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“A hidden Stellenbosch gem”

Helena's Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 274 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $25
Cuisines: Contemporary, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Helena's Restaurant at Coopmanhuijs aims to serve heritage food with finesse, often with subtle twists in the detail, thereby turning the familiar into the spectacular. The menu is designed to reflect the bounty of the Boland, with specific emphasis on freshness and food provenance - the "from where" and "by whom" of locally sourced (often artisanal) ingredients.
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Helena's has been open for just a few months in the Coopmanhuijs guesthouse in Stellenbosch, and I'm only sorry that it's taken us so long to discover it! The restaurant boasts a cosy but upmarket atmosphere and a tasteful menu. I can highly recommend the fillet with pumpkin fritters - absolutely outstanding! The service was also excellent - attentive but unobtrusive. Highly recommended for your next special occasion.

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Thank EllizaB
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The menu is limited by caters for a variety of tastes. The food is of excellent quality and presented as a complete picture. They know that one eats with the eye. We tried several items on the menu and all the dishes exceeded expectation. The restaurant offers an intimate surrounding for quality conversations. Attention is given to detail and the guest feels well cared for. A definite recommendation if you are looking for a quiet evening with good food and wine.

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Thank Henda S
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

We went to this restaurant for Valentine's evening. Food was okay, empty tables looked terrible (lack of cutlery and crockery), the actual entrance to the restaurant was blocked by a table / bouquet of flowers - and a side entrance (through a terrible part of the hotel) had to be used. Also, we both agreed, overpriced for the experience.

Sorry!

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2  Thank flyinghennie
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Helenas Restaurant at Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel and Spa is an absolute treasure.

Excellent Food, Excellent Service and wine to match, this is truly a welcome break in the too predictable promises of restaurants.

Will definately come back with my family and tell my friends.

Thank Nicki D
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

What a superb evening we had at Helena's Restaurant. The atmosphere was relaxing and we were able to spend some quality time with our friends. The service was great and the staff were always smiling! Having walked passed Coopmanshuijs on numerous occasions, it can be said that we have found a true gem of Stellenbosch. We look forward to our next visit.

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Thank Matthew W
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