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“Love this place:” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Stormsvlei Farm Stall & Restaurant - CLOSED

Stormsvlei Farm Stall & Restaurant
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: International, Pub, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: We are now permanently closed.
Hermanus
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Love this place:”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

I find ways and excuses to head out towards the garden route or route 62 or anywhere that goes past Stormsvlei, just so I can stop in at The Stormsvlei Farm Stall and Restaurant.
The atmosphere and food is a mix of old world hospitality and charm with a modern twist of yumminess at good prices. I have been here a few times and it just gets better. They had Springbok burgers as a special this time and my son and I had them, they were awesome. The Girls had leak and potato soup and boy what a portion they got with thick cuts of bread buttered just right. It was a great lunch for a cold wet afternoon. If you are ever heading on the N2 and you are passing by Stromsvlei stop and visit these guys, you will not be sorry.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Blake A
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stormsvlei, Owner at Stormsvlei Farm Stall & Restaurant, responded to this review, July 21, 2012
Dear Blake A,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments about your visit to Stormsvlei Farmstall & Restaurant. We appreciate all input from our customers and feel greatly rewarded when we know we have made a person's visit pleasurable. It is also enjoyable for me as an Englishman to use products such as Springbok and incorporate them in to our menu. The burgers were actually very popular. We are so glad you enjoyed them and look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks, Steven & Jeanne.
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“We celebrated a wedding... and returned for breakfast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

What a wonderful weekend wedding reception. The prized hidden garden off the main restuarant patio sets the scene for a relaxed and professional dining experience. The farmstall and restaurant is situated a skip-and-a-hop off the N2 garden route road in the charming and historically significant Stormsvlei Hamlet, near Swellendam Town.

The proprietors, Jean and Steve relocated from the UK a few years ago to establish this country-living restaurant with a hint of menu-metro-sophistication. The contrast works nicely. The wedding menu was extensive and balanced to suit most tastes. The chef selection of meats was served piping hot and moist to perfection. The vegetables were grilled, tasty and colourful. There is no denying that Chef Steven is talented. Need proof? Order a dessert. The panacotta was heavenly and laced with the finest complentary layers of chocolate that I have experienced outside of Europe.

The restaurant was near-full capacity and the food, waiters and bar staff maintained a wonderfully smooth running and relaxed atmosphere. Infact, several guests decided to return to the restaurant the next moring for an English Breakfast. The scrambled egg is unbelievable - there must be a secret ingredient although we could not figure it out at the time. Our breakfast time good-bye's rounded off the perfect wedding weekend. Of course, we need to thank the bride and groom for inviting us and for choosing this venue. Merci.

PS We need to get that Carrot Cake recipe. Wicked!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank justbarry
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“wedding reception”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012

We just had our wedding reception at Stormsvlei Farm Stall & Restaurant. Thanks to Jeane & Steven for the excellent food and venue. This day will be stay in our memories for many years. We recommend this venue for its food and location.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SandyM74
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
222 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“What a great place to stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

We were driving from Capetown Airport to Swellendam and stopped for a break. Lovely food, Windhoek draught cold and refreshing thank goodness, a really interesting farm shop (the dried proteas were irresistable and look beautiful on our table back in the UK).

The gardens at the rear were peaceful, lovely and added to the pleasure of the moment.

We took the norther Karroo route back but our family stopped on their way back to Capetown and called to say how much they enjoyed their meal. Recommended for sure.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank David T
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Bujumbura
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Don't even consider stopping over anywhere else on your trip between Garden Route and cape Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

If you travel between the Garden route and Cape Town in one stretch, and plan on having lunch on the way, don't even consider stopping over anywhere but at the Stormsvlei. It was by far the most pleasant surprise on our entire SA trip so far! We made three different orders from the menu, and it was difficult to say which was the best, so my guess is you can order anything from the menu and have a considerable treat! Don't miss the farmstall and their lovely goods! And just have the brownie! Hungry or not, just have it! Only problem is...it is addictive! And on top of all this, it is even super inexpensive!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NajaSpanner
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