Restaurant Recommendations

We are happy to share our knowledge of the local restaurants with you. It must be stressed that these recommendations are based purely on our own experiences. 

Please let us know if we can assist you with making a reservation.


Decameron’s philosophy on food is about authentic Italian dishes simply prepared from quality ingredients and fresh produce. Inside, the walls are decked with a massive array of paintings and prints of Italian origin and the Renaissance period.

Plein Street – 4 min walk – tel 021 883 3331

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The new kid on the block with the famous chef, Bertus Basson, at the helm. The menu celebrates South African cuisine inspired by Bertus’ childhood memories.

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This authentic Japanese Sushi restaurant offers its visitors a delicious slice into typical everyday Japanese cuisine while soaking up the Stellenbosch vibe.

De Wet Center, corner of Bird and Church Streets – 7 min walk – tel 021 887 5699

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Fat Butcher

This upmarket Steakhouse is just a 3-minute walk from our doorstep.

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Helena's Restaurant

Rediscover the flavours and textures of good, honest food – which lie in the heart of South African cuisine. Some of the items on the menu are Quail, Lamb Rib Chops and Franschhoek Salmon Trout.

On Church street tel 021 883-3132

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Hussar Grill

Award winning Steakhouse! A choice of carefully aged cuts of beef, game and venison available in the country in a refined yet warm ambience. Booking is essential.

Plein Street – 7 min walk – tel 021 882 8088

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The celebrated chef of Jordan Restaurant, George Jardine, opened his dream restaurant in Stellenbosch. This is a fantastic fine dining venue with seasonally inspired beautiful food and the characteristic George touches.

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Stellenbosch Kitchen

Stellenbosch Kitchen is situated at The Stellenbosch Hotel. Serving classic dishes from around the globe. Terrace seating is also available.

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Asta Italian Restaurant

Expect unpretentious plates of Italian classics. Begin with a panzanella or a few of the delicious vegetarian-friendly bruschettas. With starters dispatched, your choice is simple: pizza or pasta, and neither will disappoint.

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Basic Bistro

Be sure to make a booking or arrive early.  This is a very cosy, intimate restaurant where you can have a great meal with an affordable price tag. They offer fantastic burgers, pasta dishes and steak.

Church street – 5min walk – tel 021 883 3629

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De Vrije Burger

After the success of The Deck at Hidden Valley, Bertus and Mareli decided that such a great burger recipe needs to be celebrated. So they opened De Vrije Burger – the home of great burgers and fries in Stellenbosch. De Vrije Burger keeps it simple, but amazing.

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Lebanese Cuisine at its best with the man'ousche (Lebanese wrap) being the signature dish. Vibrant side walk café with a very entertaining chef.

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Great atmosphere, good wine, tasty bites to eat, and beautifully and centrally located right off Church Street. Definitely a nice place to go for a drink before dinner.

Oude Bank Building, Corner Church & Bird Street

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The Brampton Studio is a stylish, chic and intimate venue in the heart of Stellenbosch.

11 Church Street, Stellenbosch

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Beyerskloof Wynbar

Beyerskloof Wynbar is well-known for their American style grilled cheese with thick farm-style bread and a customer favourite is a camembert, mozzarella and pinotage salami sandwich with a secret ingredient.

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Java Café

This Stellenbosch institution offers variety of light meals, good coffee and a small internet café at the back of the restaurant.

Church Street – 7 min walk

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Gives the term “tea garden” true meaning!

University Botanical Garden – diagonally across from Bonne Esperance

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