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The iconic winelands restaurant, great views of the local Helderberg and a firm favourite amongst the Stellenbosch locals for the past 24 years and still wowing the faithful. A firm reputation for outstanding, friendly service, great food, and remarkably good value, with the best selection of wines. Frequent award winner and each dining area has a cosy fireplace for the winter.
US$20 - US$30
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
European, International, Contemporary
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Playgrounds, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for an anniversary and expected more. Booked via Dineplan and the pics looked amazing. Service was rushed/almost morbid, menu was weird ( I couldn’t order just a standard steak which was weird ). The wine menu was slightly overpriced and there was no...atmosphere. All I could hear was the buzz of the fridge based in the restaurant servicing the in house shop. Food wasn’t great and the vibe was just strange.More

Date of visit: September 2021
96Allan, Owner at 96 Winery Road Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. These are indeed weird times. Covid restrictions have forced us to change what we do. As we are limited to the amount of people we may have in the building, we had to make changes to what we are able...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place feels like an eating hall bright lights and no ambience. Menu very limited. Heard alot about this venue but found it mediocre at best. Would go there in a hurry. Service was brilliant though!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 14 August 2021 via mobile

We booked a table for supper on Friday the 13th. We could only choose from the Winter menu and opted for the R210 option for 2 courses. We weren’t told that the main portions were only 100 gm. One of their famous dishes through many...years is the Hollandse Biefstuk which I opted for. I was therefore very suprised when it arrived - a small, thin 100gm piece served with sone chips. No flambé at at the table as they used to do and which wad part of the experience. I canceled my dessert and ooted for 2 x 100gm pieces. My wife had the pan seared fish and an apple crumble. Tasty but minute portions. The evening was spoilt when the owner, Ken Forrester, arrived prior to our food arriving, walked through to the annex and in full view of us and 2 other tables started shouting at a waitress. This carried on for some time. He eventually left and walked back out through the restaurant - without a mask. I tried to greet him but he just glared us down as he walked past. The waitress left the annex a few minutes later in tears and visibly upset. A largish table arrived a while later and walked straight through to their table in the annex, where they, because of the smoke from the fireplace, opened windows. This caused everyone inside the main area to freeze as it was bitterly cold. The more we tried to close the door (between the annex and main area), the more it was opened and left open by waiters. Overall it was not an evening to remember. Sadly not food wise and the evening spoilt by Ken Forrester’s outburst.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 13 December 2020

we were really looking forward to being here again after frequent visits starting in 2003; my favorite food is the Hollandse Beefstuck, which used to be a juicy piece of beef. Unfortunately now you have to choose between 200 or 300g, consisting of two or...three thin 100g pieces. They were medium-rare as ordered, but not as it used to be. Due to covid-19 quite reduced menu, but we will be backMore

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 23 November 2020 via mobile

My Son took me their for Father’s Day lunch. We were so impressed with their limited Menu as it was Magic! Both of us the 3 course Menu - portions were perfect,lovely Tasting Menu. Loved the Duck pie,Hollanandse Biefstuk and crispy Pork Belly. After Lockdown...it was my wish to go there as I frequent this consistent Restaurant often.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 6 November 2020

96 have revised their menus, they have introduced a "Platters Menu". These are smaller than most main courses but still excellent and very well produced and presented. We have sampled several over our three visits. The venison and today, the Kudu carpaccio dishes are great....Sashimi is back and it's VVG! The new Korean Duck dish is outstanding. Service and the wine is still "top drawer", such a pity overseas visitors are not going to be here to sample these excellent dishes - unless there's an out break of common sense, and restrictions are relaxed.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 15 October 2020 via mobile

I had lunch there yesterday and it was amazing. Together with the excellent service this is Winelands at its best. I had the pepper steak, accompanied by a glass of Ken Forrester Sauvignon Blanc and the Creme Brûlée to end this beautiful meal. Definitely in...the next update of my German/Dutch SA travel books.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 23 August 2020

We have been here many times and plan to return. Consistently excellent food and wine. Sophisticated food but honest and delicious and recognisable on your plate. It is a jolly place where you'd feel warmth. On the day we arrived fire was crackling - charming...and lovely, without being fussy.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 5 July 2020 via mobile

This was the first restaurant that we visited after the sit down restriction was lifted. I loved the idea of small plates. We ordered all the plates and everyone took a bite of each. The food was really good. Even the fussy kids enjoyed it....Our favorites were the duck and cherry pie as well as the pork belly. Unfortunately the dessert was a total letdown. The apple crumble was bland. The crime brûlée was runny and way too sweet. I will be back for the food but I will avoid dessert.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 6 April 2020 via mobile

The service here are excellent and the food of outstanding quality. The personnel are very friendly and assist wherever possible. Although a bit expensive it is a high quality restaurant and render services and food of very high quality. I will definitely visit this restaurant...again. The atmosphere is incredible and make the experience at this restaurant extra special.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4