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“Boerebraai delivers on its promises”
Review of Middelvlei

Middelvlei
Ranked #50 of 142 things to do in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The urban sprawl of Stellenbosch comes to an abrupt halt, in its south-western suburb of Onderpapegaai, when you enter the gates of Middelvlei. Suddenly, before you lies a beautiful vineyard-strewn amphitheatre overlooking the Bottelary Hills and the upper reaches of Devon Valley. This is the home of the Momberg family, who have been wine farmers since 1919.Join in the Boerebraai fun at Middelvlei where our resident braai expert will prepare your chops, boerewors and chicken sosaties to perfection. As if the appetising aromas of roosterkoek and braaibroodjies are not enough, Ben's homemade pâté and Ouma Annie's pumpkin fritters have placed the Middelvlei Braai in a league of its own.
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We'd booked the boerebraai for Sunday lunch with friends visiting from Gauteng - I had checked out several reviews and it looked good. We were made to feel very welcome as we arrived, and we were seated under an umbrella in the garden - there's a lot of bird life in the fields which we enjoyed watching while our waitress (Hilary) started bringing the courses. The starter was a freshly baked boere bun, served with butter, olive tapenade and/or snoek pate (absolutely delicious).

We'd ordered their Sauvignon Blanc to begin with, but when our guests said they'd like red wine with the meat, Hilary kindly offered tasting portions of the three reds on offer, before we ordered a bottle of the favourite (Momberg). The main course was a typical SA boerebraai - lamb chops, boerewors, potato salad, a green salad and pumpkin fritters. A great added extra was the braai toasted sandwiches filled with cheese, tomato and onion. Everything was well cooked and beautifully presented, with a delightful attention to detail. Malva pudding with ice-cream for dessert (yum) and coffee was available by the fire.

All in all, a great way to enjoy lunch - made all the more pleasant by a knowledgeable, friendly waitress. It's not fine dining, but Midddelvlei certainly delivers exactly what they promise and we'll definitely recommend it to friends.

Thank Ethnee H
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jmhm, Owner at Middelvlei, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

It is always good to hear that our guests have a good time at Middelvlei. We put a lot of effort into staff training and I am delighted to hear that it is paying off! Thanks for your review!

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Reviewed 11 November 2015

We did a corporate function in 2014, was a lovely summers day with fantastic scenery, food and wine.

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jmhm, Owner at Middelvlei, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2015

I am so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your visit to Middelvlei Boerebraai! I trust that you will be back soon.

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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Well Done Meddelvlei. We really enjoyed our experience with you. Thank you for fitting us in a great welcome excellent food and wine. Our visit will live on as a fond memory of our visit to Stellenbosch

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jmhm, Owner at Middelvlei, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2015

We are delighted that we could help creating beautiful memories of your visit to South Africa. This is exactly why we started the Boerebraai in the first place - the opportunity for foreign guests to experience true South African hospitality!

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Reviewed 22 August 2015

This was the last stop on our visit to South Africa, and one of our favorites. Our whole family enjoyed the traditional South African braai (barbeque). The grounds are beautiful, and it was fun to see where the meat is cooked out back. They had a huge dog that came into the dining area, (almost as tall as our table) and a little dog as well. The food was delicious and plentiful.

Thank teenagetraveler01
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jmhm, Owner at Middelvlei, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2015

We are honoured that Middelvlei Boerebraai was one of your highlights during your visit to South Africa - quite an achievement for us being part of such a spectacular tourist destination like South Africa!

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Reviewed 13 July 2015

Spent Friday afternoon on a team building outing with my company. Ben is amazing host and so personal and made the cellar tour interactive and interesting. We got fed, home made braai bread and snoek pate, along with some amazing white and red wines. Treated to the BoereBraai, just how a south African feast should be, braai broedjies, corn, chops, wors, salad and sosaties, Amazing!! . Would go back every week to have that meal again. We were paired into groups and blended our own red wine, with some blind tastings it was a great way to end. Staff and setting was the best experience Ive had in the winelands so far.

Thank samcrawford16
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jmhm, Owner at Middelvlei, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2015

Thank you very much for your review We always value time spend with our consumers and see this as away to thank our loyal wine supporters. Thank you for the opportunity to help making your team-building a success. Hope to soon welcome you back at Middelvlei!

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