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Rust en Vrede

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Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 348
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  • 59
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 2
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Simply wonderful

I can honestly say that this was one of the best meals we have ever had, and we have eaten at some excellent restaurants! Rust en Vrede is located in a lovely, peaceful setting. The welcome was genuinely warm. I had told the restaurant that it was my husband's birthday and they gave us a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
travelhappy111
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I can honestly say that this was one of the best meals we have ever had, and we have eaten at some excellent restaurants! Rust en Vrede is located in a lovely, peaceful setting. The welcome was genuinely warm. I had told the restaurant that it was my husband's birthday and they gave us a wonderful table overlooking the beautiful... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I have been here twice before in prior visits to the area and was not disappointed. We had the 4 course meal and based on a previous review chose the Rust en Vrede 2009 Single Vineyard Shiraz. It was spectacular and set the standard for other wines on my trip. It is not cheap, but you won't soon forget it.

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Zutphen, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

From arrival until departure Rust en Vrede is all about perfection. Lovely ambiance, great personalised service, a sommelier whom knows what he is talking about and a wine list to dream about. But above all an excellent cuisine. Our compliments to the executive Chef. In Europe this would be 2 Michelin stars.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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101 reviews 101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is in a different class of its own, even by international standards. I'm quite sure it would be high Michelin quality if given the opportunity. We were welcomed and offered a pre-dinner drink on the verandah with beautiful views of the wine estate prior to being escorted into the restaurant. There are only a few tables but the... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Visited Rust en Vrede for dinner on my honeymoon. The building and setting are incredible and make a great first impression. We had a glass of champagne on the terrace before going inside and the views over the vineyards were terrific. We had the 6 course tasting menu with wine flight. The food was incredible as was the wine (variety... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We just returned from a fabulous dinner. We are spoiled travellers and diners and we exteemely impressed by the quality of th Menu and food presemtation as well as the attention to detail and service. John the Chef deserves at kear onr Michelin startijf the would ever travel to South Africa. As they say :Fault le detour! Thanks John and... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

what an amazing experience,service is superb,crayfish stupendous,just an all round fantastic experience,compared with the best of them,may even be the leader!

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Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were lucky enough to have been invited to this restaurant, tucked away a few kilometers off the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. It's brilliant! The staff are wonderful: professional, courteous, attentive (without being 'in your face') and the food is simply divine. We had a four course menu - very imaginatve and prettily presented - but the flavours... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lovely athmosphere, excellent food and wine. We had the 6 courses tasting menu with wine paring. Make sure that You need to have taxi after a menu like that.

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Bremen, Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Through stroke of luck, we got reservations at Rust en Vrede on Valentine's day. What a perfect experience. The service was the best and most attentive we have had in SA so far. And the food and wine pairings were delicious. Sitting right next to the kitchen made it into an evenings theater. They deserve their top ratings.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?