Important Notice - 23 March 2020

After much reflection and careful consideration, it is with great sadness that we have decided to temporarily close Grub & Vine and The Chef’s Studio in light of the current crisis.

We feel that it is the responsible thing to do for the safety of our staff and our families, as well as the safety of our customers. Our priority remains to our staff, and we have opted to bunker down now so that we all have a business to return to once the situation stabilizes.

We will still be accepting reservations from May 2020 (subject to further notice), and Chef Matt Manning will also be taking private chef inquiries for small events & family gatherings.

All customers with existing bookings will be contacted to make further arrangements.

If you would like to support us, please consider pre-booking us for dinner or for functions from May onwards, or purchasing a gift voucher. Please email to purchase.

Please also visit our websites and to subscribe to our newsletter, and stay updated on further developments.

Thank you for your continued support & love - it means the world to us - and we hope to see you in the not too distant future.



Grub & Vine by Chef Matt Manning serves refined bistro-style fare, in a relaxed, contemporary space. Grub & Vine’s seasonal menu changes regularly and the wine list features some of South Africa’s most respected producers.

“No-nonsense, good tasty food. Beautiful produce and honest cooking” – Chef Matt Manning


Matt Manning

Chef Patron

Matt cut his teeth in London’s Michelin-starred kitchens under the likes of Marcus Wareing - and locally, at La Colombe - before embarking on a career as a private chef. Grub & Vine is Matt's first restaurant.


Sean Goche

Restaurant Manager

Sean is known for his immaculate service and attention to detail, always taking pride in providing a top class service. His charm is as dangerous as his good looks!


Keize Mumba


Keize previously occupied the role of Assistant Sommelier at Azure Restaurant and 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa before joining Grub & Vine. Keize has completed his WSET levels 1, 2 and 3, and is currently studying towards his Level 4 Diploma.



For lunch we offer our 2 course special for R195, an A La Carte Menu and a Snack Menu for those of you who are looking to have a quick bite. Our Dinner Menu offering consists of a 2 course, 3 course or 5 course menu option. - Our Snack Menu is also available to enjoy in The Green Room from 6pm - 9pm.




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After much reflection and careful consideration, it is with great sadness that we have decided to temporarily close Grub & Vine and The Chef’s Stud...


The Green Room at Grub & Vine at 18:00

#VineNight is our weekly wine tasting, hosted by a different wine farm every week in Grub & Vine's private dining room.




Went to Grub and Vine for lunch on our last day in Cape Town. An outstanding meal great wine list and lovely staff. Matt Manning and his small team produce seasonal cuisine with flawless classical French technique. The salt baked celeriac and roasted apple was a highlight, fish perfectly also. The menu is tightly put together and carefully judged. The perfect French bistro on Bree Street!

John Woodhall

Well worth the climb up a steep set of stairs. Situated in Cape Town city centre, overlooking trendy Bree street, Grub & Vine has an exciting menu with attention to detail. Presentation of food is beautiful, flavours well balanced and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Excellent background music, thoroughly enjoyed being a guest in this restaurant . A very modern restaurant with good old fashioned heart.


Charming 1st floor bistro overlooking Bree St. The place was buzzing, the service seamless and we were able to get on and enjoy the grub and chat. There was a little theatre, nice presentation and plenty of flavour in the dishes, and a nice hello/dish intro from Chef Matt to boot.

Tom Prior

"The grub is so good that I married the chef!"

Roxanne Manning

The food is amazing, the atmosphere in the front is bustling but the green room at the back is a little more romantic if that’s what you looking for! Brave it, and ask the sommelier for his choice of wines to pair - you won’t be disappointed.

Pascal Bestel

Understated, relaxed - yet absolutely top notch!


Grub & Vine is the “best little bistro” in ages! I have just had one of the best meals i have had in ages. And to make it even better, the staff are amazing - they are fun, friendly, knowledgeable, and engaging. They know the product, they have tasted and tested the meals and the wines and can speak with experience and authority. Matt has created a menu that is “simple” in the best possible way. Each dish is an exceptional experience which raises the standard of widely offered “standard menu items”...with a subtle (yet significant) twist...the watermelon with the tuna is a flavor delight. Quite possibly the best Pork Belly I have had. Lamb shoulder that is so good it should be framed and hung in a gallery...but it doesn’t last long enough on your plate to even complete that thought. A risotto that is a perfect serving of creamy heaven... As you can see...I must do...must eat experience. Oh, and a spectacular 12yr old chenin blanc (perfect) and a honey smooth Noble Late Harvest with more words Thank you Matt and team...



At Grub & Vine we encourage you to make a reservation. However, we do welcome walk-ins and if we can't seat you immediately, we invite you to enjoy a drink or two at our neighbours across the hall; Froggit & Vonkel.


Opening Times

Monday to Friday
Lunch: 12h00 - 14h30 (last orders)
Dinner: 18h00 - 22h00 (last orders)

Lunch: Closed
Dinner: 18h00 - 22h00 (last orders)


Dining Areas

When booking at Grub & Vine, you’ll have a choice of two dining areas. In Grub & Vine's main dining room you can expect gorgeous views of the city in a contemporary setting with a vibey, buzzing atmosphere.

The Green Room is Grub & Vine’s second dining room, situated away from the hustle & bustle of the main dining area. Aptly named for its greenery and garden-inspired décor, the Green Room is ideal for romantic date nights and intimate gatherings, and has a small outdoor courtyard and private bar. The Green Room can also be reserved exclusively for private parties - please contact us for more information and to book -

Dietary Requests
At Grub & Vine we offer a small, seasonal menu. If you have any dietary requests, please inform us at the time of your booking and it will be our pleasure to accommodate you.

Booking Policy
For dinner reservations, a deposit is required to secure your table. Should you wish to cancel your booking you must do so 24 hours prior to your reservation, otherwise we regret that we cannot offer a refund on your deposit.

Any changes to the number of guests should be communicated to Grub & Vine at least 24 hours ahead of the booking. Any guest who cancels less than 24 hours in advance or who does not arrive for their scheduled booking will forfeit their deposit.

A 12.5% service charge is added to tables of 6 or more.

Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.