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The Ultimate Burger Quest: Stellenbosch’s Winelands Edition

April 2024

Stellenbosch, the picturesque heart of South Africa’s wine country, is not only renowned for its stunning vineyards and world-class wines but also for its culinary delights. Amidst the rolling hills and lush vineyards, a burger revolution is taking place. From cozy bistros to chic eateries, Stellenbosch offers a plethora of options for burger aficionados seeking the perfect patty. Join us on a mouthwatering journey through the Winelands as we uncover the establishments serving up the ultimate burgers.

Get your Burger fix in town

Basic Bistro

Calling all burger enthusiasts! If you’re on the hunt for the ultimate burger experience that will have your taste buds doing a happy dance, Basic Bistro is the place to be!

Picture this: juicy, perfectly grilled patties cooked to perfection, nestled between fluffy buns that are soft and just the right amount of toast. Each bite is a symphony of flavours, with the perfect balance of savoury, tangy, and just a hint of sweetness.

But it’s not just about the patties! They take their burger game seriously, with a variety of unique toppings and mouthwatering sauces that will elevate your burger experience. From gooey melted cheese to crispy bacon, fresh veggies, and legendary sauces, each bite is a burst of deliciousness!

So, whether you’re a self-proclaimed burger aficionado or simply looking to treat yourself to a scrumptious meal, Basic Bistro is the place to be.

Get in touch: 021 883 3629 |

Casa Cerveza

A favorite with locals of all ages. At Casa Cerveza they are dedicated to the promise that you will never leave hungry, thirsty, disappointed or unamused. You will become family. With great craft beer, an extensive menu that includes delicious burger options, a great vibe and friendly faces, Casa is the place to be.

Get in touch:  081 764 9215 |

De Volkskombuis

A classic South African dining with a modern twist in an elegant and renovated De Volkskombuis restaurant that dates back to the early 1970s. The menu features some of the signature old traditional favourites such as Meraai se Hoender Pie and Boland Bobotie as well as a delicious beef burger with an impressive wine selection carefully put together to showcase all the terroirs within the Winelands. Rustic and contemporary design and features set a perfect ambiance for a great dining experience.

Get in touch: 021 741 0980 |

The Fat Butcher

The Fat Butcher is an experience like no other. All their beef is pasture reared and grainfed. The food is unique, the restaurant ambience is warm and inviting, and your experience eating at The Fat Butcher will surely be memorable.

Get in touch: 021 882 8705 |

De Vrije Burger

100% Free range beef, double cheese, home made bun and all the trimmings.

De Vrije Burger is the home of great burgers and fries in Stellenbosch. De Vrije Burger keeps it simple, but amazing. So amazing, in fact, that the restaurant won the Eat Out Everyday Eatery Best Burger Award in the Western Cape for 2019. Drop in and enjoy a burger and a bevvie seven days a week. There is plenty of inside and outside seating, and a private room available to hire for intimate celebrations.

With every De Vrije Burger purchased you get a De Vrije Roomys.

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While wandering the streets of Stellenbosch in search of more incredible burger offerings, you’ll find a warm welcome at The Hussar Grill, Oude Werf Hotel Restaurant as well as Stellenbosch Kitchen. Each of these establishments serves up delicious burgers that are sure to satisfy your cravings.

Venture into the winelands for the ultimate indulgence

96 Winery Road Restaurant

Situated 1 km from Ken Forrester Vineyards and named simply after the founding year denoting good fortune, 96 Winery Road has become synonymous with incredible hospitality and delicious winelands fare.

From the start it has been their goal to delight each guest with a superb, warm, relaxing venue set in the heart of the glorious Helderberg countryside. Inspired by South African favourites and flavours, our talented kitchen team use only fresh organic and local ingredients wherever possible to prepare our dishes.

Get in touch: 021 842 2020 |

Guardian Peak Winery

Guardian Peak wines were conceived in 1998 by Jean Engelbrecht, who combined his knowledge and understanding of international wine markets with his experience and involvement at his family wine estate, Rust en Vrede in Stellenbosch. The objective was to create a range of wines that should be accessible to the consumer in both style and price.

The Guardian Peak Restaurant is a bistro style restaurant with an ever changing menu to celebrate the freshest local produce available. Open for lunch and dinner year round, with incredible views of the Helderberg valley, Guardian Peak is an experience not to be missed.

Get in touch: 021 881 3899 |

Kleine Liebe Restaurant and Deli

Hearty meals and great wine. The Kleine Liebe Restaurant & Deli is the creation of JD & Heidi de Villiers. Open for breakfast and lunch, Kleine Liebe offers a variety of mouth-watering dishes with a homely atmosphere. Experience the warm, hearty meals over a glass of Heins Family Wines or join us for a wine tasting!

Get in touch: 072 433 6746 |

Lanzerac Taphuis

Created during the Rawdon era, the Taphuis Bar is a place where guests have created many memories. The country-inspired décor is rich in texture with rough stone walls, brick floors and exposed wooden ceilings

The gourmet pub-style menu offers sharing plates and light meals in a relaxed environment overflowing with beautiful country charm. The menu boasts homegrown food sourced from local farmers and suppliers, prepared with creativity and originality by the resident team of chefs. Dining options are either indoors set against an impressive handcrafted bar and large roaring fireplace, or outdoors on the shady terrace complete with garden views.

Get in touch: 021 887 1132 |

The Cellar Door at Jordan

Combining Jordan’s award-winning wines at cellar door prices with fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced by chef Thys Esterhuysen. Exciting winetasting experiences can be enjoyed with the casual all-day menu seven days a week. Visitors can choose from a selection of dishes of the day, and platters to share.

Get in touch: 021 881 3441 |

Somerbosch Bistro

Somerbosch Bistro will be a delightful surprise on your next journey to the winelands, only a mere 45min from Cape Town on the well-known R44 route between Somerset West & Stellenbosch.

Sit down to scrumptious cuisine from their seasonal, a-là- carte menu or be spoilt with offers from their daily specialties.

Open during the day & with views overlooking the beautiful mountains & vineyards, it makes for the ideal setting to relax with the whole family.

Get in touch: 021 855 3615 |

As you’re embraced by the expansive winelands, you’re greeted with a plethora of options for the humble yet delectable burger. Additional establishments in the Winelands, such as Banhoek Chilli Oil Taste Kitchen and Joostenberg Bistro, also excel in serving some of the finest burgers around.