Restaurants to Visit – or ‘Things to Do’ Updated!

We are spending the next few months in and around the Stellenbosch/Cape Town area and will be eating out, going out for drinks, going to markets, music events etc as much as possible. At the moment we go out for lunch and/or dinner 2-3 times per week and I will be reviewing the restaurants we go to; bars and other events are more spur of the moment but I will review these as well. To plan ahead and get a better idea of restaurants to go to, I’ve compiled a list of places in no particular order that I’d like to visit in the coming months but I need your help – please comment or tweet (@ElsaReviews) to add your suggestions! At the moment the list is very Stellenbosch-centric so I need some suggestions for Cape Town and further afield!

The list will initially be ordered in terms of distance from Stellenbosch town centre, rather than categorised by cuisine – I will try to make this more intelligent so that you can click on categories etc. as I go along. Unless stated otherwise, restaurants are in or around Stellenbosch. Clicking on the restaurant name will take you to the restaurant’s website, while reviews are provided by me.

Restaurant Category / Best For Reviews / Contact
Helena’s Restaurant Informal Lunch, Formal Dinner Review
+27 (0)21 883 8207
Decameron Italian Restaurant Italian Favourites, Veal, Pizza +27 (0)21 883 3331
Hussar Grill Steak, Venison, Sitting Outside Review
+27 (0)21 882 8088
Schoon de Companje Sitting Outside Review
+27 (0)21 883 2187
Bukhara Indian, Special Occasion +27 (0)21 882 9133
Oppie Dorp Steak, Interesting Menu, Pizza Review
+27 (0)21 883 3889
Asta Italian Restaurant Authentic Italian, Sitting Outside, Pizza Review
+27 (0)21 887 7300
The Big Easy Traditional, Steak, Fish, Wine +27 (0)21 887 3462
The New Blue
Orange
Breakfast & Lunch, Sitting Outside, Free WiFi Review
+27 (0)21 887 2052
De Akker Pub, Burgers, Affordable +27 (0) 21 883 3512
Innie Bosch Informal, Burgers, Interesting +27 (0)21 886 7077
Homestyle Eatery Breakfast & Lunch Only +27 (0)21 882 8316
The Trumpet Tree Bar, Pizza, Burgers +27 (0)21 883 8379
Gino’s Italian, Affordable, Popular +27 (0)21 887 9786
Dorp Street Deli Breakfast, Burgers, Beer Review
+27 (0)21 886 8807
Simply Asia Thai Chain Restaurant, Noodles Review
+27 (0)21 886 7382
Pane e Vino Italian, Lunch Only, Grappa +27 (0)21 883 8312
La Romantica Steak, Pizza, Burgers, Beer +27 (0)21 880 0601
Mont Marie Breakfast, Lunch, Fine Dining Dinner +27 (0)21 880 0777
La Pineta Italian, Traditional, Pizza Review
+27 (0)21 880 0293
Rust en Vrede Steak Lunch, Fine Dining Review
+27 (0)21 881 3757
Guardian Peak Steak, Bistro Review
+27 (0)21 881 3899
Overture at Hidden Valley Fine Dining, Views +27 (0)21 880 2721
Sansibar at Asara Bar, Lunch, Views Review
+27 (0)21 888 8000
Raphael’s at Asara Formal, Views +27 (0)21 888 8000
Barrique Traditional, Lunch & Dinner +27 (0)21 881 3001
Hudson’s at Vredenheim Breakfast, Lunch, Views, Big Cats Preview
+27 (0)21 881 3590
Buena Vista Social Cafe Cuban, Drinks Review
+27 (0)21 855 4454
Cucina di Giovanni
at Eikendal
Italian, Steak, Family Friendly +27 (0)21 855 5033
Equus at Cavalli Fine Dining, Bistro Lunch Review
+27 (0)21 855 3218
Lekke Neh
at Weltevreden
Informal, Bistro +27 (0)21 889 6588
Clos Malverne Lunch Only, Fine Dining +27 (0)21 865 2022
Flavours at Devon
Valley Hotel
Traditional, Views +27 (0)21 865 2012
Postcard Cafe
at Stark Condé
Breakfast, Lunch, Wed-Sun,
Booking Advised
Review
+27 (0)21 861 7703
Bistro 13 Breakfast, Bistro, Fine Dining Review
+27 (0)21 881 3044
Somerbosch Bistro Breakfast & Lunch, Bistro +27 (0)21 855 3615
Overgaauw Restaurant Lunch Fri-Sun +27 (0)79 904 2995
Hillcrest Berry Farm Breakfast & Lunch +27 (0)21 885 1629
Towerbosch at
Knorhoek
Lunch Wed-Fri, Sunday
Country Feast
Review
+27 (0)21 865 2114
Lust Bistro & Bakery
Simondium
Breakfast & Lunch,
Dinner Wed & Fri
+27 (0)21 874 8155
Rupert & Rothschild
Vignerons

Simondium
Lunch Mon-Sat, Wine & Food Pairings Review
+27 (0)21 874 1648
Creation Wines
Hemel en Aarde
Wine Tastings &
Food Pairings
Review
+27 (0)28 212 1107

The list is constantly changing and growing, so please comment and tell me your favourite restaurants that I should visit and review. I am not that much into fine dining so I know there are quite a few well known restaurants missing from this list….

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5 thoughts on “Restaurants to Visit – or ‘Things to Do’ Updated!

    1. Hi, that’s awesome! I’m sure CT has loads to offer as well – I’m actually considering moving to CT for a couple of months just to eat and drink, though I’m not sure my waistline would handle it too well! Let me know your favourites in CT so I can add them to my list as I go along!

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