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De Oewer Restaurant
Ranked #199 of 274 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Christmas buffet. Standing in long queues for sub standerd food. Mains cold and flies sitting on every dish...ice-cream, fridge tart and jelly for dessert??? Very dissapointing indeed. Booked a table with river view, was seated in middle of the garden. People smoking at buffet entrance. We asked hostess about the bad seating and smoking... she could not assist us. Will never recommend this place to anyone.

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Reviewed 25 December 2013

Went to De Oewer for Christmas lunch buffet. We had a stunning table close to the river. The service was very good and the food excellent, but I was very disapointed with the setup of the buffet table. Come on guys, you knew how many people to expect as we had to book and pay way in advance. The buffet table was about the size of my dining room table and having to stand in a queue of at least 50 to reach it (and this was repeated after each course), was unacceptable and spoiled what could have been a stunning day. I skipped desert as the queue was just too long.

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2  Thank Hanlie S
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Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

Read advert and was looking forward to good meal in nice surroundings. Had to pay upfront for entire meal. Was treated to cramped table little to no decorations. Service was bad. Layout of buffet without thought to flow. Quality of starters bad. Main course food ran out whilst we were standing in long slow moving queue. Staff in a flap. Substandard food was brought out of kitchen only to be taken back to try and cook some more. No TURKEY?????? Worst experience.

2  Thank David K
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

Had the Sunday buffet. First point is that the buffet is more of a set menu with two starter and two main options. Mains were cold and uninteresting. Great venue but not matched by the food. I will not be back

Thank Iain B
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Magic setting, next to the river. Limited menu makes selection easy. Great choice of starters, main course and desert. Knowledgeable staff, great wine menu.

Thank Wietske2016
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