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“A treat for your taste buds” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Apprentice Restaurant - CLOSED

Apprentice Restaurant
Oude Hoek Centre, Andringa Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
021 887 8985
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Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Tapas, Contemporary, Eclectic, Wine Bar
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Description: Owned and managed by the ICA chef school and run entirely by the students, APPRENTICE boasts a modern interior and relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Patrons can also enjoy the vibrant surroundings with alfresco seating under giant oaks.Open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, offering an extended brunch menu till 4pm.
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A treat for your taste buds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

A great find in Stellenbosch, we visited in December and this was probably our food highlight of our trip to South Africa ! The menu was explained to us by our delightful waitress and we were not disappointed by our choice, the yellow fin tuna and angel fish was amazing. Equally I had no idea that beetroot and chocolate was such a great combination. My advice would be try something new that you have not eaten before, trust the cooking skill that is on offer and enjoy.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Young Hands”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

True to its name, the Apprentice is always good for a surprise - the result is not always amazing (sometimes positively underwhelming), but this is balanced by a moderate reduction in pricing on the menu compared to establishments that offer similar dishes.

Visited November 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great find in Stellenbosch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Just visited the Apprentice Restaurant for the first time and will certainly be back the next time I visit SA. Both my husband and myself had the Malay Chicken Flatbread which was fantastic. We shared a piece of the carrot cake which is not something I would usually go for however it was great, really light and full of flavour.

This place is a great find and we'll worth a visit.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baden, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Cool place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is a really cool spot.. Food is great, beautifully presented, service excellent. Super place to end a hectic day and have a relaxed dinner.

Visited December 2012
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kigali
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144 reviews 144 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Lower your expectations and you'll enjoy this”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The menu is limited and service is good but the waiters keep changing all the time during your meal which was kind of annoying. It took quite a while to get our food but if you go with good company, the quality of the food is worth the wait. I liked the slight twist on traditional dishes and the odd pairings. Reservations a must.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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