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“Fairly good service, excellent burgers!”
Review of Sansibar

Sansibar
Ranked #63 of 257 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Wood-fired oven, eclectic bistro-style menu, magnificent views, casual ambience.
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fairly good service, excellent burgers!”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

We stopped at the Sansibar for a "quick" dinner after a long day and were so friendly welcommed we forgot all about the long day while we made ourselves at home on the couches in front of the fire place. We were well taken care of by the waiters/ barman, and the "bar food menu"'s food is great - reasonably priced, value for money (huge portions, actually) and very tasty.

Hats off to ASARA Estate and Sansibar!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Jade G
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English first
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

We joined friends for breakfast at Asara on Sunday morning. The restaurant is in a beautiful setting but has a rather staid atmosphere. The breakfast was a disappointment. We each had some fruit followed by a hot breakfast. I tried the egg benedict. The soft poached eggs that I asked for was cold, hard and covered with a coagulated hollandaise sauce. My partner had a standard breakfast, also served with cold eggs! Even the toast was disappointing – just plain white and brown “government” bread. "Plunger" coffee was served and was also cold! At R165 per person this was extremely disappointing and bad value for money.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Andre v
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Cool spot, pity they don't take reservations”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Hmm, bit of a catch 22 with this one. Called "Sansibar" to make a reservation for a party of 8 but alas, they don't take bookings and I am still waiting for the manager to call me back - almost 3 weeks later. The flip side is that this is a lovely little place, super chilled and vibey for summer days on the deck or can be enjoyed on the comfy couches in front of a fire place.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Derusha83
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great vibe”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

The bar has a lovely outside deck to sit at. Both casual and a more formal feel at the same time. Lovely selection of wines from around stellenbosch

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Disappointment !”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

We had a big birthday party for my husband four years ago and the food, ambiance and setting were spectacular.
When we went back for Sunday lunch on February 2nd, we were disappointed with the main restaurant's food,
The service was average, The first course was good but the main course was a great disappointment, beef fillet swamped with dark thick gravy which was inedible, soggy chips too. We did complain and the chef came to our table and agreed about the chips and gravy and said due to the rush and large capacity of guests, he had taken his eye off all his staff ! However they still charged us for the whole meal. We will not go back to this restaurant again.
We have not tried their tapas bar as this is not to our taste.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Ruth H
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