About Us

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

Our Team

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.


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.


Sean Goche

Maître D'

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!



Head Waiter

Our most experienced waiter, Nosi has worked in hospitality for over 10 years. She is attentive, knowledgeable and always has the biggest smile on the floor!



Local Wines

International Wines, Magnums & Spirits


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The Green Room at Grub & Vine at 18:00

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



at 18:00

Vino Invasion: a restaurant takeover by some of our most-loved wine farms! The invading wine farm will seize control of our wine list while their wine...



GRUB & VINE at 16:00

Join us for an indulgent 5-course dinner which offers a contemporary and elegant take on the Christmas classics, with a complimentary glass of bubble...



GRUB & VINE at 18:00

Join us for a five-course New Year’s Eve dinner before heading to your next destination or linger a little longer and see in the New Year with a gla...


Grub Fans


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!



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

Opening Times

Sunday & Monday - Closed

Tuesday - Saturday
We are open for lunch between 12pm - 2:30pm.
Dinner we are open from 6pm. Kitchen takes last orders at 9pm.

Dining Areas

When booking at Grub & Vine, you’ll have a choice of two dining areas. In the first dining area, 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.

Private Dining Room
Our private dining room can accommodate up to 30 guests. It includes a private bar and a cosy courtyard. Contact us directly to book for your special lunch or dinner.

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 of R150 per guest is required for tables of 4 or more, 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 the deposit.

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

Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.