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“Finally fine dining” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Equus Restaurant at Cavalli Stud and Wine Farm

Equus Restaurant at Cavalli Stud and Wine Farm
Cavalli Wine Estate | Strand Road R44, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
+27 21 855 3218
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Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Contemporary, Bistro
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Led by talented local chef Henrico Grobbelaar, Cavalli's approach to cuisine can be described as 'a contemporary take on the classics', contextually driven, and encompassing a combination of freshness, flavour and flair. Real, humble food cooked textbook style, paired with an expertly crafted local and international wine list, artisanal cocktail, craft beer and a notable selection of single malt whiskeys. Herbs and a selection of vegetables on the menu are grown in the Estate's self sustained heirloom garden. The restaurant is set to establish itself as a premier fine dining destination locally and internationally and is now open for lunch and dinner 4 days a week, Wednesday through Saturday for relaxed, generous Bistro lunch and Fine-Dining Dinner and Sunday Fine-Dining Lunch.
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Finally fine dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Second visit to Equus and again it did not disappoint. It is so satisfying to finally have a restaurant of this calibre in our vicinity and not have to travel through to Cape Town to have a first rate meal. The attention to detail is excellent. The staff are well trained; the décor is perfect and last but not least the food is sublime. Despite the menu being small, I notice from my previous visit two months ago, the menu has since changed which forces one to try something different. The presentation of all meals is a feast for the eyes. The small touches such as the amuse bouche and sweets on presentation of the bill do not go unnoticed. If you are wanting something really special, make a booking at this venue.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 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, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Equus is one of the best experiences I have had in Stellenbosch. Being the first GREEN restaurant added to this! The architecture, pristine cleanliness and atmosphere and friendliness jumps out at you! The menu is small but first class. It is a must but booking is essential, sometimes up to two weeks ahead.

Visited June 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Consistently excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Our first visite at Equus during the summer time was fantastic; we ate delicious food sitting on their beautiful terrace overlooking the estate. We just returned and had dinner inside, by the wood fire which we loved. The kitchen is open so you get to see the cooks at work while enjoying your meal. Food was again excellent, creative and fresh. They have a 3 course special for R280 which is very good value for money. Wine selection include other estates but the Cavalli's white and reds are good and definitely worth a try. Service is good but many different waiters attend your table so it can be slightly confusing. We will return for sure and bring friends with us!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Greyton, South Africa
1 review
“Excellence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Since dining at your restaurant several weeks ago members of our family have returned with guests time and time again, and never have we been disappointed. Your food is excellent and the portions more than adequate, the setting mind-blowing and the service, (a big thanks particularly to Freedom) definitely 5 Star. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paarl, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“great and modern”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Very upmarket. Food very good but small portion sizes. Not for the hungry. Great service. Wine selections excellent. Very pricey but worth it, Modern ambiance, not cosy or romantic. Mostly older and rich cliental.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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