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Overture at Hidden Valley

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European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Hidden Valley | T4 route, off Annandale road, R44, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 2721
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Munich, Germany
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was our highlight in South Africa. I have read some of the complaints of others here, and I think it's certainly a thing of personal preference. SERVICE: Waiters, somelier and assistents were very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Generally the atmosphere in Overture is more relaxed than in comparable restaurants which we absolutely enjoyed. FOOD: Some very surprising ingredients,... More 

Thank SW0712
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been fortunate to have lunch here the last few times we visited the winelands and we have never been disappointed - chef Bertus Basson and his team offer fantastic dishes put together with great care and finesse at very reasonable prices. Service is attentive without being intrusive. Overture will always be a firm favorite of ours

Thank Lelanie V
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ambience and location of the Overture restaurant at the Hidden Valley Winery are splendid. A contemporary restaurant (thank heavens) with good food, wine and service. They are expanding and some building work close to the restaurant threatened to (but did not) compromise our experience. Never rushed, never pushy - a fine and relaxed experience. See you next year old... More 

Thank Petrus136
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60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Overture again... Nothing to complain about.. Food was exquisite, Wine to Die for, Service was 2nd to none... What I love about this place is each time is a new adventure... Each time is like coming back for the first time... Chef Basson you continue to remain impressive and original... Look forward to our next visit....... More 

Thank BatmansAlive
Sussex, Wisconsin
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170 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had heard that the restaurant is one of the very best in the area, and we decided to see if we could get a table though we hadn't booked. We were lucky, the staff were very accmodating and we were given a table under a shady canopy. There are two menus, a seven course tasting one and a simpler... More 

Thank Rosemary03
The Hague, The Netherlands
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129 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The place is great. Enjoy lunch; great food and great service. It is a semi.set menu, but you will love it.

Thank Alexander G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Eight of us had an amazing dinner at Overture. The food was delicious and the staff could not have been nicer and more accommodating. I don't eat dairy and modifying the dishes were not a problem. Highly recommended, we went back the following day to do the wine tasting and take in the beautiful views!

Thank Diane S
Cape Town, South Africa
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46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Berthus Basson makes magic out of food ... there is also comical/ boyhood memories element that is incorporated into the fine fun dining experience. We enjoyed a leisurely lunch with our friends from Germany who attested to the fact that it was one of the finest dining experiences that they had ANYWHERE. The ambience was fantastic and we joined in... More 

Thank warrenladac
South Africa
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely views, excellent service and outstanding food and wine. This was our best meal whilst visiting Stellenbosch. This restaurant is a must do.

Thank impcat
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Used to be such a great restaurant - very good location, good food and good wines. Totally let down by rude and arrogant staff who have clearly had enough of their patrons. We all understand you work in a tough industry and that you get lots of interest because you have been great. To stay great requires a dedication to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hidden Valley | T4 route, off Annandale road, R44, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 880 2721
In November 2007 Overture Restaurant, situated on Hidden Valley Wines - a wine farm anchored into the side of the Stellenbosch hills - opened its doors for the very first time. Starting from humble beginnings, Overture soon became a destination for great food, service and wines. Since then, Chef Owners Bertus Basson and Craig Cormack have taken Overture to new heights with accolades as prestigious as being in the Eat Out top 10 for five years in a row and acquiring three stars in the Rossouw's Restaurant guide for four years running.You will find Bertus behind the pots at Overture while Craig focuses on his salt range, Amouleh.

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