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Basic Bistro in Stellenbosch

Basic Bistro

Stellenbosch Bistro restaurant in Stellenbosch

A venue steeped in history, Basic Bistro is bustling restaurant enjoying a large local following and is a popular stop for tourists and travellers alike. Supported by a dedicated team serving sumptuous fare all day long, this endearing eatery offers a menu that has something for everyone from simple toasted sandwiches to delicious dinners with an Asian twist. The hamburgers are a must-try. As well as these staples, there is a specials board which changes regularly to keep the offerings fresh and new. A great place to stop for a while and rejuvenate, try Basic Bistro, Stellenbosch.

Boschendal Le Cafe in Franschhoek

Boschendal Le Cafe

Franschhoek Bistro restaurant in Franschhoek

Located in the breath taking beauty of the Stellenbosch winelands Boschendal Wine Estate offers its visitors Le Café for a laid back breakfast or lunch venue. The eatery is housed in the original slave quarters of the farm. Enjoy a light summer lunch or tea time treat in the cool that the canopy of ancient oak trees provide. Parents will appreciate the lawn as a place of play (amongst the ducks) for the children. In winter guests will feel right at home indoors in front the cosy fireplace. The restaurant has a change of menu at winter, when warm bredies and Bobotie are called for. The summer offerings include home-made lemonade and the best scones. Other menu items include omelets, Quesidillas, salads, and quiche. Desserts range from cheese cakes to Ice –cream Sundays and Pavlova. The restaurant also has a selection of Boschendal’s finest wines to round off lunch. The estate also offers deli style picnics (Le Pique Nique) and houses a buffet restaurant (Boschendal Le Restaurant).

Boschendal Le Pique Nique in Franschhoek

Boschendal Le Pique Nique

Franschhoek Continental restaurant in Franschhoek

Boschendal Wine Farm offers the perfect solution for a laid back family lunch that doesn’t require having to keep the kids tamed at an indoor table. The establishment’s Le Pique Nique area allows visitors a picnic style lunch with a basket filled with delicious delicacies. With the beauty of Stellenbosch as a backdrop, the wine farm ambience and the ideally shaded area under the fragrant pine trees, a summer’s day picnic lunch is the ideal way to spend time in the Cape wine -lands. The wicker baskets boast a selection of pates, French bread, cold meats, cheese and biscuits. The Boschendal wine list is also available and offers a selection of the farm’s finest wines. And just to ensure that one’s Boschendal picnic experience is absolutely perfect, coffee and dessert are served from the gazebo. The deli also caters for children. The picnic baskets are catered for at a flat rate per head and booking is essential. The estate also has a café (Le Café) and a buffet restaurant (Boschendal Le Restaurant).

Chez d'Or in Franschhoek

Chez d'Or

Franschhoek Bistro restaurant in Franschhoek

The setting leans towards up market styling with a touch of classic contemporary and Asian influenced dishes. Tables dressed in red and white tablecloths and neatly wrapped cutlery set the stage for delicious starters such as spiced calamari followed by Asian braised lamb shank and decadent chocolate tart cardamom ice cream with pear. The hardboard menu proffers various dishes and specials including lighter meals such as gourmet sandwiches. Pair your meal with a bottle of wine from the expansive wine list and soak up the bistro style setting at Chez d’Or.

Country Fiesta in Wellington

Country Fiesta

Wellington Continental restaurant in Wellington

This restaurant is unique in both look and feel. The arty interior and stark colours create a vibrant setting in which diners can enjoy great, unpretentious food that does what its supposed to - just taste good. The restaurant is mainly used as a function venue and caters for weddings, corporate functions, birthdays and pretty much any special occasion. Choose your own menu to complement the special event - slow-cooked traditional goodness is the speciality here.

Die Eethuis in Paarl

Die Eethuis

Paarl Bistro restaurant in Paarl

For sumptuous South African and Bistro-style fare, Die Eethuis is well worth a try!Separate lunch and dinner menus make for an exciting range of offerings which go perfectly with a well-priced wine list that includes a champagne selection with bottles from both the local area and further afield.A quaint courtyard provides a brilliant spot for dining al fresco when the weather is warm. The interior is modern and showcases some intriguing artwork.An unassuming and brilliant spot for tasty South African cuisine, try Die Eethuis, Paarl.

