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Dornier Bodega

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Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
0218800557
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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table at Bodega to have a nice Sunday Lunch. I ordered the fish which has a corn, accompaniment. I am extremely Allergic to Corn and asked for an alternative vegetable. I was really surprized at the inflexibility of the Chef, who was not prepared to serve an alternative vegetable with the Fish. Instead I was charged R25.00... More 

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Thank elizabethbecker
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since 2013 we visited the Bodega at Dornier at least two times a year, as a couple or with friends. Now the new cook had the bad idea to change the tapas menu. Instead of a fixed menu with several tapas dishes and a bottle of Cocoa Hill for 295 Rand, different dishes are offered to choose from. The waiter... More 

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Thank Emanuel B
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Bodega in May 2016 following a recommendation. The grounds are simply beautiful. Pretty gardens, lovely main house, impressive winery all set off by a stunning mountain backdrop. We ate alfresco. The service, food and wine were exceptional. We didn't feel rushed or pressured into purchasing the wine. While at the top end compared with other restaurants in... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a tapas menu for our group some time ago which was offered on the website for 295 Rand for two. We were looking forward to our visit because of earlier good experiences. When we arrived we were not offered the arrangement we had booked. We were told that the menu had changed and that it was no longer... More 

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Thank Ryannl8
BonVinToujours, Owner at Dornier Bodega, responded to this review

Dear Ryann We have just changed to a completely new tapas menu this last Saturday. The new menu is available on our website, but we should have informed guests that had booked previously. We apologise for this omission. It was unfortunately not possible to offer the old menu as we do not have the ingredients in stock anymore. The reaction... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a nice lunch...not the first time, and certainly not the last! The views, staff and food is fantastic! I would recommend this to anyone willing to listen!! Keep up the good work!

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Thank watcher101
BonVinToujours, Owner at Dornier Bodega, responded to this review

Thanks Watcher, we hope to have you back soon. More 

Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We so enjoyed our Christmas Lunch 2016 here with our South African Family. It was the best and the food was out of this world. Congrats to the kitchen. What a truly lovely place to visit and enjoy a meal. We shall return again and again!

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Thank Jules09Wales
BonVinToujours, Owner at Dornier Bodega, responded to this review

Thank you very much Jules. We hope to see you again. More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

You will be paying R80.00 for a starter as well as a desert, service started off well and then we had to wait for a good hour for our desert. The portions are very small for the main meal as well I advise that you check the prices before making a booking. The only positive was the beautiful view.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We had lunch at Bodega this Saturday. The outside eating area has lovely views of the valley and mountains and they have a nice play area for children. The service was good and the food was all delicious and beautifully presented. I had the crispy duck as a main course and my husband had the pork belly. I will however... More 

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Thank Tazzy6
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Very unaccommodating, so much for "child friendly". Arrived to an empty restaurant asking if we could please order a quick kiddies meal as our 1 year old was starving. Told point blank they were "fully booked" the entire day.

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Thank Michaela V
BonVinToujours, Owner at Dornier Bodega, responded to this review

Dear Michaela I am sorry to hear that you did not get the treatment that you expected. A restaurant might look empty at a time, but when it is fully booked, there is a lot of pressure on staff. Every table needs to be ready for the guests that have booked. Guests do come late sometimes, or early. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We have just enjoyed a family Christmas lunch at Dornier Bodega and loved it. The atmosphere is relaxed and the outside dining area easily accommodated our party of 6 children and 16 adults. There is an outside children's play area with swings and a jungle gym which kept the littlies occupied very happily. The spirit in which the food was... More 

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BonVinToujours, Owner at Dornier Bodega, responded to this review

Thank you Marguerite. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$17
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Monday
12:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 19:00
Thursday
12:00 - 19:00
Friday
12:00 - 19:00
Saturday
12:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: 0218800557
Description
Part of the Dornier Wine Estate, this is a great place to enjoy the best in life. Spend time with your family on the generous verandah and pair some great Stellenbosch wines with dishes from a creative seasonal menu.You can taste our wines at the table or at the Wine Lounge.

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