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Delaire Graff Estate - Graff Restaurant

R310, Helshoogte Pass | Banhoek Valley, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Ranked #9 of 163 restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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82% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW via mobile

All around this was a very memorable visit. From the great views, to the wonderful wines, to very pleasant and attentive staff. We did wine tasting which was the best wine tasting experience we have had (in and out of South Africa) before having lunch. Lunch was another great experience and hope to come back some day to stay for... More

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Parma, Italy
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122 reviews 122 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Great wine tasting on the outside terrace overlooking the vineyard... We had heard a lot of this estate and we appreciated it a lot. We had 5 wine tasting with some snacks, dried meat and a plate of cheeses and sauces. AMAZING place, wonderful minimalist architecture and great indoor atmosphere! The only point was the service. We had a helpful... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Staff were very attentive. Sommelier was friendly and knowledgeable about wine. Each course was beautifully presented, tasted great and each course explained by a member of staff. Seven courses was a bit too excessive for me personally (felt very full afterward!).

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Hereford, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Due to a change in the weather, we had to cancel climbing Table Mountain, so decided to do a wine-tasting instead, and went to Delaire (which had been recommended), but nothing could prepare us for the sense of awe and astonishment as we entered the winery and vineyards, and the breathtaking scenery. The wine-tasting was an education and inspiration, and... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Wonderful experience for 2 estonian (little North Europa country) just 25 year married. Our estonian and south african friends organized for us wedding party in lovely and amaizing place in the word, in Delaire Graff Estate. Finest cuisine, interesting choice of courses, and WINEs! If you looking something perfect after 25 year wedding, you must visit Delaire Graff Estate in... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The estate is absolutely breathtaking ,the driveway up to the Resturant was stunning with bronze sculptures the first two seemingly taking in the fresh air . Very sophisticated and elegant Resturant. Service is impeccable and they were attentive to our needs. Food need I say more the Resturant boast to be one of the finest in this region. We thoroughly... More

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Hout Bay, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The estate has breathtaking views. Its set in well manicured gardens with stunning bronze sculptures. We popped in for a wine tasting en route to another restaurant. As we departed, my husband and I realised that this was too good an opportunity to pass up so we cancelled our reservation and stayed. There are two parts to the restaurant, a... More

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Marco Island, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Delaire Graff Estate, from its driveway lined with exotic flowers, olive trees and animal statuary, botanical garden, and architecture is stunning. This elegant restaurant is a work of art in itself and boasts some of the area’s finest cuisine served in perfect style. Each course was accompanied by fine house wines with full explanations of their vintage. The main... More

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Henley in Arden
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We booked into the Graff restaurant over a month ago for our last meal in South Africa. We also booked into The Clouds Estate next door for our evening accomodation. Whilst enjoying our afternoon at Clouds we were told, via Clouds reception, that the Graff Restaurant had called and that they were closing the restaurant due to only having two... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The lunch was delicious. The springbok starter sticks in my mind as one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten. That said the food was great all round. We has a range of starters and mains and everything was good. Even the sides were really delicious. The food was a 5/5 The restaurant is modern, comfortable and has... More

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