By BRUCE DENNILL
Carte: Loads of beautifully prepared meat – farmers in the area have been supplying the stuff since the governor at the Cape Colony was ordering it, so no surprises, there
Smart: The décor and surroundings are wonderfully elegant, but if you’re staying at the hotel, don’t stress too much about collars and cuffs
Heart: The staff are local and knowledgeable about the area; happy to help you enjoy your meal and your stay
Flavour: The Karoo Pizza – crumbling, delicious lamb on a thin base, with cherry tomatoes and a yoghurt-based dressing.
Savour: Illustrator Norman CK Lighton’s original plates for Roberts Birds of South Africa, complete with Tippex over minor mistakes, are the staple artworks