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Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 386
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  • 70
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Fine dining with a view

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Korina E
,
Pretoria, South Africa
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Pretoria, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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Top Contributor
227 reviews 227 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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Hamburg, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Rust en Vrede always offers a really beautiful experience overall: nice setting, excellent food and very attentive staff. The set menu always offers some surprise to the delight of the guest. The service sometimes is overly perfect which makes you feel comfortable but it lacks the real warm feeling. Anyway - would always come back and always recommend to go... More 

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Escondido, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Rust en Vrede Winemaker's Lunch at the tasting room is the best overall experience I've had in a long time! I felt like royalty from the moment I entered the lush property. One has a choice between Steak and Shiraz at R200, or Salmon and Chenin at R225. The steak comes from the family's own farm and is top... More 

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Lancs, England
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Chose to spend the evening of our silver wedding here and for a special occasion tried the Estate Experience, a surprise 10 course tasting menu with paired wines. From the welcome champagne on arrival, it was a wonderful evening. Service was attentive, the sommelier pitched his information just right, not too fussy or dogmatic or over formal as sommeliers sometimes... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Like a well oiled machine with absolutely no glitch. The food the wine the service. All just perfect. An experience recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The venue is beautiful, the service insanely good (the waiters were friendly and kind but almost too attentive to the point that it made me a little uncomfortable and embarrassed) and as a whole I'm sure anyone will have a wonderful experience. I didn't however find the food as fantastic as I thought I would. The dishes were inventive and... More 

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Minneapolis
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We met a local who insisted that we couldn’t leave Stellenbosch without having the steak lunch at Rust en Vrede. We changed our lunch plans and arrived without reservations. We were not disappointed; this was the best meal we had in Stellenbosch. We both ordered the steak lunch special; it came with a 14 oz sirloin steak, a side salad,... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

― Marco Pierre White, famous Michelin Chef once said: “Escoffier, whose philosophy was “Good food is the basis of true happiness.” Last Saturday night we dined at the elite Rust en Vrede in Stellenbosch and the remark above, was what we received in our food “True Happiness” Chef John Shuttleworth and his Team did a fine job of enthralling, captivating... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I went with a group of friends and we all completely enjoyed our evening from the moment we were greeted until we went home. Thank you also to the easy and excellent reservation service. Our expectation were very high and we were not disappointed. Having a glass of bubbly under the trees was the perfect start. The restaurant is stylish... More 

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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, Entertaining clients, Romantic, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?