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Bertus Basson

Bertus Basson Bertus Basson Bertus Basson Suid Agter Paarl Road | Spice Route, Suider Paarl, Paarl 7646, South Africa
+27 21 863 5222
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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Bertus Basson Bertus Basson Bertus Basson Suid Agter Paarl Road | Spice Route, Suider Paarl, Paarl 7646, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Delicious food with a view. This restaurant is part of the Spice Route complex on the original Seidelberg estate. Although they somehow lsot our booking for ten people, they took it in their stride and rustled up a table for us without much fuss. When...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Mirrid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived just after 8.30 am. Had to go and find someone to ask if they were open as the floor was still being cleaned, as were the windows and nobody was around. We were seated and presented with 2 menus - there were 3 of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gill G
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Took my daughter (10yo), nephew (nearly 7yo) and niece (nearly 6yo) to Sunday breakfast. Plenty of space for the kids to roam. Nice little area inside where kids could play and colour in/draw. Menu offered simple solutions for my little picky eaters (i.e. scramble eggs...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JuanitaH4
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Went to this so-called fantastic restaurant owned by an international chef but to our surprise, it was the worst experience ever. I've been to Spice Route before and it was amazing but this time it was the complete opposite. The service is pathetic, we waited...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MullisaM1
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely terrible. Cannot think this food carries his stamp of approval. Poor service. No special touch to the food. What a disappointment.!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank drkilian
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing amazing food!!!!! Service was excellent, the waiters were such beautiful people. Everything about this place was just mind blowing..... In love 🤗🤗👌👌😋😋😍

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Joanne C
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We were 6 adults this past Saturday coupled with stunning weather with a friendly waitron. The bread and home made butter on arrival was excellent. 4 people ordered Pork belly ribs with sides and it was average. Very little meat and every now and again...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Nina V
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Totally overpriced, service chaotic, ridiculous idea with menus board , do not ask for salt and pepper, will get that 30 min later, so much for Spice Route, food average, never again,

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kajo-Zulu
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

The staff were accommodating and friendly and we managed to have a table outside which I would recommend for future guests. The added bonus is that they have blankets for guests if it gets chilly outside. The food was a major let down and based...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Tammy1506
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Visited there on Mothers Day. Watching him cooking on T.v. I expected so much more of a restaurant with his name on the door. Starter Ribberjie was nice but served on a cold salad. Pickled fish was nice. Pork belly was cold and dry, I...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank arendse21v
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bertus Basson Bertus Basson Bertus Basson Suid Agter Paarl Road | Spice Route, Suider Paarl, Paarl 7646, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paarl  >  Suider Paarl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 863 5222
  • E-mail
Highly acclaimed South African Chef, Bertus Basson, is famed for the phenomenal success of Overture, a restaurant he has had an integral part in establishing as one of the finest in South Africa in his position as a chef and owner since 2007. The picturesque winelands restaurant has won 5 Eat Out top 10, currently Overture is placed fourth, Overture has also been awarded 3 stars in the Russouws Restaurant Guide for 4 years running. Bertus' commitment to great food made with fresh, local ingredients and an acute attention to detail is the key to his culinary success for which he is highly regarded. Bertus has excelled as a competition chef and restauranteur. His most recent achievement is becoming a judge on The Ultimate Braai Master, South African reality cooking show. Alongside cooking at Overture, Bertus offers a range of services from restaurant consultations to workshops, as well as catering for private events. As a Chef, Bertus Basson advocates believing in what you do, as well as having faith and confidence in your product. We offer workshops for Chefs in the industry to help inspire them in their field. We also offer one-on-one workshops where Bertus will assist with practical solutions and training. Through this process of working closely together you will be inspired to create new and exciting dishes for your menu. We also offer demonstrations for food enthusiasts, just get a group of friends together and arrange a date with Bertus. Other services range from menu planning, wine list construction and layout, kitchen layout consultation, food styling and photography, product development & personalized business overview. Through assisting and training in your business, we build lasting relationships with you and your staff.
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