The exquisite, child friendly Mont Marie was an absolute gem to discover and is definitely worth a visit. It’s rare to find such a stylish child friendly restaurant set in the picturesque Blaauwklippen Valley in Stellenbosch surrounded by vineyards and mountains. The restaurant overlooks a dam and hosts an amazing enclosed kids play area. From the moment you arrive you will feel the magnificence of this outstanding venue.
There is a relaxed atmosphere to this superb, modern fine dining restaurant whether you are looking to enjoy a meal with family, a romantic meal with a loved one or a meal with friends Mont Marie is perfect for all occasions.
The play area is beautifully set up with wooden swings, slides, jungle gym and sandpit with sand toys. This is not your usual play area with great attention to detail and a custom built secure wooden swing for babies. You can feel the extra care and thought that has been put into the design of the play area to blend in with the surrounding area and its nice to know they care about families and our little people. There are dining tables inside the play area so you can keep an eye on your little ones and adorable wooden kid’s tables too. When booking request a table in the play area if you are going with the kids. They also have good quality high chairs.
The food is gourmet, well presented and delicious with a changing menu depending on the availability of fresh ingredients and reflects the South African personality of Chef Pieter Vlok. The service was exceptional and the waiter was very friendly, welcoming and engaging with our kids.
Breakfast includes all the usual favourites with croissants, crumpets, a healthy breakfast and omelettes on the menus. The lunch and dinner menu consists of a selection of pizza’s, steak, pork belly and fish dishes. There is a kids menu with a choice of pizza, fish or burger.
We enjoyed a lovely family breakfast and mom and dad were able to relax while the kids played happily in the secure play area. We normally leave shortly after the meal has finished as the kids get restless but we were able to linger after our meal as the kids where so happy playing and we could relax and admire the exquisite views and enjoy the tranquility of Mont Marie.
I often find child friendly restaurants will disappoint in one area or another but Mont Marie excelled above and beyond in all areas. It was a wonderful discovery and I can’t wait to go back with the kids, friends and for a romantic meal with hubby. I’m sure you will love this venue. I highly recommend booking.