• Named one of the top ten restaurants in South Africa.
  • Also named one of the top 100 restaurants in the world.
  • Winner of American Express Platinum Fine Dining Restaurant Award (to name just a few)

Bosman's Restaurant at Grand Roche Boutique Hotel in Paarl

These richly-deserved accolades are recognition of the magic harmony of flavours and textures that are the hallmark of a truly magnificent dining experience with unsurpassable service and stunning views across the Paarl valley.

Paarl vally view from Grand Roche Hotel in Paarl

Mountain views from Grand Roche Hotel 

The Grande Roche Hotel is situated on the site of the historic De Nieuwe Plantatie farm in the quaint town of Paarl, Drakenstein Valley, Cape Winelands, South Africa.  Its heritage dates back to 1715 when a grant of land was given to Hermanus Bosman, the ‘sick comforter’ and assistant to the Reverend Simond. The original house grew along with the fortunes and needs of the Bosman family who called it home for nearly 200 years.  The homestead was then renovated in the fashionable Victorian style in late 1876.The farm was bought and modernised by the Du Toit family in 1926 and, after a fire in 1953, it was rebuilt as a Victorian manor house.

It was finally restored to its original Cape Dutch splendour after careful research in 1991 and transformed into a luxury hotel. In 1993, the fastidious restoration was acknowledged when the 23 hectare farm was granted national monument status.

18th Century Manor House Grand Roche Hotel Paarl

Gardens Grand Roche Hotel Paarl © Noleen Kutash

 Grand Roche Hotel Manor House - Lunch Time

Grand Roche Hotel cottage and gardens  © Noleen Kutash

Experience a more relaxed atmosphere at the laid back and contemporary Bistro Allegro. You will enjoy some of the Cape’s finest fare with an innovative twist out on the pool patio or in the modern, colourful interior.
Bistro Allegro at Grand Roche Hotel in Paarl
Chapel at Grand Roche Hotel © Noleen Kutash
Organ in Chapel

View of Paarl Rock from Grand Roche Hotel
Terrace Suite Lounge at Grand Roche Hotel

Bedroom at Grand Roche Hotel

Pool Pattio Outside Dining at Grand Roche Hotel
Quiet Time at Grand Roche Hotel © Noleen Kutash

A stroll around the estate will reveal many treasures some of which are marked with a brass plaque, from ancient oak trees to the tiny chapel, which is one of the oldest buildings in South Africa. 

As a side note - Paarl is where I grew-up, and it was especially wonderful to post this article on my hometown.  - looking forward to seeing you back at real soon.  Until then travel safe.....