I’m a fan of the Noordhoek Farm Village. When circumstances allow, I try and get out there for a breakfast or lunch at either Cafe Roux, or The Food Barn. I was aware of the Nag’s Head pub next door to Cafe Roux, but had never visited it. I had my first opportunity to do so this past weekend.
I arrived late afternoon on a sunny saturday afternoon and made my way upstairs to the bar. The Nag’s Head is housed in a thatched farm style building which, combined with a big fireplace, makes it very cosy. Seeing as this was a particularly pleasant day, I ordered a pint of beer and found myself a table outside on the deck. It was very pleasant out there, with the sunshine and the trees and a lack of high rise buildings. So I decided to stay out there for a while.
Later on, more friends joined us and we headed downstairs for dinner at the restaurant. The service was friendly and competent. I ordered the grilled hake with salad (R59) and a side order of fried calamari (R18.50). My food was fine, nothing to rave about but nothing wrong with it. I tasted the pizza (R60) that was ordered next to me and that was quite good with a nice thin base. I also had a taste of the springbok & guinness pie (R68) which was quite nice but very peppery. I saw someone at the table had the ribs & chips (R100) but I didn’t get any feedback on it.
I tried the pecan pie (R30) for dessert, but it wasn’t that great. Those who ordered the lemon meringue (R30) were very happy and so was I when they couldn’t finish it because it was so huge and I got to help them. I didn’t get to look at the wine list as we brought our own wine and the corkage was R20 per bottle.
We enjoyed our experience at the Nag’s Head. I believe that on some nights they have live music and on Sundays they do a carvery for R90. They also have bar snacks and TVs for watching sport.
If I lived in Noordhoek, I would definitely hang out at the Nag’s Head. Unfortunately as I stay in Seapoint, I will only get to visit occasionally.
Nag’s Head Restaurant & Pub
Noordhoek Farm Village
021 789 2973