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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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Fabulous

one of the most beautiful farms and without saying the best wine, their lunch is also a treat steak, chips and a glass of Syrah! My best

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Elmarie B
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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

one of the most beautiful farms and without saying the best wine, their lunch is also a treat steak, chips and a glass of Syrah! My best

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Loved our dinner at this fine dining restaurant. Got excellent advice on menu selections and wine pairings from our very young but experienced waitress. Her service made for a relaxing but elegant evening.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

One of the top restaurants in the Cape - great service, innovative varied menu, great presentation. Nothing that stands out as exceptional though. We had a wonderful evening in any event - the four course menu with a bottle of wine is absolutely sufficient, and there is more variety to choose from. We missed out on the views as this... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

The food was exceptional. The wine out of this world. The scenery breathtaking. The service exquisite.

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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The tasting room is beautifully remodeled mixing modern architecture with a classic Stellenbosh feel. The staff is knowledgeable and attentive. To top it all off the wine is excellent. Several tasting wines score over 90 points.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Rust en Vrede was the 2nd restaurant I booked as soon as our trip was confirmed. It definitely builds anticipation given that only dinner is served at the restaurant. We were greeted warmly and selected the 4 course menu. Divine. My husband and I picked off each other's plates like newly released convicts. The worst part of the evening was... More 

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Cape Town
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A lovely experience with delightful dishes served. The staff are very professional and the chef is able to come up with some interesting dishes. I would recommend this experience.

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San Antonio, Texas
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

"Do you understand how this works?" That is what our sommelier said to us when he presented us with their wine bible. We collectively had the urge to reply with the same question, but not being sure if there was something more, perhaps something special or surprising, we said, “Please enlighten us.” And so went the rest of the night.... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The estate has lovely grounds - though there was a little bit of construction when we visited, the staff was attentive and polite, food was intriguing, well balanced and beautifully presented. We asked for a special table and were seated by the window where we could enjoy the scenery as we ate. Overall a very nice experience.

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175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I was blown away by a recent visit to this restaurant. The service is out of this world and some of the best I have ever had! The salmon and soufflé is to die for and John Shuttleworth proves why he is one of SA's most celebrated chefs. I can honestly say this has been my most positive overall experience... More 

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Additional Information about Rust en Vrede

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

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
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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