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“Beautiful venue excellent food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Delaire Graff Estate - Graff Restaurant

Delaire Graff Estate - Graff Restaurant
R310, Helshoogte Pass | Banhoek Valley, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
0218858160
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Ranked #8 of 163 restaurants in Stellenbosch
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Delaire restaurant is situated at the winery and overlooks the Franschhoek valley. It offers approachable fine food with fresh and vibrant flavours. Guests are able to dine on the terrace under a canopy of pin oak trees or within the spectacular interiors designed by the interior architect and decorator David Collins, whilst enjoying the breathtaking views Delaire allows of the Stellenbosch Valley and Mountains. The signature dishes include: Pickled Beetroot Carpaccio with goat's cheese fritters; Crayfish Lasagne with king oyster mushrooms; Pistachio Nougat served with rose geranium ice cream.
Melkbosstrand, South Africa
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“Beautiful venue excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We had a perfect hide away table, overlooking the mountains and vineyard's. Beautiful decorated in maroon char covers and couches with white linen on the tables. Good wine and selections of food on the menu. We were offered bread form a bead basket with olive oil and strawberry reduction vinaigrette. I had the pork with figs and my wife the sirloin steak. Both excellent choices. Dessert was delicious the purple figs, yoghurt, frangipane, honeycomb, honey almond ice cream and the lemon tart, passion fruit, meringue, coconut and white chocolate. Enjoyed the lunch the setting.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Shine like a diamond!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Graff family does it with sparkle with this classy restaurant serving only the best food around. With prices a little over the top for Stellenbosch restaurants, its credibility is being a member of the Relais and chateaux group of hotels, renowned for its first class hospitality and catering to hedonistic taste. Our last day and we chose to have game and kob (fish) - both were great. What tops it all is the tomato soup infused with flavors of herbs and spice. Dessert was special with purple figs involved and of course the house wines of the Graff Estate. Only downside was that service was slow and we had to wait 10mins to bread top up. I also just wonder IF, as an ordinary run of the mill restaurant it would do just as well with no affiliation to the Graff name? Hmm....

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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“Great place, great wine & great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

No expense has been spared to get Delaire vineyard in to best condition
As it at higher altitude than other vineyards, the wine has a delicate European flavor and the food is balanced to it.
you need to come early for lunch to get a good view of the mountains.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“food for everybody on a high standard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

the main restaurant of this estate lies on a veranda overlooking the valley over tokara and thelema wine-estates - great! the menue is rich of choices, all products are fresh and up-to-date regarding infusion kitchen ! very much to recommend - and hopefully no bus-groups around when you decide to lunch ther - we were very lucky!

Visited February 2013
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Franschhoek, South Africa
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“Great last night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

A luxurious place with fantastic gardens and art (and I don't just mean the diamonds). Last night dinner, organised as a mystery trip by our characterful B&B host, and it was a terrific way to finish a marvellous holiday. Excellent south african food (can't get blesbock in London) with very appropriate Delaire wines selected. Not giveaway prices but a greta dining experience in ecery way and really quite affordable given the current Rand to £ rate!
Alan & Leita

Visited March 2013
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