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“First class venue, food and service”

The Stables Restaurant at Vergelegen
Ranked #12 of 122 Restaurants in Somerset West
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Good for: View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Enjoy the simplicity of dining out at the "Stables at Vergelegen". Classic, with a modern twist, the 'bistro' style restaurant offers a varied, contemporary menu of simple and visually delectable dishes for a relaxed, family friendly dining experience. Whilst sipping on award-winning wines, enjoy breath-taking views of the Hottentots Holland mountain range and soak up the creative juices of the varied and eclectic local artists whose art works adorn the walls. (Breakfast and lunch served Monday - Sunday).
Reviewed 2 June 2012

Great venue, superb food and with warm friendly service. Stables have been renovated, great views and simple decor. Menu is diverse, simple food, caters for children and something for everyone. Good value for a superb wine farm venue.Will visit again.

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Thank JC_Sydney_11
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

After a 4 week break in SA this was our only bad culinary experience. We stayed just up the hill from Vergelegen and were looking forward to the friday tapas that I booked for our first full day. The estate is beautiful and atmospheric, the restuarant is well designed, airy and looks the buisness. It has a great view of the mountains. It was almost empty despite having to book and our 2 young kids were welcomed. I understood that the Lady Phillips restaurant had a great reputation.
Unfortunately those days seem to have passed. Not only was the food of poor quality and expensive for the small portions that were presented - the chickn kebabs were raw. Unfortunatley we only noticed this after taking a bite and immediately sent it back. An apology was offered but 5 minutes later the same kebabs turned up again after a bit longer on the Braai!!
We left these and if we hadnt just got off the plane would have made more of a fuss. The rest of the Tapas was edible - the best bit was the breads - but all in all a poor effort. Wines and general service were ok.
Of course 24 hours later and we were on antibiotics - both of us. Luckily the kids didnt eat the chicken!
If this establishment wants to get a reputation for its food and not just as a pretty place to sit and have a drink or wine tastings then some serious work is needed. You have been warned!

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3  Thank markdruid
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

often one wants to find a place to wine, dine and enjoy the afternoon away with your family.
this is one of those kind of places.
the estate is well kept and a very pleasant stroll to walk of the meal
good enough to visit again

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Thank TravelFeetZA
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

You could hardly get a more beautiful setting with architecture to compliment.The same goes for the service and the cooking skills of the chef. BUT whether you order a lamb kebab (I did) or a fillet or a sandwich or fish or a burger - every dish looks the same with a small bowl of chips on the side. Surely we have progessed beyond "steak & chips". The lack of plating skills was really disappointing in an establishment that have so much going for it. I also thought R135 for a single kebab (perfectly grilled though) was a bit steep.

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1  Thank DeVilliersGordonsBay
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

The popular old Lady Philips restaurant at Vergelegen is being refurbished, so for the time being this is the only restaurant on this lovely estate (there is also the Rose Terrace Cafe, thuogh, for more casual dining). Opinions differ on the new structure: it tries to combine the feel of thatch-and-beams with clean modern textures and surfaces -- not entirely successfully, in my view, but then, as I say, opinions differ. The central room, in particular, lacks cohesion and character, serving parlty as reception area, partly as souvenir shop, and partly as restaurant. Here, too, the atmosphere is ruined by loud and inappropriate music. Tip: ask for an outside table, weather permitting, or a table in the side room, which is blessedly music-free. After those gripes: the food is excellent, with a more interesting selection than the Lady Philips ever had. I had a superb butternut pizza, with a paper-thin crust and a very lavish filling. One of my companions pronounced her butternut salad one of the best salads she'd ever eaten, and another loved the linefish. Service is cordial and congenial, and the wine is the excellent Vergelegen range. Lunch only, though tapas are served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Booking essential.

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1  Thank Nicholas6
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