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Cuvee Restaurant at Simonsig

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Kromme-Rhee Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
+27 21 888 4932
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri 18:30 - 22:00
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Cuvee's Summer menu is lovely and refreshing...I just love it. The presentation is stylish, the service good....so do not miss out on this lovely restaurant under the oaks. Nothing better than a view, great food and great wine.... certainly one of my most favourite restaurants in Stellenbosch. Well done to Dirk and his team!!!

Thank elreda
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised when my family and I paid a visit to this restaurant. First of all, the menu is ons of the most beautiful that I've seen in a while. It entices the customer. Their food is simple, straight forward and well executed with a South African flair. We enjoyed some boerewoers starters and signature cocktails. The restaurant... More 

Thank Carla C
Surrey, United Kingdom
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

You start with this beautifully photographed menu which definitely gets the taste buds watering. There aren't too many dishes on the menu but the ones that are there all sound very interesting and new to the European palate. We had a selection of starters to share, salads and boerewors, all delicious. Moving onto their mains most of us opted for... More 

Thank Ashsaw
Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This had to be one of my most favorite restaurants in the world and longed to return. My husband and I made a reservation quite easily which perhaps was the first sign. We arrived for what they call their vintage Friday's dinner. The menu is a fixed menu giving one a choice of two starters, two mains and two desserts.... More 

Thank 312578Helen
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Stunning gardens, excellent wine, wonderful staff and one of the best steaks we have ever eaten. Excellent menu with light salads through to heavier dishes. My smoked chicken salad was perfectly balanced with the fried capers on top. Absolutely worth the visit if you are in the area.

Thank EdwizzleDizzle
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Did a vinehopper trip which included Simonsig farm as one of the stops. Booked our lunch well in advance which was great because the resturant was totally booked. Lovely wines and surrounding. Recommend the Gewuztraminer cocktail which was delicious and refreshing. Lovely choice of food including vegeterian options.

1 Thank Shailam S
Costa Teguise, Spain
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Since their opening we have visited many times and their change from nouvelle cuisine to laissez faire was the best thing, they have done in the kitchen. Unfortunately the service did not change. It seems like in the valley of the blind the one eyed is king, ,

Thank Corinna S
TheSimonsigTeam, Public Relations Manager at Cuvee Restaurant at Simonsig, responded to this review

Hello Corinna, thank you for your review. We sincerely apologise for your experience and assure you that we are taking the matter further. Kind regards, The Cuvée Team More 

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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location and views. Great menu. Terrible lunch service. Had to keep asking for the menus. Not asked if we wanted wine. No real information about the wines available. Half the plates cleared the rest left for 20 mins till we asked for dessert. Such a shame as it could be great! Seems like it has just become another huge... More 

Thank sxstraveller
TheSimonsigTeam, Public Relations Manager at Cuvee Restaurant at Simonsig, responded to this review

Hello sxstraveller, we thank you for your review and apologise for your experience. We are taking the necessary steps to ensure that the quality of service is improved and hope to become wheelchair friendly in the near future. More 

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122 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the place for lunch and it was a very pleasant experience. The offer is limited to a handful of dishes as starters and mains but are away from the standard South African offerings. The starter salad was innovative with its ingredients and The borewors came with a fantastic mustard . Also the mains were keeping the level. The... More 

1 Thank Dietmar W
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497 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Lovely setting and good wine and service. We had a set menu as we were a big group and the food was great.

Thank KiwiTraveller43

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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
Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, 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?