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Rust en Vrede

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Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Somerset West, South Africa
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This well known and famous restaurant is for fine dining only. The presentation and quality of the food is excellent. We had the wine pairing 6 course menu and that was a good choice. The pairing wine were not all from this winery but that is how it should be. The sommelier had the find the matching wines and he... More 

Thank Gero T
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely vineyard with amazing views and a nice restaurant setting. We went for lunch but were disappointed to see only a choice of two dishes as the main restaurant is only open evenings. Both options were nice (steak or salmon) but it would have been nice to have a starter or dessert. The wines were nice but far from... More 

Thank EDED084
Centurion, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best food and wine pairings in the Cape. The food has been consistently good for many years and their wines for even longer. Love the setting and a great place to catch up with friends or end your day.

Thank Birder69
Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ranked one of the top restaurants in all of Africa and I can understand why. The chef is superb, but the program is driven by the proprietor Jean Engelbrecht. Plan to visit the winery next door as well, the wines rank against the best in the world. An overall wonderful experience.

Thank OliverA3
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a memorable night! We had opportunities to eat in some of the best restaurants in the different countries where we travelled (some are Michelin star) and have to say that Rust en Vrede compares favourably to them all. The place, the staff and the food everything was absolutely divine. The sommelier was just perfect in finding the good wines... More 

Thank Alan G
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful settings winery with beautiful gardens and views. We tried their high quality wines. The Cabernet were shallow and not accessible I would love to go back there as soon as they improve there wines!

Thank Shir D
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a four course meal here during our honeymoon. What an experience. From the moment the taxi drove in the gates to the moment we left. The staff were super pleasant, I tried to have a few jokes with them but they are very serious about their jobs :) Amazing food and good wine. We didnt... More 

Thank Máire Shóna N
Sao Paulo, SP
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great winery in Stellenbosch to have a wine tasting. It was founded in 1694 but in 1977 they focused in the production of Syrah, Cabernet and Merlot. Sellected wines from a range of different prices. Rust en Vrede was nominated as the first South African red wine in the Top 100 Wines of the World. Good opportunity dont miss the... More 

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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114 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is with no exception one of the absolute best restaurant experiences we've ever had. If we could give 6 out of 5 stars for the services at this restaurant we would! Absolutely amazing. We got really taken care of at this place. Lovely sommelier and waiter. Nice selection of bread, amouse bouche and a lovely box of sweets that... More 

Thank Camilla W
Cape Town, South Africa
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dining at Rust en Verde is always an enjoyment. The taste of the food is great, the service is excellent and all that in a cozy place and a relaxed environment. Looking already forward to the next visit.

Thank Dieter S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?