The Skotnes Restaurant is the culinary arm of the Norval Foundation. Named after legendary South African artist and teacher Cecil Skotnes, the restaurant is naturally at home in the world of art.

Overlooking the foundation’s serene wetland and innovative Sculpture Garden, the Skotnes seamlessly integrates nature and architecture. The menu pays homage to classical South African cuisine, while updating its flavours and distilling its ingredients to their simplest possible presentation. All ingredients are sourced from local, small-batch suppliers, with the intention of supporting and uplifting local communities.

At the helm of the Skotnes is Executive Chef Phil de Villiers. De Villiers previously led the Primal Eatery, which was named Eat Out’s Best Steakhouse of 2017.

For bookings of 8 or more, contact: +27 87 654 5902 /  bookings@theskotnes.com
Summer Picnics in The Sculpture Garden

Take part in #GardenDay, 21 October 2018, when we launch our picnic offering in the Sculpture Garden! All summer-long, pre-packed picnic baskets will be available from the Kiosk outside The Skotnes Restaurant.

Join us for the launch of our picnics on October 21st, enjoy all-access to our galleries and Sculpture Garden, and relax on our lawns while listening to live music. Picnic baskets will feature Vietnamese Bahn-Mi sandwiches, luxury bottled salads and a range of desserts made by our in-house pastry chef, Isca Stoltz.

Picnic baskets start from R320 for two people, R95 per kiddies basket.


The Skotnes Restaurant
Open six days a week
Wednesday to Monday (closed on Tuesdays)
Pastries & coffee: 8 am – 12 pm
Lunch: 12 pm – 3 pm
Platters & drinks: 3 pm – 5:30 pm
Dinner: 6 pm – 10:30 pm
Brunch: 8 am – 3 pm
Platters & drinks: 3 pm – 5:30 pm
Dinner: 6 pm – 10:30 pm
Brunch & Lunch: 8 am – 7 pm
Dinner: Closed
Open six days a week
Wednesday to Monday (closed on Tuesdays)
3 pm – 11 pm
Saturday 12 pm – late
Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm