Travelling to a new town or city can be daunting, especially if you’re not sure where to dine or stay. You’re faced with many choices when arriving at your destination and usually rely on reviews on the internet for suggestions. But you don’t have to do that any longer! In this blog we’ll tell you about the easiest and most informative guide to help you pick a dining spot in Cape Town and the WinelandsThe Blue Goose Epicurean Guide is the only source you’ll need for an unforgettable culinary experience. We also share some stunning places you can stay at while enjoying these delights.

Babel Restaurant. Photo: Babylonstoren

With a myriad of fine dining experiences from trendy cafés to world-famous wine farms, foodies are spoiled for choice in Cape Town and its surrounds. The Mother City has recently been voted the best food city in the world by Condé Nast and it just proves that there are various eateries that are well worth a visit. Whether you’re a serious foodie or someone looking for a new place to dine, this city has something for every taste and occasion. With so many options, it can sometimes be overwhelming to pick a spot but luckily you can now rely on the The Blue Goose Epicurean Guide for great suggestions of where to enjoy your next meal. You can purchase this electronic guide and access it whenever you’re in need of some inspiration!

What is The Blue Goose?

Lucie Vos started her career in finance but her love of food and wine overshadowed her love of the corporate world. She decided to make a career change and started The Blue Goose which perfectly embodies her interests as a foodie.

Lucie Vos. Photo: The Blue Goose

The Blue Goose Epicurean Guide is a unique product that will simplify your travels to Cape Town and the Winelands by providing you with bespoke dining guides. The guides are perfect for the discerning traveller looking for a gastronomic experience while visiting the Mother City or locals looking to discover hidden gems in their home towns. With her guides she aims to leave you with an epicurean experience that will be savoured long after you’ve had that delicious meal!

Lucie provides foodies with suggestions for restaurants and wine farms in and around Cape Town by writing a short review of her experience there. Her anecdotes will help you make an informed decision of whether or not you want to try the place out. The guides provide you with a variety of up-market restaurants, the type of food they serve and the price that you can expect to pay per meal.

She has tested all of the restaurant suggestions herself and developed a rating scale based on her love of each. The guides will feel like a personal recommendation from a friend and not just a review on the internet.

The Guides

Depending on your needs, there are different guides that you can choose from. The Bouchard and The Russel are food guides tailored for the Winelands and Cape Town respectively. Both of them can be paired with The Barton, a very helpful wine guide that covers Cape Town, the Winelands and beyond. She includes a wide variety of restaurants and wine farms, so you’ll definitely find something to your taste!

The Bouchard

This guide provides you with dining options in Cape Town, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. It consists of 4 sections, including the flavour of the day which is a selection of great restaurants in the city and Winelands, Lucie’s top 5 restaurants in Cape Town, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl, and other fine fare showcasing hidden gems that you might not have come across yet. It’s ideal for travellers looking to explore the city and the beautiful Winelands.

The Russell

The Russell is a guide for Cape Town only and is made up of 4 sections, including Lucie’s top 5 restaurants in the city, the best places for dinner and lunch, and other fine fare that you can try. It’s ideal for locals and visitors who want to experience a memorable culinary experience in the city. You’ll get a short description of the various restaurants and what food and wine you can expect to enjoy there.

The Barton

This wine guide is the perfect match for The Bouchard or The Russell Guides as it provides you with fantastic wine choices that might be available at the restaurants included in the food guides. You can thus enjoy your delicious meal with a great wine pairing or simply visit the wine farm for a tasting. You’ll receive useful information about the wine farms, its various cultivars and Lucie’s favourite choice.


If you’re travelling to the beautiful Mother City or surrounds, you’ll be able to find Lucie’s guides at some of our top establishments. Hard copies of the guides are available to guests and can be used to ensure a unique dining experience and a memorable stay!

One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel, Hermanus

St James Homestead, St James

St James Seaforth Villa, St James

Residence William French Guest House, Simon’s Town

St James Manor, St James

Blackheath Lodge, Sea Point

We bet you’re ready to explore some of these culinary delights and stunning stays right now! Visit The Blue Goose to order your guide, complete the form to ensure a personalised experience and wait for the guide to be delivered straight to your inbox. With these hand-picked restaurants, wine farms and stunning accommodation, you’ll have one less thing to worry about while enjoying the gorgeous city and surrounding towns.

Feature image: Beau Constantia