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96 Winery Road Restaurant

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Organic, International, Contemporary
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Winery Road, off the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
+2721 8422020
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The iconic winelands restaurant,great views of the local Helderberg and a...
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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    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 18
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The perfect spot for a cozy lunch

We ate here on a cold and wet afternoon. What a pleasure. Warm cozy restaurant with great comfort food. The cheese fondue set just the right note to start and the lamb shank was absolutely spot on. Service felt a bit rushed but all in all a very nice spot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Rodseth
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Cape Town
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Went for dinner for a friend's birthday on a Tuesday night, and it was a great night with delicious food, awesome service and fantastic wine! The ambiance is great, the fireplace was up and running and our food was cooked to perfection. The value for money is great, and I will have to go back again to try their burgers... More 

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Chicago South Side
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We read the reviews, but were not ready for the amazing lunch that we had at 96. I don't have words to even tell you how good the burger is. I know what you are thinking...........it is a burger for goodness sake; no it is much much more than that. The steaks the sides the atmosphere and to have the... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We ate here on a cold and wet afternoon. What a pleasure. Warm cozy restaurant with great comfort food. The cheese fondue set just the right note to start and the lamb shank was absolutely spot on. Service felt a bit rushed but all in all a very nice spot.

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Lake Grove, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We stopped here while visiting some wineries. Owned by Ken Forrester, renowned chef and winemaker, this causal restaurant serves top-notch lunch with outstanding service. Our starters and main were great but the dessert choices were unbelieveable. My wife and I each ordered one and split them. They gladly and easy handled my wife's food allergies. Ken Forrester wines are served,... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had a memorable dinner at 96 after about 5 years. It was last Friday - very quiet at the restaurant. Pity though ....we popped in at other spots close by and they were filling up. Food is great. Furniture has not been revamped since .???. Very uncomfortable chairs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is one of my longstanding favourites in the Western Cape Winelands region with more than 20 visits over the last 15 years. On every trip so far it has been a MUST. Nevertheless, this year the standards, very sadly, seemed to be slipping. They have switched to a laminated menu which seemed like treason by this historic establishment. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The peppered flambé fillet with the tempura veggies is an absolute must. Had a lovely dinner with good wine and an all-round pleasurable experience!

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The steak was very good and well presented, service could improve! Overall a good restaurant with a good wine list. The vegetabled are also not too miss

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Me and my husband celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary here. The food was delicious and the service outstanding! The staff is very friendly and helpful, they even surprise us with dessert...

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Birmingham UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We ate as a family of 5 with 3 children, the restaurant has a rustic country charm to it and it is nestled away amongst the vineyards between Somerset West and Stellenbosch. The steak was superb, the other food fairly average and dessert offerings for kids pretty poor. The service was just about OK and we very much felt as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Winery Road, off the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +2721 8422020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Organic, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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