Indochine Restaurant

An Indo-Asian Experience

Embark on a thrilling epicurean adventure with Head Chef Virgil Kahn at Indochine Restaurant. One of the earliest meeting points between East and West, Cape sailors returned from Asia’s spice lands with great riches, and it is these flavours that are celebrated at Indochine, together with the expression they found in South Africa’s Cape Malay cuisine.

Kindly note, Indochine is currently closed for upgrades and will reopen on 14 August 2022. During this time, Lodge guests will enjoy breakfast and meals in the comfort of their lodge and Delaire Graff Restaurant.


The interior of Indochine restuarant
Swallows in Flight Art Installation

The Terrace and Swallows

Dine al fresco with views of Table Mountain on the western horizon or beneath the eye-catching Swallows in Flight art installation by Lionel Smit and André Stead in Indochine’s rich and intimate blue- and copper-toned interior.

A waiter serving to a table at Indochine restaurant

Past and Present

Balancing authenticity and innovation, Head Chef Virgil Kahn draws on old Cape Malay family recipes and his frequent trips to Asia to offer fresh, delicate food as light as it is satisfying, served with an imaginative touch of theatre

Indochine restaurant homegrown gastronomy

Homegrown Gastronomy

The ingredients from which Virgil conjures his unique Afro-Asian cuisine are grown especially for Indochine Restaurant on the Estate and picked daily from the biodynamic greenhouse.

In room luxury breakfast at Delaire Graff Estate

Morning Indulgence

For Lodge guests in residence, start the day with a luxurious breakfast at Indochine. Local, organic produce is served alongside freshly baked breads, cold-press juices and tempting brunch dishes.

A portrait of Chef Virgil Khan


Virgil Kahn

Head Chef Virgil Kahn is behind the evocative, fine dining food theatre that is Indochine. 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.

Kahn’s philosophy is centred on an all-sensory dining experience, combining exquisitely balanced flavours with imaginative presentation. “The restaurant is Asian influenced, but definitely not a fusion of any sort,” he explains. “It is a collaboration between fine dining, the European kitchen and South African style.” The result is an authentic, exciting menu that defies categorisation.

Signature Dishes

West Coast Oyster

Asian sausage, oyster sauce, prawn cracker, nuoc cham, cucumber

Pair this dish with:
Delaire Graff Coastal Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc

Warm and vibrant fruit flavours are underpinned by layers of blackcurrant, gooseberry and nettles. Well balanced and complex, the acidity pairs with the ocean elements of the dish beautifully.


Confit leg, dumplings, silver fish, red curry, crispy kale, carrot & burnt ginger.

Pair this dish with:
Delaire Graff Estate Terraced Block Chardonnay

An expressive bouquet of smoky floral and citrus notes on the nose with almonds, pears and passion fruit on the palate. Fine, spicy minerals and fresh acidity cut through richness in the dish.

Corn & Coconut Panna Cotta

Burnt coconut husk ice cream, passionfruit namelaka, ginger sablé.

Pair this dish with:
Delaire Graff Sunburst Noble Late

Tropical fruit aromas bring out the spice in the dish. Extraordinary freshness highlights the richness of the coconut, perfectly complimented by the passionfruit present in both. 

Opening hours and contacts:


Kindly note, Indochine is currently closed for upgrades and will reopen on 14 August 2022.





Reservations please call +27 21 885 8160 or email us


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