Food & Drinks

Tokara DeliCATessen

Tokara DeliCATessen This deli is another splendid addition to Tokara, with its innovative architecture and unrivalled views of Simonsberg Mountain. Great olive oils (available for tasting), delicious cakes and freshly baked bread, preserves and charcuterie are on offer along the menu of light meals and a weekend buffet. Kids are also catered for and can play on the designer jungle gym. Open...


TasteBud is a relatively new kid on the block but their lunch buffet has already delighted many a customer. They also offer great tartines (open sandwiches on French country loaf) and the cheesecake is delicious. The vibe is very relaxed under the oaks but get there early as it fills up quickly. Open 8am-5pm Mon-Fri. Main courses R45.

Rust en Vrede Restaurant

Rust en Vrede Restaurant This highly acclaimed restaurant, headed by chef David Higgs, offers fare rooted in classical French cuisine infused with the best South African produce. Choose the four-course menu or a six-course tasting menu. A daily set lunch is served outside the tasting room. A spectacular experience. Open 7pm-close Tue-Sat. Lunch Noon-3pm Tue-Sat. Main courses Lunch R150. Dinner...

Restaurant Christophe

French chef Christophe Dehosse of Klein Joostenberg Deli has finally opened his long-awaited restaurant. Expect a classic muted sage green interior and traditional French cuisine including classics like poached foie gras. The menu changes regularly. Open Noon-2pm Tue-Fri; 7-9pm Mon-Sat. Main courses R130.


Overture Perched high above the Annandale valley and sporting a magnificent view, this top restaurant’s changing menu is small but very exciting. Drinks also change weekly to complement the classic but contemporary French cuisine. Choose between 3-5 courses or the 8-course tasting menu. Picnics are also available for enjoying next to the dam. Open Noon-2pm Tue-Sun; 6.30-8pm Thur,...

Nook Eatery

Nook Eatery This small eatery is seriously popular. Enjoy the well-priced sandwiches (served on wooden boards), the lunch buffet or the daily black-board specials. Teatime treats are delightful, especially the coconut bread with mascarpone and honey. Open 8am-4pm Mon-Fri; Wed 6-9pm; 8.30am-1pm Sat. Main courses R50.

Jordan Restaurant with George Jardine

Jordan Restaurant with George Jardine Top chef George Jardine has spread his talents to the Winelands with a new venture at Jordan Restaurant. This intimate eatery has been custom-designed with an open kitchen to watch the man at work. Sleek wooden furniture with glass doors along the entire length of the venue open up on to a generous veranda with endless views over the dam and mountains. Heaven on a sunny...

Gino’s @ De Kelder

Gino’s @ De Kelder Situated on one of the original farms in Dorp Street, this Italian eatery serves all the normal Italian fare like pizzas and pastas with a cheerful vibe and is easy on the pocket too. The specialities like oxtail, tripe stew or grills can also be enjoyed under the oak trees. The wine list, including various wines from the area, is well priced. Open Noon-9.30pm Tue-Sun....

Delaire Graff

Delaire Graff There’s no denying it: this place is cool with a capital C. From the progressive David Collins-designed space with its signature hot-orange leather seats and Stellenbosch valley view to the contemporary-chic menu created by executive chef Christiaan Campbell, with mains like rabbit with olive jus and desserts such as rose geranium ice cream. Open Noon-2.30pm; 6.30-8.30pm...

De Oewer

De Oewer This is the only restaurant in Stellenbosch where you can sit on the banks of the Eerste River, and this alone is reason enough to visit this food and wine garden. The menu offers seafood, meat, burgers and salads and is ideal for a lazy summer lunch. Open Noon-3pm; 6.30-10pm daily. Main courses R70.

De Akker

A stalwart amongst Stellenbosch’s post-grad students, De Akker is one of the oldest watering holes in town. Sure, it may be a little bit rough around the edges, but it’s still one of the best spots to enjoy a few after-work beers. Fans of live local music can cut a rug at the upstairs Hidden Cellar. Open 10.30-2am Mon-Sat. Main courses R45.

Cuvée at Simonsig

Elegantly furnished in an eclectic mix of classic wooden and funky retro, this establishment’s menu takes inspiration from the Cape Dutch building in which it finds itself. The emphasis is very much on traditional Western Cape fare with a contemporary twist, in dishes like coriander-roasted Hantam lamb encased in sour-cream pastry served alongside preserved green figs....


While away the hours by hanging out with your friends or watching passers-by in this cute coffee shop. Sit in the courtyard, mesmerised by the sound of running water while you enjoy one of the treats like French toast with cinnamon sugar or one of the delicious cupcakes. They have an interesting selection of gifts, especially for children. Open 8am-5pm Mon-Fri; 8am-...

Somneuk Exotic Thai Food & Sushi

Somneuk Exotic Thai Food & Sushi After a thirteen-year stint as chef and partner at popular Cape Town Thai food eatery Yindees, Wilivian Kontong packed her bags for suburbia and now entices the Winelands with her signature spicy curries. The sushi is melt-in-the-mouth fresh and the menu tempts with unusual offerings like bamboo hand rolls. Open: 9am-3pm, 5pm-late Mon-Sat. Main courses R90.

The River Garden Deli @ Lourensford Estate

The River Garden Deli @ Lourensford Estate The stylish garden terrace at Lourensford Wines looks out over manicured hedged gardens. The avo-green clipboard menu changes daily and Chef Tullishe Le Roux focuses on fresh, seasonal, locally produced fare (such as trout caught on the estate). The deli plies goodies like freshly baked farm bread and cheese from the estate’s own cheesery. Open 8am-5pm daily. Main...