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Stellenbosch Wine and Gourmet Capital


The Stellenbosch Winelands fuelled by a wealth of creative, culinary talent and top end gourmet distinction that offers something for all tastes. Stellenbosch continues to push the culinary boundaries through innovation as SAs undisputed Gourmet Capital. 

From the most discerning of diners to those who enjoy relaxed honest faire or celebrating the best of local is lekker. The Stellenbosch Winelands boasts a string of urban culinary offerings and you will discover breakfast spots, fine local restaurants, delis markets and even picnic spots. Explore and enjoy a feast of food and wine tastes at these restaurants. Think quality, drink Stellenbosch.

Stellenbosch reaffirmed its wealth of creative, top end gourmet talent and this was attested yet again at the prestigious 2018 Eat Out Restaurant awards, where Stellenbosch Wine Routes member, Waterkloof Estate, clinched the enviable number one position for its Restaurant in the Sky. Other members that styled amongst the Top 20 culinary bucket list included George Jardine with his Jardine Restaurant in Stellenbosch claiming the 9th spot and his restaurant at Jordan Estate just missing the Top 10 mark in 11th position. Overture was awarded the 18th position.

We applaud our chefs and their restaurants as they continue to push the culinary boundaries through innovation.

Its humbling to see our chefs and winemakers adding significant and ongoing substance to the Stellenbosch reputation as food and wine capital of South Africa. 

The top 20 restaurants in South Africa are:

1. The Restaurant at Waterkloof (Somerset West)

2. The Test Kitchen (Woodstock, Cape Town)

3. La Colombe (Constantia, Cape Town)

4. Wolfgat (Paternoster, West Coast)

5. La Petite Colombe (Franschhoek)

6. Greenhouse at Cellars-Hohenort (Constantia, Cape Town)

7. Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient (Elandsfontein, Pretoria)

8. Camphors at Vergelegen (Somerset West)

9. Jardine Restaurant (Stellenbosch)

10. Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia (Constantia, Cape Town)

11. Fermier Restaurant (Die Wilgers, Pretoria)

12. Jordan Restaurant (Stellenbosch)

13. Foliage (Franschhoek)

14. Le Coin Francais (Franscchhoek)

15. The Chef's Table (Umhlanga, Durban)

16. Chefs Warehouse at Maison (Franschhoek)

17. La Tete (City Bowl, Cape Town)

18. Overture (Stellenbosch)

19. Shortmarket Club (City Bowl, Cape Town)

20. The Pot Luck Club (Woodstock, Cape Town)