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Where to dine with your Stellenbucks

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Welcome to Stellenbosch – South Africa’s second oldest town and most inspiring wine, food, art and cultural destination.

No matter what your preference, a visit to Stellenbosch will leave you recharged and rejuvenated. Stellenbucks gives you reason to linger longer and enjoy our warmhearted town like a local. Here are some suggestions on where you can spend your Stellenbucks when it comes to restaurants.

 

Casa Cerveza

A favorite with locals of all ages. Casa Cerveza is dedicated to the promise that you will never leave hungry, thirsty, disappointed or unamused. You will become family.

Opening times: Monday to Saturday from 08:00 – 23:00 and Sundays from 09:00 – 23:00
Contact: info@casacerveza.co.za | 021 023 0346
Where to find them: Black Horse Centre, Cnr Dorp St And Mark St , Stellenbosch
More info: www.casacerveza.co.za

 

Helena’s Restaurant at Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel and Spa

The aim of Helena’s Restaurant is to serve heritage food with finesse, often with a subtle twist in the detail, thus turning the familiar into the spectacular.

Opening times:  Monday to Sunday from 07:30 – 23:00
Contact: manager@helenasrestaurant.co.za | 021 883 8207
Where to find them: 33 Church Street, Stellenbosch
More info: www.helenasrestaurant.co.za

 

De Volkskombuis

A classic South African dining with a modern twist in an elegant and recently renovated De Volkskombuis restaurant which 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 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”

Opening times: Monday to Saturday from 07:00 – 23:00 and Sunday from 07:00 – 16:00
Contact: info@devolkskombuis.co.za | 021 741 0980
Where to find them: Aan de Wagen Road, Stellenbosch
More info: www.devolkskombuis.co.za

De Warenmarkt

De Warenmarkt is situated in a historical building dating back to the 18th Century Stellenbosch. The Cape’s rich and diverse cultural heritage is reflected in their culinary offerings. They offer a selected range of foods, including specialty meats, bread, cold pressed juice, craft beers, coffees and other. Their restaurant offers delicious meals and a fantastic wine list.

Opening times: Monday to Saturday from 07:00 – 22:00
Contact: info@dewarenmarkt.com | 021 883 2274
Where to find them: Cnr Ryneveld and Plein Street, Stellenbosch
More info: www.dewarenmarkt.com

 

Senobia’s at Eendracht Hotel & Apartments

Experience Home cooked dishes reminiscent to a tasteful Sunday lunch. Embrace the new addition to the Eendracht Hotel and Apartments experience. At Senobia’s they serve the kind of food you would expect from Eendracht – Good, wholesome, Stellenbosch cooking, freshly brewed coffee and a hot cup of tea.

Opening times: Monday to Friday from 07:30 – 17:00, Saturday and Sunday from 08:00 – 17:00
Contact: senobias@eendracht-hotel.com | 083 448 1154
Where to find them: 161 Dorp St, Town Centre, Stellenbosch
More info: www.eendracht-hotel.com/senobias/

 

Genki Sushi

Genki Sushi is situated in the heart of Stellenbosch, and opened its doors in 2009. Sit under the oaks and enjoy the freshest sushi and Japanese Tapas in a beautiful courtyard setting. At Genki they only use the freshest sustainable fish and seafood. They offer a wide selection of dishes, with their Japanese influenced menu, from Sushi to Izakaya bar style items.

Opening times: Monday to Saturday from 11:30 – 15:00 & 17:30 – 22:00
Contact: info@genki.co.za | 021 887 5699
Where to find them: Church St, De Wet Centre, Stellenbosch
More info: www.genki.co.za

 

Guardian Peak

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.

Opening times: Lunch is served daily from 12:00 – 15:30. Dinner served Wednesday to Saturday 18:00 – 22:00
Contact: info@gaurdianpeak.com | 021 881 3899
Where to find them: Annandale Road, Stellenboch
More info: www.guardianpeak.com

 

Hazendal

Stretched across the Bottelary Hills in the Stellenbosch winelands, just 30 minutes from Cape Town, Hazendal wine estate is a world-class destination offering culture, cuisine, golf and entertainment for the entire family.

Babushaka Deli | The Babushka Deli pays homage to the babushka, or ‘grandmother’, in Russian culture a much-loved symbol of hospitality, generosity and delicious cooking. You’ll find all three at the popular Babushka Deli, where the extensive menu ranges from scrumptious all-day breakfasts to garden salad and generous lunch plates inspired by both the seasons and the finest local organic produce.

Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday from 08:00 – 17:00
Contact: reception@hazendal.co.za | 021 903 5034
Where to find them: Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch
More info: www.hazendal.co.za/babushka-deli/

Jardine Restaurant

George Jardine’s relaxed contemporary restaurant in the heart of Stellenbosch. A la carte menu for lunch and dinner, as well as 3-course or 5-course set menu for dinner.

Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday from 15:00 – 22:00
Contact: info@restaurantjardine.co.za | 021 886 5020
Where to find them: 1 Andringa Street, Stellenbosch
More info: www.restaurantjardine.co.za

 

Joostenberg Bistro

Head chef Garth Bedford draws inspiration from the tradition of simple, generous, informal bistro dining, and strives to recreate the essence of un-fussy, good food in everything that he and his team prepare.

