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The Restaurant at Clos Malverne

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Devon Valley Road | Devon Valley, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 865 2022
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12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery
Description: We invite you to join us at the Restaurant Clos Malverne for the ultimate...
We invite you to join us at the Restaurant Clos Malverne for the ultimate Food and Wine Experience. Our Restaurant offers you an utterly enjoyable intimate and friendly dining experience in unpretentious but beautiful surroundings. It is not surprising that the bulk of our clientele are people who have been here before as well as their friends and colleagues who have recommended it. As you dine, you and your guests will enjoy an unbelievable vista of the softly sweeping vineyards and rolling hills of Devon Valley - so reminiscent of their English counterpart - and the pastel-coloured mountains behind them. It is an incomparable view that will help create a pleasurable and utterly memorable experience. You'll also enjoy fine gourmet dishes prepared by Executive Chef, Nadia Louw-Smith, renowned for her impeccably-prepared and delicately spiced dishes that seduce the palate. She is one of the most experienced chefs in the country and has been voted Chef of the Year for her sublime dishes. It is not surprising then, that Clos Malverne restaurant has become a favourite of gourmands and has received rave reviews from critics and clients, both in South Africa and abroad. Our kitchen closes at 15:00.
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Good for:
Special occasions

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  • 235
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice restaurant with a lovely view!

Went for lunch, it was very nice! Service was very good, got a table with a lovely view over the vineyard towards the mountaind. Their speciality was ice cream pairings - they even arranged for our 8 year old daughter to try with two different kinds of grape juices. She absolutely loved it as well!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Beachfamiljen
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch, it was very nice! Service was very good, got a table with a lovely view over the vineyard towards the mountaind. Their speciality was ice cream pairings - they even arranged for our 8 year old daughter to try with two different kinds of grape juices. She absolutely loved it as well!

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We love this restaurant so booked the Pairing Lunch twice during our stay. It's been two years since our last visit to the area & our memories had not tricked us, this is a sublime lunch experience. For our Sunday lunch we were seated a couple of tables back from the open terrace but those tables filled later than ours... More 

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ClosMalverne, Public Relations Manager at The Restaurant at Clos Malverne, responded to this review

Good day. We are delighted to hear that you frequent our Restaurant! We aim to satisfy our guests’ expectations every time they visit us, and we are especially pleased to hear that we could exceed the great experience you had previously. The springbok is a personal favourite of ours and it is fantastic to see someone else enjoying it just... More 

Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent, attentive, friendly service, great wine and excellent ambience and food!! Great!! Only open for lunch though and make a booking! Will be back! Take the whole afternoon off and do the food-wine pairing menu which is well worth it!

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ClosMalverne, Public Relations Manager at The Restaurant at Clos Malverne, responded to this review

Good day, thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your kind words of praise. Knowing that our guests leave the restaurant satisfied and content is invigorating to us as a team. You are most welcome to visit us again. May you have a great day! Kind Regards More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We were very disappointed in this restaurant, especially since it was so highly rated. We waited 20 minutes for a waiter to take our order and then only after I got up to ask for service. The environment was loud and smoky. The drive in past the landfill take away your appetite. The view while nice isn't worth the fact... More 

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ClosMalverne, Public Relations Manager at The Restaurant at Clos Malverne, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, thank you for visiting our restaurant and writing a review. We would like to address certain issues you bring-up, as some of them are misleading and factually incorrect. We apologize if your waitron took too long to take your order, it is not the standard we aim to maintain at all time. We work extremely hard to prepare... More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Good Food and very good priced special offer for lunch. Lot of atmosphere with a nice view of the winery and even of the Devon Valley. Friendly Service.

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ClosMalverne, Public Relations Manager at The Restaurant at Clos Malverne, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your kind review, we appreciate your support. It is rewarding and at the same time motivating, to read reviews such as yours. We hope to host you again sooner than later. May you have a great day. Kind Regards More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We enjoyed 2 white wines, a MCC and a Pinotage with 4 delicious ice creams. The person who served us was well informed on the wines and did a good job to explain everything to us. Initially we were told to sit outside as the restaurant was fully booked for lunch even though we booked two weeks in advance. It... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Was treated to lunch on Valentines Day at this special restaurant. Food was simply delish!! Had 4 course meal paired with wines from Clos Malverne Estate which were perfectly paired. My favourite being the bubbly on arrival! Each course better than the previous it would be difficult to choose a favourite here. Loved the service - treated very special so... More 

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ClosMalverne, Public Relations Manager at The Restaurant at Clos Malverne, responded to this review

Good day. Thank you for your kind sentiments and words of commendation. Your compliments will be relayed to the team.We are glad we could play a part in making your Valentine's day a memorable one. It is most rewarding when guests had a special and joyous time while dining with us. You and your partner are most welcome to join... More 

Uckfield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited for lunch last Sunday. The restaurant was busy but the atmosphere was calm and the service good. The menu was amazing with a four course meal plus different wine with each course for less than R300. I don't judge restaurants on price but this is without doubt the best combination of setting, quality of food, wine, and value... More 

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ClosMalverne, Public Relations Manager at The Restaurant at Clos Malverne, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your endearing words of praise, we appreciate the positive feedback. It is great to hear you had a lovely time dining with us, and yes, we get quite busy for Sunday lunch. The tables on the front balcony are super popular and seeing that we only have a few, they do get snapped up relatively... More 

Cape Town
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Clos Malverne is a beautiful spot - views are amazing, food and wine pairing was excellent. Will definitely visit again.

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ClosMalverne, Public Relations Manager at The Restaurant at Clos Malverne, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for the endearing words. We are glad you enjoyed the time you spent here. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Cape Town, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

After reading all the rave reviews we had to try for ourselves. Beautiful views from restaurant. Great staff and service considering the restaurant was very full. However the food was very ordinary and disappointing. From the condition of the wine pairing menus it doesn't look as though the menu changes very often.

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ClosMalverne, Public Relations Manager at The Restaurant at Clos Malverne, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for making your way out to come and visit us here in Devon Valley. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the view and that you found the service acceptable. We will relay your compliments to the team. We work extremely hard and put a lot of effort into making great food that appeals to most... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Devon Valley Road | Devon Valley, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 865 2022

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 34
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

We invite you to join us at the Restaurant Clos Malverne for the ultimate Food and Wine Experience. Our Restaurant offers you an utterly enjoyable intimate and friendly dining experience in unpretentious but beautiful surroundings. It is not surprising that the bulk of our clientele are people who have been here before as well as their friends and colleagues who have recommended it. As you dine, you and your guests will enjoy an unbelievable vista of the softly sweeping vineyards and rolling hills of Devon Valley - so reminiscent of their English counterpart - and the pastel-coloured mountains behind them. It is an incomparable view that will help create a pleasurable and utterly memorable experience. You'll also enjoy fine gourmet dishes prepared by Executive Chef, Nadia Louw-Smith, renowned for her impeccably-prepared and delicately spiced dishes that seduce the palate. She is one of the most experienced chefs in the country and has been voted Chef of the Year for her sublime dishes. It is not surprising then, that Clos Malverne restaurant has become a favourite of gourmands and has received rave reviews from critics and clients, both in South Africa and abroad. Our kitchen closes at 15:00.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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