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“Delicious Delheim”
Review of Delheim Cellar

Delheim Cellar
Ranked #100 of 255 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Cape Town
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Delicious Delheim”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Delicious Delheim

In a magical valley framed by rolling, Aloe fringed lawns; majestic Franschhoek mountains; and lush, mature vines – lies delcious Delheim: a one-of-a-kind wine farm imbued with is own secret (geheim) charm.

Turn off the main road leading from Klapmuts (near Paarl) towards Stellenbosch, and begin to sing the song of the enchanted vines. It is a happy song and you will feel the hedgerows joining in as you meander past Muratie (17thC dwelling, now a separate restaurant) and on towards a clearing in the vineyards that announces you have arrived.

A new chef, new culinary delights and recently opened gardens for short walks and for children to play are all on the menu.

On this Heritage Day, Delheim did us, and itself, proud. We lunched in the delightful, old cellar amidst tapestries, museum items, old books and priceless bottles of mature wines. (Outside a snoek braai and a ‘boere orches’ brought just the right note to the festivities.)

The charming Alicia made us very welcome and soon we were sipping large glasses of pinotage rosé and tucking into huge cheese and sausage platters. These were accompanied by delicious breads, olives, onion marmalade, salads, onion tart, and preserved and fresh fruit slices. We rounded off the meal with ‘koeksusters’ (a South African variant of doughnuts in iced syrup) and gallons of strong coffee.

Such Cape culture, so filled with heritage past and such a shop window to showcase South Africa! Take home some of their best vintages (at special prices) to remind you of the day and make plans to return soon. Delheim (the delicious secret) will surely call you back.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Somerset West, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Jazz/Fondue lunch.”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Held in the wine cellar, rather than in the restaurant, this was a welcome change for a Sunday lunch! The standard offering is a cheese fondue, with a somewhat small platter of raw veg, but with plenty of bread. The fondue can be topped up with starters and/or desserts from the main menu as well, and we shared the crispy spring rolls and samoosas, which were both very good.
A good jazz trio played on and off into mid afternoon but it is better not to be too close, as conversation becomes very difficult!
With lots of good wine on offer, this was a relaxing and very repeatable experience.
We look forward to next winter's sessions!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Stephen D
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Paarl, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
221 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Stunning setting but expensive”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Beautiful setting for restaurant with views all the way to Table Mountain on a clear day. The wines are good and sold at farm prices (as it should be on a wine farm). The simple dishes are also well prepared, but overpriced - paid R105 for a simple chicken curry - ouch! The service was also sub-par with our table running out of drinks a few times. Combine a mean with a wine tasting at Delheim as well as Muratie located next door.

  • Visited May 2013
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Good food”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Super food in a spectacular countryside setting, an excellent place for lunch. Nice selection of wines tobuy.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Edwin A
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Lovely Wine Estate”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Great food and wines and fantastic views in a peaceful and calm surrounding. Near Paarl and Stellenbosch

Visited April 2013
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