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De Oewer Restaurant

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Aan de Wagen Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 886 5431
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119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Cozy place outside under the trees; it's a pity the dishes were only average.Good wine by the glass. Good service. Not expensive, but quality of the food could be better.

Thank Luc C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Very pretty outdoor setting under trees and next to river. Unfortunately the food is not amazing but it is worth going for a meal.

1 Thank Lisa M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2014

We had dinner at the Oewer a couple of years ago, and were very happy then: a romantic setting under the oaktree, and a fine dinner. The setting has not changed, it is still a very lovely place, Yet the cuisine in 2014 is a bit of a disappointment. The main course was of dubious quality - lucky for us... More 

Thank Philip D
Springfield, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Our group had lunch at De Oewer during our all day wine tour. The setting was lovely and most relaxing with the stream nearby. We enjoyed a good meal served by a very attentive staff. The weather was perfect so the patio setting was a welcome stop.

Thank sadiem8708
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Good relaxed atmosphere; nice setting ... horrible food. Should rather have stayed at home and gone hungry - TripAdvisor should now have a rating if 0 food.

2 Thank Clinton l
Shemogue, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

We picked De Oewer for its location, right next to the Eersterivier. A beautiful setting. Our server was very friendly and provided prompt and efficient service. The only pity was that the food was disappointing. Two of our party ordered the duck, and when complaining that it was tough, was given the excuse that they should have given us steak... More 

Thank HendieDijkman
Northampton, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2014

An absolute delight, great service, well managed, unhurried, delightfully set and a reall good meal. The chef excelled at his pepper sauce, one of the best!

Thank Irthlingborough43
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

Wonderful setting and nice service. It that's where it ends. I had a fish platter which was really pathetic. The prices seem reasonable till you get to the portions. I might visit again but would just order a cheap salad or burger and hang out to enjoy the setting And, oh, the bugs in the olive oil were no extra... More 

Thank Capie_Tours
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

The 1 star is the setting - on the banks of a river under huge oak trees. The warning signals came on when we drove past full restaurants close by and found this restaurant empty - we were the 3rd table. We booked a table on the deck next to the river. The table cloth was full of leaves and... More 

Thank AltenHulme
Pietermaritzburg KZN Natal South Africa
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93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We had a table under the oak trees looking down on the river absolutely beautiful in the evening light. The food was all good - all 4 guests ordered something different and everyone was happy. I must mention that the waiter who served us had a wonderful sense of humour and made us feel so welcome.

Thank Hobnob_11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aan de Wagen Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 886 5431

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