Have you ever found yourself having a meal, just because you have to? To avoid collapsing or something worse…Well, I know exactly how that feels and I listen to my body…well….some times. More especially as the year comes to an end, exhaustion levels are on a all time high. Dining used to be much more elaborate, but recently, it’s been quick – as there’s just so little time and so much to do. It’s not nice, but it’s the reality. That’s exactly why we took some time out. Every now and again, it’s important to do that, to revive our minds, bodies and relationships. We recently enjoyed a mini-escape to the countryside and enjoyed every minute dining at Brahman Hills.
Dining at Brahman Hills - Brahman Cafe
Although we stayed at one of the self-catering cottages, we opted to have dinner at Brahman Cafe. Interestingly, they also offer a Chef Service, should you prefer more private family, or maybe the person who usually cooks at home, is really tired and you want to spoil him/her and let someone else do the cooking.
It was very cold and extremely misty, from the time we arrived right up until the last evening of our stay. This made the fireplace at Brahman Cafe so much more inviting; the warm and sincere welcome from all the staff made us feel very relaxed in this restaurant. Through the misty windows, we had limited views of the beautiful gardens – I know they were beautiful as the mist cleared on the morning we were leaving…just in case you were wondering….
With tendered in-house vegetable gardens and a range of seasonal organic and locally sourced produce from the Midlands, we were presented with tantalising dishes.
Regardless of what time we visited, all the staff who served us, were genuinely hospitable. Kayden made a few friends during each visit to Brahman Cafe. On the one evening, he wanted “chippies and peas” and even though this wasn’t on the menu, between the waitress and Chef on duty, they organised him a bowl of chips and peas.
For those of you who prefer the outdoors, weather permitting, there is a picnic menu available, click here. Thinking about a first date or special celebration and want to do something different…well…this is an idea!
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Dining at Brahman Hills - Copper & 89 on Copper
If you’re looking for somewhere intimate to dine, 89 on Copper will not disappoint. I am not going to say “unfortunately” children are not allowed because I do believe that it’s an excellent deliberate decision. The sophistication and elegance will not be charming for children, nor other guests, should children be allowed. As Kayden was with us, we did not get to experience dining at 89 on Copper.
However, we could not resist the urge to take a few steps downstairs to view 89 on Copper and the bar, Copper. The tasteful and rustic decor was charming, very appealing! If you’re planning to treat someone to a special dinner, be it a first date or an anniversary dinner or even a business dinner – this place will surely impress and I’m certainly will also influence conversation – did I mention there’s a gorgeous wine cellar too?
The Sunday Carvery at the Stables Restaurant
We were booked to enjoy the Sunday Carvery at The Stables Restaurant, but due to unforseen circumstances, we sadly missed out. I’m a firm believer of turning challenges into opportunities, so this certainly is an opportunity for us to visit on our way back home from a Durban trip!
The Stables Restaurant, contained within the Agility Hub, a purpose-built venue for conferences and private functions, has a rustic look and feel which was modeled on the original stables of the farm as a matter of interest. The main seating area opens out onto an expansive lawn with a large fire pit and a horse chestnut tree providing a shady canopy and there are views to die for.
What to expect at the Sunday Carvery:
R195 per adult and kids under 12 at R115
- Chicken and one red meat – accompanied with sauces
- Free arrival drink (one per person) with a choice of a glass of white or red wine or fruit juice
- Variety of hot and cold selection
If you’ve been looking for a place to go, where you can just relax, be it as a couple, a group of friends/colleagues or as a family, Brahman Hills will not disappoint. To be quite honest, I wish we had more time there. Would you like to know more about the accommodation options and our experience in the cottage we stayed at, at Brahman Hills? Let me know in the comments and I may just do another blog post to give you a glimpse of that…we had our own private outdoor jacuzzi!
It was wonderful to have a little time off, Brahman Hills offered that serenity which was needed to revitalise. I can’t believe that we had not been there sooner. We’ve been doing some short weekends away and Kayden has been saying “I love hotels”; it was no different here at Brahman Hills. It was wonderful to see his face light up and even for hubby and I, being away in a different environment is definitely something we enjoyed, nothing beats quality family time, where we were able to enjoy the experience without distractions during dining.
From the welcoming smile of Zintle at reception, to the courteous Zintle in the restaurant and every other staff member we interacted with – thank you for making our time at Brahman Hills such a positive memorable one and it surely will not be the last.
So, if you’re looking for somewhere to dine with a difference, then dining at Brahman Hills will offer that unique experience: Booking is essential.
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*Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post and as always, all opinions are my own.