Lunch at The Greenhouse in Babylonstoren, Simondium

After Cape Town, Boy planned a trip passing through Stellenbosch to show me where he went to University, then heading down to the vineyards in the Cape Winelands. It was so incredibly beautiful there – if you get a chance to go, DO IT. I’m planning my trip back already.

We arrived at our hotel and had dinner (which was very average so I didn’t bother putting up a blog post), then got some rest for our big day ahead. This consisted of Boy driving us to as many vineyards as we could cram in before our flight, and me having to do all of the wine tasting because he was driving. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!

Boy took charge of the research this time, and stumbled upon the Greenhouse at Babylonstoren, which became our last stop for lunch before the flight.

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This place was gorgeous. We didn’t do wine tasting here, sadly, and just went straight for the food, not so sadly.

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It was a bit of a trek to the restaurant, but it was a good thing that it was a beautiful walk!

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Although we were warned that the greenhouse gets super hot under the sun, it was too pretty not to sit in.

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The menu is pretty simple – you can make your own sandwich with one or two fillings (from their cheese and charcuterie selection), and add a couple of sides to your picnic.

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Boy started things off with an Iced Tea, which came in a somehow-gorgeous glass bottle.

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I opted for a juice.

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I wish we weren’t so tight for time. We sat there eagerly waiting for our food to arrive, knowing we had to gulp it down to get on the road. Maybe we shouldn’t have gone to 4 vineyards before. NOPE NO REGRETS IT WAS ALL WORTH IT.

Then our food arrived. And it was glorious. Look at this tray of beauty!

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The sandwiches come with a salad each, served in glass containers.

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There’s also homemade chutney and herb oil to add to your sandwiches.

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We also ordered a portion of Hand-Cut Chips.

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… And Freshly Baked Buttermilk Scones, which came with butter, cream and preserve.

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It was glorious.

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And then there were our sandwiches.

I went for just cheese, whilst boy added some ham to his.

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The chutney and herb oil jazzed it up hugely, as well as some salad. The chutney was apple and amazing.

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And did I mention the tomato relish that came with the hand-cut chips?

SO FREAKING GOOD.

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And them scones. Light, fluffy, spongey and buttery.

I wish I got as excited about other things as much as I do about food. But I’m sure you feel me if you’re here reading a food blog. You get me.

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The absolute perfect stop for lunch. Super simple and delicious, highly recommended for those looking for a food break from all that wine you’re consuming. Om nom nom.

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