Best Restaurants in Stellenbosch


$$$$ 50 Dorp Street, 7600, Stellenbosch
African Casual Dining
An intimate space in an oak-beamed building with just 30 seats, Eike is a giant of Cape Town's gourmet scene. Bertus Basson, at the helm of six other African restaurants, delves deep into his childhood memories in experimental set menus that celebrate local ingredients and culture.


$$$$ Hidden Valley Wines, Annandale Rd, 7600, Stellenbosch
International Fine dining
0verture restaurant, Bertus’ first restaurant, is the main restaurant on the foothills of the Helderberg Mountain, where it found a home at Hidden Valley Wines. From humble beginnings in 2007, Overture has soon become a destination for great food, service and wines and has won numerous accolades. Overture celebrates and champions South African produce – like ethically-sourced fish and organic maize. Bertus, Head Chef Drikus Brink, and the kitchen team aim to serve honest, simple, produce-driven cocking based on classical techniques. In Bertus’ words: “At Overture, you will not see any awards in the restaurant, as the cooking should speak for itself”.

Clos Malverne Wine Estate Restaurant

$$$$ Devon Valley Rd, 7600, Stellenbosch
International European Fine dining
We invite you to join us at the Restaurant Clos Malverne for the ultimate Food and Wine Experience. Our Restaurant offers an utterly enjoyable intimate, and friendly dining experience in unpretentious but beautiful surroundings. It is not surprising that the bulk of our clientele is people who have been here before and their friends and colleagues who have recommended it. As you dine, you and your guests will enjoy an unbelievable vista of the softly sweeping vineyards and rolling hills of Devon Valley - so reminiscent of their English counterparts - and the pastel-coloured mountains behind them. It is an incomparable view that will help create a pleasurable and utterly memorable experience.

The Fat Butcher

$$$$ 1 Van Riebeeck St, Stellenbosch Central, 7600, Stellenbosch
International Casual Dining
At The Fat Butcher, the food is unique, the restaurant ambience is warm and inviting, and your experience eating will surely be memorable.

Helena's Restaurant @ Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel And Spa

$$$$ 33 Church St, Stellenbosch Central, 7600, Stellenbosch
African International Fine dining
Helena's Restaurant at Coopmanhuijs aims to serve heritage food with finesse, often with subtle twists in detail, thereby turning the familiar into the spectacular. The menu is designed to reflect the bounty of the Boland, with a specific emphasis on freshness and food provenance.

Mont Marie Restaurant

$$$$ Blaauwklippen Rd, 7600, Stellenbosch
French European Fine dining Pizzeria
In the lap of casual luxury, Mont Marie offers amazing food, wine, and family experience in a spectacular country setting in the heart of the Blaauwklippen Valley. Using only the freshest ingredients, Chef Pieter Vlok adds authentic flavours to a variety of mouth-watering dishes full of South African personality.

Delaire Graff Restaurant

$$$$ Delaire Graff Estate, Helshoogte Rd, Banhoek, 7600, Stellenbosch
French European Fine dining
Delaire restaurant is situated at the winery and overlooks the Franschhoek Valley. It offers approachable fine food with fresh and vibrant flavours. Guests can dine on the terrace under a canopy of pin oak trees or within the spectacular interiors designed by the interior architect and decorator David Collins, whilst enjoying the breathtaking views Delaire allows of the Stellenbosch Valley and Mountains. The signature dishes include Pickled Beetroot Carpaccio with goat's cheese fritters, Crayfish Lasagne with king oyster mushrooms, and Pistachio Nougat served with rose geranium ice cream.

Indochine At Delaire Graff Estate

$$$$ Delaire Graff Estate, Helshoogte Rd, 7600, Stellenbosch
Asian Fine dining
Asian-inspired cuisine at Indochine Indochine At Delaire Graff Estate is an evocative, fine dining theatre where delicate flavours come alive, and each dish is synonymous with vitality, wellness and healthy living. Discover Asian tapas turned into an art form, or experience a tea ceremony and find signature dishes like pork belly and duck with everything served to create an all-sensory dining experience.

