Our Story


After the first visit to the beautiful Marianne Estate, the Floreal concept was born. A food and wine focussed restaurant that offers a relaxed and comfortable dining experience, enjoyed by the whole family. The surrounding vineyards produces some of the best wines in the area.
The Floreal wine is made for special occasions. Easily enjoyed alone, this is also the perfect accompaniment for Beef, Venison or Duck - all ingredients enjoyed by the Lilley family. Along with the beautiful views and sunshine, Floreal Brasserie hopes to create the perfect setting for all guests.

Born and bred in London, Ian Lilley started working through the ranks at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. As a senior chef Ian worked in top hotels when at the young age of 24 he was offered his first Head Chef role in Mayfair employed by London's largest independently owned event caterer. Here he worked in and around the country catering for a selection of clients, from weddings to large corporate clients.

It was at work at a London hotel, where Ian met fellow Chef Ulrike, now his wife. Ulrike is originally from Malmesbury in the Swartland, where the enjoyment of food and wine forms part of your daily life in every household. Spending time together as a family becomes difficult when you work in the hospitality industry. The importance to introduce their children to the value of good quality and time spent with family and friends fuelled the need to move.

Ian had a great insight into what the best in the catering industry had to offer. He spent his last 4 years as Executive Chef of his company when he decided it is time to travel and settled here in Stellenbosch, where he opened Floreal Brasserie Restaurant to enjoy the life of a working family man, creating dishes with the best produce the local area has to offer.

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Food


Our food is based around a modern European style using the best local products in season, working closely with local suppliers based in Stellenbosch and Paarl we can honestly say we are not just offering great value for money but also with great taste. With a constantly changing menu our chefs work hard on practising the dish’s even before they reach the menu boards. Our chefs have trained all over the world from Holland, UK, France, Greece and USA to mention a few.

We also create bespoke menus for Weddings and Functions. We offer a full range of courses including canapes, amuse bouche, palet cleansers, special food stands or separate bar areas.

Please arrange a meeting with our Chef if you are looking for something different.

Functions


With views over mountains and vineyards, you can celebrate with top wines from the winery and bespoke menus from our in-house kitchen. The restaurant itself is a wooden cottage, surrounded by forests of poplar trees, gardens and a beautiful lake. In summer, enjoy the outside spaces playing lawn games and having picnics or in winter, light the fire in the dining room for a cozy intimate atmosphere.

Weddings

Floreal offers the space and surroundings for your special day. The dining room can seat up to 120 guests with options of plated set menus or buffet stations. The white walls lends itself to complete transformation to your perfect look, easily done with the help of our trusted partners and coordinators.

Events / Venue

With views over mountains and vineyards, you can celebrate with top wines from the winery and bespoke menus from our in-house kitchen. The restaurant itself is a wooden cottage, surrounded by forests of poplar trees, gardens and a beautiful lake. In summer, enjoy the outside spaces playing lawn games and having picnics or in winter, light the fire in the dining room for a cozy intimate atmosphere.

The dining room can seat up to 120 guests with options of plated set menus or buffet stations. The white walls lends itself to complete transformation to your perfect look, easily done with the help of our trusted partners and coordinators. Our venue can be hired for a Private function or as sections, depending on the size of your party.

Accommodation

We have a wide selection of accommodation on the farm here’s some we recommend:

MARIANNE WINE ESTATE:
On 36 acres, this scenic wine estate's 4-star Country House overlooks Simonsberg mountain, and is 2 km from the Wiesenhof Wildpark game reserve.

* Please note the Guest house at Marianne estate is not a service included with the hosting of an event and manages as a separate entity. Please contact the managers directly for further information.


FURTHER NEIGHBOURING FARMS INCLUDE
Mont Destin, Natte Valleij, Sleepy Willow Country Accommodation, Asara Wine Estate and Hotel, Knorhoek Country Hotel, Sante Hotel and Spa

Opening Hours


Monday Saturday: 12:00-21:00 (last orders 20:00)
Sunday: 12:00-17:00 (last orders 16:00)

Public holidays may vary

Bookings advisable to avoid disappointment
when private functions are taking place

Contact Us


+27 21 3001318
+27 61 780 4119
Valley Road off R44,
Marianne Wine Estate,
Stellenbosch,
Western Cape
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