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Delaire Graff Estate - Graff Restaurant

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R310, Helshoogte Pass | Banhoek Valley, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 885 8160
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Delaire restaurant is situated at the winery and overlooks the Franschhoek...
Delaire restaurant is situated at the winery and overlooks the Franschhoek valley. It offers approachable fine food with fresh and vibrant flavours. Guests are able to dine on the terrace under a canopy of pin oak trees or within the spectacular interiors designed by the interior architect and decorator David Collins, whilst enjoying the breathtaking views Delaire allows of the Stellenbosch Valley and Mountains. The signature dishes include: Pickled Beetroot Carpaccio with goat's cheese fritters; Crayfish Lasagne with king oyster mushrooms; Pistachio Nougat served with rose geranium ice cream.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 48
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  • 26
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The view is better than the food...

Today was my 5th visit over a period of six or seven years. I must admit the view is still great and so is the art that is on display in the building and the surrounding garden. But OMG it's sad to see how the food and the service have deteriorated in the last couple of years (while the prices... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Fonnetje
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Somerset West, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Today was my 5th visit over a period of six or seven years. I must admit the view is still great and so is the art that is on display in the building and the surrounding garden. But OMG it's sad to see how the food and the service have deteriorated in the last couple of years (while the prices... More 

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Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent setting, excellent service, amazing food and good wine!!! Can't get better, but pricey for sure! Dress smartly as the place overall is smart and professional!! A must-do for a special occasion/celebration, but certainly not for the average lunch /dinner out, unless price is not an option! A perfect setting for sundowners!

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Paris, France
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The food and the wine were clearly outstanding. The improvement could come from the service - they wanted to seat us at a table with bad view pretending they were overbooked and the restaurant was ultimately one third full.... Shall I say that culinary exceeded ancillary?

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Haren
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Although we have been here before and we knew the place, it was very difficult to make a reservation. We were on a reserve list. We only had a couple of days Because we didn't hear anything we asked an employee of our hotel to phone and she luckely succeeded to make a reservation at 12 for us. The building,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

What more could we ask for? as you walk out onto the terrace you see the amazing mountain range in the distance and the rows of grape vines in front of you. Staff were polite and friendly. My husband had the liver pâté to start which he said was very good. My quinoa salad was disappointing as it was tasteless... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My 5th trip in ten years saw me book lunch at Delaire Graff - If only i had visited earlier! we booked online, had a table with a stunning view, friendly helpful service and sublime food I had the best fish n chips of my life, a superb chicken liver parfait all with heavenly breads partner had amazing salad which... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We can’t wait to plan another trip around the globe just to return. Delaire Graff offers outstanding views of surrounding wine country, top-notch service, the best wine in the region, and food so delicious and beautifully plated that we can’t stop talking about it (or showing the pictures!). Our experience at Delaire Graff would put many of the “best of... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We spent a good view hours drinking in the beauty of the estate whilst lunching on the veranda and exploring the estate. It really is stunning and you feel pampered just being there. The food was good and the service was excellent but you pay for it, it was expensive by South African standards. People watching was good fun especially... More 

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Friends had been telling me about this place for months so I decided to give it a try. Fantastic location with wonderful views. Decided to try a meal from the grill and it was excellent with excellent service. I intend to go back with friends for dinner and to spend time exploring the place in more detail.

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toronto
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had two meals here while staying at the Delaire Graf. We checked in on Valentines day and had a booking for the Restaurant set menu for that evening. The meal was fair and at the price charged one would have thought that there would at least have been a choice of Entrees. You were out of luck of for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: R310, Helshoogte Pass | Banhoek Valley, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 885 8160

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

Delaire restaurant is situated at the winery and overlooks the Franschhoek valley. It offers approachable fine food with fresh and vibrant flavours. Guests are able to dine on the terrace under a canopy of pin oak trees or within the spectacular interiors designed by the interior architect and decorator David Collins, whilst enjoying the breathtaking views Delaire allows of the Stellenbosch Valley and Mountains. The signature dishes include: Pickled Beetroot Carpaccio with goat's cheese fritters; Crayfish Lasagne with king oyster mushrooms; Pistachio Nougat served with rose geranium ice cream.

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