Make FABER on Avondale the next stop on your culinary journey

Eric Bulpitt preparing another culinary delight!

The acclaimed chef, Eric Bulpitt, opened FABER restaurant on Avondale wine estate outside Paarl – shaking up the Cape winelands culinary landscape!

Avondale is a 300 year old, family-run farm that is situated on Lustigan Road, Klein Drakenstein, Paarl – on the slopes of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains.

The Avondale story is one of embracing ground-breaking biodynamic and organic farming practices to produce wines that reflect the terroir, wines that pay tribute to the soils that produced them. The same can be said of the cuisine on Bulpitt’s brand-new menu, where this progressive chef will take inspiration from the seasons, the land and the finest local produce.

Bulpitt certainly won’t have far to travel in search of fresh seasonal produce for the FABER kitchen. Avondale’s organic and biodynamic food garden has already been extended to produce fresh vegetables and herbs for the restaurant, while stone fruits and citrus from the farm’s orchards arrive with the changing seasons. Eggs are harvested daily from the eco-friendly egg-mobile housing Avondale’s free range chickens, and in time the farm will provide a steady march of broiler chickens and pasture-reared organic beef to the kitchen.

While the world-class cuisine is precise, deliberate and ever evolving, the front-of-house service under General Manager Celeste Bulpitt takes its lead from the global trend towards a more informal fine dining experience. Service is attentive, yet relaxed, with staff eager to share the story of both Avondale and FABER.

FABER restaurant is situated on the scenic Avondale wine estate near Paarl in the Western Cape winelands. The restaurant is open for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday from 12h00 – 14h30 and for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday from 18H30 – 21h00. Reservations are recommended.

For bookings and more information, phone 021 202 1219 or email