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Big Easy

Ernie Els Winery and Big Easy Grill Restaurant and Winebar

Big Easy Grill Restaurant and Winebar
Stellenbosch is synonymous with good wine and socializing and it is not for nothing that the famous golfer Ernie Els chose to open his restaurant the Big Easy in Dorpstraat of this famous university town. The restaurant is named after the man himself and it is a beautiful 17th century Cape Dutch building which is so characteristic of Stellenbosch. The oldest street of this village is lined with ancient oaks. It is a restaurant which is of paramount importance; serving good food accompanied by exquisite wines. And this of course takes place in a relaxed setting. There are many rooms each with a different atmosphere and the nice terraces around the restaurant offer you get a different perspective on Stellenbosch.

The adjacent wine cellar is Ernie Els' own wine shop and you can also buy the delicious wine to drink at home! For more information: Ernie Els Big Easy

For more information on the menu, click here.

Big Easy Winebar & Grill | 95 Dorp Street | Stellenbosch | Tel. +27 (0) 887 3462

Ernie Els Winery
In the outskirts of Stellenbosch, on the slopes of the Helderberg is the Ernie Els winery. Enjoy this wonderful setting outside with good wines and the wine landscape dominated by mountains and vineyards where the eye can see. Here you can do a wine tasting and lunch in a lovely setting with a backdrop of Table Mountain.

There are two wine tastings: 8 wines ± R 60 pp or 4 wines ± R30 pp

- Signature Blend
- Proprietor's Blend
- Proprietor's Syrah
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Merlot
- Big Easy
- Big Easy White
- Sauvignon Blanc

For more information about the menu click Ernie Els Wine List & Lunch Menu

Ernie Els Wines | Annandale Road | Stellenbosch | Tel. +27 (0) 21 881 3588

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Col'Cacchio Pizzeria Stellenbosch

It is a name that has become synonymous with eating Italian cuisine. The thin crispy pizzas and fresh salads and delicious pastas enrich the menu. They are known for their gourmet pizzas which work only with the best and freshest ingredients, and always inspired by Italy. Founded in 1992 and growing, Col'Cacchio offers its customers a dining experience with choice; quality and healthy food with passion dominate.

At Col'Cacchio you will find quality food and service in a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant is family friendly so everyone can enjoy eating in a pizzeria. Kids get dough to play with and to mould into a shape that will be baked for them. And while waiting for their food there is paper to draw on pizza designs. This probably sounds very different from the last time you took your children to a pizzeria!

No lover of pizza even then you've come to the right place because there is something for every type of food lover on our menu. We also take into account customers with food allergies and diets such as: yeast free, wheat and gluten free, sugar free and dairy-free. This counts for our pizzas, but also for our pastas. Our meals have no preservatives or added MSG. In addition to the pizzas and pastas there are 20 different types of fresh salads with many ingredients and you can create your own salad.

The menu and for more information click on the website of the restaurant: Col'Cacchio.

Hours 11:00 to 23:00, Monday - Sunday

Col'Cacchio | Simonsplein centre | Plein Street | Stellenbosch | Tel. +27 (0) 21 886-7088

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Delaire Graff & Indochine Restaurant

Dining at Delaire Graff Estate on the Helshoogte pass of Stellenbosch is intended as a holistic experience from the moment you drive up the estate to the culinary delights at the table. It is a philosophy that the chef is happy to share in his beautifully balanced dishes. Experienced Sommeliers assist you with the extensive knowledge of our wines to make the right choice for your dish. Delaire Graff Estate invites you to relax and enjoy the arts and the beautiful surroundings while enjoying a delicious meal.

You can choose from the Delaire Graff restaurant or the Indochine restaurant.

The Delaire Graff restaurant is a bistro-style chic restaurant where the chef's creativity is infused with vibrant flavours and dining, as it were elevated to an art form. The dishes are beautifully presented and are of highest quality. Seasonal ingredients from local and organic suppliers and desserts that are a triumph of pampering adorn your table here. Guests can relax on the terrace under a canopy of trees enjoying the view over the valley or in the spectacular restaurant with a huge fireplace. Since opening in 2009, Delaire Graff Restaurant has become a gastronomic destination.

