax and enjoy a cold one in the Franschhoek winelands. While you’re there make sure you pair your beer with a delicious meal from the new restaurant. But this isn’t any old pub food – the menu at Tap | Eat is an inspired collaboration between Reuben Riffel and head chef Nick Oosthuizen and promises to leave foodies with something to write home about.

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We love the sound of the Beer and Food Pairing which includes a selection of 6 delightful small plates to pair with your beer (R105 for any 3 choices or R205 for all 6). The pairing includes choices like Weissbier No5 paired with a pretzel and pork sausage and the Orange Pale Ale paired with sesame crusted fresh yellowfin tuna.

If you’re looking for something a little more hearty, try the Beer Co Beef Burger (beef patty served with pickle, lettuce, tomato, Boerenkaas on a Weissbier No5 bun with fries – R120) or the BBQ Brisket (braised brisket, pepper glaze, carrot puree, patatas bravas, and onion rings – R95). For dessert, there’s a wide selection of sweets including churros (with espresso & stout ice cream, dark chocolate mousse, and coffee creme – R90) and Madiera cake (served with orange caramel and poppy seed ice cream – R90).

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Take a seat at the inside or outside seating area, or check out the indoor bar – the most memorable feature. With hints of solid oak timber, the space is warm and inviting, and the perfect spot to chill on a cold winter’s day.

For more information on Tap | Eat and say Hi to The Franschhoek Beer Co on Facebook or visit their website.

Note: The WomenStuff team is yet to review Tap | Eat. Look out for a review in our food section soon!

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