Eat at The Robertson Small Hotel.

On a recent trip to the Robertson Wine Valley, we popped into the restaurant at The Robertson Small Hotel for a celebratory birthday breakfast that did not disappoint.

The hotel itself boasts the only five-star rating in the area with 10 distinct rooms, a restaurant and bar, two pool areas, a wellness room and beautiful gardens. They believe that small things make a big difference and it’s clearly proven through the intricate artworks and little quirky objects seen around the hotel. “It's a hotel full of art, design, colour and soul”, says interior designer, Sophie Ashby of Studio Ashby of London.

This mix of old and new makes The Robertson Small a true hidden gem along the world’s longest wine route.

The Robertson Small Hotel

But you don’t need to stay there to enjoy the beautiful setting of the small restaurant.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant features a classic menu with seasonal dishes made from the highest quality local produce. The Small Restaurant makes a point of scouring the valley to source the finest producers of local ingredients and designed the menu to offer simple, sophisticated and strictly seasonal Italian-inspired dishes.

On our table, the griddle pan waffel with honey bacon, rosemary, fruits and egg omelettes with filling of choice (bacon and cheese). Special mention must also be made for the chef who happily whipped up a vegan-friendly dish of seeded bread, panfried mushrooms, roasted cherry tomatoes, spinach and avocado. Everything was utterly delicious and beautifully presented. A massive thank you to the restaurant for spoiling us with complimentary bubbly in celebration of my dad's birthday.

The Robertson Small Hotel

Other amenities available for day visitors include the EM Bar, serving a range of cocktails alongside an ample wine list and craft liquor, or you can treat yourself to a spa treatment at one of the tranquil poolside Wellness Rooms.

The hotel is located at 58 Van Reenen Street in Robertson and you can contact them through their WEBSITE, via email at or give them a call on +27 (0)23 626 7200