Indochine Restaurant is located at the Delaire Graff Lodge & Spa, the meals are Asian-inspired and presented with a modern twist. Again, using only the best ingredients come fresh from the organic greenhouse on the property. The flavours are lively and aromatic and connected to healthy living. Enjoy your special meal in the restaurant or on the terrace overlooking the valley and views of Table Mountain.

If you are here you should also visit the beautiful Delaire Graff Wine Lounge, where in summer you can have a delicious tasting on the terrace and in winter a good place is the huge fireplace. A wonderful place to enjoy the sunset and a glass of wine and then sit down for a nice dinner!

For more information on the menu, please visit the website of the restaurant: Delaire Graff Estate

Delaire Graff Restaurant Opening times
(No children under 12)
Open daily for lunch

Open Wednesday - Saturday
Lunch: 12:00 to 14:30
Dinner: 18:00 to 21:00

Indochine Opening Times
Open Monday - Sundays: Lunch and Dinner
Lunch: 12:30 to 14:30
Dinner: 18:30 to 21:30

Delaire Graff Estate | R 310 Helshoogte Pass | Stellenbosch | Tel. +27 (0) 21 885 8160

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Java Cafe

Just the location! Right in the very heart of Stellenbosch is a lovely place to linger in the atmosphere which the university town of Stellenbosch is so famous for. In all seasons you can enjoy in a relaxed and casual atmosphere breakfast or a coffee on the heated terrace. Breakfast can be expanded or choose for example yoghurt with fresh fruit and granola. Lunch and dinner consist of uncomplicated burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, salads, curries and wraps.

Price and quality go well together at Java Cafe and next to the locals you'll also find a lot of students. Whether you choose to sit inside or outside the atmosphere is good, sometimes noisy and because we all like to linger, it fills up fast!

A selection of wines and cocktails complete the menu.
For those who want to use the Internet, there are also wireless terminals.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday from 08:00 to 23:00. On Sunday from 09:00 to 23:00.

Java Café | 25 Church Street | Stellenbosch | Tel. +27 (0) 21 887 6261

Reservations are not possible, unfortunately!

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Jordan Wine Estate

The restaurant is located in the Jordan vineyard in Stellenbosch, where you have a view over the vineyards and the water covered with lilies up to Table Mountain, False Bay and Stellenbosch. This wine farm has a 300 year history in making very fine wines. The menus change daily at Jordan.

The restaurants pride is her cheese room consisting of South African cheeses including blue cheese, gorgonzola, hard cheeses, cheddar and goat cheeses and these cheeses are made by small producers scattered across the country. There is a lovely selection to take from the wine or dessert.

Jordan Restaurant is open for à la carte lunch from Monday to Sunday from 12:00 to 15:00.
A six-course set menu is on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from 18:30

For more information and sample menus, visit the site Jordan Restaurant

Jordan Restaurant | Stellenbosch Kloof Road | Stellenbosch | Tel. +27 (0) 21 881 3612

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In the Jonkershoek Valley, just outside the historic town of Stellenbosch is the Lanzerac wine estate. It is a 300 year old private winery. Where you are amidst the vineyards, old trees and beautiful Cape - Dutch buildings, gardens and terraces delicious culinary and you can be pampered. Lanzerac offers unparalleled world class and exceptional service. Next to the Hotel and Spa you can find elegant restaurants, which feature original antiques and beautiful fireplaces for pleasant long winter evenings. The restaurants offer a wide choice of local and international cuisine, always accompanied by a good award winning wine from their own country.

The magnificent 5 star Lanzerac Estate will introduce you to the best of the Cape Winelands!

The elegant Governors Hall Restaurant is the hotel's main restaurant serving à la carte a 'fine dining'. The Governors Hall is open daily for local and international guests. The interior is warm, classic and richly decorated and equipped with the portraits of the Cape Governors of the past. The friendly staff is already waiting at the door. In the Governors Hall restaurant breakfast is served buffet style every morning. Lunch and dinner is a gastronomic explosion of international and local cuisine. The food is prepared to perfection and served with a refined atmosphere with an eye for presentation. In short, it is a unique and unforgettable culinary event as you sit down here.

