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Helena's Restaurant

33 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 883 3132
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
33 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were on a trip along the Garden Route and had a couple of nights in Stellenbosch. We discovered Helena's on our first night and enjoyed it so much that we when there again on our second night. The food was wonderful and the service...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

4 of us went here for our first evening in Stellenbosch. It was delightful - outside courtyard, Brighton our waiter was superb and the food was outstanding. We loved it

Thank Shona H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on a tour if the wine area here and had dinner at Helena’s. Its a quite formal restaurant with great food and a wine list to match. Recommended.

Thank YieldLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Helena’s on a recent trip to South Africa, and loved it, don’t usually like hotel restaurants, but the food here was great, and the service excellent. We dined outside and it was abit chilly, but they provided blankets, and lit the heater so we...More

Thank Garlander
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helena's is a quaint restaurant in central Stellenbosch.Paul is a very knowledgable sommelier and can assist you in in any wine choice. Food is artfully prepare with excellent service. we came to Helena's twice during our stay in Stellenbosch so I think that let's you...More

Thank travelingjoeann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I popped in to Helena's with my dad for lunch without too many expectations. Needless to say, had I had any, they'd have been blown out of the water. We both chose the Hake main course and pavlova dessert - it's easily some of the...More

Thank Navigate24049278970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Helena's and could not have been more pleased. Our meals were excellent and the service outstanding. They made our special evening that much more special. The bottle of bubbly and chess cake in the room when we arrived...More

Thank Wayne H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helena's restaurant was opposite our hotel and so a chance to 'dress up' for the occasion, a short walk and then greeted by very friendly and smart staff. We booked ahead, perhaps essential on prime evenings, we enjoyed a glass of champagne(MCC), to start and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had met Helena herself the night before in Stellenbosch Kitchen (Helena’s sister restaurant). She recommended that we give Helena’s a try and we were not disappointed! Helena had arranged that we received a glass of champagne on arrival as it was our honeymoon which...More

Thank Wander156386
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very high quality dining - little touches and attention to detail matter a lot. The decoration of the rooms is excellent, by the way. Not showy, but carefully thought-through. The dishes are good. Wines a little on the expensive end, but overall a good dining...More

Thank 627pw2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $23
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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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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