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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This restaurant offers it all! The venue is stylish, with a great view overlooking the wine yards. The food and service is exceptional and you receive two complementary drinks.Really a treat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
JandB281
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This restaurant offers it all! The venue is stylish, with a great view overlooking the wine yards. The food and service is exceptional and you receive two complementary drinks.Really a treat.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Went here for lunch. Had the 4-course set menu with wine pairing (including a glass of complimentary house bubbly) for 295 rand! Tasty, hearty food. Very good ambience and friendly service. Restaurant is very busy and a bit noisy, so maybe not the most romantic spot. Bang for your buck!

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Lancs, England
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The 3 course lunch is excellent value. We were on a wine tasting day so were on a tight schedule and only had a main course which was a really nice steak. The setting is delightful, the view from the veranda over the vineyard was wonderful. Service was good. Next time will allow more time to do the 3 courses

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Somerset West
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We have been to Clos malverne on several occasions, and have yet to be disappointed. You can have al a carte but we feel the pairing menu (R298pp) is such good value that we always go for that. The restaurant is elegant with stunning views over the valley: book early and get a window/balcony table if you can. The glassware,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Previously visited Clos Malverne to do wine tasting and decided to return because of the reputation of the restaurant and the view. On arrival was given complimentary MCC. The rump steak was very good. We were then given complimentary dessert wine. Vibey place with good service.

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South Africa
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had a delicious 4 course lunch and all Courses were nicely paired with wines. The duck arancini and the bread & butter pudding with carrot cake ice cream were the highlights. The restaurant was full, so im glad i booked in advance and was able to secure a table right in front because the view is lovely.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Having popped in for wine tasting in December, I was rather looking forward to tasting their food and I was not disappointed. Our waiter was just the right amount of attentive...always there to fill our glass or take our order, but not crowding. We decided on the set menu with wine pairings, which, to be honest, is the best/only option... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had our wedding here and it was absolutely stunning, beautiful and fantastic. The 4 course food and wine pairing is exquisitely 1st class. The portions are sizable and not small at all. They are not shy with their lovely wines either! The farm and surroundings are beautiful and we were spoiled for choice with photo opportunities. The pool area... More 

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

Hi Henk N; this is great news! Thank you for your kind review. One’s wedding day should be nothing but spectacular and we are pleased we could play a small part in making it a day to remember. Anita and her team will be satisfied to know they could assist you in creating a lasting memory of your special day.... More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The wine pairing menu is excellent and the service is extraordinary. The location offers stunning views, if you are lucky enough to get a seat on the balcony. All fits together well. A very good place to enjoy lunch at its best.

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

Hi Gero T; thank you for writing such a kind review of our restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you found the food & service satisfying. Our staff work extremely hard to maintain the exceptional level of service, your compliments will be sent their way. Our balcony tables are indeed quite popular and it’s best to book in advance... More 

Madrid, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon the farm while in the area and were very impressed with the wines available for tasting and the great service! Our server was Amy, she was fantastic, very well informed about the wines. The wines have great potential and with a year or two of aging will be fantastic! Can't wait to get a chance to visit... More 

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

Hello Minty-South-Africa; we are glad to hear you are a fan of the vino! After 30 years of producing wine, it’s good to hear we getting the hang of it. Amy is a star-player on our team and everyone that meets her has the same reaction as you did. We hope you continue to drink Clos Malverne wines for many... 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 - 33
  • 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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