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Rust en Vrede Restaurant

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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner

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Local cuisine, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings

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Contemporary fine dining within Rust en Vrede Wine Estate’s historic former cellar (also a national monument), where the front-and-centre kitchen, fine stemware and bespoke crockery enhance creative four- and six-course menus. A comprehensive winelist carries wide local and international selections, leaving little to be desired.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed today

I think it will keep it's number one status in Stellenbosch for a long time. And deservedly so. High class cuisine in an charming ambiente. Caution: Try to reserve a table well in advance when you travel in high season. Speciality: Wine - of course.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gerhard P
Reviewed yesterday

Really nice winery. Relaxing, beatiful estate. The wines are great. We ordered even some wines to be shipped home to us and they arrived i a couple of weeks!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank helsime
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had such an amazing time at Rust and Vrede - food, atmosphere, staff - very impressed. Have to say that they are quite pricey, but worth it at the end of the day.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AlexKaiszer
Reviewed 5 days ago

After a really enjoyable way through the estate the evening starts with a warm individual welcome, followed by an welcome drink (Champagne, white or red wine) in the beautiful garden area in front of the restaurant. After this you`ll get guided to your table, the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AS-Consult
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were now the 2nd time in Rust en Vrede. First time for lunch and now for wine tasting. Excellent food and wine. Be aware they serve red wined only (have one white wine for non red wine drinker). The wines are not cheap! But...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 666gerarde
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tasted the range of profound red wines and had a simple but tasty lunch in a spectacular setting under the oaks. Memorable.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank aldor737
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you enter the estate you know you are somewhere special. The vineyards and grounds are just breathtaking. We were lucky enough to secure a table for the 6 course Christmas Eve tasting menu (booked months in advance) and every element of this experience was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kitty W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a four-course dinner menu and it was great. The waiter and sommelier were really friendly and like to explain the menu. We started outside with drinks and went inside for the dinner. We sat next to the open kitchen, which was an added...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GloriaVanEwijk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend really enjoyed having lunch in this special location, views are stunning and setting very welcoming. We had lunch outside on the deck. They have fixed menu and you can choose between salmon or steak. I had a delicious salmon paired with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CarmelinaZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent wine and food. Wine tasting was amazing. Beautiful setting! Highly recommend the wines and the Sunday lunch.

Date of visit: December 2018
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25 January 2017|
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Response from Rust en Vrede S | Property representative |
Good day Thank you for your enquiry! With our restaurant being small, intimate venue we do not generally take large group reservations (largest being 8 guests). However as your request falls in the lower winter season we... More
John R
9 January 2017|
Response from Rust en Vrede S | Property representative |
Good day Thank you for your enquiry! Unfortunately the restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays. We do apologize for the inconvenience! We are open for dinner from 18.30, Tuesday - Saturday evenings (with the exception... More
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