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10 great restaurants in Stellenbosch

At a loose end for breakfast, lunch or dinner? We’ve leaned on our locals to compile this list of top restaurants in Stellenbosch Central to satisfy… no, completely bowl you over when you visit our historic and vibrant Winelands town.

restaurants in Stellenbosch Beyerskloof Wine Bar

Beyerskloof Wynbar

Giving you a taste of what’s to come in the Winelands, Beyerskloof Wynbar brings the legendary and award-winning name of Beyers Truter right into the heart of Stellenbosch. Enjoy the award-winning wines of Beyerskloof at cellar price while you explore the town’s historic centre, paired with a variety of meze dishes and comfort food. There’s also coffee, beer, and wines from neighbouring farms.
For more information
Address: 19 Ryneveld St, Stellenbosch Central
Opening times: 10.30am to 11pm

De Vrije Burger

Who says fast food can’t be hearty? Bertus Basson puts the ‘grrrr’ in burgers at his legendary De Vrije Burger on Plein Street.
Tuck into the 200g free-range beef burger with double cheese and don’t resist an extra serving of bacon, smoked chilli sauce, Melrose spread or biltong. If that’s not enough to fill you up, a side of hand-cut potato chips, onion fritters, and crispy onion rings, or traditional Afrikaans salad will do the trick. And the best part? You get a free soft-serve ice cream with every burger bought.
For more information…
– Address: 61 Plein St, Stellenbosch Central
– Opening times: 11am to 9pm

restaurants in Stellenbosch De Warenmarkt

De Warenmarkt

Go back to the 18th century when you visit De Warenmarkt. Back to the days when the Cape was a renowned trading post. Housed in a heritage building, De Warenmarkt offers a selection of speciality meats, the best wines from the region, cheeses, craft beer, and coffee. Want a quick bite to eat? Visit the Grab & Go Deli for gourmet sandwiches and salads or sample the region’s finest at the tasteful wine lounge at the back.
For more information
– Address: 20 Ryneveld St, Stellenbosch Central
– Opening times: 8–11 am, 12–4 pm, 5–9:30 pm

Eike by Bertus Basson

Renowned for its creative and unexpected take on local flavours, Eike by Bertus Basson is a real treat for foodies. Ready your taste buds for an adventure that ranges from wildebeest and macadamia canapes, an opsitkers (beef fat candle melting into a dipping puddle for your bread), spiced meat tartare with raw sweet potato ravioli and the Plankievleis, celebrating slicing braaied meat at the fireside. No meal would be complete without the ‘What Happened in the Garden of Eden’ dessert. Indeed, what happened? We’ll tell you… there’s apple involved.
For more information
– Address: 50 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch
– Opening times: Opens from 6 pm

Fat Butcher

Beef up on your meaty meals when you head to a local favourite restaurant in Stellenbosch, The Fat Butcher.
For pasture-reared, grain-fed and perfectly prepared cuts, there’s nowhere better. Savour signature steaks such as The Grosvenor, accompanied with foraged mushrooms, Dijon mustard, sherry, white truffle oil, Kataifi, and black truffle, or cheat with a delicious lamb shank or stack of pork ribs with a side of sweet potato mash, a braaibroodjie or two, onion rings or a side salad.
For more information
– Address: 1 Van Riebeeck St, Stellenbosch Central
– Opening times: 12pm to 10.30pm

restaurants in Stellenbosch Jardine

Jardine Restaurant

Less is more, you’ll find when you visit Jardine Restaurant in Stellenbosch Central. The menu at Jardine is as discerning as its guests, featuring only the best of the best, the heartiest of the hearty. Kickstart your journey to culinary bliss with Saldanha Bay sardines, skip to Roasted Oak Valley pork fillet swimming in a cider jus for mains and sit back for a dessert of grilled pineapple, buffalo milk yoghurt, cheesecake and coconut crumble. You may never want to leave.
For more information
– Address: 1 Andringa St, Stellenbosch Central
– Opening times: From 6pm


Feast on delicious fare against the backdrop of a picturesque oak-lined Stellenbosch street. More than a beautiful spot to enjoy banana bread French toast with homemade blueberry jam, strawberries and cinnamon-whipped cream (true story), Meraki offers a window into laid-back living the Stellenbosch way. For lunch, there’s a menu comprising interesting bowls, sandwiches, wraps, and salads. Put the scales away and tuck into a delectable array of tarts, pastries, and mini cakes.
For more information
– Address: 42 Ryneveld St, Stellenbosch,
– Opening times: 7am to 5.30pm

restaurants in Stellenbosch Bertus Basson

Spek & Bone

Tucked away behind the historic Oom Samie se Winkel is another Bertus Basson gem, featuring signature South African flavours paired with specially selected local wines under some of the oldest fruit-producing vines in Stellenbosch. And the inspiration for its rather unusual name? Spek & Bone are none other than Bertus’ pig and puppy, which are surprisingly best friends and frankly, quite inseparable. An evening at Spek & Bone and this may hold true for you too!
For more information
– Address: 84 Dorp St, Stellenbosch Central
– Opening times: Opens from 5.30pm

Stellenbosch Kitchen

Revel in Stellenbosch history when you dine at Stellenbosch Kitchen, one of the top restaurants in Stellenbosch, located within a National Monument building. This easy-going eatery offers a real range of dishes to suit every taste, from risotto with fresh exotic mushrooms, Grana Padano, truffle oil to braised pork belly, coleslaw, red currants, smoked potato purée, baby carrots, green apple purée, and charred sweetcorn. Top it all off with a decadent dark chocolate and toffee fondant, white chocolate ice cream and passion fruit anglaise. Yummy!
For more information
– Address: Dorp St &, Andringa St, Stellenbosch Central
– Opening times: 7am to 10pm

restaurants in Stellenbosch Green Goose

The Green Goose Eatery

Capture the vibrant heart of Stellenbosch at the Green Goose Eatery, one of our favourite restaurants in Stellenbosch. For uncomplicated, honest soul food, the Green Goose is right up there, serving a seasonally-evolving small plates menu with familiar favourites. If the sound of Kaapse fried chicken, slow-braised lamb moussaka and Green Goose ‘Mess’ sound like music to your ears, run… don’t walk to Mill Street. For more information
– Address: 5 Mill St, Stellenbosch Central
– Opening times: 11 am to 10 pm

Travelling beyond Central Stellenbosch, but still looking for a destination featuring fine fare, check out the incredible restaurants in Stellenbosch Winelands featured by Stellenbosch Wine Routes or read more about the epicurean treasures of Stellenbosch.