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Overture at Hidden Valley

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European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Hidden Valley | T4 route, off Annandale road, R44, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 2721
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been suggested to stop here for lunch while exploring this wonderful wine region and, wow, the best place we have been so far in SA!the food was delicious as much as the wines,very professional staff have been explaining each and every plate we have been served and gave us pairing wines to go with the dishes (we took... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For our first visit to Overture, my partner and I chose to have lunch on a week day. I made the booking online using their reservation system and asked if they could cater for one vegetarian in the request box provided. The system confirmed only the booking. No one ever contacted me regarding the dietary requirements. I phoned the restaurant... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with a group of 12 for a wine tasting and a set 3 course lunch. The lady who introduced the wines was very knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. The menu choices were good and the extras were a real bonus. The presentation could not be faulted and the service was great. Would definitely recommend this excellent restaurant.

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Thank Richard F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Given the high rating of this restaurant I was so looking forward to my lunch here. As I drove to the restaurant my excitement mounted. Such a beautiful part of the world. Our party was greeted with what can only be described as lukewarm reception. We were shown to our table with a wonderful view of the adjacent tables. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Overture "Hidden Valley" wines for a wine tasting. The setting was awesome with beautiful views across the valley towards the Atlantic Ocean & the gardens were well kept and tranquil. The drive into the vineyard is well sign posted so we found the place easy enough. The weather was perfect which made our experience even better. The young lady... More 

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Thank Brian F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We booked a table of five with much hype and excitement. The entire table rated the food a lucky 7/10...certain dishes were incredibly salty and I had to request that my main course arrived piping hot as the starters were lukewarm. Desserts were very basic with no element of decadence or "wow factor". Strawberry custard was tasteless and a boring... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

There are more starters and food compliments from the chef. Amazing food. Amazing service.I would by all means go back anytime.

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Thank Laetitia M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is the perfect place for lunch ! If you have at least one fine-dining lunch experience in the Cape, do it here. You simply cannot get more beautiful surroundings, better service and more delicious food in one package anywhere else. The 3 course menu was actually at least 6 and culminated in the best dessert I've ever eaten !... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Wow!! What an awesome foodie adventure. I would recommend this to all who have an open budget. we had the three course meal, but it's more like a 6 course meal. The treats/teasers in between and before the plates where flavour bombs. We will be back!!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Went with heigh expectations as our previous visit was most enjoyable, but sad to say it was very disappointing .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hidden Valley | T4 route, off Annandale road, R44, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 880 2721
Description
In November 2007 Overture Restaurant, situated on Hidden Valley Wines - a wine farm anchored into the side of the Stellenbosch hills - opened its doors for the very first time. Starting from humble beginnings, Overture soon became a destination for great food, service and wines. Since then, Chef Owners Bertus Basson and Craig Cormack have taken Overture to new heights with accolades as prestigious as being in the Eat Out top 10 for five years in a row and acquiring three stars in the Rossouw's Restaurant guide for four years running.You will find Bertus behind the pots at Overture while Craig focuses on his salt range, Amouleh.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?