Stellenbosch Restaurant Recommodations

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. We are swayed neither by advertising claims nor promotional hype.

Again these are restaurants we enjoy patronizing!

It is mostly necessary to make a reservation at these restaurants listed overleaf; particularly should you wish to have a table between 7 and 9pm. On making reservation you will probably be asked a contact address and telephone number.

Our telephone number is 021 887 0225

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.

Open daily – Lunch & Dinner

Church street – 5min walk – tel 021 883 3629

The Big Easy

The Big Easy

This grande old Cape Dutch house has been gently and tastefully renovated and refreshed to provide the home for Ernie Els’s new signature eating spot. Then plan to enjoy the delicious taste of laid-back luxury served with a hint of history.

Open daily – Lunch & Dinner

Dorp Street – 15 min walk – tel 021 887 3462


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.

Mon – Sat, Lunch and Dinner 11:00 till late.

Plein Street – 4 min walk – tel 021 883 3331


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

Monday to Saturday Lunch: 11:00 - 15:00, Dinner: 17:00pm – 22:00pm

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

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.

Mon to Saturday 11:00-23:00 – Lunch and Dinner

Plein Street – 7 min walk – tel 021 882 8088


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

Monday to Saturday – Lunch & Dinner (closed btw 15:00 & 18:00)

Andringa Street – 6 min walk – tel 021 886 7545

Oppie Dorp

Restaurant with a smaller menu that changes frequently that features something for everyone. They also have a great wine list with excellent service and a great ambience. Booking is essential.

Monday to Sunday 12:00 till 22:00.

137 Dorp Street – 10 minute walk – tel 021 883 3889

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. This restaurant also one of the only two restaurants (Oppie Dorp being the other) in the city centre to feature on Tripadvisor as one of the top 10 restaurants of the Stellenbosch area

Monday – Sunday

On Church street tel 021 883-3132


Wijnhuis has been serving excellent food and top-class wine since 1997. They mainly serve light Mediterranean dishes as well as daily specials that are made with the freshest and healthiest ingredients. They also sell a small selection of wines in their wine shop.

Wed – Mon Dinner: 18h45 – Late, Wed - Mon Lunch: 12h00 - 14h30

Corner of Church and Andringa Street, 6 min walk – tel 021 887 5844

Wine Bars & Bars


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.

Monday – Sat 12:00 – 20:00

Oude Bank Building, Corner Church & Bird Street


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

Monday - Saturday: 10:00 – 19:00

11 Church Street, Stellenbosch


Contemporary craft beer bar and eatery. This is nice option if you are looking for pre-dinner drinks or something light and casual.

Monday to Thursday 15:00 – 21:30, Friday and Saturday 12:00 - 21.30

Corner of Church and Andringa Street

Coffee and Light Lunches


Gives the term “tea garden” true meaning!

University Botanical Garden – diagonally across from Bonne Esperance

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

Green Gate

Lunch buffet – healthy, sumptuous and fresh! Good coffee and cake (especially the baklava!) Indoors or al fresco under the oak trees.

Ryneveld Street – 5 min walk


Famous for their cinnamon bun, this young, vibrant and energetic eatery is a lovely lunch spot – Ryneveld Street – 5 min walk

Schoon de Companje

Saving the best for last. A must for lunch of charcuterie, local cheeses and artisan breads. They also have a lovely wine cellar and a craft beer bar.

At the end of Church street – 8 min walk