Black Oystercatcher Wines Restaurant
At the Black Oystercatcher Wines Restaurant, we live by the season. We serve fresh produce that grows in our own garden as the seasons dictate. As a result, we offer a fresh dining experience, set in a relaxed country atmosphere. Here fresh food, complimenting our boutique wines, is prepared to order and enjoyed at leisure. The seasons also determine the mood at this Cape Agulhas restaurant: the refreshing sea breeze will cool you down in summer, or enjoy our cozy log fires in the winter months.
The Black Oystercatcher Wines Restaurant is situated on a wine farm in the Elim wine ward. The restaurant is close to the quaint missionary town of Elim and the small town of Bredasdorp at South Africa’s southern-most tip. The setting is ideal, looking out over the wetlands that form part of conserved Nuwejaars Wetland Protected Environment, and across to the rare fynbos on the Soetmuisberg mountains. The view is complete with our infinity pool situated next to the dining area.
The Black Oystercatcher Restaurant offers visitors some insight into the rich history of the Agulhas Plain. The building is more than a hundred years old, and has through the century served as a dairy parlour, stables for horses, while even housing ostriches at one stage. It was converted into the restaurant in 2008. Aside from the dining facilities, wine tastings are also held here. This Overberg restaurant has featured on programmes such as Pasella and has been frequented by South Africa’s most well-known faces, from sport stars to entertainers.
What People Say
“The best kept secret by far!” Megan Smith
“Unique, one of a kind – absolutely stunning!” Celia Van Zyl-Lourens
“Awesome friends, awesome venue, superb food, great wine. favourite place to celebrate!!” Monique Visser
“Never miss a visit to BOC when we are on holiday in Struisbaai.” Estiaan En Esmerelda Wolfaardt
“Absolutely gorgeous, we’ll be back.” Steve & Kim Atkinson
“Such a privilege to have BOC on our doorstep to enjoy the calmness of the Strandveld, awesome food, great wine and beautiful people!!” Victor Hugo
“Beautiful spot, lovely wines & delicious lunch.” Bruce & Yvonne Cameron, New Zealand
“Super cool. Best food and wine. Great people and the most beautiful view.” Esja Mathee
“There is something about fresh sea air and the sound of waves breaking that guarantees a good nights sleep and that is exactly what we all got that night. As a photographer though I resisted the urge to sleep in and went out early to get some shots in that lovely early morning light and Agulhas didn’t disappoint. Not only about wine but Dirk and his wife Sandra have opened a restaurant which follows Dirk’s own motto: ‘Live by the season.’ I had the linefish of the day skewered on lemon grass which was simply delicious.”
“The Black Oyster Catcher is a destination of choice for visitors exploring the area, and with its eclectic décor of Victorian-contemporary fusion and relaxed atmosphere it serves as the perfect dining destination for anyone from couples to families.”
Finding Pretty Again “Discovering Black Oystercatcher. Wide open spaces and long walls stacked with local stone invited us in. Pretty place, pretty food, pretty atmosphere, pretty all-round good!” more
Flavour Cape Blog “FOODSTUFF: Elim lunch at Black Oystercatcher. I joined an early January group eating a holiday lunch under the outdoor marquee, and we had a tasty time tucking into homemade hamburgers with potato wedges and onion marmelade, as well as grilled yellowtail with salad. This fish was fresh! Dirkie caught it on a Struisbaai fishing expedition with Springfield’s Abrie Bruwer the previous day. Also impressive, the Asian tones of a chilli and coconut milk-infused prawn and chicken noodle dish served with Indonesian shrimp chips” more
Book a Table
Please note that should you book by telephone, we will confirm your booking immediately. For email, online and social media booking requests, we will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your reservation.
Open Tue to Sun from 11:00 – 14:30. Closed: Mondays.
No pets allowed. Closed: 24 & 25 Dec and 1 Jan.
Being recommended by the lovely lady working in the Agulhas information centre we decided to give this restaurant a go as we were making our way down to Hermanus. Well it was worth it! The restaurant is situated on a small wine farm, with a tranquill atmosphere. On a sunny day you get to appreciate the beautiful surroundings. The service was good and the food and wine delicious. If you are taking a roadtrip this is worth a stop.