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The Restaurant at Clos Malverne

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Devon Valley Road | Devon Valley, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 865 2022
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were looking for a restaurant on a wine farm for lunch on a Sunday. After all our options were fully booked, we got a place at Clos Malverne and what a surprise! We opted for the food and wine pairing. The service was great but the food and wine was absolutely fantastic! Each dish was made to perfection, the... More 

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Howick, South Africa
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delicious food and wine pairing menu. However I had two issues: Firstly, we felt quite rushed and I twice had my glass removed before I had taken the last sip. I was drinking slowly as the wine was very good. Secondly, the main course was served on cold plates... so the beautifully cooked fillet was disappointingly cold too.

Thank GailFN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dropped a friend at the Airport and decided to find somewhere new for lunch on our way back to Hermanus, and it was our wedding anniversary. Looked at Tripadvisor reviews for Stellies area and as we had never heard of Clos Malverne and sounded interesting we rang and booked for 30 mins time. Our fabulous waiter Lee had... More 

Thank Jojospeed
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a friend to Cape Town airport and it wasy wige and I's wedding anniversary, so dropped our friend off and hit tripadvisor. Found clos malverne, not too far off the N2, and we loved it. Four courses with half glasses of wine for pairing for roughly R400. Bargain. Three options for each of the four courses, superb. Food was... More 

Thank Douglas R
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful view, lovely company at the table and the best food and wine, what more could one ask for? The restaurant offers either an a la carte menu, or a 4 course food and wine pairing experience, with 3-5 choices for each course. We had the latter and it was a memorable experience. Everything is prepared with attention to... More 

Thank djza
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch here today, it was just so beautiful and I feel compelled to write this review straight away! We had the 4 course lunch with wine pairing - the whole experience was just outstanding, we love food and eating out and this place is the whole package. The food, service and surroundings were exceptional and very reasonably priced,... More 

Thank Ailbhe M
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A window seat is a must as the views down the vineyard with the rolling hills in the background are truly stunning. The 4 course wine pairing lunch is also excellent especially the seafood soup starter. Service and decor are fine.

Thank EDED084
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Clos Malverne for a birthday lunch and wine pairing and it was amazing. The food is in a league of it own and along with the wine pairing makes for a very special and memorable occasion. The service was also excellent, our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. It is also in a stunning location with great views... More 

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Paarl, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit disappointed. While service was efficient and friendly, atmosphere is really quite cold and commercial. Setting is not bad, but it feels like you are dining in a hall. Furnishings and finishes average to tacky compared to what I expected. Food and wine more about quantity than quality. Not bad, just average and somewhat pricey.

Thank dontcallmelee
South Africa
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is tucked away off Devon Valley road in Stellenbosch, and so pleased that we ventured out to try it. After many positive reviews from friends, we had to try it for ourselves. The perfect setting overlooking the vineyard for lunch to celebrate my birthday. You can either choose their seasonal wine pairing menu or a la carte. The... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $33
International, European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Devon Valley Road | Devon Valley, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 865 2022
We invite you to join us at the Restaurant Clos Malverne for the ultimate Food and Wine Experience. Our Restaurant offers you an utterly enjoyable intimate and friendly dining experience in unpretentious but beautiful surroundings. It is not surprising that the bulk of our clientele are people who have been here before as well as their friends and colleagues who have recommended it. As you dine, you and your guests will enjoy an unbelievable vista of the softly sweeping vineyards and rolling hills of Devon Valley - so reminiscent of their English counterpart - and the pastel-coloured mountains behind them. It is an incomparable view that will help create a pleasurable and utterly memorable experience. You'll also enjoy fine gourmet dishes prepared by Executive Chef, Nadia Louw-Smith, renowned for her impeccably-prepared and delicately spiced dishes that seduce the palate. She is one of the most experienced chefs in the country and has been voted Chef of the Year for her sublime dishes. It is not surprising then, that Clos Malverne restaurant has become a favourite of gourmands and has received rave reviews from critics and clients, both in South Africa and abroad. Our kitchen closes at 15:00.

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