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Great atmosphere and views

Had a great afternoon sitting and looking out over strawberry fields towards the mountains. Big... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A Crow-tastic Time

Always a great place to go when in Stellenbosch, especially if you're a beer-lover. Fret not... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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The Thirsty Scarecrow offers a wide range of local South African craft beer on tap. Come enjoy a beer tasting, cocktail or a glass of wine. Experience great pizza and tapas with the best view in the heart of the Winelands. Open 7 days a week, 11am...more
Cnr R44 & Annandale Road, Stellenbosch 7603, South Africa
+27 21 881 3444
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Thirsty Scarecrow will still remain my favorite Go-To restaurant! I always recommend to friends and family and weโ€™re surely are never disappointed. The staff always makes you feel at home, the venue itself is cosy and warm. The food ( Fat Tony pizza, short...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great afternoon sitting and looking out over strawberry fields towards the mountains. Big assortment of beers and ciders etc. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Food was also good. Look forward to going back when next in the Western Cape

Thank Hughie113
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views with a casual vibe... Adequate menu although we found the Meat and Cheese Board to be overpriced and nothing special at all. Good service from well versed waiters.

Thank Traveldelightbb
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Always a great place to go when in Stellenbosch, especially if you're a beer-lover. Fret not, though, my fellow non-beer drinkers. They also have many non-beer options! Their food is also good. Would recommend to try their Tapas menu! Their Sweet and Sticky Dates are...More

Thank Amanda_The_Pixie
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The Thirsty Scarecrow is a gem. Some weird items on the menu - deep fried oysters! - but delicious. Lovely vibe & friendly waiters. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Thank Di03
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We had a great time as a family of five. The food was good although I thought the coffee could have come in bigger cups, I was dissapointed in the tiny cup of coffee that arrived at our table(they are far too small for a...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 19 March 2018

my other half's first visits to SA, and our first stop was to The Thirsty Scarecrow. fantastic visit, great people and service. we were there for AGES, and even brought some (brief) rain with us!! it is a regular of mine on all my visits...More

Thank DavidBushell
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a very trendy tapas bar on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. Very easy to find as is on the main route from Somerset West to Stellenbosch. Has some amazing modern animal sculptures in the grounds that would delight both children and adults. The food...More

1  Thank Norma B
Zettiberry, Owner at The Thirsty Scarecrow, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Hi Norma, Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. Wow, what an amazing write-up! The short ribs & avo tacos are my favourite too! Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards Kelly Zetler

Reviewed 13 February 2018

I met a photographer friend for a "quick drink" and bite - ended up staying the whole afternoon - what an amazing place, had an really awesome time. Food is great (as in really, really great) - beers are cold, and the tequila frozen -...More

Thank Chris B
Zettiberry, Owner at The Thirsty Scarecrow, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Hi Chris B, What an amazing review, we really appreciate the feedback. Hoping that we will see some great photos when you stop in for your next tequila :D Kind regards Kelly Zetler

Reviewed 31 January 2018

What better way to enjoy the winelands than with an hour or two spent amid the chilled surroundings of the Thirsty Scarecrow set in the strawberry fields of the Stellenbosch winelands. Who can forget the sunset glow on the mountain backdrop or a rising moon...More

Thank Lillian V
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Anel V
24 April 2017|
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Response from Andrew D | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above two answers....yes, child friendly!
Andrea L
16 August 2016|
Response from katezdk |
Only in the front section as you enter the restaurant.
26 August 2015|
Response from Robert T |
Hi, kitchen closes at 10pm, bar around 11pm.