AL FORNO, which means “from the oven,” is a quality dine-in and take-away food outlet where hospitality is equally important to delicious, fresh, sustainable and locally sourced produce. Roasting and slow cooking techniques using an authentic French Molteni stove, ensure that dishes are full of flavour.
Our head chef Hans van Diest, who was trained in Europe, has created his own style of cooking over the years and has received many distinguished awards by highly rated food critics in the Netherlands. His love for traditional presentation, honest flavours and old school cooking techniques, has resulted in a broad menu, with dishes from all over Europe.
AL FORNO offers a range of take away meals, cooked in either single serves or in our family dishes, for two or four people. Meals are served in French ceramic Le Creuset cookware, for which you pay a small deposit. Simply return your clean and undamaged dish the next day and we will return your deposit or just trade it in whenever you come in for your next order. This also helps us to reduce our carbon foot print.*
You can either take home the family dishes, already heated (pre-ordered) and ready to serve, or you can heat them up at home following the instructions.
We serve our “Trust the chef” 3 course dinner on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Bookings only. Lunch and Dinner is B.Y.O. (wines and beer). Corkage fee is $ 3.50 per person. Ask us about Catering options. We are happy to discuss your requests.
Hans & Dagmar van Diest look forward to welcoming you very soon!
* To help our environment even more we serve all our single serve hot or cold meals in completely biodegradable containers produced from corn starch, bamboo or sugarcane.