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Wine Bar
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Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 888 8000
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Dullstroom, South Africa
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We first visited here 3 years ago and loved it. The whisky bar had a warm, inviting atmosphere, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and the whisky selection impressive. We had a great lunch at a very reasonable price. This time around we were shocked to see the bar area had been turned into a garish and kitsch gin bar,... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

While staying at the Asara hotel, we frequented Sansibar a great deal for drinks as well as lunch & dinner. We were always greeted with great professionalism and a warm smile, thanks to Emmanuel and his colleagues for always making us feel welcome. The bar does have a great gin selection, however I myself am not a fan of this... More 

Thank itdt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

My partner and I are regular visitors to Sansibar Restaurant at Asara whenever we are in the area. The perfect location including the impressive gin menu make sure each visit is a special one. - Fantastic views from the restaurant, with the hotel pond ducks making it extra special. - The best ribs! - Service is great. - If you... More 

Thank Agter_Paarl
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

What great people lovely vibe and service so much fun. Amazing gin cocktails would go again tomorrow

Thank Francesca_1982_12
Western Cape, South Africa
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We are lucky enough to live in the middle of the Cape Winelands, which gives us plenty of places and opportunities to visit for great food and wine. We keep however returning to Asara on the weekends as it just keeps on making us happy. Their restaurant Sansibar has a simple, but divine lunch menu. I think it is safe... More 

Thank kerstinrock
Muizenberg, Western Cape, South Africa
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We spent the day lounging on the deck, sipping an amazing variety of gin cocktails.The service is friendly, food came out fast and the view is fantastic.The pizzas tasted authentic Italian, and the cheeseboard was a very generous portion of aged cheeses.We will be back, for that view and the food.

Thank Suzanne R
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Stopped here as part of our tour and must say that their kitchen, staff and ambiance was just out of this world can always return anytime

Thank XolaniZekani
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Fortunately, we live in Stellenbosch, so we don't have to lodge at the Asara Hotel - it would break our bank! But we do go to the Sansibar Restaurant occasionally, just for the view, wine and a bite to eat. They don't take reservations, so grab one of the tables outside, where you can have a brunch or lunch while... More 

Thank MW3550
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157 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Cool Bar for a drink or a beer... the selection is big and you will find your favorities.. Service is good, and the people are very, very friendly.

Thank Peter S
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The venue has a great view. The staff seems knowledgeable but the place is insanely expensive. They charged us R50 for a 200ml can of tonic which normally retails for a tenner. I felt a bit robbed when we left the place after only one drink.

Thank Werner L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 888 8000
Wood-fired oven, eclectic bistro-style menu, magnificent views, casual ambience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?