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“Great 4-course wine pairing menu AND don't miss the massages!”

The Restaurant at Clos Malverne
Ranked #1 of 257 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $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.
Santiago, Chile
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
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“Great 4-course wine pairing menu AND don't miss the massages!”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

My husband and I got a couple's massage there before lunch. It was wonderful!

Then we head on over for lunch at their restaurant. We both did the 4 course wine pairing menu. Not only was it a great value it was great food. They didn't skimp on the quality of the food because of the low cost.

I would highly recommend it.

  • Visited December 2012
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Hout Bay, South Africa
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“CLOS MALVERNE WINE PAIRING”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Clos Malverne is situated some way down Devon Valley road in Stellenbosch and is a hidden gem.We had a wine pairing with 4 courses and great wines by the glass for under R200 per person all in.
The dining room is good and there is a terrace. The mountain view is among the best you will encounter in Stellenbosch. The service was friendly.The wines were beyond expectation. The food,while not quite gourmet,was reasonably good and gourmet style .All in all I would rate this as the best value for money wineland experience I have had to date.Highly recommended for those with time available to enjoy the experience fully.

  • Visited October 2012
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Sandton, South Africa
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“Superb Experience”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Sensational views from the dinning deck. We had their wine pairing menu which was excellent from a food perspective, with each wine introduced by Roxanne, our waitress. Be warned, it was oppressively hot at 42*C. Well worth a return visit though. Only open for lunch.

  • Visited December 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Love it every time!”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

This is undoubtedly one of my favourite wine farms and favourite restaurants.

Firstly - you get star treatment every time. I have never been disappointed. Every staff member is efficient and friendly.

Secondly - the wine is superb. The Auret is my personal favourite but the Sauvignon Blanc is also excellent if you prefer white wine. I have never tasted a bad wine from this farm.

Thirdly - the food is exceptional. The highlight of my visit was the chocolate fondant pudding! It is simply the most perfect fondant I have ever eaten, and as a chocolate addict, that is saying a lot.

I have eaten at the restaurant four times and I will find any excuse to go again!

  • Visited December 2012
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Cape Town
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“Many Memorable Meals”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

With family and friends, we have enjoyed many wonderful meals at this restaurant and highly recommend it, particularly the wine and food pairing menu as it gives one the opportunity of sampling many different flavours accompanied by generous servings of their wines. This is definitely top of the list of our favourite restaurants.

Visited August 2012
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