Welcome to Bellgables Country Restaurant

A gracious setting with a countryside atmosphere yet only 30 minutes from Gauteng, Bellgables offers those who are looking for something a little more extraordinary nothing less than a delight for the senses.

Bellgables incorporates the visual appeal of classical eclecticism with the delicate smells of an abundance of fresh flowers; teamed with hosts who leave absolutely no detail unattended to. Table settings transform into exquisite visions with each piece carefully selected and placed to allow for the ultimate fine dining experience.
Delectable cuisine is meticulously prepared by patron chef Errol Gobey. Awards dished out to Bellgables include being named one of the top 30 restaurants by Moët & Chandon amongst others.
The Classic Dining Room seats 30 people comfortably while the Crystal Dining Room can accommodate 50 guests. Bellgables can accommodate a maximum of 80 people and for a perfect chapel backdrop, one could consider our art gallery, which houses an impressive collection built up over many years.

It's a passion!

Errol Gobey, patron chef

Our Food & Wine Pairing Events

Our once-a-month food and wine pairing events have proven to be very popular.

LA MOTTE: Friday 26 July



Recent Event

Private corporate function for Nedbank hosted with Edith Venter Promotions.

Our Unique Location

Bellgables is situated inside The Cradle Moon Conservancy, which was created to focus on conservation and rehabilitating the land and wildlife in the area. Because of the new conservation initiatives that have been put into place, our guests are now afforded the opportunity to experience wildlife roaming freely. Newly introduced game includes Giraffe, Zebra, Kudu, Sable, Red Hartebeest, Blue Wildebeest, Impala and Springbuck. In support of the conservation efforts, we charge a minimal fee per vehicle to help develop and maintain the conservation project.

Say "I Do"

At Bellgables meticulous care goes into everything we do, and this includes your wedding day. Errol Gobey, owner and chef, is also a trained florist and has worked with countless photographers and brides in order to ensure that the special day goes exactly according to plan.

Errol offers his services as your exclusive wedding coordinator and you can be rest assured that with his attention to detail and eye for elegant design your wedding will be an occasion to be remembered by all. Errol works closely with all his wedding parties as well as suppliers and can facilitate everything needed from the initial planning stages through to the final reception proceedings.

Contact Us

Bellgables Country Restaurant, Sunset Boulevard, REM EXT PTN 10 PTN 3, Zwartkop JQ 525, JHB, 1747
For reservations: +27 82 551 8855 or info@bellgablesrestaurant.com

Our Art Gallery

Our Art Gallery houses a vast collection, and many wedding ceremonies have taken place among the works of acclaimed artists.

What Our Patrons Say

Once again, Bellgables did not disappoint! We went for Father’s Day lunch on 16th of June and as always it was perfect. What makes a restaurant an excellent restaurant? Of course the food, but in addition to that the full experience – from the moment you park your car and is greeted by the friendly security guy who takes you to the restaurant. Then the warm reception by friendly staff. The whole atmosphere is just on point! Lovely table decorations and fresh flowers as always, clean linen napkins, sparkling tableware and not forgetting clean toilets – these are all important when rating a restaurant as excellent and Bellgables certainly ticked all the boxes. The food was fantastic as always and the service impeccable. Because of it being Father’s Day, they had a singer who entertained us with smooth background singing, all making for a very memorable experience. Thank you Errol and staff – you never disappoint!

Elmarie K

Had the most sublime afternoon at Bellgables Country Restaurant.

  • Stunning venue
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Amazing staff
  • The food was absolutely amazing
  • Errol and staff were so accommodating of our autistic son’s special meal request – thank you

Starters – Ostrich Carpaccio – absolutely divine
Starters – Halloumi Rolls – beyond decadent, the halloumi portions were huge, wrapped in bacon and melted in our mouths
Mains – Fillet Steak – special request – melted like butter and so tasty
Mains – 3 x Lamb Shank – huge portions, so tender with the most delicious vegetables in a cheese sauce with a beautiful stacked baked potato side.
Mains – Chicken Curry – beautifully presented – so much, some went home with us for lunch the next day
Dessert – Miniatures of Classic Crème Brûleé, Chocolate Mousse and Fruit Sorbet – there was NOTHING MINIATURE about them – decadent and so delicious.

We cannot wait to visit again.

Laura Grose

Dearest Errol,
Thank you, thank you, thank you for an amazing birthday dinner. Every minute spent at Bellgables is always incredibly special.
The table which was set with extra care was absolutely stunning and perfect.
The food as always was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented.
Every guest was blown away by the food, ambience and incredibly welcoming feeling Bellgables offers.
The service and your staff are really fantastic.
As always everything was absolutely perfect. Bellgables is just a very special restaurant to visit.
Thank you for being part of my special birthday. 💖
Can’t wait to come back .
Lots of love.

Sharon Austen

We celebrated my husband’s 74th birthday today at Bellgables Restaurant today and I cannot say enough good things about the day. The whole event was organized over WhatsApp with Errol Gobey. A stress-free experience and everything was perfect. The food was amazing – all guests were happy with their choices. Grace the waitress was a dream and looked after us as if we were family. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. The atmosphere is calm and peaceful and the setting is beautiful. A few foodie pics to make your mouth water!!

