If you are looking for wonderful food with a beautiful lakeside setting, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, the Benguela Brasserie & Restaurant is the perfect choice. Located at the five-star Lakeside Lodge & Spa, near Sedgefield, the venue has a growing reputation as one of the leading Garden Route restaurants, popular for its imaginative and varied menu inspired by the chefs’ contemporary take on classic French, English and Asian cuisine. The wine tastings, food pairings and other special events throughout the year are among many favourites.
Guests can expect an integration of food flavors, the best seasonal, local ingredients and food that is beautifully presented and complimented by delicious wines from the Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate and wines from the Walker Bay region.
Executive chef Kelly-Anne Pietersen is renowned for her French-inspired cooking, to create dishes with rich tastes and subtle nuances.
Kelly-Anne trained with some of the finest chefs in the most prestigious kitchens in South Africa. She started out working with the former executive chef of the Cape Grace Hotel and then at Ellerman House. She then joined Sofia’s Restaurant at Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate. Thereafter, she extended her range of culinary skills at Bertus Basson’s award-winning Overture Restaurant. Her awards include a second place in the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs’ Jeunes Chef Competition and a second place in the Tastic Chef Competition.