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Makaron

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26-32 Houtkapper Street | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 1549
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Airy and light, the restaurant overlooks lush gardens and leads onto a...
Airy and light, the restaurant overlooks lush gardens and leads onto a sheltered terrace for alfresco dining. It is in this stimulating setting that resident chef Tanja Kruger presents her menu of fresh, modern cuisine grounded in the French classics. Tanja has enormous respect for the quality and provenance of each ingredient that comes into her kitchen and takes pride in working with ethical producers and suppliers who share her philosophy of excellence. ‘I am working more and more with raw vegetables, fruits and flowers'. Complementing Makaron Restaurant is M Bar, an inviting lounge-style bar with the decadent ambience of a Parisian salon.
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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
Great evening!

Had such a wonderful experience! We celebrated our first wedding anniversary there and the service was great, food was awesome!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Lizanda K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Had such a wonderful experience! We celebrated our first wedding anniversary there and the service was great, food was awesome!

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kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this review

Dear Lizanda K, Thank you so much for leaving such a positive review for Makaron. Our kitchen and service team are delighted that you enjoyed your wedding anniversary with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Karine More 

The Netherlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Makaron serves haute cuisine food. We enjoyed the pumpkin/cream cheese starter, delicious ravioli and the chicken filled with ricotta. Only downside was that we could not understand the waiter very well as he spoke not clearly. We just could not hear half of what he said.

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kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this review

Dear Jara v, Thank you very much for the positive review you left for us, our kitchen team is delighted that you enjoyed your time at Makaron. We have passed on your comments to our Restaurant Manager Esme about the difficulty you had understanding your waiter and she will most definitely work harder on our staff's English pronunciation. It is... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were fortunate to have dinner at Makaron recently. The service was excellent and the food outstanding. The waiter explained that the menu was quite new. The freshly baked bread selection served with olive tapenade was lovely. Only one of our party opted for a starter. He had the calamari, which he said was the best he has ever had.... More 

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kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this review

Dear Estianw, Thank you very much for leaving such a positive review on your experience at Makaron. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your dinner and that you would recommend other readers to experience us. We hope to welcome you back soon. Many kind regards Karine & Lloyd More 

paris
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I booked at Makaron for our 1 year wedding anniversary. What a nice place ! The staff is very friendly and welcoming, the food is just delicious : it's beautiful in the plate and it's a festival of flavours. It's not big quantities but it's enough to satisfy the mouth. we got special attentions since i notified that it was... More 

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kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this review

Dear Ludopata1973, Thank you very much having trusted Makaron to celebrate your special day! We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening and appreciated the small "takeaway" in the end. As for service, we will check who was your waiter as our team has now been in place for the all season and none should battle at all with describing... More 

Cape Town
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My farewell gift from my current boss was dinner at Makaron. They had a menu menu for only three days. We went for the 4 course option. The evening was extremely good value for money with all the "extras" such as the bread board, amuse-bouche. My personal highlight was the Kudu for the main course. I really enjoy a good... More 

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kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this review

Dear HappyHolidaySA, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Makaron, and with so many compliments, we are delighted you enjoyed your experience! It was lovely to have you and your colleagues in the restaurant and we hope to see you back soon eventhough you are leaving the "Bosch" for new horizons! Fondest regards Karine & Lloyd More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Every single little bite was an explosion in taste!! Wonderful evening, pleasant ambience. We recommend with confidence.

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kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this review

Dear Papegaaiberg, Thank you so much for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are very sensitive to our local Stellenbosch market's support and are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us! Kind regards Karine More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We went to Makaron in 2011 and when I started reading about Tanja Kruger after she took over the kitchen, I wanted to go back and taste her food. It was a long wait but well worth it! The food was fantastic (all four of us loved our dishes) and the service (in particular from Phelisa) was attentive and friendly.... More 

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kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this review

Dear Lindsay_CB, Tanja is so delighted to hear that she has a local following who appreciate her food style, thank you for explaining that on your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your dinner. Phelisa is an amazing individual who started whith us 8 years ago as a cleaner, it is through hard work and dedication that she... More 

farnham
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116 reviews 116 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Book ahead as seating is limited. The restaurant is in the Majeka House Hotel /Spa. I'm glad we had Sat Nav in the car as it was hard to find in the dark, being out of town in a housing development. The decoration is beautiful, modern and original. We arrived at 7.30 to find ourselves alone in the dining room,... More 

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Dear FarnhamFoodlover, Thank you very much for leaving such a wonderful review about Makaron! Esme, our sommelier, is delighted that you enjoyed her wits on wines and that her team provided a good service for you that night. The kitchen team is also very happy to hear that you enjoyed your tasting menu. We do hope to welcome you back... More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

I went here with my partner for our 4 year anniversary & from the moment we walked in here we were spoilt rotten. The service was warm & friendly but impeccably professional. The food was superb, we eat out quite a bit & are always looking for that something different & special and we definitely found it here. Perfectly paired... More 

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kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this review

Dear VHops, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Makaron! We are delighted that you had a memorable experience for your special day, and we hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards Karine More 

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Unbelievable atmosphere, food and service. We can't say what was more to mention. Spoiled rotten !! The dishes were a feast for eyes and tongue !!

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kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this review

Dear AnneNuemos, Thank you so much for leaving us such a positive review on our restaurant. Both our service and kitchen team thrive on such comments which the reward of their hard work. Looking forward to welcoming you at Makaron again in the near future. Kind regards Karine More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26-32 Houtkapper Street | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 880 1549

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 56
  • Cuisine: French, European, Delicatessen, Healthy

Description

Airy and light, the restaurant overlooks lush gardens and leads onto a sheltered terrace for alfresco dining. It is in this stimulating setting that resident chef Tanja Kruger presents her menu of fresh, modern cuisine grounded in the French classics. Tanja has enormous respect for the quality and provenance of each ingredient that comes into her kitchen and takes pride in working with ethical producers and suppliers who share her philosophy of excellence. ‘I am working more and more with raw vegetables, fruits and flowers'. Complementing Makaron Restaurant is M Bar, an inviting lounge-style bar with the decadent ambience of a Parisian salon.

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