Hermanus, Western Cape
Cradled amid the hills of the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley,
Bouchard Finlayson is widely acclaimed as one of South Africa’s leading boutique wine cellars.
With a terroir defined by both ancient soils and a cool maritime climate, the vineyards of Bouchard Finlayson are famous for producing award-winning
Pinot Noir, elegant Chardonnay and terroir-driven Sauvignon Blanc, while inspired blends showcase the depth of skill and innovation in our winemaking team.
The Bouchard Finlayson cellar is conveniently located a scenic 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, close to the world-famous whale-watching centre of Hermanus.
Discover excellent food, bespoke cocktails and the lively surrounds of the main restaurant – or you can opt for our elegant private dining room, or the cool 43 Below, a boutique subterranean space with a stylish, speakeasy-style ambience. Our events team goes above and beyond to create the most memorable experiences for private events and intimate parties.
The secret lies in the 'b' to our name: many of our mouth-watering recipes have been created by Red Carnation founder Beatrice Tollman, a highly acclaimed chef before she evolved into the international hotelier of today. Led by popular manager Ian Powrie, our friendly bbar team are always ready with a smile and a quick, well-informed chat about today’s favourite drink or a new addition to our seasonal menu.
A much-loved Victoria landmark, we are perfectly located directly opposite Buckingham Palace and a few minutes stroll from the nearby theatres. Locals love us, too, for offering a truly relaxing retreat from the bustle of Victoria, while the Summer Terrace, set beneath our vast and verdant green wall, is washed by sunlight all day long in the warmer months.
From our South African Afternoon tea, known for its Amarula-infused scones, peri-peri chicken finger sandwiches and mini Bunny Chows, to our finest gastro burgers, daily-changing fish of the day and fully plant-based vegan options. We work with local suppliers and seasonal ingredients where possible, to ensure our menus stay fresh and interesting.
Shake it up with a “Currant Affairs” or cool off with a “Elder, Rose and Cucumber” G&T, the ultimate summertime refresher. Our expert mixologists can put their hands to just about anything or impress with their innovative creations, accompanied by enjoyable tapas-style bites, such as moreish mac ‘n’ cheese balls, or spicy boerewors sausage rolls. Settle in, relax and enjoy.