Dipped Confections in Stellenbosch

Dipped Confections

Stellenbosch Bistro restaurant in Stellenbosch

This one-of-a-kind, beautifully decorated country-style cum chic restaurant can be found in the middle of bustling Stellenbosch, but offers a cool and tranquil respite from the happenings outside. Here you can simply put your feet up, relax and take in the myriad of little details and touches that provide a feast for the eyes, ears and tastebuds. Dipped Confections is owner-run and -managed and the passion and love that is put into everything, from the interior to the service to the food, is clearly evident. A breakfast, lunch and 'sweet' menu is offered. Start your day with a decadent flapjack stack with bacon, caramelized banana and maple syrup, or a delightful omelette with roasted tomatoes, mushroom, cheddar and bacon bits. Lunch offers traditional South African meals cooked the 'homemade' way. The bobotie and lamb pie are just two examples. The Dipped Homemade Burger proves to be popular and comprises a 100% beef patty, onion marmelade, fresh tomatoes and lettuce and is served with baked potato wedges. A person can go on and on about the food, but there is also a great beverage list on offer. Wines, sparkling wines, beers, ciders and the old favourite, the Dom Pedro, are available. The name implies sweetness and freshly baked cakes, scones, muffins and pastries are specialities. Baked by order cakes can also be arranged and promises to deliver a special flair to that wedding, birthday party or in fact any special occasion. Add homemade nougat, marshmallows, jams, spreads, biscuits, rusks, and chocolate and you will mimic a kid in a candy store. This little gem is worth a visit. The restaurant is open from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am until 5 pm and on Saturdays from 8:30 am until 3 pm.

Dorp Street Deli in Stellenbosch

Dorp Street Deli

Stellenbosch Bistro restaurant in Stellenbosch

This quaint little restaurant is situated in the popular Stellenbosch, one of the hubs of the wine route. Dorp Street Deli serves wholesome delicious delicacies that will leave you wanting more. The farm-style country interior is matched with elegant, rustic touches and creates an atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. The freshest produce is used to create unpretentious, simple but hearty and tasty dishes and the cheeses and wines on offer are to die for. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even awesome cocktails. For a great start to the day, a sauntering wine-paired lunch or a social evening out, try this little place on Dorp Street.

Fandango  in Stellenbosch

Fandango

Stellenbosch Bistro restaurant in Stellenbosch

For something a little more laid back and funky try Fandango Café and Cocktail Bar. Situated right at the pulse of Stellenbosch town centre on Bird Steet, this establishment is a great location for sitting back and soaking up the Stellenbosch vibe while enjoying a bite to eat. Fandango is more than just an eatery. Not only is the café also an internet spot but it also specializes in bicycle rentals – believing that cycling is the best way to appreciate the picturesque quality of the town. The café is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a wide menu selection to choose from. Favourites amongst regulars include the Prawn Stir fry and asides such as potato bake keep hungry patrons smiling. The freshly baked puddings are also hard to resist. The wine selection has more then 45 wines to choose from, catering for all preferences. Summer nights at Fandango calls for exotic cocktails and entertainment. Visitors will relish in the relaxed atmosphere of the Jazz and Blues evenings. Fandango offers a variety of evening entertainment throughout the year.

Farmers Kitchen in Stellenbosch

Farmers Kitchen

Stellenbosch Bistro restaurant in Stellenbosch

Enjoy wine, strawberries and good hearty food at this quaint, beautifully decorated eatery at the Mooiberge Farmstall on the R44. The restaurant's main focus is on serving imaginative homemade dishes made with the freshest produce. A laid-back, elegant space awaits and offers a cool respite from a day of sightseeing. Try the blue cheese, rocket and strawberry compote pizza, counter-intuitive but delectable, or some freshly made, moist French toast, served with strawberry compote. Th lamb burger is also a must-try and they make the patties from scratch with A-grade meat. There are a variety of wraps available as well, so they really cater for a varied group. To get you off to a good start, the Silly Billy breakfast offers two slices of macadamia and rye bread with goat's cheese, tomato pesto, mushrooms and rocket. Their take on a traditional English breakfast is The Farmer and The Farmer's Wife with eggs, bacon, bangers, tomatoes and mushrooms. Mouthwatering......and wholesome.

Freedom Hill Restaurant in Franschhoek

Freedom Hill Restaurant

Franschhoek Bistro restaurant in Franschhoek

Freedom Hill Restaurant offers country-style hospitality on its stunning wine estate in the Franschhoek region. With views of the Berg River Valley and Simonsberg Mountains, Freedom Hill has an exquisite back drop for a meal sitting any time of day. Enjoy afternoon tea on the terrace or sundowners in the late afternoon for a laid back time out. Not limited to lighter meal variations, the restaurant also has a well rounded and complete lunch and dinner menu with starters, mains and pudding. The menu offers a selection of mouth watering canapés as finger food to compliment a social drinks meet (and eat) or as a nibble between meals. The a la carte menu is an explosion of flavours with starters such as Sardine and Mascarpone Cheese Quiche, or Quail Breast with Nougat Salad. The main courses cover a variety of meat dishes as well pasta. Dessert is a decadent affair with the likes of Vanilla and Amarula pan cotta with fresh strawberries or, a chocoholic’s dream: Double Chocolate Mousse with Pistachio Nuts. Be sure to enquire about the daily specials. Not only is Freedom Hill an eatery worth visiting, it is also a wedding and function venue. Personal wine tastings are available to guests.

