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Rust en Vrede

Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 158 restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We didn't quite expect the dinner and service we received at Rust and Vrede. We tried to make a booking earlier the week, but was on the waiting list. Lucky for us, someone cancelled. The food and service was really excellent. It is very pricey, but well worth the treat. They give advice on which wines will compliment the food... More

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Turku, Finland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I visited during my trip several places including A tasting room at Quartier Francais, la Colombe, The Test Kitchen, Jordan and Overture. When i compare these places, Rust en Vrede was clearly best relating to several different aspects. First, athmosphere was most relaxing when the start of the evening was in the garden with a glass of Bollinger. Tastes of... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We wanted to go somewhere special on our last night in South Africa and are so pleased we chose Rust en Vrede. The restaurant, meal and staff were all superb. On a par with a top European restaurant.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Everything perfect here, from the Cape Dutch monument you're in, to the service and to the food. If I have something to celebrate, this place will be in the top 3 - I've never been disappointed. Wines are reasonably priced too, especially the estate wines are well priced (they are not cheap wines of course).

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We joined them at their Harvest Festival, where we stomped wine, drank young wine and had lot of fun at the function afterwards, where we had great variety of freshly cooked food, lots of wine. Well planed, great entertainment. Their wine tasting is very well done, the wine is good quality. Thee food at the restaurant, lunch only is also... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went to Rust en Vrede for Saturday lunch. No reservations taken but we arrived early and got the second last table. Set menus on Saturdays - steak! The biggest, juiciest, tastiest steak ever. We were sure we would never finish it, but we did without any effort at all. Accompanying glass of their Merlot was superb too, so go... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

To experience the hospitality and food at Rust en Vrede is a pleasure that's hard to beat, not just in Stellenbosch but across the globe - yes its that good. The setting and the seating for dinner make you feel special and valued. The food prepared by John Shuttleworth and his team is accomplished and flavoursome. The taste buds are... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Had wine tasting and lunch at same lovely table set up in the garden. A no choice lunch menu is offered, although what is served is exceptionally good. We had a perfectly cooked 300 gram top quality steak with fries and salad, along with their lovely house Cabernet Sauvignon, all at just 6 pounds (10 rand). When attempting to get... More

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Eppstein, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Excellent service, food and vines at reasonable prices for Europeans. A must if you are in the area ! Try to get a table near the kitchen and enjoy.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Our wine tasting was sans 3 sold out wines- but still the wines left were good enough to be impressive (though I rarely refuse any drop of red wine). There is only one choice on the menu (steak) for lunch, and this was perfect. I actually asked the chef for the recipe for the salad dressing. The grounds are truly... More

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