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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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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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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
Gastronomical experience at Clos Malverne

Clos Malverne Wind Farm situated in the beautiful Devon Valley welcomes you with view of vineyards & mountains displayed as a tapestry of colours as far as the eye can see !! Reserving a table is a good idea especially to request one on the wonderful balcony with panaramic views.. The 'Food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Clos Malverne Wind Farm situated in the beautiful Devon Valley welcomes you with view of vineyards & mountains displayed as a tapestry of colours as far as the eye can see !! Reserving a table is a good idea especially to request one on the wonderful balcony with panaramic views.. The 'Food & Wine Experience' is the most delicious 4... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

sunday lunch at Clos Malverne yesterday was a magical experience. The superb welcome from Anita and the outstanding service from our waiter Brandon initiated the delicious food and wine pairing which followed. This must be the best value for money of any of the Stellenbosch wine farms and the views are stunning. An experience not to be missed and to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Clos Malvern is an absolute delight: an amazing view, five star food in a warm and inviting atmosphere, and gorgeous wine pairings. Our waiter Charles was fantastic: warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and anticipating every need. The springbok fillet was the best I had in South Africa. Their chocolate pudding was phenomenal. The view from the dining room was breath-taking. Guests were... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had the most delicious lunch here! The food was incredible, the service was top notch and the view was breathtaking. Our waiter Lee was brilliant and went out of his way to ensure we were looked after. We will be back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant gives the sense of living in South African wine country. The staff is very dedicated to the food and wine. Oh, and a wonderful view. A nice mix of locals and visitors.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Took my brother and fiancé for a Sunday lunch and we all had the 4 course with wine paring. 5 Hours later and we were left speechless. Unbelievable value for money, with delicious food and great wine to boot accompanied by swift and friendly service. Warrants a return visit again and again! Thank you!

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Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Wow! This restaurant definitely deserves it's rating as #1 in Stellenbosch! From the service to the food, to the wine, to the ambience, to the view we could not be faulted. We selected to have the 4-course food & wine pairing menu and thoroughly enjoyed every morsel. Thank you to Lee, our fabulous waiter, for looking after us so well.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I loved the warmth and unpretentiousness of this restaurant, coupled with really classy touches. Crisp white linen, good cutlery and complimentary bubbly on arrival. It has a lovely, happy vibe and the service was great. The food is very beautifully presented and quite delicious. Not exceptional enough for me to give it five stars, but most certainly far ahead of... More 

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Stellenbosch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

What a delightful experience! The food and wine paring was superb! The menu caters for everyone and if there are toddlers you can arrange with the restaurant to prepare something for them. The service was extremely good with friendly, polite and well trained staff! The views over the vineyards and mountains just added to the enjoyment of delicious cuisine and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

During our South Africa we stopped at Stellenbosh and had some of the best food we've ever had. As we arrived at Clos Malverne we were told, that there would be an event in the evening, so it wouldn't be possible to have the 4 course pairing menu, which made us a bit sad. Nevertheless we were offered to have... 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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