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“Lovely venue, excellent restaurant”

The Restaurant at Clos Malverne
Ranked #1 of 252 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $33
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.
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely venue, excellent restaurant”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

Have been here a number of times and each time they have been very good! There have been occasional slip-ups (e.g. a steak done medium when we asked for rare), but on the whole the service and food have been excellent and the wines are quite good. I would definitely recommend the food and wine pairing tasting menu - always lovely and probably the best value for money in Stellenbosch!

  • Visited April 2014
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Aarhus, Denmark
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“Superb meal and wine selection”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

Clos Malverne is close to a hidden gem.

A stunning menu compared to the price. Go for the 4 course set, allowing you to choose from the ala carte, and you get accompanying wines.

Make sure the party agrees who is driving back, as besides the 4 wines to go with each course, glass are generously refilled, and you even get an aperitif and a desert wine.

The staff gently and discreetly leaves an order form for your order of wine from the cellars, but there is no pushing or preassure at all.

Normally only open for lunch, booking is advisable

  • Visited April 2014
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Cape Winelands
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“Superb meal!”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

We live in the Winelands, so are spoilt for choice when it comes to excellent restaurants. However, a number of restaurants in the area are over priced (in my view), so this was a great find! We opted for the wine pairing menu which was superb. I was concerned that the four courses would be too much, but it wasn't. The waiter gave us ample time between each course and each course was just the right size, cleverly paired with one of their excellent wines.

I think the setting is pretty average, but we were there for the food which was outstanding - well presented and delicious!

  • Visited April 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Wonderful lunch at Clos Malverne in Devon Valley, Stellenbosch”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor about Clos Malverne we decided to have lunch there on Saturday 26th April.

We were not disappointed! We opted for the wine pairing menu - the food was excellent and each course was served with a different Clos Malverne wine. The service was very good. The ambience of the restaurant is great and the views are stunning. A meal here is highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2014
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Somerset West, South Africa
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“A Superb Gourmet Evening at "The Restaurant at Clos Malvern"”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

We really enjoyed the recent Gourmet evening held at Clos Malvern. The food and wine were excellent. Each food dish prepared with exceptional flavor. As I am a vegetarian,I asked the chef if my main course could be changed, from meat to fish, even with 50 guests in the restaurant, this was no trouble at all.The service was good at all times, staff are friendly and helpful. At the end of each Gourmet Dinner a Prize Draw is held. We won the ticket to par-take in Creating the next Gourmet Dinner, which we really are looking forward to. We recommend Clos Malvern to all our visitors.

  • Visited April 2014
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