“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” This is the quote by writer Virginia Woolf that introduces us to the menu at The Deck Restaurant, which leads directly off the dairy shop on Irene Farm. They serve a wide range of delicious breakfast and lunch options in a light, bistro-style environment.
Tucked between the sprawling cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg, the storybook dairy farm is worth a visit. Run by the Van der Byl family since 1895, five generations later the Irene Farm has become an iconic landmark in the Gauteng countryside. In the midst of an increasingly urbanised environment, it remains a working farm where kids can watch the cows being milked or visit the calves in their stalls.
If it’s not for breakfast or lunch, then just pop in for a cup of coffee and grab an ice-cream cone from the shop on your way out.
...delicious breakfast and lunch options in a light, bistro-style environment.