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Rust en Vrede

Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 163 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Wonderful three hour dining experience at Rust en Vrede. Superb service and ambiance. We opted for six course tasting menu - well worthwhile. A number of other little surprises were also offered as part of the experience e.g. pre - dessert dessert! A "must" dining experience.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you are in Stellenbosch and looking forward to wine tasting accompanied by exceptionally delicious tenderloin steak in the shadow of oak trees in a vineyard, this is exactly the place you are looking for! The steak was really as scrumptious as the steak served in a French restaurant and we had a very good lunch at a reasonable price.... More

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Paarl, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Eating at Rust en Vrede is not just a meal, it is an experience. We went for our anniversary and were treated so beautifully. From the moment you walk toward the restuarant until they help you with your coat on departure, you are comfortable, relaxed and very welcome. We have honestly never ever had a food experience like this. Every... More

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Windhoek, Namibia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went there with my two sons and had the 4 course menu. Siri wanted us to walk over a hill, but Navigon found it easily. The security guard expected us by name which I found a nice touch. I don't drink and drive so can not comment on the wine at all. But the food was very nice, and they... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great Service and Dining Experience. While food was of a very high standard, I was expecting something exceptional. Highly recommended for a fine dining meal.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Rust en Vrede has been a firm favourite of mine for years now. The wine maker lunch only has the option of steak, with frites, side salad and a mustard butter. The steak is chalmar beef and comes with a glass of the excellend shiraz wine. It comes in at R200, and I would highly recommend combining with the full... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Visited in Feb2014 for dinner. Although we'd been told there was a three month waiting list the lovely people at Delaire Graff managed to get us a booking. From the moment we arrived the service was outstanding and although we've travelled extensively was up there amongst the best. The food was perfect and washed down by some sumptous red wine.All... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We arrived at the restaurant and before we were out of the car the Maitre'd was before us welcoming us by name. It just got better and better if that was at all possible. The staff were exemplary in their service, aware of your every need but unnoticed. We had the pairing meal and the wine and food complimented each... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

After trying to get into R&V for what feels like years, we finally made our way to dinner on a chilly and wet Stellenbosch winters evening. Decor was more rustic than I had anticipated, but is lifted by the elegance of the personalized crockery and fine stemware. Service is exceptional, getting the balance right of being attentive but not obtrusive.... More

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Thundersley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Words cannot express our love for this winery and restaurant. From the moment we arrive to the end of the evening, we are spoilt, served, feasted and wined to perfection. Staff are beautifully trained, views of the vineyard magnificent and the food is the best we have had almost anywhere in the world, including Franschhoek! Our annual visit is the... More

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