Roberta Reeve Barke

Once again …. Where do we start. Our home away from home. One of the very few places left in JHB where the service, food, wine and familiar smiling faces are impeccable. Thank you Errol and staff for your time taken to spoil us. Generous portions, every mouthful is an experience. Nothing is spared on decor and flowers. Truly a dining experience that is always loved.

Mandy Da Silva

Let me start of by saying Bellgables Country Restaurant is a South African institution. Here you don’t come to dine but to experience being royalty. That is how Errol Gobey the owner will make you feel.

From the minute you walk in and greeted at the door you can feel and see the opulence. Here one enters a realm where gastronomy meets artistry and passion is just part of your meal.

Upon being ushered to our table draped in exquisite linens, the ambiance whispered of elegance, with soft candlelight casting a gentle glow over the room adorned with intricate chandeliers and numerous works of art. Bellgables impeccable attention to detail was evident in every aspect, from the perfectly curated menu to the seamless service that unfolded with grace and precision.

The complementary bread rolls and butter are not just dumped on the table on a plate but presented as a course with such acute presentation that you excited in the same way you would be when going to a great musical show.

The culinary journey unfolded with each course, each a masterpiece crafted with the finest ingredients and culinary mastery.
The delicate flavors of the beef and ostrich carpaccio starter melted on the palate, accompanied by a wine recommended by Errol that complemented each dish flawlessly.

Mains was duck confit and this is where you break out into a smile and your eyes just close with every bite. I had to stop between each mouthful so that I wasn’t overwhelmed with so much joy that I just gobbled up my meal.

Errol gives you food that is not pretentious but filled with attention to flavours and sophistication.

Damn I felt like a king.
Even the chairs would not be out of place in a royal mansion.

There is a fire place that will keep you warm and cozy during chilly winter evenings so you can enjoy a dinner or lunch all year round.

We had the trio of desserts as that was recommended to us by our waiter as we couldn’t make up our mind what to have.

The portions are generous and not that French bullshit where they give you a 50 gram steak on a plate the size of 24 inch mag wheel and you search for the food on this vast plate.

Finish your evening with a cognac and you will have a memory for life.

Thank you Errol for making my Easter weekend so special.

Anthony Harris

Everything about this restaurant is designed and executed so perfectly that you will want to come back time and time again. I know that for a fact as it’s also where I elected to have my birthday dinner this year too! I would like to say thank you not only to Errol and La Motte for such a wonderful evening, but also Grace and Quiet for taking such good care of us.

Bellgables is up by the Cradle of Mankind so only a 15 – 20 min drive from the city. It’s so worth it that I implore you to go if you ever have the chance!

We have been fortunate to visit the fantastic Bellgables twice in recent months, and each time was memorable for both the atmosphere and the food. The staff are attentive and knowledgeable and the food is exemplary. Most recently we had the Mushroom soup starter that was seasoned to perfection and deep in flavour. We also shared a starter plate of the Springbok carpaccio so as not to miss out. The duck main was superbly presented as well as perfectly cooked. Bellgables is in the countryside, zebra and giraffe roam freely on the estate and on one of our visits this was a delight for the children in the lunch group. Definitely will be returning to try out more of the meals on the menu.

Michael M

Gonna miss you so much 💔💔💔- leaving for Western Cape. Bellgables will forever remain the most beautiful and my absolute favourite dining out restaurant. Always left you in awe of the dècor, stunning food, lovely warm fireplace, friendliest host (Errol Gobey) and waiters. Whenever I come to visit Jhb, I will make sure to visit your stunning, tranquil “make-me-feel-like-royalty” restaurant. I don’t have the words to properly describe your unique restaurant. Fine dining is an absolute understatement. Made special memories there with the Harley Davidson Group.
Lots and lots and lots of Love and Good Wishes for a prosperous future.

Love, Alba Delport

Wow, you guys did not disappoint. Awesome atmosphere, excellent service and food that is out of this world. Let’s not forget the Happy Anniversary on our dessert plate that was such a nice touch and made the occasion even more special.

Many thanks. We will be back.

Debbie, July 2023

This place is very special as my parents got married here and they took me here for a celebration after finishing school. Their food is delicious, I’d say Michelin star quality because it’s made with love and presented beautifully.

Recommended dishes:
-The brinjal stack
-The salmon wrapped roses
-The Norwegian salmon
-Their beef fillet steak

Everything is cooked to absolute perfection. Their salmon melts in your mouth and it’s so flaky. Their beef is juicy and tender with that hint of li’l blueberries on the side. Their side of potatoes is so good, it’s so buttery and mushy. Their starters are so refreshing and appetizing.

Shannon Roos, July 2023

What an amazing experience 😀
🌟 🤩
It really is an out of this world dining experience to set your senses on fire.

Beautiful and unusual decor that mesmerizes you from entering to the time you leave.

Take a walk on the beautiful grounds and garden area and soak in some of Mother natures finest landscapes.

A must visit dining 🍽 experience

Bhupesh Vala, July 2023

Another wonderful evening at Bellgables. Thanks for a wonderful evening Errol. The salmon main course and the trio of desserts were amazing. Loved the deco as usual, especially what I consider “loadshedding Errol style.” Could not help chuckle over the lemons on the candelabra!!

Giancarlo Fenderico, July 2023