The Idiom Restaurant and Tasting Centre opened in June 2016, and the venue offers ‘contemporary dining ‘ in the restaurant and a wine tasting centre that showcases Idiom’s flagship blends, signature Italian varietal wines and rare limited release 900 Series wines. Explore the ‘Cape Idiom’ of the great wine regions of the world, while taking in architecture, views, and Italian-South African wines. Guests are able to embark on a virtual journey through the main wine regions of Italy at the Vinotria Italian Wine Library – a display of 250 wines from all over Italy distributed by Bottega Family Wines in South Africa.
Enjoy the Idiom Signature experience: the 2, 3 or 4 course set menu paired with recommended wines from the exclusive Idiom Collection. The 100 seater main dining area in the restaurant offers a fusion of Italian & South African cuisine in a modern vernacular. The restaurant flaunts unique, panoramic views of the majestic Helderberg basin and the full expanse of the Cape Peninsula, from Table Mountain to Cape Point, with False Bay glistening in the foreground.
The building, masterfully designed by architect Thomas Leach in close partnership with Idiom owner Alberto Bottega and his son, Roberto, mirrors South Africa’s unique positioning in the world of wine; a composition of New World modernism on a base of Old World support.
CONICAL PEAK WINE TASTING BAR
The Mountain facing wine tasting bar offers a warm welcome to guests who can enjoy the spectacular views of the granite apex shaped rock that can be seen from across the Cape panorama. Named Conical Peak after its shape, this distinctive mountain was one of the reasons that Alberto Bottega purchased the vineyards so as to mark clearly the Idiom location in the mind’s eye of all those exploring the Cape.
The Terrace at Idiom is the perfect invitation to the outside. Delight in the panoramic views of our vineyards, the mountains and every shade of blue stretching all the way across the ocean of the False Bay peninsula. Every moment on the outdoor terraced seating is savoured, whether you are enjoying our fine dining options or sipping wine from our wine tasting menu. The Terrace at Idiom offers the perfect spaces for intimate meetings, gatherings with family and friends or celebrations.