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33 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 883 3132
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mezze platter” (22 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (16 reviews)
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European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
33 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very recommendable, excellent service, remarkably good dinner with perfect choice of wines...amazing!

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1  Thank carolyn228
Reviewed 4 days ago

The center of Stellenbosch has many restaurants to choose from but this must have been one of the best within walking distance. The menu is small, which according to me usually means that the quality is above average. This was indeed the case: a lovely...More

Thank Koen v
Reviewed 5 days ago

First class meal with attentive service at this town centre restaurant. My wife and I had different starters and main and all were well cooked and well presented.

Thank Leonard G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice atmosphere. You have a choice of sitting on the road-side veranda watching the hustle and bustle or a quieter setting in the restaurant or the inner court yard. The food is outstanding and the staff very attentive without being intrusive.

Thank Panda4x4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, taste was very good, definitely recommend this restaurant! We had a pleasure evening there, service was also very great, would love to visit again!

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Thank elagermany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at Helena's while staying at the Coopmanhuijs. The service is very warm and attentive, and the food is fantastic! I really enjoyed their signature mushroom risotto. The dishes are succulent and very generous, while they also have a great list of local...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our dinner in Helena's, the staff were very attentive and the food was beautiful. We especially enjoyed the Mezze Platter to start, the Quail as a main and the cheesecake to finish was to die for!!

Thank Ciara N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was the perfect dinner with hubby. Setting perfect with white tablecloths on outside stoep under old oak trees. Professional friendly helpful staff. The food was outstanding. I can recommend the springbok loin, so tender with the most awesome spread of veggies to accompany it,...More

Thank EliznaF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An ordinary work dinner turned into a lovely culinary experience. The service was friendly, personal and efficient. The food was simply stunning. I had the Chalmar Beef fillet. I asked for no basting and extra broccolini instead of the pumpkin puree and potato fondant. My...More

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Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice restaurant in a historic hotel. The food and service was great. We had risotto with rack of lamb. Generous portions and some good flavors. The chocolate dessert was sublime!

Thank evan7
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 883 3132
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Helena's Restaurant at Coopmanhuijs aims to serve heritage food with finesse, often with subtle twists in the detail, thereby turning the familiar into the spectacular. The menu is designed to reflect the bounty of the Boland, with specific emphasis on freshness and food provenance - the "from where" and "by whom" of locally sourced (often artisanal) ingredients.
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