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All 163 Stellenbosch Restaurants

Rust en Vrede

Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 163 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Fallbrook, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I ate here as part of our honeymoon and we agreed that this was not only the best dinner of our trip, but one of the best dinners of our lives. The food was inventive and plated so beautifully. We are still talking about the sweet corn souffle we had for dessert. In terms of service, this... More

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Palo Alto, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This was a wonderful dining experience - from the welcoming staff, to the calmly beautiful and simple surroundings, to the wonderful food. We went for the four course meal (six is also an option). I started with fois gras prepared three ways - each subtle, complex and delicious. My wife started with "marron" (a sort of shellfish) in a beautiful... More

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Warrnambool, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This restaurant has a great romantic atmosphere with excellent service. We had the tasting menu with matching wines, the food was excellent and the matching wines although sometimes a little unconventional worked well. It would be churlish to give this restaurant less than five because the food was excellent. However having eaten at so many wonderful places in South Africa... More

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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Rust en Vrede for dinner at their superb restaurant in the old wine cellar. There is something mysterious about walking along the pathway to the restaurant. Even with construction of the new tasting room going on, it feels as though you are being transported into a different world. Perhaps the personal welcome, before the double glass doors are opened and... More

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East London, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Overrated, pretentious, poor quality food, and poor management. Food was salty, dry gnocchi, all 4 meals of very poor quality, this was pointed out to the waiter, In a polite manner, we received no feed back from management or the waiter. They all look and act in a superior manner, like take it or leave it, menu old news. Wines... More

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Venlo, The Netherlands
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Got a last-minute reservation at Rust en Vrede during our stay in Stellenbosch and was not disappointed. Their six-course menu was very nice and had some surprising combinations with the accompanying wines. One mistake in one of the dishes was adequately taken care of by the hostess.

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Southern England
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We can see why this restaurant is no 1 in the region. Excellent food (without being over pretentious), wine (great sommelier) and service. Tip for those with small appetites - eat sparingly of the early courses so you can really enjoy the main and dessert.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Great venue and perfect setting. We each had the 4 course menu and chose some real jems from the wine list too! Service was flawless throughout and needless to say the food was a amazing. Only imperfection, they don't serve SA Cap Classique! We will be back !

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I have visited Rust & Vrede twice this year and I am so impressed with their attention to detail and level of service not to mention Chef John Shuttleworth's amazing menu. The sommelier is well versed and it was refreshing for me that he actually listened to my taste but "pushed" me a bit to venture closer to the chardonnay... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Rusrt en Vrede is one of those restaurants where one really feels being a guest. The service is flawless and still very freindly and personal. The sommelier knows his job so does the rest of the staff. The quality of the food and the presentation on the plate are of a high standard. So if you in the neighbourhood please... More

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Address: Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch

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