The atmosphere is relaxed and family friendly with a cosy fireplace in winter and a vine-shaded stoep overlooking the gardens to be enjoyed in the summer.

Opening times: Open 7 days a week from 07:30 – 17:00
Contact: bistro@joostenberg.co.za | 021 8844208
Where to find them: Klein Joostenberg. R304 Muldersvlei, Stellenbosch
More info: www.joostenberg.co.za/the-bistro

 

Jordan Winery

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, flammkuchen, and platters to share.

Opening times: Monday to Sunday from 08:00 – 16:30
Contact: reservations@jordanwines.com | 021 881 3441
Where to find them: Stellenbosch Kloof Road, Stellenbosch
More info: www.jordanwines.com/dine-with-us/cellardoor

Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

Long established and historical, the distinguished Lanzerac Wine Estate claims a rich heritage dating back to 1692, synonymous with old-world charm and rich Cape heritage. Today the old grand dame of Stellenbosch represents a multi-faceted offering, namely an elegant 5 Star hotel, and acclaimed restaurant, remarkable tasting room and upmarket day spa. Graceful in her approach and elegant in her style, Lanzerac certainly represents the quintessential Stellenbosch property.

Lanzerac Deli | Manor Kitchen | Taphuis | Craven Lounge
Contact: restaurants@lanzerac.co.za | 021 887 1132
Where to find them: No. 1 Lanzerac Road, Stellenbosch
More info: www.lanzerac.co.za

 

Le Siemma Café Bistrot

Lesiemma is a passionate marriage of French culinary creativity and the discerning standards of the Stellenbosch dining scene. They live to make the simple sophisticated and the sophisticated simple.

Their menu is a taste of modern France with a nod to the traditional. They blaze a trail to original and exciting creations while keeping the much-loved staples of French dining philosophy close to their hearts. Namely, the best ingredients, the most delicious wine and thoughtful service.

Opening times: Monday to Saturday from 09:00 – 21:00
Contact: info@lesiemma.co.za | 0214934235
Where to find them: 86 Dorp St, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch
More info: www.lesiemma.co.za

 

Middelvlei Wines

The Momberg family of Middelvlei Wine Estate invites you to join them from Monday to Sunday lunch to be part of a very special, authentic South African outdoor barbecue experience.

Join in the Boerebraai fun at Middelvlei where their resident braai expert will prepare your chops, boerewors and chicken sosaties to perfection. As if the appetising aromas of potbrood and braaibroodjies are not enough, Ben’s homemade pâté and Ouma Annie’s pumpkin fritters have placed the Middelvlei Braai in a league of its own.

Opening times: Open for Lunch on Saturdays and Sundays
Contact: info@middelvlei.co.za | 021 883 2565
Where to find them: Middelvlei Wine Estate, Flamingo Street, Stellenbosch
More info: www.middelvlei.co.za

 

Oude Werf Hotel

Oude Werf’s dining history began with the hearty 19th Century country dishes of the legendary Hotel owner, Tant Betje Wium. Today, their chef serves classic dishes at a splendid restaurant with in-situ kitchen, large fireplace and vine-covered courtyard.

Opening times: Monday to Sunday from 07:00 – 21:00
Contact: hotel@oudewerf.co.za | 021 887 4608
Where to find them: 30 Church street, Stellenbosch
More info: www.oudewerf.co.za/dining

 

Postcard Café

Postcard Cafe is named because of its’ picture perfect views, but also because of the diverse heritage of the owners of Oude Nektar farm, and guests who visit from all corners of the globe. Situated in the peaceful Jonkershoek Valley, home of Stark-Condé Wines, it really is “as pretty as a postcard”. A variety of savoury and sweet dishes are served – breakfast, lunch, cakes, and desserts. The menu is diverse and dishes draw inspiration from a number of different cuisines.

Opening times: Open daily from 09:00 – 16:00
Contact: postcardcafe@stark-conde.co.za | 021 861 7703
Where to find them: Stark-Conde Wines, Oude Nektar Farm, Jonkershoek Valley, Stellenbosch
More info: www.stark-conde.co.za/visit-us/#postcard-cafe-dt

Rust en Vrede

Winemakers Lunch | Rust en Vrede’s full range of wines are available for tasting at our Tasting Room in the Rust en Vrede cellar. Combine your wine tasting with our renowned Winemaker’s lunch, a simple set menu of either steak or salmon accompanied by a glass of wine. The perfect way to spend a winelands afternoon under the oaks.

Opening times: Open daily from 12:00 – 15:00

 

The Restaurant | Since opening in 2007, the Rust en Vrede Restaurant has shaped the way we think about wine and food. Our aim is to show guests how a dining experience can be heightened by the combination of outstanding wine with excellent food.

Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday from 18:30
Contact: info@rustenvrede.com | 021 881 3881
Where to find them: Annandale Road, Stellenbosch
More info: www.rustenvrede.com

 

Rykaarts Stellenbosch

Situated in the heart of Stellenbosch town with quintessential views overlooking beautiful old buildings and oak trees, Rykaart’s serves simple, contemporary food made using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

Opening times: Wednesday to Sunday from 09:00 – 21:00
Contact: eat@rykaarts.co.za | 061 545 1465
Where to find them: Corner of Bird and Dorp Streets, Stellenbosch
More info: www.rykaarts.co.za

 

Somerbosch Wines

Somerbosch Bistro will be a delightful surprise on your next journey to the winelands.

Sit down to scrumptious cuisine from their seasonal, a-là- carte menu or be spoilt with offers from their daily specialities. Open during the day and with views overlooking the beautiful mountains & vineyards, it makes for the ideal setting to relax with the whole family.

Opening times: Open 7 Days a week for Breakfast and lunch. Breakfast served from 9:00 – 11:00. Lunch served from 12:00-16:00
Contact: bistro@somerbosch.co.za | 021 855 3615
Where to find them: R44, Stellenbosch, Somerbosch Wines
More info: www.somerbosch.co.za

 

Spier Hotel Restaurant

Join Spier Hotel for a contemporary country breakfast, lunch or dinner, or take a seat at their wine bar for your favourite drinks and some tasty snacks. Their chefs take pride in creating the most delicious dishes, from burgers and game to a variety of traditional farm specialities.

Opening times: Open daily for breakfast from 07:00 – 11:00, lunch from 12:30 – 15:00 and dinner from 18:00 – 22:00
Contact: dine@spier.co.za | 021 809 1100
Where to find them: R310 Baden Powell Dr, Stellenbosch
More info: www.spier.co.za

Stellenbosch Hotel

Restaurant to the boutique-style Stellenbosch Hotel, the Stellenbosch Kitchen hosts a truly authentic Stellenbosch dining experience in the heart of the Cape Winelands. The restaurant is housed in a Cape Dutch style building, built between 1692 and 1701 and was recently declared a National Monument. Located on the corner of historic Dorp Street and popular-hip Andringa Street, guests can relax on their terrace or dine in-house and enjoy an atmosphere of old-world charm whilst sharing in the ambiance of social chatter.

Opening times: Open seven days a week. Breakfast served from 07:30 – 10:30. Lunch and Dinner served from 12:30 – 22:00
Contact:  eat@stellenboschkitchen.co.za | 021 883-2893
Where to find them: Corner of Dorp and Andringa Streets, Stellenbosch
More info: www.stellenboschkitchen.co.za

 

Stellenbosch Wine Bar

This casual meeting place, where the focus is on wine, with some shared plates, is a wonderful way to enjoy a Mediterranean way of eating and sharing food. A place where you can meet after work for a drink, a quick business lunch, a pre-dinner drink. It is a place to meet without fuss or formality.

Opening times: Open seven days a week, from 11:00 – 22:00 Monday to Saturday, and from 11:00 – 18:00 on Sundays
Contact: winebar@thestellenboschcollection.com | 063 646 3207
Where to find them: Church St, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch
More info: www.thestellenboschreserve.com/wine-bar

 

The Fat Butcher

The steak: all their beef is pasture reared and grainfed – the food is unique, the restaurant ambiance is warm and inviting, and your experience eating at The Fat Butcher will surely be memorable.

Opening times: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 – 22:30
Contact: butchery@fatbutcher.co.za | 021 883 3857
Where to find them: 1 Van Riebeeck Street, Stellenbosch
More info: www.fatbutcher.co.za

 

The Hussar Grill

The Hussar Grill Stellenbosch in Stellenbosch Central, is regarded as one of South Africa’s premier restaurants, serving only the best steak available, with a comprehensive wine menu.’

Opening times: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 – 23:00
Contact: stellenbosch@hussargrill.com | 021 882 8088
Where to find them: Shop G3, Good Hope Building, 23 Plein Street, Stellenbosch
More info: www.hussargrill.co.za/find-us/western-cape/stellenbosch

The Vine Bistro at Glenelly

At the Vine Bistro, they serve classic French bistro food with a modern twist and distinctive, award-winning wines from Glenelly Estate. Their kitchen team, headed by chef patron Christophe Dehosse, and head chef Michael Saville work with the best local ingredients available to bring the art of French cooking to you.

Opening times: Lunch is served Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 – 15:00. Dinner is served Friday to Saturday from 18:30 – 20:00
Contact: bistro@glenelly.co.za | 021 809 6444
Where to find them: Lelie Street, Stellenbosch
More info: www.glenellyestate.com

 

The Wine Glass

Stellenbosch-based restaurant offering wine tastings and exceptional cuisine. Enjoy a wine and dining experience of the best wines of the Stellenbosch region, beers, cocktails, MCC and scrumptious food.

Opening times: Monday from 16:00 – 22:00, Tuesday to Saturday from 08:00 – 22:00 and Sunday from 11:00 – 22:00
Contact: info@twgstellies.co.za | 082 555 2332
Where to find them: 13 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch
More info: www.thewineglass.guru/stellenbosch 

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