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Dornier Bodega

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Mediterranean, Tapas, Vegetarian, Winery
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Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 0557
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11:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Part of the Dornier Wine Estate, this is a great place to enjoy the best...
Part of the Dornier Wine Estate, this is a great place to enjoy the best in life. Spend time with your family on the generous verandah and pair some great Stellenbosch wines with dishes from a creative seasonal menu.You can taste our wines at the table or at the Wine Lounge in the same building.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Suberb place with a view

My family enjoyed a great lunch at Bodega. Have been there several times, but the food and service is still outstanding. Our waiter smiled from the moment we arrived. Our 4 year old son enjoyed the playground while we enjoyed our delicious lunch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
Jurgen1978
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW

My family enjoyed a great lunch at Bodega. Have been there several times, but the food and service is still outstanding. Our waiter smiled from the moment we arrived. Our 4 year old son enjoyed the playground while we enjoyed our delicious lunch.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We visited your restaurant alot because it is kiddie friendly and the food is great. After today, and how your staff handled a situation and treated us we will never visit your restaurant again. It is not kiddie friendly and the manner in which you handle your customers is shocking!

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

After returning for the 2. time (first time was excellent) we were very disappointed about service - received after more than 1 hour the first course - which was also not standard according to price and description. Service was as well not up to standard, slow and not to be seen at the table.

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Cape Town
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Hadn't been here for some time & always enjoyed the ambience & food. Very disappointed on our recent visit. The ambience seated outside on the veranda is the same & the service pleasant & attentive, The food, however, was disappointing to say the least. Our starters of flammkutchen & cheese with figs were fine but not the mains. My wife... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

What a wonderful place for a wine tasting and a relaxing lunch. 18 people for lunch and everything that came out tasted wonderful and was in plentiful supply. The surroundings only added to the day, a winery and restaurant not to be missed.

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Pretoria
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

What a lovely, easy-going, child-friendly restaurant in an amazingly beautiful setting! We were two families who went for a sunday lunch at Dornier in Jan 2015 with 8 children between us. We had a very relaxing time and delicious food. I felt, however that the food was highly overpriced and that is the only negative that I can say about... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Although it does take a while to receive the food, the tapas we had at Bodega were fantastic! Really enjoyed them and will definitely go back there! The view that Dornier offers is amazing and the wine is yummy. Love this wine estate!

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

After careful selection based on the venue and its supposedly good reputation we booked for a large group for my mother's 75th birthday celebration lunch. What a mistake! We were told to arrive at midday, and although the small kids were fortunately served very early, and we had some starters about an hour and a half after the order, we... More 

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Wilderness, South Africa
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Dornier Bodega was recommended to us by a former member of the staff, who described the food as fresh and seasonal in a lovely setting. The setting was delightful, service was ok, but the food was boring. The fillet was cooked appropriately, but certainly not as interesting as you would expect in a reasonable steakhouse. Was accompanied by a boring... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We absolutely loved visiting Dornier in January 2014. The staff is amazing, there knowledge in wine is excellent and the service is incredible. The food is world class. I would like to go back every day! The kids area is great and entertaining.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 880 0557

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 17
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas, Vegetarian, Winery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

Part of the Dornier Wine Estate, this is a great place to enjoy the best in life. Spend time with your family on the generous verandah and pair some great Stellenbosch wines with dishes from a creative seasonal menu.You can taste our wines at the table or at the Wine Lounge in the same building.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?