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Joostenberg Bistro


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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Joostenberg Bistro is a casual eatery situated on Klein Joostenberg farm in the Stellenbosch winelands. Head chef Garth Bedford and team serve simple, delicious bistro style breakfast and lunch dishes working with seasonal, local ingredients, and specialise in nose-to-tail cooking. The atmosphere is relaxed, gardens spacious and the service friendly and efficent. We have seating outside on our shaded stoop, or inside the fireplace on cold, rainy days.
US$70 - US$365
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast
French, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As regular visitors to the bistro on our own we love to introduce new people to this unique venue. Yesterday we invited friends for lunch from Val de Vie who had never heard of it! It never disappoints. Good food and wine, lovely well trained...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Capetownbrits
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were going to Villiera Wines for the game drive and as they don't have a restaurant they recommended thisvplace. The entrance is through the food shop and the lunch menu had quite a nice selection, with light items to more substantial meals. We ate...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank TravellingPeacocks
Susan D, Owner at Joostenberg Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed the meals and your visit.

Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

Superb as always. Klien joostenberg is always on my list of to do's when I'm back in SA. Yet again the food was excellent, always filling, great bacon, and the service was impeccable. The deli also has really top end products made on premises. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank rpboucher
Susan D, Owner at Joostenberg Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

Hello thank you for your review. It's good to hear that you enjoy coming back to visit us, and I hope that you will do so again. Regarding the picnics, I think there was a misunderstanding and that the explanation was not clear. We (Joostenberg)...More

Reviewed 7 February 2019

Lovely place to relax with friends. Food is good. Friendly service. Love the deli and always get a free range chicken before we leave.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank louiseg325
Susan D, Owner at Joostenberg Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2019

Thanks for your review and support, and glad to hear you enjoy visiting us.

Reviewed 17 January 2019

I don't remember Joostenberg Bistro having such a bad service, I took my family there for a quick lunch and a beer, we had a long wait 1 1/2 hours wait for our food , It gets awkward when you have to wait that long...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Louis202
Susan D, Owner at Joostenberg Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2019

Thank you for the feedback. I am sorry to hear that you had such a diappointing experience at our establishment. We aim to offer friendly, efficient service and to treat customers with respect. We are shocked to hear that you waited so long. From the...More

Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Beautiful setting for a wedding or lunch. We sat outside under the grapes with the view of a rolling lawn and people picnicking. Food was really tasty and well presented. Great friendly service. Definitely a place to come sit to relax

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Amazing breakfast, service was good. Surroundings was beatiful and the the deli had fresh meats which was delicious! Would certainly be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

Bad food... Tagliatelle are no good and the coppa also. Just melon it s okay. The cadre, server and coffee are good

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast, prompt and friendly service. Lovely place to go where the young children can run and play. Well kept gardens...a pleasure to the eye. Lovely deli with wide variety. Well worth the visit.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Great place to get away from the rat race. Beautiful french inspired bistro with rolling lawns, beautiful gardens and lovely fresh food. Very child- friendly, they even have chickens roaming around the property. I loved the Cafe-au-lait and the cheese board. The only negative was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Susan D, Owner at Joostenberg Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Hi Gillian Thank you for posting your review. Your positive comments are much appreciated! Sorry about the smelly compost, we are redoing a section of the garden, so it doesn't smell great at the moment, but we are trying to get it done as soon...More

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3 April 2016|
Response from Susan D | Property representative |
Hi Michiel Yes you may, but I suggst that you book ahead & ask for an outside table. And please do keep your dog on a leash & close to you as we have dogs who live on the farm, as well as chickens & geese wandering around... More
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