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Helena's Restaurant

33 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 883 3132
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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33 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 663 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant is part of the Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and they were accommodating towards vegetarians. The service was great and the wine selection was expansive.

Thank Swati G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super Meal and well priced. We were very well guided on the wines as well. Paul also gave us great advice on vineyards to visit in the area. Would recommend here for anybody.

Thank BrianMcCarthy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had to do a food and wine dinner here and was very impressed with the quality of the food offered by the restaurant. What was very good was that the chef's allowed the wines to add to the overall experience and also had...More

Thank DermotMW
Marketing_and, General Manager at Helena's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear DermotMW, Thank you for your review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Helena's Restaurant. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding our food and service. Your positive comments inspire us to create an even better experience for our guests....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great evening at Helena's. Our waiter Muzi was friendly, funny and a pleasure to talk with. We had the Karoo Lamb and Fillet with a cheese platter. Can't fault the meal or service. We will return.More

Thank Adventureandtravel
Marketing_and, General Manager at Helena's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Adventureandtravel, Thank you for your review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Helena's Restaurant. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding our food and service. Your positive comments inspire us to create an even better experience for our guests....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel were this resturant is and both are great. The resturant is not big but nice and cosy, service was amazing and friendly. Started of with mussels in a garlic and wine sauce, and as main a mix of lobster, kingklip...More

Thank zdaati
Marketing_and, General Manager at Helena's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear zdaati, Thank you for your review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Helena's Restaurant. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding our food and service. Your positive comments inspire us to create an even better experience for our guests....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a real fine dining experience. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. The ambience is stylish in a well maintained and safe environment.More

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Thank 803coen
Marketing_and, General Manager at Helena's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 803coen, Thank you for your review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Helena's Restaurant. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding our food and ambience. Your positive comments inspire us to create an even better experience for our guests....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great and professional service, delicious and beautiful food, lovely setting. BUT not enough menu items for vegetarians and vegans. Although the chef did make exceptions and was able to prepare something for us, it's always nice to get to a restaurant and have your dietary...More

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Thank whatsernamebt16
Marketing_and, General Manager at Helena's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear whatsernamebt16, Thank you for your review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Helena's Restaurant. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding our service. Your positive comments inspire us to create an even better experience for our guests. We look...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best food in Stellenbosch. We have eaten at other, more expensive restaurants, and this one is just as good.More

Thank Michael O
Marketing_and, General Manager at Helena's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Michael O, Thank you for your review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Helena's Restaurant. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding our food. Your positive comments inspire us to create an even better experience for our guests. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a special place and the food is excellent. We were welcomed with a glass of local sherry which was a nice touch. The food was delicious and we cannot fault anything about our exerience as the quality, service and value was superb. Highly...More

Thank Kathryn S
Marketing_and, General Manager at Helena's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kathryn S, Thank you for your review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Helena's Restaurant. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding our food and service. Your positive comments inspire us to create an even better experience for our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was exquisite. I had the line fish - the condiments added flavor and the two hot salads were divine. The breakfast was equally good, especially the compote of fruit and the omelette.More

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Thank 171amandah
Marketing_and, General Manager at Helena's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 171amandah Thank you for your review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Stellenbosch Kitchen. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding our breakfast and Line Fish. Your positive comments inspire us to create an even better experience for our...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 10:30
Monday
12:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
Thursday
12:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
Friday
12:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
Saturday
12:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 10:30
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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