We recently went to The Greenhouse restaurant at Babylonstoren and we came to the following conclusion: a must (but choose a sunny’ish day).
Babylonstoren as a whole is one of the most beautiful places you can visit for a day outing and it really does bring your soul a little peace. The whole concept of Babylonstoren is to plant and produce most of their ingredients and then finds its way to your plate (delft pottery heaven!!). You pay R20 per person as entry fee (which we’re assuming goes to maintenance and upkeep, because it is REALLY massive and there are a LOT of plants in the garden) and it gives you access to two restaurants (Babel and The Greenhouse) and the garden.
Which brings us to the next point. The garden. Visitors can stroll through the garden which includes all types of plants, veggies and flowers – even cacti. The garden makes for the perfect backdrop for an Instagram knockout pic – because you gots to keep the fans wanting more.
As you stroll through the garden, you reach the Greenhouse Restaurant. A nature-inspired restaurant within a greenhouse. The glass allows you to sit and relax while you have an (almost) 360 view of the beautiful surroundings.
The menu is full of light meals, made from mostly fresh, home-grown seasonal ingredients in a “picnic styled” way. Nothing is priced over R95 (#winning).
We had the scones – and it was divine. It came with cheese, apricot jam (secretly wishing it was strawberry jam – but this is only nitpicking) and fresh whipped cream.
With all things picturesque – it is hard to believe that your Babylonstoren experience will be anything short of magnificent. Well, we had a fab time and we HIGHLY recommend this garden of wonders. There really is no better way to get your daily steps in.