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All 177 Stellenbosch Restaurants

The Restaurant at Clos Malverne

Devon Valley Road | Devon Valley, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 865 2022
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Ranked #1 of 177 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $34
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery
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.
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Maidenhead,Berkshire,UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The reviews led me to expect high standards and our visit failed to achieve them. The view is undeniably good but the food was at best mediocre. I can only assume the high standard of the wine served with tasting menu influenced many peoples judgements whereas we choose from the a la Carte Menu. Attention detail certain seemed not to... More 

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

Good Day. Thank you for alerting us to this. We work hard to offer good food and friendly service to our valued guests, and we are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. Would you please be so kind as to mail us with the date/time of your visit at info@closmalverne.co.za, so we can look into the matter? Any... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic restaurant! The 4 course menu with wine is really good value, the service is friendly and efficient and the food tasty and beautifully prepared. Loved everything about it.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Just had lunch at Clos Malverne. food was delicious, but the view was out of this world. had the 4 course tasting option. can definitely recommend it. the Cab Sav/Merlot was outstanding, as was their Sauv Blanc. thanks for a great meal!

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

Good Day. We are delighted to know that you had a great experience while dining with us. Our Sauvignon Blanc is quite the hit, you are more than welcome to return for more! May you have a great day. Kind Regards More 

London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Delicious food and wine pairing menu without the pretentious nonsense you get in some places around Stellenbosch. The food & wine were fantastic, waiting staff attentive and knowledgeable and the view stunning. I'd recommend a long, long lunch here.

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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 review. We are pleased to hear you had a pleasant experience at our Restaurant. We strive to make all our guests feel welcome and appreciated. May you have a great day! Kind Regards More 

Dragør
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Although a little hard to find, this place is really worth a visit. Their tasting menu is great with a fine selection of wines to a very reasonable price. The setting is excellent. Only minus would be that we experienced at bit too much waiting for service between the courses. A definite return soon. Very recommendable.

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

Good Day. We are glad that you stopped by to visit us, we appreciate the kind review. Thank you for letting us know re the service, we take such matters seriously and will pay attention to improve on it. May you have a great day! More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Hearing that this was one of the best restaurants in Stellenbosch, I had to try it out for myself. When my boss offered to treat me to a lunch, I picked Clos Malverne. And I was pleasantly surprised when I called and they said they could do a full vegan tasting and pairing menu for me. I will only support... More 

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

Good Day. We are grateful for your kind words of praise! Our cuisine is described as "international", so we do cater for specific dietary requirements and tastes. You are more than welcome to visit us again anytime. Kind Regards More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Wow had an incredible lunch experience, from the wine pairing to cuisine to the scenery. The staff was friendly and the service was 5 stars. Love the location a definite return very very soon.

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

Good Day. Thank you for your support and kind words of praise.We are glad that you had such a good time having lunch with us. You are more than welcome to visit us again. Kind Regards More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Service excellent- Charles our waiter was superb! We did the food pairing which worked out to be more value for money. The time between meals was adequate - not too long or short. We had a lovely table on the terrace with a beautiful view - would recommend to book in advance to get a table with a view. Food... More 

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

Good Day. Thank you for visiting and reviewing our Restaurant. Your message of praise will be relayed to Charles, it is great to see our servers are doing such a good job. You are welcome to return for some more cheesecake any time. Kind Regards More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This restaurant is every foodie's oasis - especially the gourmet evenings that are held once a month. It's usually a 5 course food and wine pairing extravaganza. Not only does Clos Malverne make some of the most elegant (and award winning) wines, they also plate up food, as pretty as a picture that is simply sublime. Classic romantoc decor in... 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 wonderful review of our Restaurant, we appreciate each and every one of our guests. We hope to see you again for a "foodie outing" soon. Kind Regards More 

london
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This has quickly become my favourite restaurant. the views, the food and the wine were fabulous. We did the wine paring and the portion sizes were perfect. Value for money is second to none! I cannot recommend this more highly!

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

Good Day. Your favourite restaurant you say? Keep giving us compliments like that and you might become our favourite customer! We are happy you enjoy yourself at our restaurant, we aim to satisfy. Have a good day. More 

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Additional Information about The Restaurant at Clos Malverne

Address: Devon Valley Road | Devon Valley, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 865 2022
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
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
Average Prices: USD 17 - 34
Cuisine: International

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