The Lodge Restaurant is located in the main house surrounded by the tropical garden and is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hours. You will enjoy a very friendly experience with a combination of different tastings.
We offer the real italian cuisine and we have a real Italian chef. We produce our homemade "pasta fresca" (Italian fresh pasta) in many different combinations using only natural and local fresh products. We offer the real Italian "Pizza", cooked in the typical wooden oven.
We also have a nice selection of red and white wines (from Italy, South Africa and other countries) and you can also enjoy a "wine and food tasting" created by our Italian Chef.
Meet our Italian Chef:
.." My name is Matteo Schiavoni, born in Milan in 1978, and I'm the personal Italian Chef of Birdnest Garden Lodge & Restaurant.
I've worked for 15 years as Product Manager of Africa Departments for many different Italian Tour Operators... Africa is my first passion since my first trip and in all my visit, in this great continent, I found a combination of different people and cultures, as well as different cuisine and style of cooking.
Cooking is my second passion, and after a long time spent in tourism industry, I've decided to dedicate my life in entertaining my guest proposing my culinary experiences. I've studied for many years at the professional school of "La Cucina Italiana" in Milan and I've started my carrier making the "chef at home" for private clients and events.
Now it's time for a new experience so.... I'm here at Birdnest Garden Lodge waiting for you.... !"