Top Restaurants in Franschoek and Stellenbosch
Restaurants Franschoek and Stellenbosch – What’s a vacation without excellent food, delicious cocktails or fine wine in a good restaurant? Such evenings create memories. WorldTop7 offers a selection of the best restaurants in Franschoek and Stellenbosch. And because we know how different tastes are we cover all of the different restaurant styles!
Whether a sushi restaurant in Franschoek and Stellenbosch, an American steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, a Thai eatery or exotic Cajun cuisine – the lovers of culinary delights come fully at their expense and find lots of insider tips. Our restaurant tips in Arosa are by locals (which should know where it tastes best!), celebrities, globetrotter and business people. And if you’ve eaten in one of these restaurants in Franschoek and Stellenbosch where cuisine, service and atmosphere was unbeatable and you want to tell everybody – that’s what WorldTop7 stands for! Restaurants in Franschoek and Stellenbosch with the x-factor!
The demands in terms of restaurant style are naturally very varied and WorldTop7 is happy to assist. Whether it is a small, cozy bistro in Franschoek and Stellenbosch with delicious and authentic food for surprisingly little money or a completely styled Michelin-star restaurant in Franschoek and Stellenbosch where movie stars and models have diner – here you find everything from inexpensive to expensive, from grunge to classy, from traditional to macro kitchen!
But not only for your vacation, also for your business lunch or business dinner in Franschoek and Stellenbosch you can find exactly the right place to eat. Thus, business become pleasure in no time!
Bread and Wine
Style: Fine Dining With Neil Jewell
This outstanding restaurant is a little slice of magic; a tranquil paradise located at the end of the aptly named happy valley road at the Moreson wine farm; the atmosphere and setting will transport you back in a time when life was less cluttered; chef Neil Jewell serves you seriously divine terrific charcuterie, breads, cheeses and wines of course… try the “antipasti with spice duck”
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 12pm – 3pm.
Address: Happy Valley Road, Franschoek, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 876 3692
Delaire Graff Restaurant
Style: Wine tasting & Fine food
The restaurant is situated in Stellenbosch on the Helshoogte Mountain Pass and offers some of the most spectacular views in Stellenbosch; open daily, visitors can expect to nibble on signature dishes such as “pickled beetroot carpaccio”, “crayfish lasagna” or “ New York style sirloin”; also check-out the revamped tasting room to get a flavor of the range of Delaire wines; BYO corkage fee R 80.-
Address: R310 , Helshoogte Pass, Banhoek Valley, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 885 8160
Price: Mains R 140.-
Style: Spanish Style Wine Tasting
Dornier’s loft-style winery is a new attraction in the Cape Winelands with weekly changing menu; with its curved roof and the use of face brick and reflecting materials, the building blends creatively into the dramatic scenery of Stellenbosch mountain; the tasting room is a lookout post to the surrounding forest, vineyards, fynbos and mountains; for lunch you have an a la carte menu with main courses around R 125.-; for dinner they are serving the “winemakers set menu” staring with 3 courses wine including or not.
Lunch everyday & dinner only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Address: Blaauwkliippen Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 880 0557
Price: Set menu (wine not included): R 220.-
Le Quartier Francais
Style: Creative Fine Dining in Franschoek
Le Quartier Francais is the sister restaurant of Neil Jewell’s “Bread and Wine” with the Dutch born executive chef Margot Janse at the helm; the cuisine is contemporary and creative, using seasonal local ingredients; to much wine tasting? Take a room at the hotel.
Address: 16 Huguenot road, Franschoek, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 876 2151
Price: Four-course menu starting at R 340.-
Style: Amazing Contemporary Lunch & Dinner
This chic eatery is high on the slopes of the Helderberg; food Chef Bertus Basson rediscovers the simple flavors of humble vegetables like peas, cabbages, salad leaves (fresh from trays) and mushrooms (from the vineyards) and offers a small daily set menu: you have the choices out of 10 exquisite plates starting at 3 courses for R 265.-, R 329.- four courses etc.; and if you are really hungry you can have all 10! The Wine Hidden Valley’s own wines are served by the glass, paired to each course at an extra cost.
Lunch from Tuesday – Sunday, dinner ONLY on Thursday & Friday
Address: Hidden Valley Wines, Annandale Road, Somerset West, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 880 2721
Price: Set menu (3 courses) R 265.-
Style: Fine Dining With Reuben Riffels
“Reuben’s” is a sophisticated brasserie in a modern and tasteful setting; chef Reuben Riffel’s culinary talents get better from year to year as does his ever popular eatery where enjoyment seems the only thing on people’s mind; his deceptively simple bistro fare is virtuously good, perfectly portioned and cleanly plated.
Opening hours: Daily Noon – 3pm and 7pm – 9pm
Address: 19 Hugenot street, Franschoek, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 876 3772
Price: Main course R 68.- to R 115.-
Rust en Vrede
Style: Contemporary Take On The Classics & Wine
Rust en Vrede is one of the best restaurants in the region with excellent food, wine and atmosphere; the restaurant opened in 2007 with chef David Higgs at the helm; in a original cellar – a national monument – which has been converted into a stylish and elegant dining room with an open kitchen; in the centre of the room Higgs serves divine food; either go for the 4- or 6-course set dinner menu; Rust en Vrede Wine Estate and Restaurant have achieved an unprecedented “Top100 Wine and Top100 Restaurant in the world award”; if you there for lunch try the lunch set menu for R 130.-.