Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant introduces Sunday Family Lunch

Bringing together food, wine and family, Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant, is now adding another dimension to the estate’s internationally acknowledged food and wine experience – the Sunday Family Lunch.

In keeping with the sentiment of family get-togethers and in celebration of the tradition of sharing, the Sunday Family Lunch will be served family-style and guests can expect a choice of plated starters and desserts, while the main course will be served to share on the table. The menu will change subject to availability and seasonality, but the main course will always include two types of meat, one of which will be a roast, complemented by a selection of vegetables and salads. Guests can make their wine selection from the award-winning wine-list with La Motte wines available per glass and at cellar door pricing.

“At La Motte, we understand the concept of sharing”, explains CEO Hein Koegelenberg, “and we cherish the importance of family and friends. We are excited about this new, albeit very traditional, offering and invite our guests to bring their loved ones to spend a Sunday on La Motte.”

Staying true to the estate’s concept of Cape Winelands Cuisine, dishes will be based on the traditional recipes of the Cape Winelands, modernised to reflect contemporary tastes and styles. “The menu is both sentimental and on-trend. From sumptuous roasts to comforting bakes, chic salads and the daintiest of desserts”, says Executive Chef, Michelle Theron.


Sunday Family Lunches will be served on Sundays only, between 11:30 and 15:30 and replace the normal lunch menu.

Adults: R325 per person / Children under 12: R125 per person / Wine and beverages excluded / Service fee excluded

The Children’s Menu will still be available for small children and toddlers.

Sample menu of the Sunday Family Lunch.

Reservations: T +27 (0)21 876 8800 E pierneef@la-motte.co.za

More on Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant:

The name of the restaurant was inspired by La Motte’s admiration of South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957). Pierneef’s creativity in portraying the beauty of the South African landscape is echoed in the restaurant’s offering of traditional cuisine with a modern interpretation. The unique food styles and diverse flavours have been inspired by centuries of cooking, spiced by influences from across the globe, forming the precious ingredients of Cape Winelands Cuisine. A hardcover recipe book of the same title and with beautiful photography now shares these special recipes and their history. Cape Winelands Cuisine, the cookbook, is available from the La Motte Farm Shop and all leading bookshops.

The restaurant interior blends beautifully with the external surroundings – a fresh, natural look inside is embraced by tranquil gardens and majestic oak trees – where a Winelands Tea with a selection of home-baked delights from the La Motte Farm Shop can be enjoyed.


Celebrating the culinary heritage of the Cape Winelands, lunch at Pierneef à La Motte treats guests to a seasonal a la carte menu from Tuesdays to Saturdays, with a special Sunday family lunch on Sundays.

A la carte lunch
Choose from a choice of starters, mains and desserts, including a cheese course and the daily Chef’s Selection with Chef Michelle Theron’s creative interpretation of fresh produce.

Pierneef à La Motte is open for its a la carte lunch from Tuesdays – Saturdays, 11:30 – 15:30.

Reservations are recommended.

Download the Pierneef à La Motte Lunch Menu

Download the Pierneef à La Motte Wine-list

Sunday Family Lunch
In tune with the Old Cape tradition of family get-togethers over extended Sunday lunches and as a reflection of the estate’s owners’ appreciation of family values, Sunday lunches are presented in the form of a family meal. Traditional Cape Winelands Cuisine lends itself exceptionally well to this style of food and guests can expect a selection of artisan breads on arrival, a plated starter, main course consisting of two meats, of which one will be a roast, as well as a selection of side dishes, vegetables and salads served family-style to share. A plated dessert will conclude the family feast.

The Sunday Family Lunch costs R295 per person, excluding wine. Children under 12 have the option to share in the menu at a special price of R125 or order from the Children’s Menu.

The Sunday Family Lunch will be served on Sundays, 11:30 – 15:30.

Reservations are essential.

Download an example of the Pierneef à La Motte Sunday Family Lunch menu (please note that this is only an example of the menu)

Download the Pierneef à La Motte Wine-List

Light lunch
Complementing its selection of exclusive gifts and delicious confectionery, the La Motte Farm Shop offers those preferring a lighter meal, savoury eats such as sandwiches, salads, wraps and pastries to enjoy on the shaded stoep or under the oaks trees. Expect trendy and tasty options to enjoy with a glass of La Motte wine or a selection of beverages from the restaurant.

The Farm Shop is open from Tuesdays – Sundays, 09:00 – 17:00. (Light lunches will be introduced on Friday, 2 October 2015).


Dinner is a fine-dining affair and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings when the restaurant is open for dinner, guests are invited to a five-course tasting menu of the restaurant’s special focus: Cape Winelands Cuisine. Chef Michelle Theron offers an exceptional and creative interpretation of seasonal produce and carefully sourced ingredients, beautifully plated and expertly matched with the selection of wines from the restaurant’s award-winning wine list.

Fine-dining dinners cost R395 per person (wine excluded), R595 per person (wine included).

Pierneef à La Motte is open for dinner from Thursdays – Saturdays, 19:00.

Reservations are essential.

Download the Pierneef à La Motte Dinner menu

Download the Pierneef à La Motte Wine-List

The Chef’s Table

Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant introduced its Chef’s Table for visitors requiring an intimate area for entertaining guests in a rather exclusive fashion. With an appealing glimpse of activities in the kitchen, the Chef’s Table is secluded from the traditional restaurant area, affording guests an atmosphere of privacy.

What sets the Chef’s Table apart is the cuisine offering as well as the freedom of being able to plan a personal menu and wine-list, with Chef Michelle Theron as the creative guide. Passionate about Cape Winelands Cuisine – the unique traditional style of food served at Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant – Michelle delights in creating the ultimate menu and ensuring that both host and guests surrender to a gourmet food experience perfectly partnered by a hand-picked selection of wines.

The Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant Chef’s Table is available for up to 8 guests for lunch or dinner.

Prior arrangements with the restaurant and chef are essential.

Children’s Menu

From Tuesdays to Sundays, a special menu is available for children younger than 12, featuring delectable pasta dishes, home-made chicken nuggets, fish-fingers, corn-fritters and fries as well as desserts such as ice-cream and chocolate brownies. On Sundays, children have the option to share the Family Menu at R125 or order from the Children’s Menu.

Winelands Tea

Celebrating a culture of hospitality and a heritage of passionate Cape cooks who were well-known for their pastries and confectionery, Pierneef à La Motte invites you to a beautifully presented Winelands Tea.

The Winelands Tea is served in the restaurant and on the stoep or in the garden and guests are able to choose from a selection of the finest teas of the world. Avid coffee drinkers are welcome to enjoy a steaming cup of La Motte’s house blend instead of tea or even home-made fruit cordial on a hot summer’s day. Following the custom of the old Cape, where the man of the house often served some sweet wine (called a soet sopie), guests will have the option also to order a glass of sweet wine or La Motte sparkling wine*.

The confectionery is inspired by Cape Winelands traditions and guests can expect an enticing offering of delicate trout-filled pancakes, chocolate truffles in traditional flavours such as milk tart, charming macaroons and an assortment of delectable cakes.

The Winelands Tea costs R145 per person (*Sparkling wine can be ordered at an additional R25 per glass) and can be enjoyed from Tuesdays to Sundays, 09:00 – 17:00.

Reservations are essential.

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