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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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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
Excellent Value and a must-visit in Stellenbosch

I came across Clos Malverne by chance as I was looking to arrange a spa day for me and my other half whilst we were staying in Stellenbosch. The spa was highly rated and it was then that i noted there was a restaurant on site also so booked a table for a late lunch. Ahead of our arrival the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Toyin19
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I came across Clos Malverne by chance as I was looking to arrange a spa day for me and my other half whilst we were staying in Stellenbosch. The spa was highly rated and it was then that i noted there was a restaurant on site also so booked a table for a late lunch. Ahead of our arrival the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Having enjoyed a lovely four course meal for only R298 per person. I decided that this was one of my favourite restaurants. And, as they remind you in the menu, included in that price is a glass of wine with every course and a glass of bubbly on arrival. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Although the portions are... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I booked lunch a good 1-2 months in advance. We were pleased to be rewarded with a great table by the balcony front. Views were amazing. We had the food and wine pairing menu which was great value. As was the case almost everywhere we went in Stellenbosch, wine was lovely and the food was of a high standard too.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

After reading all the reviews before going for lunch yesterday, and the fact it's no.1 on tripadvisor, we had very high hopes and were sadly disappointed. We sat outside on the courtyard which was a lovely setting but we were not given a lot of attention from our waiter Rafael. We had to ask a couple of times for drinks,... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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99 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We had booked their "ice cream & wine pairing" at 10.30 am because it sounded unusual. We really enjoyed the four home-made ice creams and the 2 whites, 2 reds that went with it. We were particularly surprised with the way that their pinotage went with their carrot cake ice cream. One small reservation is that the whole lot is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

5 star prices for 1 star food. After all the hype we made a booking in anticipation of a wonderful afternoon. We have frequented many of the surrounding restaurants and were expecting another fantastic dining experience as we have become accustomed to in this region. Honestly I could not imagine it being any worse. Not sure if we were being... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Thank you so much for all that you did to make our luncheon experience such a truly outstanding success. Our Australian visitors, who are bon viveurs and frequent international travellers, were absolutely bowled over with the ambience, the food, the wine and the service. Brandon looked after our table in a way that matched everything else to make it a... More 

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

Hi Paul Heald, we are overjoyed to hear of the fantastic time you had at our restaurant with your friends. It is also great to receive such high praise for the hard work we put in. Your compliments will be relayed to the team and to Brandon especially, he is one of our best. It is also nice to know... More 

Paternoster, South Africa
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

opted for the tasting menu with paired wines. Quality of the food was outstanding. Surprised by the generosity of the portions - this was a tasting menu after all - and the generosity of the volume of wine poured. That aside , the food was superb , the setting on the terrace was sublime and the views outstanding. Good value... More 

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

Hello CourteneyGeorge, we appreciate you writing such a nice review of our establishment. We would just like to provide some more information; the dining option you enjoyed so much is our Food & Wine Pairing Menu. The Food & Wine Pairing menu is by far our most popular dining option, we are glad you found it to your liking. The... More 

Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Just like on other occasions my wife and I went for the wine pairing menu.We were spoiled again...Excellent combination of food and wines.Good service and one of our best lunch experiences in SA(taking into account the very good price/quality ratio for this menu).

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

Hi Luc C, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you have such a good time, all of the occasions you dined with us. It is exactly what we strive to achieve, to make each guest feel welcome time and time again. Please chat to us & introduce yourself and the... More 

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The view was stunning. The food delicious and the service outstanding. Brandon was our server and he could not have been more attentive. We were a large group and he was able to anticipate our needs. It was such good value for a wonderful meal and experience. I only wish I could have spent longer or had the opportunity to... More 

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

Greetings SeniorTraveller11_60, thank you for your kind words of praise. It is wonderful to hear that you received such exceptional service from Brandon, he is definitely one of our shining stars. Your compliments will be relayed to him. Our serving staff continuously undergo training and refreshing, knowing that this is the standard they need to maintain. We also wish you... 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 16 - 32
  • 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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