Under Oaks in Paarl is synonymous with great pizza and if you have children it is the perfect venue to grab a slice while the kids enjoy themselves in the garden. Outside tables allow visitors to take in the most splendid countryside view – cows grazing on grass fields next to a dam and blue mountains in the distance… I doubt any other pizzeria in the Winelands can boast that it has a fairer view.
Under Oaks is firstly a wine estate and is open for wine tasting, but it has become widely known for the Italian pizzeria on the estate. Add to the aforesaid stunning view the most relaxed vibe, delicious pizza and a perfect lawn for playing touchies, and you get why the patrons of Under Oaks keep coming back for more. On a weekend the sound of children playing outside can be heard from the parking lot.
“To get a table on a weekend, you have to book at least a week in advance”, the waitress reprimands us as we had arrived without having made the required reservation. “Even in Winter”, she adds, as we look to one another. With a bit of begging and a promise to leave when the customers who made aforesaid bookings arrive she arranges a table for us outside. We will definitely book next time!
On a lazy Saturday afternoon you will not want to be anywhere else. The kids can run around and play on the lawn or on the jungle gym and swings. While we were visiting some children were sitting on the lawn on blankets while coloring in and playing with toys their mommies packed for them and others were busy with a game of rugby. A couple of toddlers were just excited to run around on the grass, stopping ever so often to point at the cows in the field next to the lawn. There are some great craft beer and wine options to be enjoyed along with your food. Although there are plenty of other dishes on the menu the pizza, served in true Italian style, is a must.
- Lawn for sports
- Jungle gym
- Kids’ menu
Drive through Paarl on the Main Road. Continue until you have passed Paarl Gymnasium and reach the edge of town where the vineyards start. Drive straight ahead and you will see the sign to the Under Oaks estate about 3 kms outside of town on your right hand side.
Or else, if you are driving from Durbanville, Wellington or Stellenbosch, drive on the R44 towards Wellington and turn right onto the Agter-Paarl/Main road. Just after Rhebokskloof on your right you will see the Under Oaks- sign on your left hand side.
If you have a pizza craving or are in search of a relaxed venue where the kids can play outside like they would in the garden back home, then Under Oaks in Paarl is the perfect fit.
Main Road, Paarl | 021 869 8962 | www.underoaks.co.za | Tues – Sat 11:30 – 20:30 & Sun 12:00 – 15:30