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“Top notch dinner in Wellington”

Oude Wellington Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Chef owners, John & Susanna Tecklenburg , a well known husband & wife team in South Africa, welcome you with a warm heart to their restaurant set in a authentic Brandy distillery dating back to 1795. Serving country-style contemporary continental cuisine with a South-African twist from a bistro style, ever changing black board. Local, fresh farm produce. Some of the best wines in Wellington features on the wine list. Open Mondays to Saturdays for LUNCH and DINNER & Sundays LONG LUNCH
Reviewed 29 June 2014

My wife and friends visited this establishment last night and really enjoyed our dinner. The fireplace and olde world charm added to the ambience. Susanna is a great host and welcomes all guests as old friends. A small restaurant with a smoking and non smoking section. A little pricey but I suppose you have to pay for decent food nowadays. The peppered fillet was really good. My friend had the lambs heart. Yuk! but that's what he likes and thought it was excellent. I was hoping that there would have been more of a choice for my vegetarian wife but she was reasonably happy with her plate of vegetables. Was not mad about the apple crumble dessert but looking at my friends's choices, they looked good. All in all, albeit a pricey evening out, a good evening out. The only german chef/owner was a bit grumpy about people parking close to the restaurant. There's no designated parking area as the restaurant is on a farm but he had a bit of a bee in his bonnet shouting at his patrons outside the venue to move their vehicles to another location.Quite an amusing "Gordon Ramsey" moment.

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

We visited the restaurant on Father's Day and what a treat it was. The cosy, warm and homely atmosphere was wonderful. The food was prepared to perfection and the portions were large. Great hospitality contributed to this culinary experience.
The drive to this hidden gem was well worth our while - it won't be our last.

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2  Thank Lionel941
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

De Oude Wellington outside Wellington is an established restaurant, run independently of the estate its on and the nearby guest house of the same name. It has an unassuming and rustic approach, yet continues to offer old fashioned warmth and hospitality from the family who oversee the kitchen and front of house. A diverse and inviting blackboard menu includes some fine Dutch specialities, in a cosy setting with fireplaces in Winter, a bar and unique private dining room. Great cuisine which never dissapoints, a fair selection of local wines, but no problem with BYO. Well worth seeking out for a peaceful, relaxed experience with excellent service.

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1  Thank LewR
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We had the pleasure of returning again to this jewel of place. Now in winter, the cellar is warmed by few fires and it really adds to the atmosphere. We had the Punjabi Lamb Curry - cooked to perfection and the Chicken Curry which has the perfect balance of flavours. The portions are bang for buck and the service personal and great. Susanna and John, be sure to see us again soon.

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1  Thank Lucinda V
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

What a surprise De Oude Wellington was! The food was absolutely amazing...think 'hearty' 'gourmet' food combined with warm boland hospitality. This is definitely a 'must' for anyone living or visiting Wellington.

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