About LOKAL in B'bos


We are honoured to share our food with you over a long lengthy lunch in an exceptional location.

LOKAL in B’bos started in 2015 as a pop-up restaurant, featuring a collaboration between chef Suzi Holtzhausen, and LOKAL owners, Lainy & Stanley Carpenter.  LOKAL in B’bos opens more or less at the end of every calendar month, depending on other work and travel commitments.  Inspiration for the menu and dining experience is drawn from travel, life experiences, and the harvest that the lunar planted LOKAL garden offers us.

Read all about LOKAL and Baardskeerdersbos in Getaway magazine’s article: Why Baardskeerdersbos is our new favourite foodie haven

True Provenance

Suzi, Lainy & Stanley are all passionate about the provenance of all the ingredients used at LOKAL, and observe a seasonal, local and sustainable approach to ingredient selection for the menus.  The restaurant itself has a large vegetable garden and  orchard, and wherever possible which provides many of the core ingredients for the unique menus.  The balance of the ingredients are sourced from local farms and markets, and sustainably farmed fish, poultry & meats.  The focus on local suppliers also extends to the wine list which heroes local small producers, including the family vineyard, B’Bos Wines.

Oh, and our kitchen and venue are completely off the grid.

Visiting Us

  • Pre-booking is required, and we request that you please keep to exact numbers on the day
  • We care to cater for all, however being once a month occasion it is not always practical to improvise on short notice, so please let us know at time of booking of any intolerance or no-go-foods. Please note that the heritage and authenticity of the menu is not necessarily kept intact with dietary changes.
  • The menus served are a set number of courses (ie no choices). Due to the focus on sourcing produce from our garden and nearby farms, we only finalise the menu a couple of days before each pop-up, and it isn't available to view before you come, so sit back and enjoy the element of surprise! You can see examples of our past menus and the inspiration behind them on the Past Menus page.
  • Children are welcome on Sundays only, however due to the set menu and number of courses served over a relaxed time, the experience is generally not well suited for young ones.  We do not have any high chairs, or kids menu.
  • Furry friends are unfortunately not welcome as the garden is a sensitive organic domain.
  • The venue is licensed and provides a small selection of local wines, brews and bubbles and minimum impact soft drinks.
  • Credit cards are accepted.
  • Tipping: any further appreciation shown to our LOKAL team is highly valued.


Dates either side of planned occasions are possible. We are able to accommodate 14 persons at 1 table and up to 40 inside the venue. If you were to select an unscheduled date we would need a minimum number of 25 covers.  Please contact us to discuss further.