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De Volkskombuis

Aan-de-Wagen Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Ranked #48 of 163 restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town, SA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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cape town south africa
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 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
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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