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“Amazing dining experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Indochine

Indochine
Delaire Graff Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa
+27 21 885 8160
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Ranked #14 of 181 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $60
Cuisines: Asian fusion
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Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Indochine serves Asian-inspired cuisine presented with a contemporary yet delicate twist. Only the finest seasonal local ingredients are used, with menus featuring fresh organic produce grown in the greenhouse on the Estate. Flavours are lively, aromatic and robust while maintaining a style of cuisine that's synonymous with vitality, wellness and healthy living. Diners have the choice of enjoying the contemporary interior or an alfresco experience, with wraparound views stretching over the valley below towards the majestic Table Mountain. Hotel guests may enjoy breakfasts in the privacy of their Lodge or at the restaurant, where an indulgent array of dishes await, with gourmet ingredients handpicked from the area - berries from a nearby farm, the region's best charcuterie, organic dairy and decadent pastries - in addition to a selection of beautifully presented hot dishes.
New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Amazing dining experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

My friend and I visited Stellenbosch for the first time this March. Our dinner at Indochine was by far the best dining experience we had during our week long trip in South Africa! The food was amazing, and the combination of flavors the chef provided was unforgettable! Our server was highly attentive, and we even had a small wine tasting during dinner. I highly recommend this restaurant. And - of course the views of Delaire Graff are beautiful!

  • Visited March 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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111 reviews 111 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere but service is too slow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The food is good and the atmosphere of this place is great. Unfortunately, service was extremely slow. We arrived at around 7:30pm and didn't finish our meal until 11:30pm. We spent most of our time waiting for our food and the waiters were not very attentive.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Superb location, food and service but very poor reservations/management!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We booked a six seater outside for family visiting overseas, which was confirmed on the morning of the booking by us.

Upon arrival, the table that arrived in front of us had reduced from eight to six guests and they were seated at an outside six seater. The manager pointed us to the inside table which was set for eight guests.

The manager then told us that they do not guarantee tables - but they do on reservations and confirmation? If they had stated this when we booked, we would have gone elsewhere...

Later when we queried this, he denied that the table inside was set for eight guests in the first place and changed to six while we waited.

This is a great pity as the food was excellent and our service staff were great, but the most expensive restaurant I have been to in Cape Town by a long shot.

Very disappointing experience, ruined the whole day!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newport, Rhode Island
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Delaire Graff is Gorgeous”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

The food was good - but definitely not the best we had on our trip. We arrived early and were able to watch the beautiful sunset, which I highly recommend. The service was impeccable, as you would expect from a Relaix and Chateaux property. The food, however, was not quite up to Relaix and Chateaux standards based on our experiences dining at their restaurants around the world.

That said - it was good. Just not wow. And we still felt like it was a very good value. Our server was amazing and suggested wine pairings for each of our courses, and then brought additional tastes of other wines so we could see which we liked better. I had a lamb curry which was very good, and my husband had the beef rogan josh.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

A must if ever in the Stellenbosch area. The service is fantastic. As soon as you walk through the doors of this Relais and Chateaux venue you are greeted by friendly and professional staff. The food is spectacular, I can recommend the Tom Yum Goong soup and salmon trout. The food is fresh and presented beautifully. Not a venue for the budget conscious but worth every cent. The views from the restaurant is also magnificent. Opulence on a plate!!!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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