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Big Easy

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Steakhouse, Contemporary, Tapas, 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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 216
    Excellent
  • 180
    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Like the name says...

The Els empire grows to restaurants...friendly staff, unpretentious, good wine from the Els label... Onion soup was good, followed by a tasty mushroom risotto that was too rich to finish, even as a starter portion. A little on the pricey side. Coffee was ghastly, the machine needed a good clean. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Pramodius
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Old Heritage home situated in centre of Stellenbosch.The style in this restaurant is similar to the buildings you will find on most of Stellenbosch fine wine farms.Pizza is a must here.If the atmosphere looks to formal and to quite..just call your waiter and above normal volume ask for a chocolate milkshake.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent 5 star restaurant with excellent prices They have a great wine list and many local dishes It is a 17th Century house with a great atmosphere

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The Els empire grows to restaurants...friendly staff, unpretentious, good wine from the Els label... Onion soup was good, followed by a tasty mushroom risotto that was too rich to finish, even as a starter portion. A little on the pricey side. Coffee was ghastly, the machine needed a good clean. I advised our waiter and the maitre d on our... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My wife and I booked here with some trepidation as some of the reviews appeared to have "issues". Based on our experience, we are frankly puzzled why this is not more highly rated. My filet was excellent, and spouse's Risotto very tasty. Decor was very nice and service was extremely good. Have we had better meals? Yes, some. Would we... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Walked in here and found out that this restaurant also belongs to Ernie Els, while we just came from his winery. So wines are good, we knew that already. Nevertheless the restaurant also offers different wines. The food was excellent, service was great and ambiance very warm.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My husband and I came here for an impromptu lunch last Saturday, we didn't have a reservation and although I have never been before my husband has had numerous business related meals there and insisted it wouldn't disappoint. Its now one of our favorite restaurants; the greeting at the door was warm and welcoming. Our waiter, "Knowledge" was brilliant, he... More 

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Robertson, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

What a spectacular evening! Real old fashioned service from being greeted at the door, seated in the bar to wait for a table, having your drinks carried to your table, chairs pulled out for the ladies to be seated and men having their jackets taken. And then the food! Wow! We were so impressed and felt wonderfully spoilt!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Came across this Ernie Els owned restaurant by accident. Had a great meal with terrific service and excellent value for money

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davos
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The atmosphere is unique,the Restaurant is perfektly located in this old building. Service was very good, the Food Fish and Steak as well.if you are a Golfer you will Love the pics of Ernie Else the famost southafrican Golfer, which gave the Name Swing the Club Easy.because he is so tall he have got the Name Big Easy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend has wanted to try this resturant for ages so on our most recent trip we went to check it out. The building is beautiful and the atmosphere was very chilled and we were looking forward to a good night. Unfortunately the food and staff weren't quite up to the usual South African standard. The starters were OK nothing... 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, Contemporary, Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?