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Oude Werf Restaurant

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30 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa (Formerly Liefde Bistro)
+27 021 887 4608
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was invited for a babyshower with breakfast at this great restaurant. Good variety to choose from and the decor is stunning. Will definitely visit again.

Thank colleen_charles
Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

I loved this restaurant more before the overhaul, however, it is still worth a visit particularly if you have nothing to compare it to. The hotel is beautiful and worth a visit. The restaurant has solid good food, with lovely service in a romantic setting. Within easy walking distance of most accommodation in Stellenbosch. As nice if you are a... More 

Thank D H
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

(Repost from the Hotel Page) We went there with some colleagues for an official closing dinner. The setting was nice. Every detail well thought of. we had pre-ordered a couple of dishes from their menus and we didn't have to wait for long between dinner courses. I enjoyed a vegetarian lasagne and everyone seemed like they were enjoying their meals... More 

Thank Uje2014
washington, DC
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Let's start with the setting. A charming, well decorated restaurant in a beautiful hotel, classic old Stellenbosch. There's running water, a lovely courtyard for al fresco dining, elegant furniture and flatware, a tree passes through the ceiling of the main restaurant. Onto the service. This must be about the worst service I've ever received. Started with my ordering something from... More 

Thank webberz
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

A very charming restaurant which is part of the old Oude Werf Hotel. Traditional food prepared in a different way.

Thank NNSB
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

This place really is a stunning venue which has recently been renovated. They lost our booking, which could have ruined our evening if it was a busy night, but luckily it was a Monday and they still had plenty of space for us! The main meals were really delicious, with some great examples of traditional South African dishes, and all... More 

Thank JessFaye
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

Good food in a nice relaxed environment. Nice menu choice we struggled to pick. Popular with tourists and locals. Nice friendly service.

Thank sandra a
Roodepoort, South Africa
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141 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2014

I was disappointed with the offering - the menu was limited (it was the dinner menu for a Sunday evening). The meal was OK, but nothing to get excited about. I ordered the bobotie which was presented in a wrap - the wrap was dry and stale and I felt that the amount charged for the meal far exceeded what... More 

Thank ADavis1977
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

Hidden in the back garden of a stylish old hotel in Stellenbosch, really worth a visit. Food is excellent and staff brilliant. You will fall in love with the place.

Thank NNSB
Cape Town, SA
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

Liefde Bistro can be a really cute place to visit. The outside seating is nice and peaceful under the vines. The building inside is quite old but the decor is very cute. We came here for coffee and dessert and it was a nice outing overall.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa (Formerly Liefde Bistro)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 021 887 4608
Oude Werf is one of Stellenbosch’s oldest - and newest - landmarks for food lovers. Our original 1802 Restaurant was an Eikestad favourite. Today, our beautifully redesigned ‘modern-meets-vintage’ bistro, named “Liefde” (“Love”, in Afrikaans) still preserves our essential traditions: homey, Cape classics prepared with love… and a contemporary gourmet twist from chef, Albert van der Loo.Liefde’s exciting new menus features plain, simple and down-to-earth sensational! From lunchy light meals under the vines of our shady courtyard patio, to robust country a la carte dinner specialities – served alfresco or indoors around our fireplace. Settle in for a snack or sundowners at poolside. Try more-ish cheesecake or ‘tuisgebak’ and coffees on our Voorstoep. And you dare not miss a taste of some of the Cape most quaffable vintages from the estates of our world-famous wine region.

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