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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
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Hong Kong, China
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77 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been wanting to try the Clos Malvern wine pairing menu for years and finally got the chance on a recent trip to the Western Cape. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and afternoon. The food was delicious and the portion sizes were just right. The wines were excellent and we were given a generous serving with each course. The... More 

Thank Noel C
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While the food wasn't particularly outstanding compared to the other meals we had during our trip to South Africa, the 4 course meal with wine pairing was in our opinion, absolutely value for money. Coupled with the scenic views and the great service, our overall experience was certainly worthy of a 4 star review.

Thank shuangz
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and myself went to celebrate our one year anniversary at Clos Malverne. We had the 4 course meal and it was wonderful as usual! They have a lovely Rose colored sparkling wine that is crisp and light on the tongue and the view is magnificent.

Thank CapeTownGirl03
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We pre booked here for a food and wine pairing and oh boy.... We we're speechless... The food, the view, and don't forget the wine, was the best we had in many, many years. We left with quite alot of their amazing wines. The chef, I think her name is Leoni.... Is a world class chef!!!! Her dishes are not... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and the service were 5 stars. I felt it was a bit more commercial than Jordan and lacked some of charm of the smaller restaurant. The food was outstanding but I would have been much happier with smaller portions. The view is magnificent.

Thank ArizonaDF
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Cape Town in January/March and during this time we visited Clos Malvern four times. The menu has a wine pairing and the food on offer is very varied. Both the food and wine together with the service and views make this am must for any visitors to Stellenbosch visit.

Thank JohnboyOxon
Hout Bay, South Africa
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's just amazing not only is food and pairing on a another level but the consistency is so solid, I really wanted to be critical so I tried to compare the service levels to my previous visits, you what, it gets better & better,

1 Thank fonzim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Restaurant at Clos Malverne had their first food and wine pairing since winter started and in a way we celebrated an early start to spring. The weather was magnificent and the food and wine (all from Clos Malverne) crowned a fantastic evening. Some may view it as expensive, but it really is worth every cent. The evening ended with... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon with good friends in the Winelands. Amazing views, a truly delicious meal and excellent service all added to the experience. I certainly recommend the Food and Wine Pairing menu as this is a great opportunity to try several wonderful dishes as well as excellent wines. Our server for the day... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

The food and wine pairing offered at Clos Malverne definitely makes the drive out of Stellenbosch worth it. It is great value for money as well as great food and wine! Ask for a table next to the front windows to get a spectacular view across the vineyard. This could also be a great anniversary getaway if you stay overnight... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $34
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
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view
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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