Born in England, Chef Matt Manning perfected his trade in London’s finest Michelin-starred restaurants under the tutelage of some of the best in the business, including Gordon Ramsay, Marcus Wareing, Alyn Williams and Bryn Williams.

Upon relocating to South Africa, Matt worked at La Colombe, before his inherent entrepreneurial spirit saw him embarking on a solo career as a private chef. Matt became well-known across the country for his innovative and interactive pop-up dining experiences, such as One Ingredient.

At the end of 2018, Matt embarked on a new adventure. He opened his first restaurant 'Grub & Vine', a relaxed yet refined bistro located on Bree street, Cape Town. Just above the bistro is the The Chef's Studio, an interactive cooking space that is now the permanent home of Matt's private chef service, while also hosting other bespoke events such as cooking classes, masterclasses, guest chef evenings and corporate functions.


Dive into the culinary universe crafted by Chef Matt Manning. With a background rich in culinary expertise and a passion for innovation, Chef Matt has created a range of distinct brands that showcase his dedication to exceptional dining experiences. From the refined ambiance of Grub & Vine to the interactive and educational setting of The Chef's Studio, as well as the sophisticated Culture Wine Bar and the enchanting atmosphere of The Blue Room, each brand encapsulates Chef Matt's culinary prowess and commitment to culinary excellence.

Explore his world of flavours and embark on a gastronomic journey like no other.


Explore the possibilities and get in touch with us today for a taste of the extraordinary.

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087 153 5244
103 Bree Street - Cape Town