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“Beautiful views of the Hidden Valley”
Review of Guardian Peak

Guardian Peak
Ranked #18 of 262 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Guardian Peak Winery and Restaurant was opened in December 2005, and since then, has been a popular destination for winelands dining.We are open for lunch from Monday to Sunday, and for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday. The focus of the a la carte menu is on serving unpretentious bistro style food with an emphasis on prime-quality steaks.We only serve wines from our greater portfolio, and trust that you find the selection to your satisfaction.We invite you to Guardian Peak, sample our food and wines, and trust that you enjoy the experience that we have to offer.
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Beautiful views of the hidden valley. We started off with some of their lovely wine we tried both the Malbec and the Pinot Noir both of which were delicious with my favourite out of the two being the Malbec. The waitress served some delicious bread.We had mussels to start which were cooked with white wine, garlic, cream, pine nuts and crispy bacon. They were lovely however didn't need the crispy bacon at all - loved the pine nuts. My partner ate the espetada which we must say was slightly disappointing in that we had expected your traditional espetada drenched in butter and garlic with bay leaf or skewered and presented on a stand with the chips underneath so that they soak up all the goodness but this was not the case. The meat however was cooked perfectly and it was skewered with peppers. I had confit duck leg which was served with broccoli, carrots, crispy potatoes and mushroom and red wine jus. The leg was wonderfully confit and cooked well. The vegetables were a great addition to the dish, potatoes however were not very crispy and the red wine and mushroom jus was more like a red wine reduction with mushrooms as another veg on the plate. For dessert we had crème brulée. Service was friendly and manager was lovely but service was a little slow at stages. Manager please check your linen as I had a beautifully folded napkin with my cutlery but on opening the napkin to put it on my lap it was filthy from the service before (and no not stains it was crusty food) so didn't make use of the napkin and could not point it out as I was being taken for lunch and did not want to embarrass my partner.

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2  Thank Braegha
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Great service, excellent service and really helpful staff! Food and wine is impeccable. Amazing view. Will come back!

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2  Thank leeyeelin
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Our food was excellent as always. Staff good and wine at that price!!!! The cheesecake is the best we have ever had.....Thank you we will be back!!1

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Thank Rina C
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

The staff is great, the wine is great, the view is great! I would have given them 5 stars but there was a very loud table of obnoxious people seated next to us so it took away from the experience.
Once again, if you are from Europe or America you will think you have died and gone to heaven when you experience the wines and the foods and then get the bill. Was there a mistake? At Guardian Peak you can have a complete meal and several bottles of wine for the price of a "Premier" wine tasting in Napa where you get a dribble of 4 wines for $20 US.
I am not rating the atmosphere because of the loud people. If not for them the atmosphere was great. I know it is hard but a restaurant should try to hold down the volume level from a particular group if it is getting too loud.

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Thank Brook B
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Perfect location, great views to the vineyards.
Service was correct and food was really good.
We had mussels to start, and beef espitada for main,
meat was very tender and tasty.
Very cosy for a rainy day.
Really worth it a visit

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Thank Monica E
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