For menu click here

The Terrace Restaurant offers casual dining overlooking the Manor House. The charm of dining here is the enchanting outdoor atmosphere and alfresco menu while enjoying the spectacular view. The Terrace Restaurant is a shaded with classic metal seats with soft cushions surrounded by manicured lawns. It is the ideal setting for great food in a casual style.

For menu click here

The Taphuis Bar is a historic Cape country bar and is one of the oldest bars of the Western Cape. Both bartenders have been working at the hotel over 40 years, so in addition to a drink before your meal you can also enjoy wonderful stories. The bar is open daily throughout the year. The interior is rich with antique yellow wood furniture which is so characteristic of the Cape large fireplace and is the centrepiece of this magnificent Cape Dutch style establishment. It is a place for a relaxing drinking and delicious romantic dinners.

Visitors of the Lanzerac Tasting Room can enjoy fine wines in the cosy atmosphere of the tasting room. You can do a standard tasting or go for the famous chocolate and wine tasting. Something more fancy and savoury; order a cheese plate. A tour by the wine cellar is also possible (check the website for details)

For more general information, please visit the website: Lanzerac Estate

Lanzerac Hotel and Spa | Lanzerac Rd | Stellenbosch | Tel. +27 (0) 21 887 1132

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Oude Werf Restaurant 1802

Restaurant 1802 is considered one of the culinary landmarks in Stellenbosch and is linked to the Oude Werf Hotel and has existed since 1802, making it the oldest hotel in South Africa. A relaxed and quiet atmosphere, hospitality, fine-dining and fine wines can be found here. In winter you will be kept warm around the fire and in the summer you can sit on the terrace.

In the morning you can choose something tasty from the breakfast menu or opt for a continental breakfast with a hot dish. There is a great variety of delicious lunch dishes and Sunday you can also select besides the à la carte lunch menu for the lunch buffet. Do they have Coffee and sweets? Then you have come to the right place! Sit comfortably on the 'front porch' and look at everything that comes along in Church Street while enjoying a delicious pastry.

Besides the extensive breakfast and lunch menu you have for dinner a wide choice of starters, main courses and desserts and for lovers of meat and fish as well as vegetarians. Apart from an à la carte menu there is also a set menu available consisting of a starter, main course and dessert. For this, you pay from R145, reservations specifically for the set menu is necessary. The à la carte menu has a number of traditional South African dishes such as bobotie, oxtail and curry, of course with a contemporary twist. The price of a main course is between 70 and 140 Rand.

For more information on the menu, please visit the website of the restaurant: Restaurant 1802.

Restaurant 1802 | Oude Werf Hotel | 30 Church Street | Stellenbosch | Tel. +27 (0) 21 887 4608

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Spier Wine Estate
Spier is the place for great food, fine wine and the tranquillity of nature. Spier Estate is one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa, located in the outer region of Stellenbosch. The history of this estate dates back to 1692 and today's lifestyle is vibrant and rich which is consciously dealing with culture and nature. Whether you go picnicking on the first-River or for country-style food at Eight, in a particular environment or enjoy the luxurious setting of the hotel everywhere you will find passionate people. You'd be inspired to see the world differently.

This restaurant gives you the fresh-from-the-land-to-table experience. As the name, the restaurant is an expression of balance, harmony, infinity and abundance. The brunch is a la carte and dishes like eggs benedict, farmers omelette and homemade granola. For lunch there is the Harvest Table, a variety of cold and hot dishes that you do put into the mouth. But the meals vary daily depending on what the garden offers concerning fresh products. The winter menu includes slow-cooked food, very appropriate for this environment and now served in their own way. Eight also serves children's menus. Afternoon Tea is a real treat of homemade delicious cake.

Eight is open from Tuesday to Sunday for brunch from 10:00 until 12:00, lunch from 12:00 to 15:00, and afternoon tea from 15:00 to 16:30.

