We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Overture at Hidden Valley

Certificate of Excellence
European, Contemporary
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Hidden Valley | T4 route, off Annandale road, R44, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27218802721
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

454 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 389: English reviews
Paris, France
Level Contributor
37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding location with fabulous view over the city lights. Menu only has few options but certainly raised our expectation level. We found the amuses and the story around this a really nice way of bringing these first courses. Overall the decoration of the plates was outstanding, though the different flavors and seasoning were not balanced within the plate nor between... More 

Helpful?
Thank mrepriels
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travelling from Australia. We found Overture after many Hours scouring trip advisor. My wife and I had lunch here with my wife's parents and couldn't have been happier. The setting was spectacular, the wines were very tasty (we aren't wine snobs by any stretch)......but the food was simply amazing. The menu changes everyday so it is pointless me recommending anything.when... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mel30th
Level Contributor
113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a small group for lunch this weekend. I can say the food and service where 9 out of 10 all the way. Unfortunately they seem to have no heaters at the restaurant and we were all freezing and ended up with runny noses! I think this not heating when it's 12C outside and inside, is very strange... More 

Helpful?
Thank Petkyte
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
238 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for a business dinner a month in advance, and were called earlier in the week to inform us that we were going to be moved to a private dining room as it was "going to be cold" on the evening. Strange, but we didn't think too much of it. When we arrived we saw that the entire... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank PatBar2
Springs Gauteng
Level Contributor
41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

the best place to eat . great chef. great food. we had the set menu for the autumn season. nice wine pairings.

Helpful?
Thank hannesswiegers
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Level Contributor
70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I cannot rave enough about Overture, having dined at many a Michellin star restaurant throughout Europe, and some top star dine outs in London, this is a destination dining experience I will make sure I do many repeat visits to. The menu was innovative with intriguing amuse bouche and never ending delights between courses. The service was efficient and methodical... More 

Helpful?
Thank holi4eva
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Food is always excellent but you must book weeks in advance in high season. It is fine dining among the best in S Africa. If you can' t get in, go for a wine tasting instead and enjoy the views.

Helpful?
Thank K9868UIjohna
Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Dear reader the lunch at Overture with a friend and business partner was one of the most enjoyable and exceptional food and service I had for years. The special treat by the chef and all the little extras served apart from the food ordered made it occasion never to be forgotten. Well done and I hope that many more people... More 

Helpful?
Thank Wolfgang M
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

First, the view is fantastic. The food was wonderful and eating outside overlooking the great views made it one of the most memorable lunches in years. All our dishes were great and the wines were lovely. Spent a long time there and missed a few vineyards, but no regrets.

Helpful?
Thank Marc B
Cape Town
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

A must visit, this is without a doubt one of the best restaurants in SA, with superb service, great wine selection and great ambiance. The scenery cannot be describe, so go check that yourself.

Helpful?
Thank efiella

Travelers who viewed Overture at Hidden Valley also viewed

Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
 
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
 

Been to Overture at Hidden Valley? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hidden Valley | T4 route, off Annandale road, R44, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27218802721
Description
In November 2007 Overture Restaurant, situated on Hidden Valley Wines - a wine farm anchored into the side of the Stellenbosch hills - opened its doors for the very first time. Starting from humble beginnings, Overture soon became a destination for great food, service and wines. Since then, Chef Owners Bertus Basson and Craig Cormack have taken Overture to new heights with accolades as prestigious as being in the Eat Out top 10 for five years in a row and acquiring three stars in the Rossouw's Restaurant guide for four years running.You will find Bertus behind the pots at Overture while Craig focuses on his salt range, Amouleh.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Overture at Hidden Valley and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Stellenbosch, South Africa
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Overture at Hidden Valley staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?