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Dornier Bodega

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Winery, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Tapas
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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Awesome lunch spot to chill in the Cape Winelands

Went for lunch on a Monday which is not always the best day to visit any resteraunt. Good menu range and good food. A couple of items were not available which to me indicates they source fresh food in smaller quantities rather than bulk frozen foods. Service was very goods, wines excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
XoshaMoya
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Durban South africa
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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197 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went to have lunch at Dornier's. It is an absolutely beautiful place. From their terrace you have a magnificent view over the vineyards and mountains. You can sit in the shade but also partly in the sun. When it's getting too hot, they actually spray mist onto the terrace which was most welcome by us. The food is also... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

An annual Family Easter luncheon treat was the reason to take a drive to the winelands away from the city buzz. Our host found the Easter special on the website. On arrival, the mountain vista was beautiful. We were met by two courteous staff members at the terrace reception table. Wind - inside or out was an option - we... More 

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Cape Town
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Previous review was a 5 star one. This time, We waited over 2 hours for our meal. One order was completely wrong. To be fair, they comped the wrong order. However, we will never return..

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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

5 of us met up for lunch on a Wednesday in March, the seafood special was on, basically more seafood than you can eat at half price, no debate we ordered two of them, two of us had a 12 hour flight to catch that evening so we tried to invoke quantity control, waste of time, the food was delicious... More 

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Durban South africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Went for lunch on a Monday which is not always the best day to visit any resteraunt. Good menu range and good food. A couple of items were not available which to me indicates they source fresh food in smaller quantities rather than bulk frozen foods. Service was very goods, wines excellent especally the Malbac and the setting is awesome... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 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
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18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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 16 - 21
  • Cuisine: Winery, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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?