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“Excellent meal with personal attention”

Restaurant Barrique
Ranked #64 of 266 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$14
Cuisines: Pizza, Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Barrique opened at Vredenheim in 1998 and is an oasis of traditional cuisine in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands. This venue is ideal for enjoying our a la carte menu in a Historic Cape Dutch setting surrounded by the Helderberg Mountains. We also specialise in small functions, wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions in the Cellar venue. En-route you will see zebra, gems buck, ostriches and also the pizza chimney smoke lazily above the trees, before you get to the rustic eatery with its indoor "rietdak". This is a friendly, family affair especially on Sundays with families enjoying our food and gardens.
Reviewed 5 January 2017

It is virtually unheard of nowadays to get personal attention from restaurant owners. they all appoint managers and other staff to look after the patrons. At Barrique you will get a visit from either owners Karin or Peter, a little chat, a suggestion on a particular dish or something extra to accompany you meal. The serving staff were efficient and unobstrusive. Nothing like the usual every 5 minutes, "is everything ok" sitting with you mouth full of food! I had the oxtail - Sumptuous and more than enough, and my wife had the linefish duo with calamari. Absolutely stunning! The desserts looked attractive but just not enough space left to work that in as well. I like that the restaurant supports the surrounding farm's wines

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AmpleMedia, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant Barrique, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Oh wow! Thank you for a fantastic review. It is really much appreciated. Hope to welcome you back again soon. All of the best

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Reviewed 3 November 2016

My husband had the bobotie and it was nice. I had the fish and it was seriously overcooked. The wine was great and the service ok.

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Good food, good portions, very reasonable prices, lovely
setting. Really enjoyed the bobotie and will try it again!

Thank Krw1961
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AmpleMedia, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant Barrique, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

Oh wow, glad to learn that you enjoyed the whole Barrique experience! Please visit again.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The setting is beautiful, with attentions to the finest detail on the table setting. The staff is friendly and the waitress very professional. The food is very good and beautifully presented.

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Thank Heszu
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AmpleMedia, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant Barrique, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

Thank you for a fantastic review, Heszu! Your kind words are much appreciated. All of the best.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were invited to Barrique for my cousin, Jack's, birthday lunch. It was beautiful under the trees, but some type of pollen or the forming grapes were on the side plates and serviettes and some even blew into my eye, so maybe not a good idea. The food was scrumptious. It took at least 45 minutes to arrive, so it had to be good. One of my cousin's complained that his food was cold, however, mine was piping hot and it arrived at about the same time. I had the Sunday Lunch Special which was such good value for money. The lamb was excellent and the chicken pie very tasty. My husband had the oxtail which literally just "fell off" the bone. The vegetables were also cooked just right. The mudcake with ice cream was very good as well. We were 10 pax, the staff were friendly and delightful. All in all a really good Sunday lunch.

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Thank IsabelleBrett
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AmpleMedia, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant Barrique, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Hi Isabelle

Thank you for your review. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed Jack's birthday celebrations at Barrique and that you had a good experience in terms of the food and service received. All of the best

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