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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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83% Recommend
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English first
Western Cape, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I think the food is very nice, but way to expensive for our local people. The prices are definite for the tourists and not for us. I cant see how you can pay R180 for a steak. It is really not that good!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had dinner at 96 Winery earlier this week after reading various reviews and recommendations. However, we found it an underwhelming experience. The food was OK but no better than any average restaurant can muster - certainly do not wander off the steak choices. At least 4 different staff came over to top-up our wine or ask if we wanted... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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2 reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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