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Dornier Bodega

Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 8800557
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Ranked #23 of 163 restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Tapas, Vegetarian, Winery
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
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 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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84% Recommend
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English first
Durbanville, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Mountains , vineyards , lawns , stunning spot . Food , was wasn't fantastic , wine ....OK value for money , yes . But be prepared to wait , service not fantastic . If you are very adventurous , still do not make the mistake of ordering the beetroot risotto . This will not work on any planet.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

The menu does not offer to many options but there is something for everyone. Most of the Dornier wines are available by the glass. Choose from a starter and main, or main and dessert for R175 per person.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant several times in the past and always been happy with the food and service. On our recent visit however we felt that the food was rather overpriced. Two courses (in my case, soup and a burger) for R175 seems a bit over the top. We also missed the lovely basket of fresh breads that... More

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Cape Town
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Spectacular view of the mountain. The verandah would be ideal but we choose a rainy day and sat indoors looking at the walls instead. The service was excellent, ask for Michaela who was sharp and attentive without being intrusive. The atmosphere is relaxed and the wine and food superb. We chose a seven year old merlot R130 which is the... More

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Ryde, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We opted for Dornier Bodega restaurant to meet with some family over lunch. The place has an amazing view over their lawn with the mountains in the background. The booking went smoothly. Unfortunately for us on the day of our lunch it was cold and rainy so we sat inside. They had a little trouble with their fireplace and the... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We were a table of 8. The wine tasting was professional. The meal was a different story. For the first course 3 starters were served then 5 minutes later 4 more - the last starter arrived when everyone else had finished eating their first course. When the mains were served it was almost the same: 4 guests were served, the... More

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Cape Town
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The staff were most helpful in trying to correct the problems we endured on a previous visit and invited us back for a re-appraisal. We didn't go on the "Seafood Special Day" as previously but a week-day lunch would be a good test. The resulting warm welcomes, excellent explanations by the staff of the menus, certainly placed us in a... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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146 reviews 146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This really is a nice venue situated in a very beautiful valley and ideally suited for children with a massive play area. I only went back because my Grand daughter could enjoy the play area! The menu is exactly the same as my previous visit, no changes and no specials of the day. Still I had a very nice springbok... More

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Boston, MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed a lunch here. They had a special on the seafood food platter the day we visited. It was exceptional value for money. The food was delicious and the wines paired very well. We were visiting with friends who live locally and I am glad they brought us here. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

No wonder wine and food are at best here. Me and my family love to get away and enjoy good food and wines at reasonable prices. The white wines are some of the best in the world.

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