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Restaurant Barrique

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Pizza, Seafood, International, Grill
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R310 at Vredenheim Estate | On Vredenheim Estate, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
021 881 3001
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Barrique opened at Vredenheim in 1998 and is an oasis of...
Restaurant Barrique opened at Vredenheim in 1998 and is an oasis of traditional cuisine in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands. This venue is ideal for enjoying our a la carte menu in a Historic Cape Dutch setting surrounded by the Helderberg Mountains. We also specialise in small functions, wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions in the Cellar venue. En-route you will see zebra, gems buck, ostriches and also the pizza chimney smoke lazily above the trees, before you get to the rustic eatery with its indoor "rietdak". This is a friendly, family affair especially on Sundays with families enjoying our food and gardens.
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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Karen goes above and beyond

Barrique is our family restaurant. My husbands family have been going there for years. We had our wedding there because there is no food like what they make and our wedding was all about the food! Karen is always there to warmly greet you and you can count on good, hearty, South African cuisine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
baxter681
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Hout Bay, South Africa
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Hout Bay, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Barrique is our family restaurant. My husbands family have been going there for years. We had our wedding there because there is no food like what they make and our wedding was all about the food! Karen is always there to warmly greet you and you can count on good, hearty, South African cuisine.

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AmpleMedia, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant Barrique, responded to this review

Such kind words! Thank you so much! More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We visited our favourite restaurant Barrique with two of our friends who had never been and we had a stunning meal accompanied by great wine and service. We are currently living abroad, but come back year after year as the quality of food is always so good and wholesome. Peter and Karen are great hosts and their staff are well... More 

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AmpleMedia, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant Barrique, responded to this review

Hi Vanessa. Thank you so much for your kind words and fantastic review. It is much appreciated. See you again soon!!! More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Really enjoyed the cosy Cape Dutch style restaurant filled with old favourites. We were staying at Spier so this was very convenient. I had their signature dish of oxtail which was worth it. Rich with mash and some veggies. My lady enjoyed her Bobotie and my 10 year old finished her pizza without issue. Very warm welcoming greeting and service... More 

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AmpleMedia, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant Barrique, responded to this review

Hi Shaun. Thank you for a fantastic review. Glad that you enjoyed the oxtail, bobotie and pizza. Come again soon! More 

Strand
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My favourite restaurant by far. Once again had a lovely dinner in a romantic setting. Starter of Snoek & Sweet Potatoe spring rolls were delicious and the Thai Green Chicken & Prawn curry was sooo tasty. Best Calamari and they always cook the fish to perfection. Friendly service and warm atmosphere.

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AmpleMedia, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant Barrique, responded to this review

Hi Maryke We are thrilled to learn that Barrique is your favourite restaurant! Glad that you enjoyed the food and the ambiance of the restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. Kind regards, More 

Stellenbosch
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The winter menu has all the traditional favourites, eg pork neck, mutton shank, line fish etc. The mutton is particularly tasty and tender, slow-cooked for hours in the oven. Prices are reasonable and portions are hearty. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and a blazing fire keeps the Cape winter chill at bay. There is also a garden with outside... More 

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AmpleMedia, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant Barrique, responded to this review

Hi Juels Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so happy to learn that you enjoyed all the "old favourites". Hope to welcome you back to Barrique in summer so that you can enjoy the garden and outside areas too. Wishing you well. More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We went with 7 other couples and had a evening to remember. We received good service. The setting is warm and romantic with the owners involved and ensuring everything's up to scratch. The only negative was the oxtail & pork belly portion was small for R160.

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AmpleMedia, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant Barrique, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, De Villers. Glad you enjoy the night with your friends and that you liked the restaurant's ambiance. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Centurion, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Quite good and tasty food! Had oxtail, done like my grandparents do...homemade and so much flavors! We also had some good red wine with it, celebrated out engagement 😁💪🏼

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AmpleMedia, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant Barrique, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the oxtail. Congrats on your engagement! More 

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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

After a busy day and an unhealthy lunch we felt like a healthy dinner... After another glass of wine the waitress said: I love salads when I go out and I believe we have some of the best salads around....she was right! Service great and food exactly what we were looking for!

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AmpleMedia, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant Barrique, responded to this review

Thank you, Gert for a great review. Glad that you enjoyed the salad! Hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Karin Brittz (Owner) More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went there on a Sunday afternoon. We ordered a starter and mains. The waiter did not bring the starter, but did bring the mains. I mentioned this, and he was apologetic - but when he did eventually bring it, it was the wrong starter in any case, so we sent it back. I ordered the oxtail, which is supposed to... More 

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AmpleMedia, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant Barrique, responded to this review

Hi Katie Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We do apologize for the lack of service your received on that afternoon and have no excuses aside from the fact that our team did not perform to standards. Regarding the food - we appreciate your valuable comments which we passed on to our chef.... More 

Kitwe, Zambia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

With a mission to test a new restaurant every couple of weeks, we left our safe haven restaurants and ventured out into the unknown. The unknown in this case was Barrique, at a wine farm I have ridden past many times. The atmosphere and decor is inviting and the service is really pretty good. Menu is a bit limited though... More 

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AmpleMedia, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant Barrique, responded to this review

Dear Danny. Thank you for your feedback. We will continue to strive and do our best at Restaurant Barrique. Kind regards, Karin Brittz (Owner) More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: R310 at Vredenheim Estate | On Vredenheim Estate, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: 021 881 3001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, International, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Restaurant Barrique opened at Vredenheim in 1998 and is an oasis of traditional cuisine in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands. This venue is ideal for enjoying our a la carte menu in a Historic Cape Dutch setting surrounded by the Helderberg Mountains. We also specialise in small functions, wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions in the Cellar venue. En-route you will see zebra, gems buck, ostriches and also the pizza chimney smoke lazily above the trees, before you get to the rustic eatery with its indoor "rietdak". This is a friendly, family affair especially on Sundays with families enjoying our food and gardens.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?