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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
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW 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
2 reviews
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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Food was excellent Service was pleasant and from entering until leaving we were spoiled Genuine deserves a best restaurant award We had a 2008 blend wine from the wine farm , and was excellent Price not for the fainted heart Great for a spoil

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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135 reviews 135 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was a truly 'wow' factor experience. It is easy to see how this establishment has received the awards, accolades and high praise from many including Eating Out. From the moment you approach the beautifully lit restaurant from the car park, you are concious that service and attention to detail are taken seriously. The staff go that extra mile to... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Excellent from start to finish. A treat from start to finish. The rust en vrede Cabernet Sauvignon was out of this world and so was the food.

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Falsterbo, Skåne County, Sweden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

In short it was close to Nirvana, food, service, atmosphere & wine rolled into one!!! Nose, mouth & eyes totally satisfied!

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Although we had our special celebration on a Tuesday night, the restaurant was almost fully booked. The meals were outstanding and the service excellent. We will gladly visit again

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Western Cape, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Enjoying a very limited lunchtime menu was at first slightly off-putting, however the quality of the meal (sirloin steak with mustard butter and sides) was so good that it must rate as one of the most tender and flavorful in recent memory. To top it all, the waiters generously kept re-filling our wine glasses (one glass is officially included). I... More

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NE US
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377 reviews 377 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This was a big event meal that required a special effort to arrange that we had hoped would top our dining events in SA. We were staying in Franschhoek and had to get a driver to take us back and forth. Unfortunately, the service was stiff, overly formal yet inattentive. We did not want a drink before dinner since we... More

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