For more information or reservations: +27 (21) 809 1188 or

Find a nice spot along the water spread out your garment and take your picnic lunch in the Eight-to-go shop. It features a gourmet picnic, a casual picnic, a vegetarian picnic or a children's picnic. These are equipped with cheeses, cold meats, homemade pates and chutneys, bread, fresh salad and a homemade touch. Book your picnic 24 hours in advance and your products are ready, walk a bit through the store to buy a fine wine or soft drink. Advance booking also ensures that people with special requirements can also enjoy.

For reservations see Open daily from 10:00 to 16:30.

Spier Hotel Restaurant and Wine Bar
This elegant restaurant has an à la carte dining using only the freshest ingredients on the menu.
Enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail with snacks on the terrace of the Spier Hotel Wine Bar, or order a light meal. The menus change according to the seasons and what is then available from the garden. The menus include organic fruits and vegetables and spices are handpicked from the garden, as well as free range eggs.

Open daily: Breakfast from 06:30 to 10:30 on weekdays, and from 06:30 to 11:00 on weekends and holidays. Lunch and light meals are served from 11:00 to 18:00 at the Wine Bar, and dinner in the restaurant from 18:00 to 22:00.

Reservations: +27 (21) 809 1100. For more information click on the website Spier

Wine Tasting
Since 1700 Spier estate grow grapes and also produced wine from that time. Wine tasting at Spier can accompany food. Or opt for a cheese, olives and cold meat board. To enjoy the wine to its full potential we choose food with an African flavour. The different wine tasting packages ± cost between R40 and R100 per person

Open daily from 10:00 to 16:00. For more information click on the website Spier

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The Lord Neethling

The Lord Neethling Restaurant is located on the Neethlingshof wine estate, in the beautiful winelands of Stellenbosch. From the restaurant you have a beautiful view of the vineyards and surrounding mountains. Here you can enjoy a delicious meal at the historic Manor House of the Palm Terrace. The Manor House was built in 1814 and is now a national monument. This location is ideal for smaller parties such as private dinners, small wedding parties, workshops etc. In any private dining room you can seat about 36 guests. There are also conference facilities available.

In Neethlingshof wine cellars there are organized wine tasting.

Lord Neethlingshof is located on the M12 between Stellenbosch and Kuilsriver, near the Spier winery, about 6 kilometres from the centre of Stellenbosch.

Contact details:
+27 (21) 883 8966

Opening hours:
October to April
Sunday & Monday lunch from 10:00 to 15:30
Tuesday & Saturday lunch and dinner

May to September
Closed on Mondays
Tuesday - Sunday lunch from 10:00 to 15:30

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Restaurant and wine tasting in the heart of the Winelands
Wine, wine and more wine and that is good, because what is a holiday in South Africa really without wine? And that's a good thing. But which glass of wine to come to a decision to, first have an extensive wine tasting. And there is no better location for a wine-tasting than in the Cape winelands. Where? Well, how about Stellenbosch?

Wine tasting in Stellenbosch
It does not even traditionally have to be a wine estate. Because apart from the wide range of the wine farms and wineries in Stellenbosch, you also have in the centre of the town numerous wineries and wine bars and as the name says it all, the Wijnhuijs restaurant on the corner of Church and Andringa Street. At the restaurant you can do a wine tasting, consisting of three white and three red wine glasses in different price ranges. There is a default selection for you, but it is possible to make adjustments to your own taste here. You are spoiled for choice, because the winery has a wine cellar with over 300 different wines from the area. You can choose to do an inside tasting in the restaurant, but even better, outside on the terrace, on the village street. More fun wine tasting than this there is not really in the heart of Stellenbosch.

After your wine tasting you get two delicious bruschetta's with Parma ham and salami. 'On the house', which is smart, because bruschetta's make you want to taste more! On the tapas menu of the winery there are more tasty appetizers like carpaccio, grilled mushrooms and mussels. After the tapas you are in trouble by queuing for dinner. The restaurant looks into the attic of the building, partly because of all the glass and frame, light, chic and modern. The tables and chairs are covered with white linen and this combined with the use of wood, creates a warm and cosy atmosphere. Unfortunately, the food on the menu has the average price - about R150 for a main course - but that is then fortunately offset by the friendly service and great food.

On the corner of Church and Andringa Street
Tel: + 27 21 887 5844
Hours: 08:00 to 23:00, 7 days a week