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Helena's Restaurant

33 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 883 3132
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“mezze platter” (30 reviews)
“stuffed quail” (8 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
33 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 772 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In spite of the load shedding, Helena’s chef cooked me some beautiful food - mushroom risotto and seafood bisque - with home made bread that was simply sublime. Later I had a glass of MCC with the mezze platter - brilliant! Thank you for great...More

Thank Zoe L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had an awesome father's day lunch, 6 course and each one was wonderful and tasteful. Neal gave us great service and the restaurant was nice and warm in a cold day.

Thank CapeTownGirl03
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Helena’s kept coming up on our list of best restaurants in Stellenbosch and it did not disappoint. The food was great, the wine even better and the service attentive. Highly recommended.

Thank Mylady22
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience here - delicious food (loved the mushroom risotto and the cheesecake!) and genuinely great service, very friendly staff. Cosy setting in the centre of town. Will come back!

Thank sachasff
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Inside the hotel, the restaurant offers good food and excellent local wine. I tried the stuffed quails and were amazing. Keep the good work up!

Thank Flavio78
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very good meal and service at Helena's. Before we paid and left I booked a table for 10 for friends visiting from Germany. On arrival we were directed to stand and wait in a separate room. After some time I approached the...More

Thank DanielSTB
Marketing_and, General Manager at Helena's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good evening DanielSTB Thank you for taking the time to review Helena's Restaurant. At Helena's restaurant, we strive to deliver excellent customer service, and thus, your comments are most concerning to me. Would it be possible for you to please send me your email address...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have dined at Helena’s 3 times now each time with a group of 18 Canadians who we were hosting. The food is always excellent as is the service. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Our Canadian guests definitely all gave it a...More

Thank cruising46
Marketing_and, General Manager at Helena's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear cruising46, Thank you for your review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Helena's Restaurant. Thank you for your lovely comments of our Restaurant. Your positive comments inspire us to create an even better experience for our guests. We look...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely steaks, lovely fish, tasty interesting vegetables. Delicious deserts. The four of us enjoyed a great meal on the verandah at a very reasonable price with friendly service.More

Thank Chris J
Marketing_and, General Manager at Helena's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Chris J, Thank you for your review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Helena's Restaurant. Thank you for your lovely comments on our 'lovely fish, tasty interesting vegetables and delicious deserts'. Your positive comments inspire us to create an...More

Reviewed May 13, 2018

After unsuccessfully trying to get a table in four restaurants on a weekday we opted to dine at Helena's. It is part of a hotel and therefore has that awkward feel of a hotel restaurant with no atmosphere, stiff ambiance and the access hidden away...More

Thank Nim-ra1
Marketing_and, General Manager at Helena's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2018

Dear Nim-ra1, Thank you for taking the time to review Helena's Restaurant. As we pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of food, I was disappointed to learn that your experience at Helena's Restaurant failed to meet your expectations. Would it be possible for you...More

Reviewed May 10, 2018

I took my husband out for dinner and was pleasantly surprise. The service was excellent and the setting beautifull. I had the Wild mushroom risotto with fresh shaven parmesan and it was incredible. I will definately go back for more!!More

Thank j0ritha
Marketing_and, General Manager at Helena's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2018

Dear j0ritha, Thank you for your review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Stellenbosch Kitchen. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding our mushroom risotto. Your positive comments inspire us to create an even better experience for our guests. We...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20 - $23
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 883 3132
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Description
Helena's Restaurant at Coopmanhuijs aims to serve heritage food with finesse, often with subtle twists in the detail, thereby turning the familiar into the spectacular. The menu is designed to reflect the bounty of the Boland, with specific emphasis on freshness and food provenance - the "from where" and "by whom" of locally sourced (often artisanal) ingredients.
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