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“The best lunch in Stellenbosch”

The Restaurant at Clos Malverne
Ranked #1 of 266 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $35
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We invite you to join us at the Restaurant Clos Malverne for the ultimate Food and Wine Experience. Our Restaurant offers you an utterly enjoyable intimate and friendly dining experience in unpretentious but beautiful surroundings. It is not surprising that the bulk of our clientele are people who have been here before as well as their friends and colleagues who have recommended it. As you dine, you and your guests will enjoy an unbelievable vista of the softly sweeping vineyards and rolling hills of Devon Valley - so reminiscent of their English counterpart - and the pastel-coloured mountains behind them. It is an incomparable view that will help create a pleasurable and utterly memorable experience. You'll also enjoy fine gourmet dishes prepared by Executive Chef, Nadia Louw-Smith, renowned for her impeccably-prepared and delicately spiced dishes that seduce the palate. She is one of the most experienced chefs in the country and has been voted Chef of the Year for her sublime dishes. It is not surprising then, that Clos Malverne restaurant has become a favourite of gourmands and has received rave reviews from critics and clients, both in South Africa and abroad. Our kitchen closes at 15:00.
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I went to Clos Malvern during my visit in Stellenbosch and had one of my best meals there. Their lunch is of great value (200 rands!) and the service was excellent.
You get 4 courses (2 starters, main course and dessert) and can choose from 2-3 different options for every course. A glass of wine with every course is included and all of them went really well with the food.

You have a really nice view over the valley and the staff were really friendly. I think it's important to make a reservation since the restaurant was fully booked the entire weekeend. One annoying thing is that the volume is really loud due to the amount of people and that the restaurant only is open during lunch. Otherwise: EXCELLENT!

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2  Thank Cajsa O
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

The first impression when arriving at the resturant is a feeling of elegance and one is drawn to the beatiful view towards the mountain overlooking the vineyards.The choices you can make from the pairing menu, together with the Clos Malverne Estate wines included with each course, was excellent and beautifully presented. Staff attention is to be commended.

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1  Thank Frank R
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Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

I had no idea that my charming husband had arranged a surprise birthday lunch for me at the very beautiful Clos Malvern on september 24!!
We arrived there and there were my special friends and family waiting with flowers and gifts. We had a lovely long table with the most stunning views over the Stellenbosch mountains and wineyards! Clos Malvern produce a top notch bubbly (method Cape Classique) which was the start of a sublime lunch paired with great wine, all from the Clos Malvern Estate. The staff was very attentive and they brought out one after the other divine servings which we can not wait to try again and again! The food was superb, the wine perfectly crafted and the service and ambience was what birthday parties are made of! Needless to say, Clos Malvern has our 5* vote of confidence and we will most certainly be returning time and again as the entire experience was EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY!! With this venue you cant go wrong!! Thank you Clos Malvern for a superb birthday lunch!

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Thank Tessa E
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Clos Malverne's Ice Cream & Wine Pairings, 4 Ice Cream and 4 (great) Wines. R55 = ± € 5,00......
Mmmmmmmmm! GREAT!

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Thank Teun9
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We have visited twice now and every time I was impressed. Both visits we ate the 4 course pairing menu and what a delight. Food was delicious and for the price it was an absolute bargain with 4 glasses of wine and a lovely glass of bubbly upon arrival. Beautiful view and make sure you get a seat near the glass windows.

My only complaint would be that they are not open for regular dinners, but we will keep going back for lunch!

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1  Thank YoliPix
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