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“Always pleasant to visit with excellent food”

Cuvee Restaurant at Simonsig
Ranked #32 of 267 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$16
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Cuvee, our signature restaurant, will have you captivated with its quirky mix of nostalgia and Cape Dutch modernism. Enjoy genuine hospitality and uncomplicated dishes with a sustainable conscience from our locally inspired, seasonal menu, either inside or on the terrace, with a perfect view of the majestic Simonsberg Mountain.
Reviewed 20 October 2011

Combine a wine tasting with excellent food at reasonable prices. Friendly permanent staff that understands the pairing of food and wine.

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2  Thank HeinC
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Beaulieu M, Online Marketing Coordinator at Cuvee Restaurant at Simonsig, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2013

Thank you for supporting Cuvée at Simonsig. It's because of you that we proudly accept the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award!

This prestigious award places Cuvée in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor. Businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.

We invite you to come try our new winter menu, it's wild!

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Reviewed 14 July 2011

Lovely location. We liked the modern decor and the half portion menu. The service was good. Overall the food was good, especially the vegetables but our chosen main course of lamb cutlets was a huge disappointment. They looked as though they had been cooked correctly, being pink in the middle but they were very tough, like eating rubber. We were not impressed to see that the management allowed another couple of diners to bring their dog into the restaurant either.

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Reviewed 1 April 2011

in a fantastic setting a modern, but warm ambience we got food in awesome quality.
Can not be topped. Excellent service. We would always come back. Looking forward to our next trip. Fait pricing. Excellent wines at reasonable prices.Innovative cuisine, but down to earth, nothing fancy. Laid back elegance would be my attribute for this restaurant in the heart of the Simonsig Wine Yards.

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1  Thank ulibear
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Beaulieu M, Online Marketing Coordinator at Cuvee Restaurant at Simonsig, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2013

Thank you for supporting Cuvée at Simonsig. It's because of you that we proudly accept the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award!

This prestigious award places Cuvée in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor. Businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.

We invite you to come try our new winter menu, it's wild!

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Reviewed 28 January 2011

We went to Simonsig to taste wine earlier today, and just happened to discover the Cuvee. It should be noted that we had both had a huge dinner the previous night, so we were not really hungry for lunch. However, when we discovered that you can have half portions, we thought Cuvee was worth a try. It turned out to be one the best meals we have had in a long time!! We had the springbok and the lamb, and the half portions were very generous. The side orders (potatoes and vegetables) were superb. Overall, very good food and excellent service both at the restaurant and during the wine tasting. All thumbs up!!!

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1  Thank xp01321
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Beaulieu M, Online Marketing Coordinator at Cuvee Restaurant at Simonsig, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2013

Thank you for supporting Cuvée at Simonsig. It's because of you that we proudly accept the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award!

This prestigious award places Cuvée in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor. Businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.

We invite you to come try our new winter menu, it's wild!

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Reviewed 17 November 2010

We ate here and Big Easy for dinners while in Stellenbosch and my girlfriend and I both thought this far outdid Big Easy - in fact, it was the best meal we had in 2 weeks in South Africa. We really loved that the menu was set up with about 15 things, any of which could be ordered as a starter or entree portion. This made ordering fun, as we did a tapas-style approach. Once food came, we were amazed - it was all really delicious, good sized portions, and even for South Africa it was very very reasonably priced. The wine was great, dessert was great, and service was good.

On a side note, it turns out the chef is really young, like 23 (?) - WOW!

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1  Thank GregPasquali
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Beaulieu M, Online Marketing Coordinator at Cuvee Restaurant at Simonsig, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2013

Thank you for supporting Cuvée at Simonsig. It's because of you that we proudly accept the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award!

This prestigious award places Cuvée in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor. Businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.

We invite you to come try our new winter menu, it's wild!

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