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Makaron Restaurant

26-32 Houtkapper Street | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 1549
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (18 reviews)
“bread” (18 reviews)
“macaroons” (3 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
CUISINES
International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
££££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
26-32 Houtkapper Street | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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91 - 100 of 226 reviews

Reviewed 9 January 2015

Very good choice of fine food - 6 courses/ 4 courses or 3 courses menu. Good choice of local wines Dining room a bit noisy

Thank Gbardet
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2015

Dear GBardet. Thank you very much for leaving us such a positive review about Makaron. We have noted your comments about the noise level and are working on some options to improve the comfort of the restaurant. BIen cordialement! Karine

Reviewed 9 January 2015

I am completely against posting comments on Tripadvisor - but I feel, this is the only way, to say 'thanks' for a great experience and superb meal. The service was impeccable with a smile and extremely professional. The food as always was spectacular and is...More

Thank Scottinza
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2015

Dear Scottinza Thank you very much for placing such a nice review about Makaron, and although you are not in favor of the concept, it goes a long to reward our team's effort. We look forward to welcome you again soon with more friends! Kind...More

Reviewed 9 January 2015

First it was the ONLY restaurant in Stellenbosch that would take our table of 14 people that night for dinner. Upon arrival we were greeted by super-friendly staff. We were all pleased with the Hotel's decoration and ambient. Very comfortable and modern. The meal was...More

Thank NunoRosario
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2015

Dear Nuno R, Thank you very much for taking the time of give such a wonderful review about our Makaron. Our team thrives on such good feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind regards Karine

Reviewed 30 December 2014

After reading all the glowing reviews and high marks in Eat Out we looked forward to dinner in Makaron.We blame our bad experience on the service which we hope were an off day.If not, something must be done to train the staff properly.The Sommelier served...More

1  Thank Lennon100
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2015

Dear Lennon100, Thank you very much for taking the time to give us some feedback on your experience at Makaron. We have made notes about the service issues you encountered and taken it up with both our restaurant manager and sommelier. We hope that on...More

Reviewed 27 December 2014

I was really looking forward to eating here. We had eaten an excellent meal here 2 years ago and it had made it into the Eat Out Top 20. However, it just didn't hit the mark when we ate here at the end of November,...More

Thank lisasplaces
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2014

Dear Lisa, Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback, not only on Makaron but on the hotel separately as well. We do apologize for the lack of service your received on that night and have no excuses aside from...More

Reviewed 19 December 2014

The whole experience and team at Makaron are incredible. The chef (Tanya) created some amazing veggie food for my husband and myself that wow-d even the meat eaters:) And the sommelier (Esme) helped us navigate the fabulous wine list. Our starter was this perfect combination...More

Thank nicolegriffin
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2014

Dear Nicole, Thank you so much for taking the time to sending us all your positive feedback, our team's greatest reward for their hard work. Wishing you a lovely festive season Karine & Lloyd

Reviewed 16 December 2014

Gorgeous layout, feel, and look. The space is perfectly curated with lovely furniture for a date or dinner.

Thank AstridPatricia66
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2014

Dear Astrid, Thank you so much for taking the time to giving us some positive feedback, we hope to see you soon! Karine & Lloyd

Reviewed 11 December 2014

Our best meal in South Africa - but wouldn't have expected anything less. This was cuisine at its best served in a friendly relaxed environment with none of the pretentious 'stuff' which can come with such places. We really couldn't fault the meal. We have...More

Thank drc225
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2014

Dear drc225, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review on your experience, this is our team's greatest reward for their hard work. Wishing you a lovely festive season. Karine & Lloyd

Reviewed 11 December 2014

It has to be said that this place is really a design oasis! BUT as it is a restaurant and not an art-shop they should be concentrating more on pleasing their guests! Is it really appropriate that the waiter tells the guest when asking for...More

Thank Claudia H
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2014

Dear southerncross2, Thank you so much for your time spent writing your review about Makaron. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your meal with us, and apologize if we could not accommodate your dietary requirements. We do normally assist our guests in most...More

Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

Just come back from an absolutely fantastic meal here. Beautifully presented, exciting, different, delicious food. You could tell the chef was incredibly passionate about the food she was creating. Lots of personality in the food. A real treat and great value for money for what...More

Thank Richdim
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2014

Dear richdim, Thank you so much for your time spent writing such a positive review for us, this is our team's best reward! Wishing you a lovely festive season. Karine & Lloyd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$59
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26-32 Houtkapper Street | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 880 1549
  • E-mail
Description
OPEN DAILY from 6.30pm to 9pm October to April Closed on Wednesdats May to September Airy and light, the restaurant overlooks lush gardens and leads onto a sheltered terrace for alfresco dining. It is in this stimulating setting that resident chef Lucas Carstens presents his menu of fresh, modern cuisine grounded in the French classics. Lucas has enormous respect for the quality and provenance of each ingredient that comes into his kitchen and takes pride in working with ethical producers and suppliers who share his philosophy of excellence. Complementing Makaron Restaurant is M Bar, an inviting lounge-style bar with the decadent ambience of a Parisian salon.
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