Guardian Peak Winery & Grill

$$$ Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch NU, 7600, Stellenbosch
International Mediterranean Premium Casual
Guardian Peak Winery & Grill, situated amidst the rolling hills of Stellenbosch, South Africa's premier wine region, offers a harmonious blend of exquisite wines and expertly grilled cuisine. This destination combines the rustic charm of a traditional winery with the sophisticated flair of a contemporary grill house, providing visitors with a uniquely immersive vineyard experience. The setting of Guardian Peak is genuinely picturesque, featuring panoramic views of the Stellenbosch mountains and vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see. The architecture is a thoughtful blend of modern and traditional design, with expansive glass walls allowing for unobstructed views of the natural beauty outside. At the same time, the interior exudes a warm and inviting ambience with wood finishes and elegant, comfortable seating. At the heart of the experience is the Grill, which emphasises simple, high-quality ingredients cooked to perfection. The menu at Guardian Peak Winery & Grill features prime cuts of meat, fresh seafood, and seasonal vegetables, all grilled to enhance their natural flavours. The signature dishes, such as the succulent rib-eye steak and the fresh, locally sourced trout, are paired with the winery's wines, creating perfect harmony between food and drink.

Basic Bistro

$$ 31 Church St, Stellenbosch Central, 7600, Stellenbosch
African Premium Casual Bistrot
Basic Bistro, nestled in the historic heart of Stellenbosch, South Africa, is far from ordinary despite its name. This charming eatery offers a cosy retreat from the bustling town centre, providing a warm, welcoming atmosphere where locals and visitors can enjoy hearty, comforting meals. Known for its laid-back vibe and rustic charm, Basic Bistro is a favourite among those seeking a genuine taste of Stellenbosch's culinary delights. The interior of Basic Bistro exudes a quaint, homely feel with its wooden furnishings, soft lighting, and eclectic decor that includes vintage items and local art. The small, intimate setting creates a social environment that encourages diners to relax and linger over their meals. An outdoor seating area offers a pleasant al fresco dining experience, perfect for enjoying the mild Stellenbosch weather and watching the world go by. Basic Bistro's menu celebrates local flavours and ingredients, focusing on simple, well-prepared dishes that are satisfying and comforting. The cuisine combines contemporary and traditional, from gourmet burgers and fresh salads to indulgent pasta and locally inspired specialities. The restaurant takes pride in using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and nuts, ensuring that each dish is delicious and also supports local producers.

Knorhoek Restaurant

$$ Knorhoek Road, R44, 7605, Stellenbosch
African International Mediterranean Casual Dining Premium Casual
Knorhoek Restaurant & Wine Farm, located in the scenic valley of Stellenbosch, South Africa, is a captivating destination that combines the rich heritage of winemaking with a superb culinary tradition. Set against the stunning backdrop of lush vineyards and the rugged beauty of the surrounding mountains, this family-owned estate offers a tranquil escape into the world of fine wines and exquisite dining. The architecture of Knorhoek captures the rustic charm of Cape Dutch tradition. Its historic buildings are beautifully preserved and integrated into a landscape that exudes timeless elegance. The restaurant itself is housed in a renovated barn, where the original wood beams and stone walls have been lovingly restored, creating an atmosphere that is both authentic and inviting. Dining at Knorhoek reflects the bounty of the region. The menu is crafted to highlight seasonal ingredients and showcase the flavours of the local terroir. Specializing in contemporary South African cuisine, the kitchen produces dishes that are both sophisticated and satisfying, often paired with Knorhoek’s own award-winning wines. Signature dishes may include succulent Karoo lamb, freshly caught line fish, and a variety of vegetarian options, all prepared with a commitment to quality and creativity.

Tokara Restaurant

$$ Tokara Wine Estate, Off R310 Helshoogte Road, Banhoek Valley, 7600, Stellenbosch
International European Casual Dining Premium Casual
Tokara Restaurant, situated atop the rolling hills of Stellenbosch, South Africa, is a beacon of fine dining, where innovative cuisine meets breathtaking scenery. Located on the esteemed Tokara Wine Estate, renowned for its award-winning wines, the restaurant offers a luxurious gastronomic experience that encapsulates the essence of the Cape Winelands. The architecture of Tokara Restaurant is a masterpiece in itself, combining modern elegance with natural elements. Its design uses glass walls and sleek, contemporary lines, allowing unobstructed views of the vineyards, olive groves, and distant mountains. The interior is refined and sophisticated, with art installations and stylish decor that reflect the artistic essence of the estate. Chef Caroline Coetzee leads the culinary team at Tokara, and her cuisine approach is rooted in local traditions and inspired by global influences. The menu at Tokara changes seasonally, designed around the freshest local produce and the boldest flavours. Each dish is a work of art, meticulously crafted to enhance the ingredients' natural flavours. Signature dishes may include locally sourced game, fresh seafood from the nearby coast, and various creative vegetarian options.
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