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Rust en Vrede Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 272 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed July 25, 2014

After trying to get into R&V for what feels like years, we finally made our way to dinner on a chilly and wet Stellenbosch winters evening. Decor was more rustic than I had anticipated, but is lifted by the elegance of the personalized crockery and fine stemware. Service is exceptional, getting the balance right of being attentive but not obtrusive. 6 course degustation menu was simply stunning, but the twice baked goats cheese soufflé paired with a '08 Alsace Domaine Eblin-Fuchs Grand Cru Gewürztraminer was a thing of rare beauty. Words cannot describe the overall experience, it's one of those privileges that if you can, you should. Urgently.

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Words cannot express our love for this winery and restaurant. From the moment we arrive to the end of the evening, we are spoilt, served, feasted and wined to perfection. Staff are beautifully trained, views of the vineyard magnificent and the food is the best we have had almost anywhere in the world, including Franschhoek! Our annual visit is the highlight of our year!

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Thank Vicky B
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

Food was excellent
Service was pleasant and from entering until leaving we were spoiled
Genuine deserves a best restaurant award
We had a 2008 blend wine from the wine farm , and was excellent
Price not for the fainted heart
Great for a spoil

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Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was a truly 'wow' factor experience. It is easy to see how this establishment has received the awards, accolades and high praise from many including Eating Out. From the moment you approach the beautifully lit restaurant from the car park, you are concious that service and attention to detail are taken seriously. The staff go that extra mile to make the whole experience of eating in this historic converted wine cellar storage building something memorable. We chose the four course menu and it was quite clear why this is one of the top three restaurants in South Africa! The exquisite presentation, attention to detail and mouthwatering flavours and textures made this a meal that I will not forget. The Rust en Vreede Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (which the sommelier recommended as 'drinking better than the 2009') was smooth and delicious. Yes, it may be expensive by SA standards but it was worth it and you will be lucky to get a table without making a reservation well in advance.

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Thank GCR484
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Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Excellent from start to finish. A treat from start to finish. The rust en vrede Cabernet Sauvignon was out of this world and so was the food.

Thank Linda D
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