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Joostenberg Bistro

Klein Joostenberg Farm | R304, Stellenbosch 7606, South Africa
+27 21 884 4208
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good51%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork” (13 reviews)
“baguette” (2 reviews)
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French, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Klein Joostenberg Farm | R304, Stellenbosch 7606, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant with all its facilities but lacks the ability to make better use of them. The deli is fantastic.But the food is blan ........option of three mains,if that’s the case make sure they are “extra special”

Thank Sandy2350
Susan D, Owner at Joostenberg Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Sandy Thank you for your visit and for your review. I'm sorry that you were disappointed. We take pride in offering simply prepared, fresh, delicious food and normally get really good feedback but will take your comments into consideration.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here. The meat board was underwhelming (to put it politely), smoked trout salad was enjoyable. Baked cheesecake is not the best I’ve had - the only thing interesting about the cake is the base, which had a pleasant pecan/almond flavour. The café latte...More

Thank francoisl141
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Homemade food at a great price and children can enjoy themselves playing on the grass while parents having a drink.

Thank HeidiPap
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We joined a group of friends here for a picnic one Saturday at midday. Luckily we reserved a picnic table under the trees as we were quite a big group. You need to order your food and drinks from the picnic menu...Nice options available including...More

Thank IndianJane
Susan D, Owner at Joostenberg Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for lovely feedback & glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

They have chickens there witch little kids hurt and kill.i have rescued 2 chicks with a broken leg and suffering from dehydration restaurant is good but pricey the chicks I rescued are alive and well here they areMore

Thank peggysue14
Susan D, Manager at Joostenberg Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for posting your review. It's always useful to get feedback from clients. I'm gald to hear that you enjoyed the actual restaurant, although you found it a bit pricy. The chickens on the farm roam completely free and there is plenty of food...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

If you got small kids then this is the place to go. We ate at the bistro but they have amazing outdoor space for picnics. On the property is also brewery with tasting, deli and shop, nursery and wine. Food was great although menu is...More

Thank Chris N
Susan D, Owner at Joostenberg Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thanks for posting yoru review. We are glad you enjoyed our place - especially the nose to tail!

Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We had our company year end lunch at the Bistro. The food and the service were excellent. Beautiful venue and really relaxing. Enjoyed by all.

Thank Melissa P
Susan D, Owner at Joostenberg Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thank you for yoru lovely feedback and a very happy, safe & peaceful festive season to you!

Reviewed 11 December 2017

I had a lunch meeting at this venue and was very happy to go back. I opted for the "tongue and tail" a meal I had only once before. The meal did look fantastic, but I am sure that the way it is served have...More

Thank Leonard A
Susan D, Owner at Joostenberg Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Hi Thanks for taking the time to posting a review. It's always good for us to get direct feedback from clients, and of course, even better when it's positive. Regarding the change you noticed on our nose-to-tail dish, you are correct. We are constastly tweeking...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Lovely Bistro, Deli and Wine experience at a very cozy and friendly country and farm setting. Great food, great service and fantastic outside atmosphere.

1  Thank Bart S
Susan D, Owner at Joostenberg Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Great to hear positive feeback. Thank you for taking the time to post your encouraging review.

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Quick stop at the deli for some treats and refreshments. Best of all is the warm, fresh bakes for a sweet or savory palat.

1  Thank mcp19752014
Susan D, Owner at Joostenberg Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you very much for you positive comments.

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Michiel K
3 April 2016|
Response from Susan D | Property representative |
Hi Michiel Yes you may, but I suggst that you book ahead & ask for an outside table. And please do keep your dog on a leash & close to you as we have dogs who live on the farm, as well as chickens & geese wandering around... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$70 - US$365
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Klein Joostenberg Farm | R304, Stellenbosch 7606, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 884 4208
  • E-mail
Joostenberg Bistro is a casual eatery situated on Klein Joostenberg farm in the Stellenbosch winelands. Head chef Garth Bedford and team serve simple, delicious bistro style breakfast and lunch dishes working with seasonal, local ingredients, and specialise in nose-to-tail cooking. The atmosphere is relaxed, gardens spacious and the service friendly and efficent. We have seating outside on our shaded stoop, or inside the fireplace on cold, rainy days.
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