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“Food to fit the view”
Review of Dornier Bodega

Dornier Bodega
Ranked #44 of 263 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Price range: US$15 - US$19
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Part of the Dornier Wine Estate, this is a great place to enjoy the best in life. Spend time with your family on the generous verandah and pair some great Stellenbosch wines with dishes from a creative seasonal menu.You can taste our wines at the table or at the Wine Lounge.
Reviewed 20 July 2014

The menu does not offer to many options but there is something for everyone. Most of the Dornier wines are available by the glass. Choose from a starter and main, or main and dessert for R175 per person.

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant several times in the past and always been happy with the food and service. On our recent visit however we felt that the food was rather overpriced. Two courses (in my case, soup and a burger) for R175 seems a bit over the top. We also missed the lovely basket of fresh breads that they used to offer here. Our waitress was efficient at first, but because she was busy elsewhere when we wanted to leave it took ages to get our bill. We will not be rushing back.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Spectacular view of the mountain. The verandah would be ideal but we choose a rainy day and sat indoors looking at the walls instead. The service was excellent, ask for Michaela who was sharp and attentive without being intrusive. The atmosphere is relaxed and the wine and food superb. We chose a seven year old merlot R130 which is the best I have ever tasted. I look forward to revisiting in the summer when I can feast off that mountain.

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Thank Indi54
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We opted for Dornier Bodega restaurant to meet with some family over lunch. The place has an amazing view over their lawn with the mountains in the background. The booking went smoothly. Unfortunately for us on the day of our lunch it was cold and rainy so we sat inside. They had a little trouble with their fireplace and the place smelled a bit of smoke.

But nonetheless, we had a great lunch. Most of us opted for the two course menu and some of their wine. The food was excellently presented and was delicious. The wait staff was very friendly and efficient.

I can recommend this restaurant for anyone from a few people to a large group.

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Thank Henri614
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We were a table of 8. The wine tasting was professional. The meal was a different story. For the first course 3 starters were served then 5 minutes later 4 more - the last starter arrived when everyone else had finished eating their first course. When the mains were served it was almost the same: 4 guests were served, the waiter then went off to serve another table and later came back with the rest of the mains. The pork belly was served with no crackling - the crackling had been forgotten. It later came on a separate plate for all to help themselves. The biltong risotto was tasteless and undercooked. There should have been a Dijon Glaze but instead the pork was liberally drizzled with balsamic vinegar which did nothing to enhance the flavour of the pork. The lamb burgers were equally disappointing. The star performers on the day were the duck spring rolls and flammekuchen. All in all a very disappointing food experience.

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