Stellenbosch South African Restaurants

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Aristata in Stellenbosch

Aristata

Stellenbosch South African restaurant in Stellenbosch

Aristata Restaurant forms part of the Protea Hotel in Technopark Stellenbosch. Expect a full buffet breakfast menu as well as menus for lunch and dinner. Much can be said of the restaurant’s scenic location. It commands splendid views of the picturesque surroundings and has an outdoor deck for sipping sundowners and taking early evening meals. A range of snacks and light meals are also served throughout the day. For those that require some formality, the indoor dining area calls for a smarter dress code in its subtle, yet sophisticated setting. With a menu that offers traditional South African fare, guests can enjoy the overall experience of Aristata. Diners may round off their meal with the best of wine that is sourced locally. The restaurant also makes for an ideal venue, be it for a wedding or a corporate function.

Arizona Spur in Stellenbosch

Arizona Spur

Stellenbosch South African restaurant in Stellenbosch

There are over 237 local Spur steak branches and 28 international ones. Spur offers hearty and satisfying meals with great value for money. The steak ranch is famous for their classic burgers made from AAA-grade beef, served with the crispiest chips and Spur’s own recipe for the tastiest onion rings. Every branch is lively, vibrant and incredibly family friendly. There is a kiddies menu and a lovely entertainment area for children. The food is generously portioned, extremely tasty and brilliantly priced.

Babel in Stellenbosch

Babel

Stellenbosch South African restaurant in Stellenbosch

Nestled in the breathtaking Drakenstein Valley, cradled between Franschoek and Paarl, Babel paints a picturesque setting, flanked by mountains and 200 h of vineyard and farmlands. This inspiring setting captures the imagination of ex Elle Deco Editor – Karen Roos, who transformed Babel into a place of inspirational beauty. On summery days, sit outside under the Plain trees soaking up the setting and a hearty Babel Breakfast brimming with fresh juices, homemade muesli, thick and creamy yogurt and local produce from the farm. Cooler days are warmed by the chic and elegant décor set within the glass-enclosed restaurant where the aroma of freshly prepared seasonal dishes wet the appetite. Discover a haven of peace and tranquility, set in beautiful surroundings, and the taste of food inspired by the seasons, prepared straight from the garden onto your plate.

Bayede! in Stellenbosch

Bayede!

Stellenbosch South African restaurant in Stellenbosch

A visit to Bayede! may very well have its visitors shouting just that on their way out: Hail to the King! Set amongst the beauty of the Helderberg mountains with vineyards surrounding, Bayede! boasts a wine cafe that is equally suitable for families and more formal affairs. Families can enjoy a relaxing lunch out on the lawn picnic style while the children stretch their legs or entertain themselves with trout fishing at the dam. The indoor restaurant offers a more intimate setting for smaller groups that require a little more formality. The menu is wholly South African, but with original twists of brilliance. It changes weekly to make the most of fresh local produce, but guests may happily expect a variety of starters, mains and dessert. For starters delve into a classic Caesar Salad where bacon has been replaced with biltong and anchovies for snoek pate. The main courses cater more than adequately for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. And with a chef that is known for his sweet tooth, there’s no getting away without a bite into the decadent dark chocolate-espresso torte with merlot poached pears & cardamom parfait. The restaurant has a wide selection of wines, but patrons are guided with wine and food pairing suggestions on the menu.

Bilton  in Stellenbosch

Bilton

Stellenbosch South African restaurant in Stellenbosch

Bilton Restaurant offers a unique family friendly setting in tranquil surrounds. Whether it is a sauntering wine paired lunch or a family outing with the kids, Bilton can accommodate. The restaurant focuses on traditional, hearty South African cuisine and serves dishes like bobotie (a favourite among locals and any tourist who's ever tried it), mouthwatering chicken pie (made the way mama made it), and even a gourmet-style burger. The menu also caters for the little ones, and so does the jungle gym and large, rolling lawns. The fireplace and large balcony areas ensure that you can enjoy your glass of wine, come rain or shine. The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Friday from 9 am until 5 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am until 4 pm.

