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Sofia's at Morgenster - CLOSED

Morgenster Wine Estate, Vergelegen Avenue | Off Lourensford Rd, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
021-847-1993
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Cuisines: European, French, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Sofia’s at Morgenster is based in a rustic cottage overlooking the olive groves and vineyards of the estate. The dishes prepared use only the freshest local and seasonally available produce. The flavours and tastes of the menu are modernised classic dishes which change weekly.

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somerset west
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Why still listed as they closed They have been closed for so long yet not removed from trip advisor They are closed they are closed they are closed they are closed they are closed they are closed

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Very impressed by this restaurant, which I visited with friends in July 2012. We arrived without a reservation at a busy time in the off-season, but rather than sending us away, they opened a back room for us and arranged a multi-course meal. The food was exquisite, the wine pairings thoughtful and intelligent, and the waiter was entertaining. The meal... More 

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Albufeira, Portugal
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We first visited the Morgenster Wine & Olive Tasting and sampled the delicious olive oil, olives, tapenade and of course, wines, which were so wonderful, we came away with bottles for ourselves and gifts for others. That set the tone for lunch at Sofias, a hidden gem, a short drive away on the estate. Sitting outside on the verandah, tucking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Sofia's restaurant is a true gem. We have visited probably 10 times in the past 6 months, and Michelle and her team are superb hosts, serving exquisite near-Michelin-starred quality food at very reasonable prices. The wine pairings work well and introduce you to regional wines you perhaps wouldn't otherwise try. The menu changes every other week, but on several occasions... More 

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01Sofias, Manager at Sofia's at Morgenster, responded to this review

Good day Thank you for the absolutely wonderful words you used to describe your culinary experiences with us. The chef and his team are absolutely thrilled about your compliment and are very happy that you have enjoyed all your meals as well as the pairings with them. The front of house team take great pride in the wonderful words you... More 

Nijmegen, Netherlands
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This restaurant is mainly open for lunch but the limited menu offers a variety of great food and accompanying wines and the service is excellent. The restaurant is located at the Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate but accessible through a small road from the Olive tasting building close to the Vergelegen Wine Estate. Highly recommended, but open only few days... More 

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01Sofias, Manager at Sofia's at Morgenster, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our establishment. The chef and front of house team are very happy that the overall experience of food, paired wines and the service was so well received. We look forward to your next visit More 

Lincolnshire
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We had lunch here on a warm, sunny afternoon. The tables were set out under the trees in a pretty garden with views of the mountains beyond. There was excellent choice - oysters, fish, game, and irresistible desserts. The service was friendly and professional. Food was paired with wine. 2 courses with wine cost R260 and 3 courses R345. I... More 

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01Sofias, Manager at Sofia's at Morgenster, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for lunch, and we are happy you were able to dine outside under the tree's, always such a treat to do so. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience. The chef and front of house team are thrilled that your entire experience was so enjoyable. We look forward to... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Just fantastic food and the staff was excellent. We sat out on the lawn under the trees and enjoyed one of the best meals during our stay in SA, and we had many great meals. The wines went well with the food and they change menu very often so you can keep coming back here over and over again.

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01Sofias, Manager at Sofia's at Morgenster, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for a meal under the tree's which is always a treat to experience when the weather plays along. Thank you for taking the time to write a few words of your experience. The chef and front of house team are thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

The food was extrodinary and the pairing excellenty done. The portions are quite big for such fine cuisine - we were very impressed. The ice-cream that come with my dessert were so delicious and I recognised the spice cardamom in it. When I asked the waiter whether it was cardamom, he returned with the recipe from the chef! I would... More 

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01Sofias, Manager at Sofia's at Morgenster, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience in our establishment. We are all very happy that your overall experience was so well received. The chef is always happy to hear such great things about the food they prepare, and also that the wines selected work well with these dishes. We look forward to your... More 

Somerset West, South Africa
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We settled on an early Valentine's Day lunch as I will be on the road on the day and Sofia's beckoned. We chose the 3 course menu accompanied by wine option (R310 pp) and it was seriously good. We both ordered the chicken and quail terrine as a starter accompanied by a glass of Hartzenberg Riesling. Then my man ordered... More 

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01Sofias, Manager at Sofia's at Morgenster, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your lunch experience with us. The chefs and front of house team are all very happy that your entire experience from food to the wines and service was so well received. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Neuchatel, Switzerland
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

What a brilliant restaurant; the menu apparently changes every 7 or 8 weeks but I enjoyed delicious starter of salmon and avocado terrinne, followed by the ox liver for main course which was perfect portion size and perfectly cooked on puree of potato and carrot, and finished with wonderful decadent chocolate tort which did not have the usual drop dead... More 

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01Sofias, Manager at Sofia's at Morgenster, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely words that you have taken the time to write. The Chef Patron is very happy that you enjoyed the salmon and avocado terrine so much and also the the rest of you meal. The entire cheffing team are thrilled that your entire culinary experince at Sofia's was so well received.The chefs are currently changing the... More 

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Additional Information about Sofia's at Morgenster

Address: Morgenster Wine Estate, Vergelegen Avenue | Off Lourensford Rd, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
Phone Number: 021-847-1993
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
Cuisine: European, French, Contemporary, International

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