Restaurant Recommendations

We are pleased to share our knowledge of the local restaurants with you. Stellenbosch is known for its fine wine, hospitality and great food. These recommendations are based purely on our own experiences, but we hope these suggestions assist you in choosing a memorable place to dine.

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Our Restaurant Recommendations

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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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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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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De Warenmarkt

Just down the road from us is De Warenmarkt. Situated in a cherished 18th century historical building, this restaurant offers a deliciously extensive menu from meats, crepes, baked goods, craft beer, coffee, fresh Saldanha Bay oysters, sparkling Simonsig MCC & so much more. 

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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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Fat Butcher

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

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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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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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Gives the term “tea garden” true meaning!

University Botanical Garden – diagonally across from Bonne Esperance

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