De Volkskombuis in Stellenbosch

De Volkskombuis

Stellenbosch South African restaurant in Stellenbosch

Do not be misled by the rustic ring to De Volkskombuis’ name. There is nothing even remotely unpolished about this establishment. The restaurant has been around since 1977 and has earned its reputation as a place of fine dining. The Cape Dutch house - that is the restaurant - is a perfect puzzle piece in historic Stellenbosch with its white washed walls and front garden. The restaurant also has its Voorkamer which serves as a private dining room for special occasions, conferences and private parties. Guests will be thrilled to find that although the menu boasts a fresh interpretation of traditional South African cuisine, none of the authenticity of the old favourites like Boland Bobotie, Braised Oxtail and Malva Pudding is lost. Furthermore, the menu has wine suggestions with each dish – a treat for wine and food pairing enthusiasts. Not only does De Volkskombuis promise a gastronomic experience of note, but also an impressive, if not, wildly indulgent, wine and beverage selection that could hold one’s attention for hours. Choose from the best locally and internationally sourced wines of every blend, including sparkling wines and Champagne. A selection of cigars rounds off the restaurant’s offerings. De Volkskombuis is open daily for lunch and dinner.

deHuguenot Restaurant in Stellenbosch

deHuguenot Restaurant

Stellenbosch Fine Dining restaurant in Stellenbosch

Set within the deHuguenot Wine Estate, this is fine dining at it’s best. Mountainous views of Groot Drakenstein envelop the senses greeted by a 200-year old giant oak tree. Summers welcome dining on the terrace or balcony on the finest dishes from the enticing menu, while winter warms the palate with a crackling fireplace and hearty dishes prepared the according to the ‘slow food principle’. The interior is dressed in soft hues of grey and large windows capture the natural light making dining at deHuguenot Restaurant and unforgettable one.

Die Mystic Boer in Stellies in Stellenbosch

Die Mystic Boer in Stellies

Stellenbosch South African restaurant in Stellenbosch

So popular was Die Mystic Boer in Bloemfontein that the originators were hard pressed to open another in Stellenbosch that quickly became part of the town's student culture. Die Mystic Boer is Stellies favourite alternative and trendy Afrikaans place to hang out with your mates while you listen to cool tunes, grab hearty pub grub and an ice cold beer and perhaps shoot a few rounds of pool.Delightfully kitsch and tongue in cheek, Die Mystic Boer regularly host live performances and the hottest DJ’s spinning the discs. As well as being a pub and gig venue, Die Mystic Boer is a fully functional restaurant that serves a wide variety of meals from pizzas to burritos to ribs and much more.

Dros Stellenbosch in Stellenbosch

Dros Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch South African restaurant in Stellenbosch

This proudly South African restaurant is a favourite among families and serves up hearty meals at affordable prices. Dros has an extensive menu and dishes include cheesy pizzas, succulent steaks, certain speciality meals like lamb shank and eisbein, and much more. Kids are well catered for with their own menu and an amazing play area fitted with jumping castles, games, playstations and kiddies tables and chairs. Birthday parties can also be catered for. Dros is fully licensed and offers a wide variety of beverages including the best South African wines and beers. The dessert menu mustn’t be overlooked and is the ideal way to end off your meal. Here you will experience true South African hospitality and awesome food.

Ella's Bistro in Stellenbosch

Ella's Bistro

Stellenbosch South African restaurant in Stellenbosch

Ella’s Bistro is situated in the Stellenbosch Wine Valley on the R304. The bistro has a lovely family vibe and children can play outdoors on the jungle gym when the weather permits. Enhancing the family air is Ella’s traditional Afrikaans South African cuisine – with the portion sizes to match. It is definitely recommended that guests arrive hungry and ready for a good home-cooked meal. Bring family and friends for breakfast, lunch or a light meal. Sunday’s are very popular with curry banana ‘frikkedelle’, chicken pie, peas, cauliflower and cheese sauce, spiced rice, and buttermilk pudding with cream to complete the meal – All for R95.00. Other meal options include breakfasts until 12:00, nibbles, samies, wraps, salads, burgers, pies and like-mom-makes-it daily dishes. The interior creates a social atmosphere with spacious tables and couches. Pop in for a truly South African meal - great for those missing mom’s cooking, and just a great place to dine. Ella’s Bistro tastes like home! Trading hours extend from Tuesday to Sunday, from 8:30 to 17:00.

