Published : Feb 10, 2023

Great meal ideas in Montagu

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Sometimes you just don’t want to cook while on holiday – don’t worry, we’ve all been there! Whether Mom needs a night off, you are celebrating an anniversary, or you just want an excuse for someone else to cook for you, we’ve compiled some of our favourite restaurants in Montagu. Some of our options are for meals during the day, while other are for dinners. There’s no reason, however, why you can’t contribute to the local economy for all the day’s meals.

Piccolo Tesoro

If you are on the hunt for a stellar pizza, then look no further! You can either sit-in and enjoy the Italian pizzeria atmosphere, or you can order for take-away, crack open a beer and enjoy your pizza next to a warm braai.

The Rambling Rose

The Rambling Rose is the perfect spot to celebrate an anniversary with a breakfast or lunch. The farmstall hosts a variety of pastries, artisanal breads, homemade cakes, rusks, and jams. Sip on a delicious cup of coffee or fantastic local wine and enjoy the Rambling Rose’s all-day breakfast or a light lunch.

Charlestons Restaurant

Charlestons offers delicious breakfasts, which you can take in the beautiful garden during the warmer months (and the cold ones if you’re brave enough). For dinner, guests are encouraged to dress in their best 1920s attire and spend the evening savouring the meal. The food is inspired by local flavours and dishes, but with twists that will surprise you. This is perfect as a family night out or a date night.


This restaurant is special in that it donates a portion of its proceeds to the local community, so not only will you enjoy a mouth-watering meal, but you’re also contributing directly to the Rural Arts Development Foundation. BluVines offers a brilliant wine selection, light bites served all day, and dinner ranging from pasta and fish to various grills.

The Vic Restaurant

For an early supper with a relaxed atmosphere or a space to work with free WiFi head to The Vic, one of Montagu’s social hubs. Or if you are looking for a drink and some music, head to the Konkelwyn Wine Bar across from the restaurant. You can request some classics from a record player and even bring your own LPs! Either of these are perfect for date night.

Cogman’s Restaurant

If you aren’t in the mood for town or if you don’t have a designated driver for the evening, why not walk the 5 minutes to our neighbour, Avalon’s restaurant? Cogman’s has a fantastic variety of pastas, steaks and grills, seafood, and delicious desserts. Avalon also has a bar and lounge, perfect for a pre- or post-dinner drink or to watch the latest rugby match.

Montagu has much to offer when it comes to dining experiences. If you’re unsure where to try first, ask our friendly staff who will be able to recommend their favourites. Don’t forget to tag us in your date night, family outing, or take-away chill evenings!

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