The Best Stellenbosch Restaurants on Beautiful Wine Farms
There is no shortage of beautiful wine farms in Stellenbosch, there’s no doubt about that. And if you ask us, the best way to enjoy some world-class wine is with some delicious food. Where can you get the food, wine and breathtaking views? Check out our pick of the best Stellenbosch restaurants on beautiful wine farms.
Best Stellenbosch Restaurants on Wine Farms
With a breathtaking environ such as the Helshoogte pass, it’s only natural that Delaire Graaff would produce some of the best food in the country. The wine farm itself is no shrinking violet and features a greenhouse and vegetable garden, guaranteeing that only the best ingredients are used. The menu is seasonal and ever-changing, but whatever you go for, be sure to savour it with a glass of the estate’s wine.
Location: Helshoogte Road
Hours: Mon-Sun: 12h00–14h00, Wed-Sat: 18h30-21h00
Contact: 021 885 8160
Rust En Vrede
Consistently a favourite in the Cape, Rust en Vrede seems to go from strength to strength. And in terms of food, whatever you’re after Rust en Vrede will have. You can choose between a four, six or Estate Experience tasting, which are made up of expertly prepared, seasonal ingredients. Our favourite way to enjoy the beautiful wine farm is to go for lunch and stroll around between your mains and dessert.
Location: Annandale Road
Hours: Tue-Sat: 18h30–23h00
Contact: 021 881 3757
George Jardine seems to have outstanding food follow him wherever he goes, and is something of a local legend because of it. His residency on the exquisite Jordan wine farm quietly puts out some of the best food in Stellenbosch where he uses only the best local, organic ingredients. You can put together your own meal with a choice of well-priced three- or five-course menus. Make sure to take a turn through the cheese room. Yes, the cheese room.
Location: Stellenbosch Kloof Road
Hours: Mon-Sun: 12h00-14h30, Thurs-Sat: 18h30-23h00
Contact: 021 881 3612
Easily one of the best restaurants in the country, Overture sits pretty on the rustic Happy Valley Wine Farm. With sweeping views of the Helderberg Mountains, you can enjoy Bertus Basson’s incredible food in the form of a tasting menu or three-course a lá carte. His take on nostalgic South African cuisine is fun while being some of the most amazing food you’ll eat. Insider tip: go for the tasting menu, it’s easier than trying to decide what of the delicious food to order.
Location: Hidden Valley Wines, T4 Route, off Annandale Road, R44, Stellenbosch
Hours: Mon-Sun: 12h00-17h00, Thur-Sat: 19h00-23h00
Contact: 021 880 2721
Terroir is consistently good and you’re always guaranteed a great meal here. Michael Broughton has become known for his honest, simple cooking where he lets the quality ingredients shine through on a plate. The Kleine Zalze farm itself is worth the trip out there alone, and the Cape Dutch architecture is the perfect excuse to take a walk between mains and dessert.
Location: Kleine Zalze Wine Estate, Strand Road, De Zalze Golf Estate
Hours: Tue-Sun, 12h00-14h30, Tue-Sat, 18h30-21h00
Contact: 021 880 8167
The Vine Bistro at Glenelly
If you’re looking for some hearty, simple food to line your stomach after a day of exploring the Winelands, then the Vine Bistro on Glenelly Wine estate is the spot for you. The bistro is a little piece of France, with a chic Parisian decor situation. Make sure to take your time here and enjoy some of the fine Glenelly wines with your meal. Read more about Glenelly’s winemaker Luke O’ Cuinneagain.
Location: Ida’s Valley, Lelie Street, Stellenbosch
Hours: Tue-Sun, 11h30-15h00, Thur-Sat, 18h30-20h00
Contact: 021 809 6444
The Restaurant at Clos Malverne
Clos Malverne doesn’t downplay the estate’s beauty, and for good reason, it’s easily one of the prettiest estates out there. You can take in the farm’s splendour by dining out on the wraparound balcony while sipping on one their delicious wines. We love that their menu is fuss-free and hearty, making for the perfect spot to while away an afternoon.
Location: Devon Valley Road
Hours: Mon-Sun: 12h00-17h00
Contact: 021 865 2022
Eight at Spier
Spier’s ethos as a whole embraces a very environmentally-aware approach, and their main restaurant, Eight, really makes use of seasonal, ethically sourced ingredients. The menu is filled with hearty, comforting dishes that will make you feel like you’re sitting down to lunch at moms. Paired with a glass of the estate’s wines, you’ve got the perfect day set up for you.
Location: R310 Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch
Hours: Sat-Tue: 12h00-15h30, 18h30-21h30, Thur-Fri: 12:00-15h30.
Contact: 021 809 1188
The Deli and Restaurant at Tokara
Everything Tokara does is of the highest standard. From their wines to their food and their olive oil, everything is simply tip top. The restaurant at Tokara, headed up by Richard Carstens, has consistently turned out some of the best food in the country. Treat yourself to a little fancy lunch, with great food and exquisite views.
The Deli at Tokara is the perfect place for a pit stop while you’re on a full day of wine tasting. You have the option of sitting down for a light, quick meal, or you can pick up fresh breads, charcuterie and olives.
Location: R310 Helshoogte Road, Banhoek Valley
Hours: Tues-Sat: 12h00-22h00, Sat-Sun: 12h00-15h00
Contact: 021 885 2550
Bodega at Dornier
The views seem to go on endlessly at Dornier, and it won’t take long before you’re lost in them. With an ethos that seems to focus on homestyle, farm cooking and really great wines, what more could you possibly want?
Location: Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch
Hours: Mon-Sun: 09h00-17h00
Contact: 021 880 0557
Mise en Place and Sansibar Bistro at Asara
Asara offers two dining options, depending on what you’re in the mood for. Their more fine dining restaurant, Mise en Place, is open for the warmer summer months and if you’re looking to splash out a little, then you should not miss a chance to eat here. Be quick, though, their reservations spots fill up pretty quickly. The second dining option is Sansibar Bistro, a more relaxed and casual spot that welcomes the whole family. Here you can expect to find pizzas, burgers, ribs and other such delicious, comfort food.
Location: Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch
Hours: Mon-Sun: 12h00-22h00
Contact: 021 888 8000
Check out our full 2017 kid-friendly restaurant guide.
Please note: Prices and availability are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
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