The Best Stellenbosch Restaurants on Beautiful Wine Farms

Words: Crush

There is no shortage of beautiful wine farms in Stellenbosch — no doubt about that. The best way to enjoy some world-class wine and stellar views is with some delicious food. Where can you get the food, wine and breathtaking views? Well, we’re glad you asked… check out our pick of the best Stellenbosch restaurants on beautiful wine farms.


best Stellenbosch restaurants on wine farms

This wine estate restaurant promises breathtaking views and spectacular food. Alluvia serves delicious breakfasts, and their small plates are absolutely worth indulging in. The menu features mostly Asian-fusion dishes with a fun spin, like Braised Pork Belly Lollipops, Bobotie Springrolls and Thai Style Chicken and Prawn Curry. But, if you want something that’s guaranteed to hit the spot — try their specialties, which includes a Smoked Whiskey Cheeseburger or their Ostrich Fillet. Don’t those sound scrumptious?

Location: Glen Arum Road, Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch
Hours: Mon-Sun: 08h00-22h00
Contact: 021 885 1661 | Facebook | Instagram

Delaire Graff

best Stellenbosch restaurants on wine farms

With a breathtaking environ such as the Helshoogte pass, it’s only natural that Delaire Graff 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. They have a Sample á la Carte and Signature Chef’s Menu, and an ever-changing Seasonal Menu — whatever you go for, savour it with a glass of the estate’s wine.

Location: Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch
Hours: Mon-Sun: 12h00–14h00 (Lunch) | Mon-Sat: 18h30-20h00 (Dinner)
Contact: 021 885 8160 | Facebook | Instagram

Gåte Restaurant at Quoin Rock

best Stellenbosch restaurants on wine farms

If ever there was a restaurant to visit, this is it, folks! Gåte at Quoin Rock takes your tastebuds on a culinary excursion, to heaven and back. Their dining experience is intimate and tasteful with beautifully plated dishes, definitely a feast for all the senses. Both Day and Night Menus offer three, five and seven-course meals with delicious options like Langoustine and Chorizo in a Bouillabaisse, paired with their Quoin Rock Chardonnay. The Vegan Menu is equally tantalising and features Orange Cannelloni. This is wine estate restaurant dining at its peak!

Location: Quoin Rock Wine Estate, Knorhoek Road, Stellenbosch
Hours: Wed-Sun: 12h00–14h00 (Lunch) | Thurs-Sat: from 18:00 (Dinner) | *Bookings only
Contact: 021 888 47 50  | Facebook | Instagram

Hotel Restaurant at Spier

best Stellenbosch restaurants on wine farms

Spier’s ethos embraces a very environmentally-aware approach, as their Hotel Restaurant makes use of seasonal and ethically sourced ingredients. Their Cellar Master, Johan Jordaan, hosts an intimate and seasonal-themed four-course dinner for guests. Ingredients are hand-picked and harvested from their Food Garden. Dinner mains include Abalobi Line Fish with Spier Garden Baby Vegetables, in a Herb and Caper Butter Sauce, as well as West Coast Mussels steamed in Spier Cap Classique. Their menu options are all deliciously paired with a glass of the Estate’s wines.

Location: Spier Wine Farm, R310, Stellenbosch
Hours: Mon-Sun: 07h00-11h00 (Breakfast) | Mon-Sun: 12h30-15h00 (Lunch) | Mon-Sun: 18h00-22h00 (Dinner) | * Bookings are essential
Contact: 021 809 1100 | Facebook | Instagram

Kleine Zalze Restaurant

Kleine Zalze Restaurant is consistently good and you’re always guaranteed great wine here too. The Estate restaurant has become known for its honest, simple cooking, where they let quality ingredients shine through on a plate. Guests are served outside on the terrace, where they can enjoy the scenery whilst dining. Kleine Zalze Restaurant has a Tapas & Plat du Jour, as well as a Sunday Lunch menu, with vegan and vegetarian options. Classic South African dishes with a modern twist are served. You can expect the likes of Lamb Staanrib, and Venison Loin with Curry ‘Slaaphakskeentjies’. The farm itself is worth the trip 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: Wed-Sat 12h00-15h00 (Lunch) | Wed-Sat: 18h00-22h00 (Dinner) | Sun: 12h00-16h00
Contact: 021 880 8167 | Facebook | Instagram

Mont Marie

If you’re looking for a weekend outing, Mont Marie is the perfect escape. Their restaurant boasts a variety of impressive options, with a diverse flavours and cuisines. Start your day with one of their breakfasts, or if you’re looking for a luxurious lunch, give the Venison Tartare or Seven Spiced Patagonian Squid on their à la carte menu a try. End your meal off on a sweet note with their Pear Tarte Tatin.

Location: Blaauwklippen Rd, Stellenbosch
Hours: Wed & Sun: 08h30–16h00 | Thurs-Sat: 08h30–22h30 | Closed Mon & Tues
Contact: 021 880 0777 | Facebook | Instagram


best Stellenbosch restaurants on wine farms

Easily one of the best restaurants in the country, Overture sits pretty on the rustic Hidden 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 à la carte. Overture’s Head Chef, Dirkus Brink, serves up honest and upscale food using ethically sourced and local produce. His take on nostalgic South African cuisine is fun, while being some of the most amazing food you’ll eat.

