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.


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.



Our menu offerings range between a small plate snack style menu to our five course tasting menu





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G&V To Reopen on July 9th!

Grub & Vine at 12pm

Our doors will officially reopen on Thursday 9 July for lunch & dinner at Grub & Vine


Virtual Dining by Matt Manning

Grub & Vine at 12pm

Where Grub & Vine’s elegant cuisine meets the interactive fun of the Chef’s Studio - Chef Patron Matt Manning has created a unique, hands-on fine ...



Grub & Vine at

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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 coffee...no 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 in The Green Room, our cosy wine bar area with urban courtyard.

Opening Times

Tuesday to Friday
Lunch: 12h00 - 15h00
Dinner: 18h00 - 21h30

Lunch: 12h00 - 15h00
Dinner: 18h00 - 21h30

Sunday & Monday


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 - info@mattmanningchef.com

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

Booking Policy

For dinner reservations where you will be redeeming any gift voucher (including standard gift vouchers, Jordan vouchers and the Restaurant Rescue Project vouchers), please indicate on your booking that you are using the voucher. Please also bring along a copy of your voucher on the night. Should you wish to cancel your booking you must do so 48 hours prior to your reservation, otherwise we regret that we can no longer honour your voucher. 

Any changes to the number of guests should be communicated to Grub & Vine at least 24 hours ahead of the booking.

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

Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.

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