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Cuvee Restaurant at Simonsig

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Contemporary
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Kromme-Rhee Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
+27 21 888 4932
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri 18:30 - 22:00
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the setting is good, the restaurant is a let down. We had a great wine tasting before lunch and were expecting the same great service and selection at Cuvee Restaurant. Alas, we found the food lacked the 'wow factor', in fact it was ordinary. The gnocchi was stodgy and unbalanced (too sweet). If you order the lamb chops well... More 

Thank CapeTownChris
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is beautiful and harmonious Cape Dutch. We did an Uber from Cape Town and immersed ourselves in a laid back day of wine tasting before lunch, then moving on to the main event, lunch. The menu take is fresh, innovative, South African infusion flair with a traditional twist. Service at the wine tasting and lunch was professional and... More 

Thank WalterCPT
Caledon, South Africa
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting on this famous Stellenbosch wine estate, The Kaapse Vonkel was sublime with the different fresh summer salads as starters. The sweet potato and parmesan gnocchi was very well received by my daughters. I had the most soft and succulent well prepared Fillet steak. The Simonsig SMV went well with both dishes. The dessert was strawberry Panacotta and the... More 

Thank Philip M
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

we went on a recommendation from a friend. i had boerwurst and the fish of the day. both very good. we had a bottle of white. I'm no expert but i enjoyed it. decent value for money and attentive staff.

Thank Mingmong Sinksc... A
La Serena, Chile
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on the way back to Cape Town from the South African Astronomical Observatory. Delicious lunch out on the patio with two different wonderful wines.

Thank Chris S
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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344 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

After the first few tastings in Stellenbosch, we had earmarked Cuvee for lunch. Great call. We needed food and the menu was exceptional.The Boerewors is a must have. We paired it up with a fresh salad and their Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rosé. Actually got to experience more of their wines as we travelled throughout South Africa.

Thank ogerkan
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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78 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This was an excellent restaurant with excellent wines from the Simonsig vineyard. Would highly recommend this as a place to visit for lunch - and to check out the wine tasting!

Thank Mary D
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We had a very good lunch here even if it was a tad expensive. It is in a beautiful setting. The staff were very friendly.

Thank daryljackhallis
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

If there was no wine or view I certainly wouldn't go for the food. Very mediocre fare and a terrible burger. Not much else worth commenting on.

Thank BruceZS1FX
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Decided to have a quick an light lunch on Wednesday. We had a beautiful salad , topped with a wonderful dressing. It tasted so clean and healthy Will definitely be back

Thank heatherludorf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
European, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kromme-Rhee Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 888 4932
Cuvee, our signature restaurant, will have you captivated with its quirky mix of nostalgia and Cape Dutch modernism. Enjoy genuine hospitality and uncomplicated dishes with a sustainable conscience from our locally inspired, seasonal menu, either inside or on the terrace, with a perfect view of the majestic Simonsberg Mountain.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?