Location: Hidden Valley Wines, T4 Route, off Annandale Road, R44, Stellenbosch
Hours: Mon-Sun: 12h00-20h00 | Wed-Sun: Lunch | Thur-Sat: Dinner
Contact: 021 880 2721 | Facebook | Instagram

Raphael’s at Asara

Raphael’s at Asara is a classic contemporary restaurant, focusing on seasonal ingredients and regional flavours. Their farm-to-table dining experience offers two, three and four-course dining options, depending on what you’re in the mood for. They have a delicious menu with options like Roasted Bone Marrow with Vineyard Escargo and Saddle of Karoo Lamb with a Herb & Dijon Mustard Crust, in an Asara Red Wine Reduction. The menu also features vegan options, such as Roasted Cauliflower Florets with Homemade Humus, Coconut Oil, Toasted Almonds Crispy Sage Leaves, Salsa Verde and Basil Oil.

Location: Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch
Hours: Fri-Sun: 18h00-22h00 | Sun: 12h00-16h00 (Lunch) | Mon-Thurs: Group entries of 10 people or more by booking
Contact: 021 888 8000 | Facebook | Instagram

Rust En Vrede

Consistently a favourite in the Cape, Rust en Vrede seems to go from strength to strength. In terms of food — whatever you want, Rust en Vrede will have. Chef Fabio Daniel is at the helm of their kitchen and serves French cuisine with a contemporary twist. On offer they have a set six course menu or Experience Tasting, which are made up of expertly prepared, seasonal ingredients and paired with estate wines. Our favourite way to enjoy the beautiful wine farm is to go for lunch and stroll around in between mains and dessert.

Location: Annandale Road, Stellenbosch
Hours: Tue-Sat: from 18h30
Contact: 021 881 3757 | Facebook | Instagram

Taphuis at Lanzerac

best Stellenbosch restaurants on wine farms

Lanzerac is a stunning wine estate located in the heart of Stellenbosch and has a number of restaurants onsite. If you’re looking for a hearty meal — Taphuis, their gourmet pub-style offering is just the place. Taphuis serves up authentic South African dishes, like Skaapstertjies with Guava BBQ Dip, Black Garlic Mayo and Pickled Mustard Seeds; Biltong Gnocchi; Pampoen Poffertjies with Rooibos Salted Caramel, Crisp Rosemary and Cinnamon Amasi. A must-try wine farm restaurant in Stellenbosch.

Location: 19 Lanzerac Rd, Karindal, Stellenbosch
Hours: Mon-Sun: from 12h00
Contact: 021 887 1132 | Facebook | Instagram

Tokara Restaurant

Everything Tokara does is of the highest standard. From their wines to their food and their olive oil, everything is simply tip-top. Tokara Restaurant, headed by Chef Caroline Coetzee, has consistently turned out some of the best food in the country, with her refined take on ‘plaaskos’ cuisine (farm food). Their á la carte menu features home-grown organic produce. Menu options include Pan Seared Springbok Loin with Springbok Shank ‘Pot Pie’, Parsnip, Braised Pear & Local Whisky Infused Jus; and Spiced Poached Quince with Coconut, Rooibos, Olive Oil & Vanilla. They also have some exciting vegan and gluten-free options. Treat yourself to a beautifully plated lunch, with great wine and exquisite views.

Location: R310 Helshoogte Road, Banhoek Valley
Hours: Wed-Sun: 12h00-15h00 (Lunch) | Wed-Sat 18h00-21h00 (Dinner) | *Bookings are essential
Contact: 021 885 2550 | Facebook | Instagram

The Farmer’s Pantry at Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate

best Stellenbosch restaurants on wine farms

The Farmer’s Pantry at Brenaissance serves up fabulous food in a beautiful homely setting. This day-time eatery, located in the Stellenbosch Devon Valley, prides themselves producing quality food, using only the best local seasonal produce. Brunch-goers will want to order their Homestead Benedict, served on a bed of mixed farm greens and topped with rich smoked paprika Hollandaise. But, you definitely can’t leave without trying their famous thin-based pizzas, infused with rosemary (freshly picked from the garden), topped with homemade relish and melted mozzarella. After a wholesome meal with family and friends, take time to admire the plum orchards and savour some of their equally delicious wines.

Location: Devon Valley Rd, Stellenbosch
Hours: Fri- Sun: 08h00-16h00 | Breakfast: till 12h00 | Lunch: till 16h00
Contact: 060 303 9764 | Facebook | Instagram

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 of their delicious wines. Their Executive Chef, Brendan Stein, keeps the menu eclectic, honouring flavours and textures. You can expect cuisines from all around the world, from Thai Confit Duck Leg to Saffron and Prawn Risotto. Their menu is unpretentious and hearty, making for the perfect wine farm restaurant spot to while the afternoon away.

Location: Devon Valley Road
Hours: Tues-Sun: 12h00-17h00 (Lunch only)
Contact: 021 865 2022 | Facebook

The Vine Bistro at Glenelly

best Stellenbosch restaurants on wine farms

If you’re looking for some hearty, simple food after a day of exploring the Winelands, then The Vine Bistro at Glenelly Estate is the spot for you. The bistro is a little piece of France, with chic Parisian decor. They have an à la carte and seasonal menu, where you can choose to have two or three courses. The menu itself highlights South African local seasonal produce and features dishes such as Cured Franschhoek Salmon Trout, and Yellowfin Tuna Tartare with Spekboom Salad. Make sure to take your time here and enjoy some of the fine Glenelly wines with your meal. You can read more about Glenelly’s winemaker, Luke O’ Cuinneagain.

Location: Lelie Street, Idas Valley, Stellenbosch
Hours: Tue-Sun: 12h00-15h00 (Lunch) | Fri-Sat: 18h30-20h00 (Dinner)
Contact: 021 809 6444 | Facebook | Instagram

*Please note: operating hours are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change. 

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