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“Overpiced wine” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Wijnhuis

Wijnhuis
Corner of Church & Andringa Streets, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+2721 887 5844
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Ranked #55 of 174 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Price range: $6 - $30
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Paarl, South Africa
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“Overpiced wine”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Although the Wijnhuis is an excellent spot to sample a wide range of SA wines by the glass, the wines are seriously overpiced, especially for SA consumers. The markups can not be defended given that this restaurant is located in the heart of the winelands. Apart from the expensive wine, the food is above average, setting very interesting and service average.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Munich, Germany
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“will never go back !!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We got there at about 5pm, not too many customers so we expectet a good meal and service.
It took way too long to order, the staff was not up to speed, prices even higher than in Cape Town.
I ordered a fillet steak with a side of greens, 300g for 160R - it´s ok but - no vegies available to go with it, only some stranges sides - one included, others up to 45R and sauce another 20-30R.
So the main checked out with over 200R!!! The meat was good, the side and sauce was not.
No plate for bread, no oil and vinegar for my side greens, no fresh pepper for the steak - come on!!!
After that we decided to skip dessert and go somewhere else for it.

Expensive and very average - will never go back!!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Wijnhuis, Stellenbosch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Excellent fresh seafood and local wines! - Avoid sitting above the braai though as there is lots of smoke!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
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“A pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We were really surprised at how much we liked this restaurant. There was a variety of interesting choices on the menu, both starters and mains, and we found ours to be very well prepared. Even better, they have quite a selection of wines by the glass, and we were very pleased to take advantage of that with our different plates. Service was very pleasant and the server gave very helpful advice on pairing wines with our dishes.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Pleasant Restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Not our first visit, but this is a pleasant restaurant in a good location. Our service was very good, and the food was good but the vegetable portions small. All well cooked, but in our view, not worth visiting for the culinary experience, but if you want a nice meal out with friends then this has a good atmosphere.

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