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“Still great quality after more than 30 years!”

Oude Werf Restaurant
Ranked #71 of 271 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Cuisines: International
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Description: Exceptional food and drink at Oude Werf has been a Stellenbosch institution for more than 200 years. The dishes of the first inn’s Tant Betjie Wium delighted her guests in the 1800’s and today, this tradition lives on in a new restaurant, designed by top SA architects Revel Fox, which opened in 2014. Built over the foundations of the hotel’s famous 17th Century churchyard site (still visible today) the restaurant is centred on a charming in-situ kitchen. There are touches of period detail recalling the hotel’s heritage and even a huge tree is incorporated into the spacious interior. Outdoors, a vine-covered courtyard dining area with water features is a reminder of the ‘lei-water’ canals that once existed here. Just off the courtyard, a period-style lounge, with bar and barista station opens onto the hotel’s central gardens and pool deck - another quiet spot for a glass of wine, cocktail or coffee. The restaurant’s signature dining style is Cape Traditional food with a contemporary gourmet ‘twist’ and features varied menus with classic dishes showcasing the flavours and ingredients of the area, complemented by an extensive selection of wines from this celebrated region. From easy breakfasts, light seasonal lunches, to hearty dinners or baked delights, Oude Werf Restaurant offers a delicious sample of Cape cuisine in a relaxing, convivial setting that’s essentially Stellenbosch.
Reviewed 8 July 2013

I first went to this restaurant more than 30 (!) years ago, and went back with my mother and sister to retrace our steps in the beautiful university town of Stellenbosch. The restaurant is part of the classy Oude Werf hotel in the town center. The meal was great -- good quality, traditional meals -- and the service was as friendly as I recalled. In the winter there is a cozy fireplace, and in the summer you can sit outside. Recommended!

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Thank ChrBrd
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

The 1802 Restaurant is part of one of the oldest Hotels in Stellenbosch. Old Hotel does not mean bad at all. It means that they have perfected the art of food and have complimented that with impeccable service. Utterly enjoyable.

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Reviewed 19 June 2013

We were a party of 4 and the meal lived up to our expectations. The portions were a good size and the staff were accommodating. The restaurant is let down however by the slowish kitchen service

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Reviewed 17 June 2013

The restaurant was not as busy as expected for such a fine dining, but our service was excellent and very personal. (Our waitress recognized us from a previous visit two years ago). The food was excellent and we can only recommend this restaurant highly.

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Thank Staywme
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Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

No one to meet us at the door. Only 5 tables occupied in the whole resturant. There was no fire on a cold night. It was lit with some persuasion. The starters took an hour to arrive. After 5 mins of eating the starters we were asked if we could order mains as the kitchen was closing in 20 mins. It was now 21h10. . We opted to leave and go the Hussar down the road. It was now 21h15. We will NEVER return

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Thank shirleyjf
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