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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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
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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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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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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32 restaurant reviews
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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

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Picture this: Dark, cold and rainy... Then: Friendly reception, cosy warmth from several fire places and flavours that awaken your palate! The Dutch fillet was done to perfection and - see Marco's review - the sauce not overpowering. The tempura veggies were the way I like them done with a crisp coat and el dente. Copious glasses of red wine... More

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

Hi NosySquirrel It pains us to send our customers back into the cold, dark nights of winter, but calm ourselves down by believing that we do the best we can whether it be service, cooking the food, wine or just general attitude and friendliness of all the staff. Thank you so much for acknowledging the efforts. Jacques PS - All... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We know this place for more than 15 year and every time we be very pleased with there food especial the meat, one word perfect !

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

Dear George We do have great meat don't we! I noticed that our service rating was not that good - If you would be so kind to contact us I would love to get your feedback. This will allow us to iron out any lack of service you might have experienced. Regards Jacques More

Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I have eaten at 96 Winery Road before, and it has remained consistently good, as my latest visit proved. My starter of the beetroot, pine nut and spinach salad was good, and washed down with my number 1 favourite wine, the FMC. The seared salmon for the main course was perfect, served on a bed of fennel risotto. The dessert... More

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

Hi Mozchick Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We are ecstatic you had such a good time at the restaurant - again. Hope you are reading this with a glass of FMC or Meinert Semillon Straw Wine. Jacques More

Leusden, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We had the Dutch filet steak and the cheesecake. Excellent meat, served with a nice peppersauce. Not too much pepper, so you actually can taste the meat. Normal ambiance en normal prices. I would come back the next time I visit Stellenbosch....

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

Hi Marco Dankje wel. We hope to see you again. Regards Jacques More

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