In Japanese, Hōseki means “jewel,” a name honouring the owner of Delaire Graff Estate and legendary diamantaire Laurence Graff OBE. An extensive a la carte menu with additional Omakase dining options – which translates to “I leave it up to you”- provides diners with a myriad of contemporary Japanese dishes from which to choose. Crafted to be savoured and shared, each culinary creation is imbued with the inventive spirit, ingenuity, and artistry for which Head Chef Virgil Kahn is renowned.


Take Flight

Backdropped against the vibrant blue and copper-toned interior of Hōseki, the striking Swallows in Flight art installation, created by André Stead, working in collaboration with Lionel Smith, brings significant meaning to the space. In Japanese culture, birds have adorned prints, ceramics, cloisonné and ancient temples for centuries, with the swallow representing good luck.

Sustainably Sourced 

Much of the fresh produce incorporated into every dish is hand-selected from the Estate’s on-site vegetable garden and greenhouse, while the balance is provided by suppliers who share the same philosophy of organic farming. The menu also features sustainably sourced bluefin tuna, known for its rich flavour and fatty texture, and locally farmed Wagyu beef, which is celebrated for its intense marbling and tenderness. Hoseki’s chefs are proud to work only with local, certified sustainable farms and fisheries, ensuring the environment, animals, and our communities are respected and preserved for generations to come.


Virgil Kahn

Head Chef Virgil Kahn is behind the evocative, fine-dining food theatre that is Hōseki. He comes to Delaire Graff Estate from an esteemed background, having cooked at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze and Nobu at The One&Only Cape Town.

Under the guidance of Head Chef Virgil Kahn and his team, diners visiting Hōseki can expect the same expertise, creativity and dedication that has been integral to the success of Indochine, guided by an unwavering pursuit of perfection.


Current Opening Hours and Contacts:


LUNCH: 12H00 – 16H00 (LAST SEATING AT 14H00)  

DINNER: 18H00 – 23H00 (LAST SEATING AT 20H00)

Reservations please call +27 21 885 8160 or email us restaurant.bookings@delaire.co.za


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