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“dinner under 200 years old trees”
Review of Binnenhof

Binnenhof
Ranked #162 of 267 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Cuisines: Dutch
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Tel: +27218879560; Definitely not listed under Stellenbosch yet...
Reviewed December 17, 2013

great food (try the game), friendly service, good value for money! and a special setting under the historic trees

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Reviewed December 15, 2013

welcomed by owner who assured us of a good meal. We then waited over 2 hours for food finally deciding at 10:15pm to leave with empty stomachs. On complaining the manager and waiter were non apologetic and cheeky. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Having had a fabulous meal at Binnenhof about 4 years ago when last in Stellenbosch, I thought it would be a good choice for lunch with a friend from the UK. Well, it wasn't! The food has deteriorated horribly! We started with a rocket salad and carpaccio of kudu, which was very promising (although we ordered two carpaccios and only received one - we figured that would just leave space for desert), but the chicken livers and pan-fried calamari "Asian style" were about the worst ever. "Asian style" turned out to mean drowned on what tasted like bottled sweet chilli sauce, but odder yet was what it was served with: very ordinary white rice (a choice of rice or chips was offered) ... and boiled butternut squash, carrots and cauliflower!! Yes, boiled vegetables as per English school dinners! Very odd combination indeed. The chicken livers were badly overcooked and also drowned in something very like a commercial onion jam - in spite of being hungry, I ate only half of the dish. Before anyone tells me that this is "traditional": I am South African born and bred and, while I now live in the UK, previously lived in Cape Town and environs for many years - this is not traditional and is not excusable, given that both of these dishes are quite easy to do well. I'll be eating elsewhere in future!
The manager, when told that the food was substandard (and why), seemed surprised and disinclined to do anything about it - we certainly weren't looking for a freebie (and paid the full bill, except for 2 complementary coffees), but a bit of sincerity and some indication that things might improve in future, wouldn't have gone amiss.
Stellenbosch has lots of good restaurants - this is no longer one of them!

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Thank Janettoo
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Stellenbosch has many very good eating places, but this is definitely not one of them. The service was extremely slow and very sloppy. The food was huge, but not very appetizing - sorry - quantity does not make up for quality. Nothing good to say about this place.

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Thank philbert415
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Food portions are very large and when my friend asked if she could cancel her order for soup, the manager said he would check on it. He came back and said "No, sorry, the soup has already been prepared". We waited another 40 minutes for the dinner to arrive. Crazy bad service from the owner's father. Put a really bad taste in my mouth having so many other choices.

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Thank Follishgal
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