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“Awesome lunch in beautiful setting”

Towerbosch Restaurant
Ranked #45 of 257 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Somerset West
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Awesome lunch in beautiful setting”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Our first lunch in this beautiful and special location! we loved it.
The service was just right, the setting / decoration of the restaurant a visit worth itself, the food very yammi and what I especially liked is the wonderful mix of partly modern furniture and cutlery/crockery like as from granny`s dining table :)
We made our next reservation already!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Claudia H
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Sanur, Bali
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Exceptional Wedding Venue”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We booked our wedding venue over email, and we could not have chosen a more perfect location.

From the start, Lize was prompt, organised, warm and so easy to deal with over email. I cannot remember her even once saying no. Everything we asked for; she had either already thought of and prepared, or was absolutely no problem to arrange. The same was true for our first meeting, she is so incredibly well organised-she truly made our wedding so easy to plan!

On our wedding day, I walked down to the venue to help with setting some things up, Izanne was on duty and and she was so warm and well prepared, that after 10 minutes I went back up to the room to relax. The ceremony was beautifully organised, the canapes were delicious, as were the cocktails which looked so pretty! The dinner was exceptional-I don't think any food made it back to the kitchen and we are still getting comments from our guests about how amazing the food and service was.

The entire Towerbosch team were so incredible-we cannot thank you enough. Our wedding day was everything we had imagined it to be and more-thank you for making our day so easy and beautiful!

Special thanks to Lize-you make it all look so easy, everything arrived when it should, the day was seamless and perfect and I can't imagine it would have been so perfect without you running around behind the scenes to make sure all is as it should be! Thank you!

  • Visited April 2014
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3 Thank Scubanu
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Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fit for a king...”
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

We shared lunch with fifteen or so friends at Towerbosch on the Knorhoek estate. The food was delicious and there was plenty to go around. A perfect Sunday afternoon whiled away under the trees relaxing, chatting and enjoying good wine with friends. It's well worth the trip.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Hendricks-Henley
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south coast, England
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“lunch in the trees”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Sunday lunch is a must here, the seating area under the trees is lovely the food is fabulous the service is perfect and not rushed. (with the amount of food you get here, you need a breather between courses!!)

Visited March 2014
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2 Thank mr-and-mrs-smith.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
237 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“NOT the best country restaurant and not Argentinean style”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

No, this is not the best country restaurant in South Africa. Yes, the venue is pleasant and the food is not bad, but it is not that good. The set menu follows the “formula” that apparently resulted in the restaurant winning that 2013 best country restaurant award, so one can judge the award accordingly. A dubious accolade in my view. The starter was rather tasteless thin rare beef with a salad – prepared carpaccio would have been better. The main course of lamb shoulder and slices of roast beef consisted of overcooked lamb and slices of beef with little taste. And, by the way, this is not Argentinean as claimed – I know as I have been there and eaten meat in that style. The broccoli salad included lardons that would have shocked my French friends as the lardons were not crispy and were certainly not lardons. (“We did not want the ‘lardons’ to be thick cut because of all the other meat in the menu.” The change the dish says I!) The Towerbosch salad is a poor attempt at a Greek salad. All three salad based dishes had too much dressing. One has to ask for a pepper mill for freshly ground pepper, and then use it oneself; it does not grind pepper properly anyway. If you do a wine tasting at the estate beforehand and buy a variety of wine, the restaurant charges corkage despite the fact that the restaurant and winery belong to the same owners - “We are different businesses.” Not true. If one has a dietary concern, tough - “The head chef is away today.” You apparently needed to know to advise the restaurant in advance (they do not ask when you book a table). For a country restaurant, try The Table at De Meye, where the owner/chefs put heart and soul into discovering the latest fresh ingredients and varying the menu weekly. Now, that IS truly a country restaurant - and it is excellent.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank capeintl
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