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Makaron

26-32 Houtkapper Street | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 1549
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
European, Delicatessen, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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26-32 Houtkapper Street | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 223 reviews

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Food was outstanding, best we had in the wine region. Also the wine list is quite extensive with interesting local options

Thank rcanasi
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear rcanasi, Our restaurant and kitchen team join us in thanking you for leaving such a positive review about your experience at Makaron. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Karine

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Arriving at this venue, our expectation were high, and that's always difficult as the restaurant has to live up to it's expectation when a customer enters and is wow'd. Well, to sum it up, my wife and I could not find anything wrong to be...More

Thank pritchardsteyn
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Dear pritchardsteyn, We are delighted that you enjoyed our kitchen and service team's effort to meet with your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back really soon at Makaron. Kind regards Karine

Reviewed 3 April 2017

Kudos must be given to the chef. The food was interesting and very enjoyable, everything else lets it down, however. The waiter(s) seemed inexperienced and uncomfortable. I found the decor very confusing (this never bothers me, until now) - outside had a fantastic mediterranean feel,...More

Thank Swys2014
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Dear Swys2014, Thank you very much for your excellent review on the food at Makaron, as this is really what it is all about, we are delighted. We have made a note about your feeling on the waiter and will be sure to take it...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017

We had been sent a sample menu when we booked the Majeka Hotel back in January and it looked very good. Really looking forward to the meal, but the menu we were given bore little resemblance to the menu we had been sent. We were...More

Thank Peter D
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Dear Peter D, As mentioned in our response on your review on Majeka House, we are really disappointed that our offering did not meet with your expectations. We have taken up your comments with our kitchen and service team and will be sure to work...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Makaro. Restaurant in located inside the Majeka hotel. A very trendy hotel in the middel of a residential area. The food was delicious, i had the suckling pork, to die for ! And as dessert i had het peaches , Whow what a perfect...More

Thank Féetje V
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Dear Feetje V, We are so delighted you took the time to share your experience at Makaron on this forum and also mentioned the members of our team who have receive the best reward for their hard work this way! We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 28 February 2017

From our pre dinner drinks on the modern patio to our dinner in the simplistic dining room, we were totally impressed with the friendliness of the staff...every staff member greeted us, even just walking past us. The water is complimentary and the wine list is...More

Thank aqos
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Dear aqos, The kitchen and service team are so pleased that you enjoyed your dinner at Makaron. There is no better reward for the team to see that you would like to recommend and come back! We look forward to welcoming you very soon! Kind...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, great service. Amazing attention to detail. A firm favourite of the Ellis family!!!!More

Thank margot_ellis
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Dear margot_ellis, The entire restaurant team - kitchen and service - join me in thanking you for leaving us such a lovely review about your experience at Makaron. We are so delighted to hear that we a "firm favorite" to your family! Looking forward to...More

Reviewed 31 January 2017

The ugly cheap and badly designed dining room set the tone for this terrible experience. We were given a table in front of a gas fire which was burning on full power - despite it being February and 30 outside. They offered complimentary water (the...More

Thank mark p
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Dear mark p, We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us. Our kitchen team is particularly affected by your description of their food as "dog vomit". Kind regards Karine

Reviewed 23 January 2017

We enjoyed a good lunch at Makaron as we had high hopes based on the reviews on Trip Advisor. However, the menu that was presented to us was unlike the website that offered a sunday roast lunch special. Our server had no idea what I...More

Thank LifeTraveller07
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Dear LifeTraveller07, First of all, thank you for leaving us such a positive review about your food experience at Makaron, we are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Secondly our apologies for the confusion between the website and our actual menu, this was...More

Reviewed 13 January 2017

We have eaten in top restaurants all over the world and dining at Macaron was up there With the best. The flavours and unusual touches with each dish were a delight , we could not recommend a visit highly enough. It is hidden away off...More

Thank merryvale2017
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Dear merryvale2017, The kitchen team is delighted that you enjoyed their work, and Marvin, our sous chef, is very pleased that you enjoyed his efforts. The service team is also glad to have been mentioned for their helpfulness. We hope to welcome you back at...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$58
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26-32 Houtkapper Street | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 880 1549
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Description
Airy and light, the restaurant overlooks lush gardens and leads onto a sheltered terrace for alfresco dining. It is in this stimulating setting that resident chef Lucas Carstens presents his menu of fresh, modern cuisine grounded in the French classics. Lucas has enormous respect for the quality and provenance of each ingredient that comes into his kitchen and takes pride in working with ethical producers and suppliers who share his philosophy of excellence. Complementing Makaron Restaurant is M Bar, an inviting lounge-style bar with the decadent ambience of a Parisian salon.
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