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Oude Werf Restaurant

30 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 887 4608
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“bobotie” (8 reviews)
“chicken pie” (3 reviews)
“cheesecake” (3 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
International, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
30 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In December 2017 we spend some time in Devonvale and went one night for diner to Oude Werf Restaurant. Very good food, great service, superb wines - couldn't be better. If you're there give it a try. At the front door you're received and a...More

Thank Leo M
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the same hotel for two nights and had two dinners in the restaurant. Very pleasant atmosphere, enjoyable food, gentle staff. I’ve ordered vegetarian ravioli and my husband - three different pies for first dinner . We drunk a red wine- Merlo from...More

Thank svetlana e
Reviewed 5 December 2017

I should preface this review by saying we went in a large group. The food was good, but without being excellent (or as good as some of the other choices nearby). Service was slow, painfully slow at times, but that may have been related to...More

Thank mark294318
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

The setting of this restaurant is absolutely beautiful. The service was fast and the food was very good. The prices wouldn't really suit students but they do have a student burger special during the week which is convenient for students. I would recommend the braised...More

Thank Pearl H
Reviewed 23 November 2017

I could excuse the staff for not being able to keep the fire going in the fireplace as they were so friendly and trying so hard. Food is good.

Thank Elzabe D
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Verry stylish suroundings - beautifull and light. Breakfast portions if you order from the menu are European size. The Cheesecake a definite must!! Good service, great location.

Thank dezir_w
Reviewed 6 September 2017

There was ample to choose from. Freshly baked every day for 3 days on visit.Clean fresh approach and all personal of excellant quality of service.

Thank deonk460
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and dined in the restaurant on our first evening. There was a special set menu on offer which was great value and excellent quality.

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 27 August 2017

A few options, convenient to hotel. something for everyone. Stayed across the street so easy access.

Thank charlene u
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Buffet style breakfast in beautiful surroundings. Plentiful choice of dishes. Food well prepared and beautifully presented. Competent and helpful staff. Dine in style. Good value for money.

Thank Lindi W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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 21 887 4608
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Exceptional food and drink at Oude Werf has been a Stellenbosch institution for more than 200 years. The dishes of the first inn’s Tant Betjie Wium delighted her guests in the 1800’s and today, this tradition lives on in a new restaurant, designed by top SA architects Revel Fox, which opened in 2014. Built over the foundations of the hotel’s famous 17th Century churchyard site (still visible today) the restaurant is centred on a charming in-situ kitchen. There are touches of period detail recalling the hotel’s heritage and even a huge tree is incorporated into the spacious interior. Outdoors, a vine-covered courtyard dining area with water features is a reminder of the ‘lei-water’ canals that once existed here. Just off the courtyard, a period-style lounge, with bar and barista station opens onto the hotel’s central gardens and pool deck - another quiet spot for a glass of wine, cocktail or coffee. The restaurant’s signature dining style is Cape Traditional food with a contemporary gourmet ‘twist’ and features varied menus with classic dishes showcasing the flavours and ingredients of the area, complemented by an extensive selection of wines from this celebrated region. From easy breakfasts, light seasonal lunches, to hearty dinners or baked delights, Oude Werf Restaurant offers a delicious sample of Cape cuisine in a relaxing, convivial setting that’s essentially Stellenbosch.
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