Gaurdian Peak in Stellenbosch

Gaurdian Peak

Stellenbosch Fine Dining restaurant in Stellenbosch

This elegant, yet homely restaurant is situated on the beautiful Guardian Peak Wine Estate and offer a tranquil, relaxing atmosphere with one of arguably the most beautiful views on the wine route. The service, food and, of course, the wine impresses time and time again and the menu leaves diners spoilt for choice. The breakfasts offered are especially mentionable and include classic favourites like Eggs Benedict with wilted spinach and Hollandaise sauce, as well as some decadent treats like the smoked Venison carpaccio. For the ravenous with a long day of sightseeing ahead, there is the Kalahari Lion that comprises eggs, bacon, grilled tomato, springbok sausage, grilled steak, black mushrooms and homemade chutney and cheese - truly a mouthful. Here you can kick back and relax, enjoy some of the estate's finest wines on a sauntering summer day, and be spoilt with great cuisine in a great setting.

Harry-Q.Bar in Stellenbosch

Harry-Q.Bar

Stellenbosch Pub Meals restaurant in Stellenbosch

A social spot perfect for sharing and socializing offers expansive lawns shaded by an age old giant Oak. Tapas style dishes make great focal points during conversation as the wine flows and children flock to the sprawling lawns enjoying popular games. Harry-Q.Bar is a relaxing pub dining experience set amidst the beauty and splendor of the Stellenbosch Wine Route.

Herenhuis in Stellenbosch

Herenhuis

Stellenbosch Fine Dining restaurant in Stellenbosch

The breathtaking Banhoek Valley is a home to Zorgvleit Wine Estate. Located on the perimeter of Stellenbosch, this wine estate boasts The Herenhuis restaurant with a historic presence that dates back to 1692 and offers patrons gourmet renditions of traditional South African cuisine. Much of the charm of the establishment is embedded in its history. The homestead of the farm that houses the restaurant has been meticulously restored with every effort to retain the original ceilings structures. This aspect paired with the paintings (specially commissioned to capture the beauty of the farm) creates a particular ambiance that has guests feel transported to a time gone by. Chef Darius van Rensburg and owner Marietjie van der Merwe combined forces to forge a menu that is a fresh interpretation of the traditional. Popular dishes on the summer menu include the crayfish cocktail and the linguine with smoked mountain trout. The wine estate’s deli also caters for traditional picnics to be taken under its oak trees, while Sundays afford family and friends braai (barbeque) picnic options. The restaurant also has a selection of award winning wines from its own farm on offer. Booking for lunch or dinner is recommended.

Hermitage Restaurant in Stellenbosch

Hermitage Restaurant

Stellenbosch South African restaurant in Stellenbosch

If one finds oneself meandering through the Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch then Hazendal Wine Estate’s Hermitage Restaurant is a good choice for fine food and wine tasting. The dining area of the restaurant has the prefect combination of comfort and sophistication. In winter intimate post dinner drinks and wine tastings can be taken in front of the fire place while the court yard is available on warmer days. The view of the working cellar behind the glass walls adds a hint of modernity to an otherwise classical setting. The painted ceiling and piano is a splendid touch in creating the ambience of the establishment. Hermitage offers patrons a generous slice of South African cuisine with a dollop of Russian flair. Menu items include a Traditional Cape Malay Platter with Bobotie, Chicken Pie and Lamb Curry, Ostrich Carpaccio and Austrian Chocolate Mousse that is infused with an orange liqueur. Hazendal also has a Russian Museum as a place of interest and caters for picnics (includes eats for the kids) on a booking basis.

Le Pommier in Stellenbosch

Le Pommier

Stellenbosch South African restaurant in Stellenbosch

Le Pommier Restaurant offers the best in country cuisine filled with flavour. Think traditional South African dishes like Bobotie, Chicken Pie as well as the Golden Delicious Gourmet Burger which is Le Pommier’s specialty. Completely child friendly, the restaurant is perfect for leisurely family lunches. It’s refreshing table settings also make it ideal for intimate dinners. Le Pommier Restaurant has added a wine lounge to its list of offerings – an area where you can enjoy wine tasting while enjoying the views of Stellenbosch’s famous Banhoek Valley. This is the ideal place to sit back and watch your favourite sporting events with your friends. The best part is that the wine lounge will continue to make wines from different Banhoek Estates available to you at Cellar door prices, just like in the previous wine shop.

 

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