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The Stables at Vergelegen

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Vergelegen | Lourensford Road, Somerset West, South Africa
+27 21 847 1334
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Enjoy the simplicity of dining out at the "Stables at Vergelegen...
Enjoy the simplicity of dining out at the "Stables at Vergelegen". Classic, with a modern twist, the 'bistro' style restaurant offers a varied, contemporary menu of simple and visually delectable dishes for a relaxed, family friendly dining experience. Whilst sipping on award-winning wines, enjoy breath-taking views of the Hottentots Holland mountain range and soak up the creative juices of the varied and eclectic local artists whose art works adorn the walls. (Breakfast and lunch served Monday - Sunday).
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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Family day out

We decided that we want to have coffee and cake yet wanted a family friendly restaurant yet something close to nature. We decided to go to Stables at Vergelegen. Great venue, nice play area for the kids, you are able to walk around the gardens of Vergelegen, see the oldest yellowwood tree, walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
eyedocSomersetWest
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somerset west
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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English first
Somerset West, South Africa
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Had lunch at The Stables yesterday. Although the service was excellent the food was a little disappointing and overpriced. We did however enjoy the beautiful setting and stunning grounds of Vergelegen.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

I called the restaurant three times during their operating hours on Friday, 15 May, to make a lunch reservation for Saturday. The phone was not answered once! I left two voice messages, on Friday, stating the time and guest numbers. I also filled in the reservation form on the website. An sms came through to my cellphone to confirm a... More 

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reading, uk
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Working in Cape Town and had some free time on Sunday. I had been to be Vergelegen some years ago and had great memories of how beautiful this place is. And it is just as beautiful as I remember. But, this time I ate in the Stables restaurant. Excellent menu, service and wines of course. I was sat near the... More 

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Berlin, Germany
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Location is great, waiting time for food was too long, quality was average. Seeing Vergelegen in combination with the nice location raised expectations which weren't met by the food.

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Strand, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We went for my mother's birthday and had family here from up North so we wanted to show off by taking them to one of our stunning local wine farms. Unfortunately it was not as good as we were hoping for. The service was bad, orders forgotten and incorrect and we kept on having to try and signal the waiter... More 

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Stilbaai, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The food is excellent, I had the beef carpaccio for starters... stunning... and the fillet for mains which was amazing. A lovely selection of wines. It is worth a visit, but a little pricey although the views are spectacular, so make the most of the surroundings and your money is well spent! The service is great.

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Cape Town
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Breakfast at the Stables is always a great idea. We dragged our Johannesburg visitors out of their travel to Plett to join us there. They are well travelled and eat out regularly, so a comment like

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somerset west
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We decided that we want to have coffee and cake yet wanted a family friendly restaurant yet something close to nature. We decided to go to Stables at Vergelegen. Great venue, nice play area for the kids, you are able to walk around the gardens of Vergelegen, see the oldest yellowwood tree, walk along the river and you are able... More 

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Bot River, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We as a family are very regular dinners at this restaurant. There is a great play area for kids, great service, lovely food and award winning wines. We prefer to sit outside and look at the beautiful mountains ect. great for families or couples.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The atmosphere is relaxed with kids playing around. The gardens are stunning too. The service was a tad slow, but the food tasty and the wine delicious. We will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vergelegen | Lourensford Road, Somerset West, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 847 1334

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Enjoy the simplicity of dining out at the "Stables at Vergelegen". Classic, with a modern twist, the 'bistro' style restaurant offers a varied, contemporary menu of simple and visually delectable dishes for a relaxed, family friendly dining experience. Whilst sipping on award-winning wines, enjoy breath-taking views of the Hottentots Holland mountain range and soak up the creative juices of the varied and eclectic local artists whose art works adorn the walls. (Breakfast and lunch served Monday - Sunday).
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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