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Steakhouse, Tapas, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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95 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch 7600
, South Africa
27218873462
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Today
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 192
    Excellent
  • 157
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Upmarket and relaxing

This is a classy place, with excellent service and a decent space between tables. My wife's venison was a delight. My ostrich was chewy but I was advised afterwards hat I should have ordered it medium rare, not medium. Ernie Els' house wine was very palatable. Booking is essential, and I can see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Chorizogolf
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is a classy place, with excellent service and a decent space between tables. My wife's venison was a delight. My ostrich was chewy but I was advised afterwards hat I should have ordered it medium rare, not medium. Ernie Els' house wine was very palatable. Booking is essential, and I can see why.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Stumbled across the restaurant by accident and what a great surprise. Not cheap by any standards but the food was out of this world. Fantastic service and our waitress made some stunning recommendations. I would have sampled some wine if I hadn't been driving, maybe next time! We sat outside and enjoyed the amazing food overlooking the garden. The ostrich... More 

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Taunton, England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My wife and I arrived in Stellenbosch and were looking for somewhere special to dine and celebrate our anniversary. I checked on Tripadvisor and most gave this restaurant a positive review however there were a number of complaints about slow service. Booking was fine and we were shown to our table at the allotted time, ordered our starters, mains and... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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101 reviews 101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The restaurant is nice for a day out... the outside area is comfortable and the food is tasty. Pricey but enjoyable.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had breakfast at the Big Easy twice while we stayed in Stellenbosch. The food was great and the vibe very nice. The waitress wasn't particularly friendly and I feel that could have been a bit better but all in all a good experience.

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Paarl, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We enjoyed our Sunday lunch outside on the back patio. It was a hot day but the shady tree made it comfortably cool. The food was tasty and well prepared. It was busy on a Sunday which made the service slow but it was worth the wait.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We visited the Big Easy on a Saturday night with no booking - had a drink in the bar and within 15 minutes a table had been found for us. Delicious steak and very good wine choice.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A relaxing, outdoor location, easy walking distance for most hotel and guest houses, Cape Dutch setting and a good choice of wines and meals, good qulity. Suffered a power cut, common in South Africa so generator used but restaurant continued unaffected. A dlightful setting but certainly in February book and as long in advance as possible. Certainly a pleasant dining... More 

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Verbier, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had Gazpacho as a starter, which was OK, but quite spicy. Then the Kudu, where we asked for medium rare. However they were very different in cooking, some well done (grey!) and some medium, but never medium. The "gerant" came and asked our feedback and we said that we were a bit disappointed with the cooking of the meat.... More 

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North Yorkshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Ate here last night, & whilst my hubby had an excellent meal of Oysters followed by Kingklip line fish,my meal was a disaster. My starter of Cured Norwegian Salmon was very tasty, when the venison & walnut salad I had ordered for mains arrived I was shocked to find tiny bite sized pieces of venison which I can only compare... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 95 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch 7600
, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: 27218873462

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Tapas, Contemporary, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?