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Makaron Restaurant

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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International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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26-32 Houtkapper Street | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Makaron on a quiet Monday night. There were about tables of people in the restaurant although we went early. After reading that the restaurant has received some good ratings in the past our standards were set high. The restaurant serves tapas style...More

Thank Vegemitelover
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Vegemitelover, Thank you for your feedback on your experience at Makaron. We are of course disappointed in your comments and the fact that you did not like the dishes that are my personal favorite on the menu - langoustine mi-cuit and ceviche. We are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unbelievable taste sensation of modern cuisine with a mix of contemporary and traditional south african fare. For foodies this place is worth adding to your list to visit. Stay at the hotel so that you can gorge yourself on the food and only need...More

Thank Richard D
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Richard D, The entire team at Makaron - service and kitchen - joins me in thanking you for taking the time to leave such a great review about your experience. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Karine

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 Restaurant, 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 Restaurant, 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 2 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 Restaurant, 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 18 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 Restaurant, 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 Restaurant, 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 Restaurant, 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 Restaurant, 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 Restaurant, 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$60
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
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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