“Eight is the manifestation of Spier’s belief that a restaurant can be a catalyst for social and environmental change while still offering fabulous food. It is not trying to offer all the solutions, but is creating a space for us to learn about our food and our relationship to it.”
—Heidi Newton-King, Spier
Eight is a farm-to-table eating experience. Like its name, the restaurant is an expression of balance, cycles, harmony, infinity and abundance. The produce used at Eight is either grown on the farm or sourced from nearby farmers. Natural and organic ingredients are preferred, creatively combined to create nourishing, healthy, and delicious food.
Eight’s menu changes seasonally, depending on what is available from our vegetable gardenwhere our greens and fresh veggies are grown without the use chemical fertilisers, pesticides or artificial chemicals.
Our fillet, sirloin and sausages comes from grass-fed cattle reared on Spier’s pastures by our very own Farmer Angus who also supplies us with delicious eggs laid by happy hens that scratch around freely in the fields. Both the chickens and cattle are raised biodynamically, without the use of antibiotics or hormones.
Brunch is an a la carte menu featuring signature dishes such as the Caesar’s Breakfast, which combines a quintessential Caesar salad with our famous eggs benedict. Afternoon tea is a treat with special home-baked cakes and scones. A children’s menu is also available to be enjoyed by kids after they’ve played on the rolling lawns and wooden jungle gym outside or discovered the secret bamboo ‘forest’ nearby.
Spier’s award-winning wines complement the menu, along with freshly-squeezed vegetable and fruit juices and a selection of craft beers and artisan sodas.
Eight’s décor embodies the restaurant’s ethos, with lights made by local artist, Heath Nash. The impressive ceiling on the terrace has been has been lined with over 10 000 individually crafted flowers made from recycled white plastic milk bottles, and lit with low voltage LEDs. The light fittings in the main part of the restaurant were made from recycled plastic bottles.
Eight is open from Tuesday to Sunday for brunch from 10:00 to 12:00, lunch from 12:00 to 15:30, and tea from15:00 to 16:30.