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96 Winery Road Restaurant

Winery Road, off the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
+2721 8422020
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Ranked #18 of 163 restaurants in Stellenbosch
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Organic
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The iconic winelands restaurant,great views of the local Helderberg and a firm favourite amongst the Stellenbosch locals for the past 15 years and still wowing the faithful. A firm reputation for outstanding, friendly service, great food, wonderful steaks and remarkably good value, with the best selection of wines.Frequent award winner and each dining area has a cosy fireplace for the winter.
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84% Recommend
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I am amazed by the rave reviews this restaurant gets. I found it to be very average at the most. The place is rather unkept and needs a facelift. The description of the dishes on the menu surely does not match what you actually get.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Looking for a fail safe option where you know that you will always get world class food, then this is it. The menu is solid, the wine list is extensive (a little expensive) but the quality of the location and the beautiful food makes up for it. Whether you book the private room with friends or colleagues or have a... More

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Somerset West, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a Resturant that consistently delivers, this is the place. An old established Resturant, well known in the area, unpretentious, that has a winning formulae. Booking is essential. Service is always excellent, jungle gym outside & lawns if you wish to take the kids with a great kids menu. They have fantastic midweek winter specials and... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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122 reviews 122 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a pleasant restaurant for an evening meal, especially when one is trying to get away from the pretence of several of the local wineries with their gastronomic experiences. Just enjoyed a very well prepared Kingklip and my guest a steak that was served exactly as ordered. The only complaints were that the manager was not as present as... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The best lunch ever in the middle of a Cape winter. Couldn’t think why we hadn’t been back sooner. We arrived to find the pine logs in the deep fireplace blazing, you could smell just-baked bread rolls, the table settings bright with spotless glasses and cutlery. The restaurant was unchanged from a previous visit years ago, a snug refuge from... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My wife and I dinned here on a Friday night & the place was packed. After the manager had run through the dishes we settled down to enjoy the lovely ambiance & being next to the fireplace. The roast pork belly strips starter was divine but unfortunately the duck pie mains did not live up to the recommendation or the... More

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Doha, Qatar
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Excellent, excellent, excellent... Service was great and food was outstanding. This is a cozy and quaint little restaurant with a wonderful ambience. The manager made a point of visiting the table several times and every element of our dining experience was looked after with great care. If you are visiting the area you have to include this restaurant in your... More

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hout bay
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

last Sunday we met with friends at 96 Winery Road for lunch. We managed to sit outside for while until the sun gave up against the cold air and the outside heater wasn't working. But we all enjoyed our lunch, having ordered everything from Shortbread to Steak and everybody was happy with their choices. Because of "don't drink when driving"... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We booked an Anniversary meal at the above restaurant, never having been there before we found the whole dining experience first class and service second to none, the whole staff worked as a team and nothing was too much trouble, we received a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival and that set the scene for the evening, the restaurant was... More

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96Allan, Manager at 96 Winery Road Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mr & Mrs Mortun Thank you for your kind words. It makes all that we do so much more worth it when you read how it is appreciated. It was great to meet you and we wish you all the best for many more anniversaries. Jacques More

Western Cape, South Africa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Menu was great and the winelist more than comprehensive. Lost out on the view potential and its a bit dark and dingy....nice fireplace it must be said. Very good service by Xolilwe and there were a few standouts... My Hollandse steak was nicely peppery and flavorful. A friend's 500g burger proved too big for one sitting and was really tasty!... More

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96Allan, Manager at 96 Winery Road Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Clint Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We are very pleased to read about your enjoyment of the Hollandse Pepper Fillet ( one of our signature dishes ). The 500g burger is a tasty monster that is definitely not for the smaller apetite. We are very blessed to have staff of Xolani's caliber as they... More

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