Hillcrest Berry Orchards Restaurant in Stellenbosch

Hillcrest Berry Orchards Restaurant

Stellenbosch Continental restaurant in Stellenbosch

Break away from the city scenery and settle in for a tranquil breakfast, tea or lunch at Hillcrest Berry Orchards Restaurant. The discovery of this little gem delights patrons who seek a quiet spot with good food made from produce which can be purchased on the way out. Hillcrest is hidden along the scenic Helshoogte pass in Stellenbosch and overlooks the Drakenstein and Jonkershoek mountains. In warm weather meals are best had on the shaded terrace while colder weather calls for the fire to be lit in the farm style restaurant. With the berries being their business, the berry-licious menu does not disappoint. Hillcrest breakfast specialty is a divine combination of its own honey roasted muesli, home-made yoghurt with berry compote along with other traditional options and a grand selection of pastries. While lunch choices are lighter, with menu items such as quiche, pastas and soups, one cannot help but be tickled to taste an interesting home-made gooseberry and ginger ice-cream for dessert. Allergy prone individuals will be happy to discover that their dietary requirements are suitably catered for with options that include wheat and gluten free bread and soya milk alternatives. Hillcrest is also home to a deli where much of the farm’s produce such as breads, jams, fresh or frozen berries and other delicacies may be purchased.

Lafayette in Stellenbosch

Lafayette

Stellenbosch Continental restaurant in Stellenbosch

Lafayette is perfectly placed along the oak lined Andringa Street in Stellenbosch. The restaurant is a cosy, intimate eatery that offers an Italian bistro style food with no shortage of wines to choose from. Lafayette achieves in creating an atmosphere that is warm and welcoming. One has a choice of seating. Dine indoors at winter time in the rustic Italian setting of the restaurant or outside in the courtyard around the open fire on a balmy summer’s evening, either way Lafayette’s intimate setting is all about romance. The Tuscan inspired menu calls for all foods to be home made. Expect extravagant pasta to the likes of ravioli with spinach and ricotta in a blue cheese, bacon and yoghurt sauce. Other dishes include local speciality dishes of tripe, vegetable stew with warm tabouleh, and rich Tuscan style soups. On Thursday evenings guests are treated to an outdoor fire from which the evening’s meals are cooked. The restaurant has a wide selection of wines by the glass as well per bottle.

Le Verger Restaurant in Franschhoek

Le Verger Restaurant

Franschhoek Bistro restaurant in Franschhoek

This bistro affair captures the best of the nature and flavours from the kitchen into a well-rounded dining experience. The glass conservatory flows out on the alfresco style terrace flanked by panoramic views of the valley in the nurturing atmosphere of the working orchard. The open plan kitchen invites a culinary performance dining indoors and the terrace cradled by fruit trees embraces the great outdoors.

Oemf Eethuis in Stellenbosch

Oemf Eethuis

Stellenbosch Bistro restaurant in Stellenbosch

A restaurant that offers Oemf: Outstanding Excellence More Frequently. This “eethuis” (eating house), located in a small business park off Dorp Street Stellenbosch, delivers genuine, wholesome food that calls for seconds. The restaurant is has a Victorian elegance with its wooden floors, solid wood furnishings and feminine touches. The sound of bird chatter in the background adds a certain homely charm to the place. It is a restaurant with many faces. Not only is it a relaxed spot for local office workers to grab a bite or a coffee, but it is also an alternative to take-away dinners. The wholesome, home-style cooked meals may be collected on pre order to be taken home and enjoyed. What a pleasure! The menu changes on a weekly basis and regular visitors are kept one step ahead by having the menu emailed to them on Mondays. Besides the regular menu items, there is also a range of snack like options to compliment after work drinks at the bar. And if what one is after is not the menu? Patrons are at liberty to request dishes to satisfy in- the- moment cravings. Thursdays are Malay inspired with curries, samoosas, and other favourites. Oemf Eethuis is a one stop, all stop spot that hits the spot every time.

 

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