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De Volkskombuis

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Aan-de-Wagen Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Definitely not listed under Stellenbosch...
Definitely not listed under Stellenbosch yet... http://www.eatout.co.za/restaurants/2622/search/stellenbosch-/contemporary-south-african/de-volkskombuis 
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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Homey food

We've been once or twice and I have never been disappointed. I like how cosy it feels, the staff is very professional and the food was proper home-cooked goodness

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2014
Liesl W
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Cape Town, SA
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Cape Town, SA
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We've been once or twice and I have never been disappointed. I like how cosy it feels, the staff is very professional and the food was proper home-cooked goodness

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I only like their butternut soup. I really enjoy ALL the stews and you wouldnt be disappointed in any of their main meals. They even have an option for a combination of 3 which is quite good value for money. I will go back anytime. The setting is old style Stellenbosch and gives you an idea of what the houses... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had dinner at this cute and cozy little restaurant in the heart of Stellenbosch. The service was excellent and the food was traditional and delicious. Good value for money and an altogether very satisfying experience...

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South Africa
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145 reviews 145 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had the duck, my friend the Meraai se pie Afraid my duck was cold, and the plate was cold. The pie looked bland served only with rice. No jus The service was good , the band a but tired, sounded like a garage band. Would I go again, no don't think so ....

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Pretoria, South Africa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had dinner there one night. Both of us had the Bobotie (a south african dish) . What a dissapointment. It was like a pie with a mince inside that had almost no flavour. Where did all the lovely flavours of a bobotie dissapear to? The chutney that whent with the dish was like cooked dried peaches or apricots, needs... More 

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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148 reviews 148 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our waiter had worked for a time in the USA so he was delighted to talk sports with the family. Needless to say, we had terrific service from this young man. The food was good and served hot. The décor was nice and restaurant quite large.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited this restaurant as a party of four for lunch on a Sunday. Having grown up in South Africa, I know what traditional South African cuisine is supposed to taste like, and I was bitterly dissapointed with this restaurant. The service was acceptable and the waiter was friendly. Three of us ordered the roast lamb and one of us... More 

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Strand, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

As a student we often visited De Volkskombuis and it always was a firm favourite. During the years we stopped going as there were many new restaurants to try. Two weeks ago we didn't want to cook ourselves, but were in the mood for a home cooked meal. What a treat! All our favourites were still on the menu. Meraai... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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370 reviews 370 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

If you find yourself in Stellenbosh ease do yourself a favour & schedule a meal at this amazing restaurant. It is situated within walking distance of the centre of town but there is more than adequate safe off street parking available. Situated in a very old traditional Cape Dutch building this restaurant serves traditional "Boere Kos" with a modern twist... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I was slightly disappointed with this restaurant. It gives a choice of South African traditional dishes, but I found the food a bit bland. It will probably be a good choice for an overseas guest in search of traditional food, but I will not eat there again. Staff was very cordial, though.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Aan-de-Wagen Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Description

Definitely not listed under Stellenbosch yet... http://www.eatout.co.za/restaurants/2622/search/stellenbosch-/contemporary-south-african/de-volkskombuis 

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