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Do restaurants make residential estates more attractive?

Restaurants are one of the increasingly common and popular features on residential estates. Some, like Nooitgedacht Village in Stellenbosch, want to have multiple facilities on site when it comes to foodie pleasures. So, besides restaurants they want to add a deli and coffee shop, for example.

However, others have gone for the fine or artisanal dining experience, like The Lord Selborne Restaurant on Selborne Golf Estate and The Packshed Restaurant on Serenity Hills’ estate in KZN.

But how much value does having a restaurant on site have? Is it something that residents value or does it become an estate management nightmare as a balance has to be struck between catering to tourists, weddings, etc., versus the needs of the surrounding community?

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Excerpt sourced from Estate Living by Sally Gracie – Stonehurst Estate Area Specialist