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Helena's Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
US$19 - US$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
European, Contemporary
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Wine and Beer
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All reviews mezze platter mushroom risotto rack of lamb steak cheesecake ice cream bread coopmanhuijs hotel side dishes church street great dinner excellent food our waiter wine list nice restaurant south africa special occasion
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Sister restaurant to Stellenbosch Kitchen with a smaller but mote complex menu. Food a little overcomplicated but quite tasty and as expected a good wine list. We managed to get a late table and staff were very friendly and could not understand why we were...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mfranks911
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Interesting menu offers best risotto in town. Good service and quiet atmosphere away from the hustle of this busy student town. Oozes atmosphere

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Chatwm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, I loved the decorative wallpaper, twinkle lights and colorful pots. Friendly service accompanied by excellent food and wine. The mushroom risotto is divine and I throughly enjoyed the chocolate fondant with caramel Ice cream and honey combs.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jessica121698
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us enjoyed a special Valentines menu. The food was very good but the evening was made for us by the staff who were excellent. They were efficient, friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lawrence J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One word can describe Helena's, that is fabulous. Standard and quality of food superb, excellent service by the staff. The atmosphere and decor of the restraunt is relaxed though of a high standard. Can only highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank gwelshlad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were three from work, after three days of seminars, visiting Stellenbosch. We got good wine advice from the waiter and the food was excellent. Nice price compared to Norway, but also compared to most places of this quality. Thanks!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank IT15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to be spoiled beyond expectation, the friendly staff at Helena’s Restaurant will make it happen! From Muzi, who took perfect care of our group to Kyle, the Head Chef, who not only prepared every dish to perfection but also personally brought a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Batyah_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had many great meals during our travels around South Africa and this was certainly one of the best. We dined on the patio courtyard near the swimming pool and the atmosphere was very pleasant. The food and wine were great and we found the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank travellinman2009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had booked this restaurant from the UK for our first dinner in our South Africa . We arrived and were seated at 7.30 and requested a wine list. At 7.50 a lady left us a wine list,left and did not return....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank V T
Marketing_and, General Manager at Helena's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear V T, Thank you for taking the time to write your review on TripAdvisor. As we pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of food, I was disappointed to learn that our food and service at Helena's Restaurant was not to your satisfaction. I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner at Helena’s. Muzi, who assisted us was superb. He gave us great wine and food suggestions. We were a bit short of time as we had to catch a flight and Muzi ensured that we got our dinner promptly. Wonderful selection...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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