Because eating out's an event.
Not a meal.
At Villa Maria, dining tends to be unhurried - as much the result of the hosts' Mediterranean ancestry as the slow-worldly charm of its historical setting.
It's an inviting mix reflected in ambience and fare: relaxed by design, enhanced by patiently prepared traditional pastas, steaks and seafood dishes, and served in rustic charm.
Home to leisurely family dinners, business lunches and all other celebrations, like weddings and functions.
Sunday buffet 12:00 to 15:00 | Entertainment Fridays & Saturdays
A history of Eversdal Cellar – Home of Villa Maria
The Eversdal homestead and wine cellar in Durbanville are some of the oldest and most historic buildings
in South Africa. The history of this property has been traced back to 1680, 28 years after Jan van Riebeeck
landed in the Cape. In 1680, the ground on which the house and cellar was built was leased by the Dutch
East India Company to a Vryburger named Evert. Eversdal was named after him. By the time Mr Jan
Marais, whose trust is the current owner, bought the property, the original farmland had been sold off
and he could only buy the house, cellar and outbuildings.
The house was originally built in Cape Dutch style in 1714, but subsequently part of the house burnt down
(more than 100 years before the Marais family took over). It had been renovated in Victorian style, with a
corrugated roof and veranda with wrought-iron scrolled pillars. In 1980, Mr Jan Marais started restoring
the 300-year-old building which housed the cellar. In the process, many old utensils, buckets, wine barrels,
farm implements and a wine press were found in and around the wine cellar. The original "koffieklip" and
mud, which was used to build the house and wine cellar, can still be seen. (In bar area and passage to
restrooms). The cellar still houses the original wine machinery, wine vat and underground cellars. Wine
was still made in the cellar until ± 1973 when Mr Marais bought the property.
The story so far...
Peter and Maria welcome you to their new Family Restaurant Villa Maria
and know that this is only the
beginning of many great memories and friendships to come. Peter started as a restaurateur almost 40
years ago, in Pretoria with the well known and traditional Meet and Eat Steakhouse. It was just there
where he developed a magic touch in the kitchen and never looked back. The next venture was the
popular Coffee Junction in Tygervalley, where Peter and Maria ran a successful business for 10 years.
There they became popular for their great food, service and live entertainment.
They would now like to invite all their new and existing customers to their latest venture Villa Maria
hope to bring the same culture, atmosphere and great food with their new and exciting new menu, with
the same Chef's that has followed them since 1978 which has been part of their success.
Enjoy your stay
Enjoy great food with our new and exciting menu created by our Chef that's has followed us since 1978, forming part of our success.
Sunday buffet 12:00 to 15:00 | Entertainment Fridays & Saturdays
Served with homemade bread and butter
Italian salami, marinated aubergines, grilled peppers, Taleggio cheese, Italian anchovy,
dressed olives and onion Frittata
Salmon strips served on a bed of lettuce and topped with capers
Warm sheared beef sirloin sliced and served with rocket and parmesan shavings
drizzled with lemon juice and olive oil
Avocado filled with shrimps tossed in seafood sauce
Baby calamari tubes fried or grilled served with tartar sauce
Pan fried in garlic butter served with bread
Served with tartar or garlic sauce
Served on a bed of rice and bread
Served in a creamy white wine sauce and bread
Feta, calamata olives, tomatoes, cucumber, onion and mixed greens
Salmon strips served on fresh salad greens with capers and boiled egg
Grilled chicken on a bed of lettuce, tomato, cucumber, pepperdews and boiled egg
Bacon and avocado on a bed of lettuce, tomato, cucumber and boiled egg
Crumbed chicken breasts served with rice or chips and vegetables and a sauce of your choice (mushroom, cheese or pepper)
Grilled chicken breast served with a side Greek salad
Chicken breast stuffed with feta cheese, ham, mushrooms, spring onion and topped with a creamy sauce
A chef's choice of 3 meats with mash potato and seasonal vegetables
Veal escallops pan-fried and smothered in cream white wine and mushroom sauce, served with spaghetti ,olive oil , garlic, parsley and chilli
Lamb shank, simmered in tomato, garlic, origanum and white wine, served with potato wedges
Oxtail slowly braised with celery and carrot in red wine and a touch of tomato, served with rice or mash potato
Served with mash potatoes and sauerkraut topped with a honey mustard sauce
Crumbed and deep fried, succulent Pork Loin Chop served with a creamy sweet mustard and fruit sauce and potato wedges
Tender pork ribs with a traditional sauce served with potato wedges or chips
Beef topped with tomato and melted mozzarella cheese, served with chips or baked potato and vegetables
Pork belly slow roasted with garlic and fresh Italian herbs drizzled with honey gravy, served with potato wedges or mash
From Our Char Grill
All served with chips, or baked potato and side salad
Made with fresh green pepper corn, cream and brandy sauce
Made with creamy mushroom, white sauce and asparagus fried in butter
Made with creamy mushroom and brandy sauce topped with cheese and pineapple rings
Pepper, Cheese, Mushroom, Monkey Gland, Garlic, Mustard
A hearty seafood soup stew, made with the chef's selection of fish, white wine, a dash of Napolitano , garlic and chilli , served with Bruchetta
Grilled served with rice or chips and vegetables
Fried or grilled served with rice or chips and vegetables
Served with 2 prawns, vegetables and rice
With fresh tomato base sauce
Linguini pasta tossed with the chef's selection of seafood, tomato, garlic, parsley
Fresh tagliatelle tossed with pan grilled chicken rosa tomatoes, rocket, herbs, garlic and cream
(Baked layers of pasta, cheese and bolognaise)
Layers of Brinjals, baby marrow, potato and spicy mince topped with Béchamel sauce baked in oven and sprinkled with parmesan cheese
Cannelloni filled with spicy mince, with salsa, baked in oven and sprinkled with parmesan
Cannelloni filled with spinach, garlic, onion and feta. Topped with béchamel sauce and baked in oven
Served with cream or ice cream
(Frangelico, Cointreau, Drumbuie, Kahlua)
(Amarula, Cape Velvet, Montez , Mint)
Weddings & Functions
Villa Maria Restaurant provides an ideal setting for weddings and functions with the most stunning atmosphere, surrounded by the history of Eversdal and views of the Cape mountains.
We cater for small or large groups
- Seating: 90 guests inside the restaurant, 40 guests outside the restaurant area in winter, and 80 in summer.
- Extra facilities such as DJ's, corkage, decor, etc. can be arranged with management if required.
- Guests must book and finalise all arrangements at least 1 week prior to the date of the event.
- Venue hire fees can be discussed with management.
- 50% deposit required prior to event.
Weddings & Functions Venue
Live Entertainment every Friday & Saturday
C/O Bluegum Avenue & Hugenot Avenue, Eversdal