We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“What a treat!”

The Restaurant at Clos Malverne
Ranked #1 of 263 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $35
Cuisines: International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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 19, 2013

This is the place to do food and wine pairing! We had some hard core "steak and chips" men in the group....and they were all pleasantly surprised by the excellent meal we enjoyed. The tasting menu was super - something for everybody's taste and the wine was brilliant. Excellent Sauvignon Blanc and all the red wines made us want to linger.... we bought some to take home. We all left with the feeling: we will be back!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank bluesea1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (829)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

567 - 571 of 829 reviews

Reviewed November 16, 2013

Must thank TripAdvisor reviewers for the recommendation as there are so many restaurants to choose from in South Africa and especially in the wine district. We loved this restaurant.

We didn't anticipate on having the set menu (tasting menu) but when we saw the value and the dishes that other tables were getting, we had to go for it. For the price of a starter and a main, you basically get five wonderful courses paired with wine. It was a fantastic decision and we had some delicious dishes and variety that we wouldn't have otherwise had.

Each of the dishes were great - generous portions and so tasty. Please see the pictures. The wines.... wasn't a huge fan except for the dessert wine at the end. Service was just fantastic.

I really recommend this restaurant!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank BusyFlyingAround
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 13, 2013

We have never done a wine pairing before and this was such a pleasure! We had a lovely girl describe the 4 wines & ice creams (sorry, can't remember her name) perfect service with a smile, just the right amount of attentiveness without being overbearing.
The wines & ice creams were all delicious and although we weren't on the veranda, the view from our table was breathtaking.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank miss_muriel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 12, 2013

This has to be done each time we come to Stellenbosch. The wine pairing menu is beautiful, the view gorgeous. Make sure to book a table on the front verandah not the side

Thank NessandDorma
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 10, 2013

We had their tasting menu which is a 4 course lunch each course paired with a glass of wine. Good was excellent, service good and the view is one of the best in stellenbosch.

Thank Gillian B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Restaurant at Clos Malverne also viewed

Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
 
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
 

Been to The Restaurant at Clos Malverne? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing