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Terroir

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Strand Road | Kleine Zalze, R44, Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
021 880 8167
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 220
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A slight slip in excellence?

We visited Terroir in February and we were extremely impressed with the food and service. This time the food on offer was equally as good but the choice on the menu was limited compared to the previous time. What we had was good but not as exciting as before.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
NandKW
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Having visited Terroir some 15 times over the last 10 years, this place is a stable favourite. This year the much loved prawn risotto starter was on the menu and almost as delicious as 10 years ago! The food is great, bordering on very fine dining and the wines superb. Staff has barely disappointed. A definite must see for every... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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69 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Arrived at KleineZalze wine farm mainly for a wine tasting and hadn't booked for lunch but were lucky to find a free table.Food was exceptional.We had a starter of prawn risotto which was among the best starters we ever had anywhere and was followed by pork belly and a deconstructed apple tart.Service and wine were both excellent too.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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63 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We visited Terroir in February and we were extremely impressed with the food and service. This time the food on offer was equally as good but the choice on the menu was limited compared to the previous time. What we had was good but not as exciting as before.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had lunch here on the first day we spent in the Stellenbosch area. It was very good though being lunchtime and not being the largest eaters we were happy with a main course. The waitress seemed a bit surprised and we felt a bit awkward, but maybe it was just us. the quality of the food we were served... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We saw plenty of good reviews for Terroir so came with high expectations slightly dimmed by our first encounter with Stellenbosch which seemed intent on driving out its historic charm behind mediocre tourist traps and "boutique" bars and eateries. But first impressions of Terroir were good, friendly, spacious and pleasing decor. The starters arrived before the wine and looked wonderful.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It was late in the evening on a Monday and we had just arrived in Stellenbosch. Most restaurants were closed and we stumbled in on Terroir. I glanced at the menu boards and the prices looked reasonable, not realising that I was comparing a main course with a starter. Anyway this turned into a most memorable evening, very fitting for... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Firstly the menu this restaurant offers covers all bases. Wonderful cross section of dishes and concisely explained form a blackboard by our server. Presentation ( food) is second to none - I do think however they could invest in some better and more "funky" crockery that would uplift the effort the kitchen puts into their presentation, Wines form the cellar... More 

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Pidley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Consistently in the top ten, need I say more. The food is a delight, the surroundings beautiful and the service superb. It all comes together to make a spectacular dining experience.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had lunch there and the food was really nice and reasonably priced for a restaurant of their standing. They have a booking system whereby you book on a 15 minutes basis (we had a limited choice 'cause we booked two days prior to eating there - we went for 12:15) and although this seemed a little "structured" it did... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I stayed at the "Kleine Zalze" for the third year in a row, but this year we had dinner at the Terroir for the first time. We knew it was rated one of the bests and there was availability for these evening for three (we had no reservation but gladly accepted). Location (garden): very pretty, shady, nice surrounding, calm, wind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Strand Road | Kleine Zalze, R44, Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: 021 880 8167

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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