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Stellenbosch Kitchen/Kombuis

Western Cape, South Africa

Restaurant to the boutique-style Stellenbosch Hotel, the Stellenbosch Kitchen hosts a truly authentic Stellenbosch dining experience in the heart of the Cape Winelands. The restaurant is housed in a Cape Dutch style building, built between 1692 and 1701 and was recently declared a National Monument.

Located on the corner of historic Dorp Street and popular-hip Andringa Street, guests can relax on our terrace or dine in-house and enjoy an atmosphere of old-world charm whilst sharing in the ambience of social chatter.

Our chefs prepare traditional South African heritage food with a modern twist. Indulge in delectable dishes such as the Rack of Karoo Lamb (Certified Karoo Meat of Origin), Karan Beef fillet, West Coast mussels or feast on the favourites and enjoy the flavour of a beer-battered Hake & Chips, the Monster Burger with Chalmar beef patty or the Truffle Risotto.

We follow a “pasture-to-plate” approach that focuses on sustainable use of the region’s finest seasonal ingredients. A tasteful recipe when paired with local wines.

Our

MOST POPULAR DISHES

Risotto with exotic mushrooms, Grana Padano, truffle oil​
Legend suggests that apprentice Valerius accidentally invented Risotto alla Milanese at his master’s wedding in 1574
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Oven-grilled calamari, chorizo, red pepper, chick peas, smoked paprika, sherry vinegar​
Inspired by the cuisine of Valencia, Spain — a region famous for seafood and spicy chorizo sausage.
  • Prawn-tempura,-courgette,-celery,-mushroom,-citrus-ponzu,-basil-emulsion-495-x-400
Prawn tempura, courgette, celery, mushroom, citrus ponzu, basil emulsion
The origin of tempura (Japanese batter frying) dates back to mid-16th century Japan.
Monster-Burger,-spicy-aloli,-onion-marmalade,-Healeys-cheddar,-sesame-bun-495-x-400
Monster Burger, spicy aÏoli, onion marmalade, Healey’s cheddar, sesame bun
A Jan Cats classic since 1989
Prawn-risotto,-garden-peas,-lemon-preserve,-grilled-courgette,-sweetcorn,-prawn-butter-495-x-400
Prawn risotto, garden peas, lemon preserve, grilled courgette, sweetcorn, prawn butter
Apprentice Valerius’ accidental invention pointed the way to a veritable cornucopia of risotto options.
Karoo-Certified Lamb rack, herb crust, charred aubergine and miso, confit tomatoes, fried polenta
The semi-arid and bio-diverse Karoo region is a South African treasure. Karoo Lamb is famous for its quality and flavour.
Dark chocolate and toffee fondant, white chocolate ice cream, passion fruit anglaise
American chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten claims to have invented molten chocolate cake (fondant) in New York in 1987. However, French chef and chocolatier Jacques Torres disputes this claim, arguing that such a dish had already existed in France.

STARTERS

Risotto with exotic mushrooms, Grana Padano, truffle oil​
Legend suggests that apprentice Valerius accidentally invented Risotto alla Milanese at his master’s wedding in 1574
Oven-grilled-calamari,-chorizo,-red-pepper,-chick-peas,-smoked-paprika,-sherry-vinegar​-495-x-400
Oven-grilled calamari, chorizo, red pepper, chick peas, smoked paprika, sherry vinegar​
Inspired by the cuisine of Valencia, Spain — a region famous for seafood and spicy chorizo sausage.
Prawn-tempura,-courgette,-celery,-mushroom,-citrus-ponzu,-basil-emulsion-495-x-400
Prawn tempura, courgette, celery, mushroom, citrus ponzu, basil emulsion
The origin of tempura (Japanese batter frying) dates back to mid-16th century Japan.

MAINS

Monster-Burger,-spicy-aloli,-onion-marmalade,-Healeys-cheddar,-sesame-bun-495-x-400
Monster Burger, spicy aÏoli, onion marmalade, Healey’s cheddar, sesame bun
A Jan Cats classic since 1989
Prawn-risotto,-garden-peas,-lemon-preserve,-grilled-courgette,-sweetcorn,-prawn-butter-495-x-400
Prawn risotto, garden peas, lemon preserve, grilled courgette, sweetcorn, prawn butter
Apprentice Valerius’ accidental invention pointed the way to a veritable cornucopia of risotto options.
Karoo-Certified Lamb rack, herb crust, charred aubergine and miso, confit tomatoes, fried polenta
The semi-arid and bio-diverse Karoo region is a South African treasure. Karoo Lamb is famous for its quality and flavour.

DESSERTS

Dark chocolate and toffee fondant, white chocolate ice cream, passion fruit anglaise
American chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten claims to have invented molten chocolate cake (fondant) in New York in 1987. However, French chef and chocolatier Jacques Torres disputes this claim, arguing that such a dish had already existed in France.

We had dinner this evening in these absolute fantastic location. It was the last meal from our 13-days SA-Trip. We had the Sea-Food-Specials and Monster-Burger and a perfect temperatured white wine. Superb!!! 🙂 Last but not least, our waiter BUSI did a perfect job. Always there for us and incredible friendly. Ask for him!!! THX a lot for an unforgettable evening!

Top Highlight between our South African TripVISITOR

Very nice food and great service. Sidu served us very well and was very well conversant with wines and food offerings. Felt nice and at home. Very relaxed setting and nice easy going place.

Excellent food and service. Great great place.Samnay_London

Service was great. I was served by Sidu and he was attentive and kept checking on me. He was also informed and helpful. I enjoyed the warmth of the Stellenbosch Kitchen.

Amazing Monster BurgerKhanyisile Khumalo

Once again, exceptional service Sheldon! I Enjoyed the oxtail so much. Woooooooow! The taste 😋😋😋😋 out of this world indeed. The music complements the food too. Thank you Sheldon for the excellent service

Lovely OxtailGosiamemolope

You have to visit the Stellenbosch Kitchen. We had the monster burger and fish and chips for lunch, lovely. Prices are affordable and the service was brilliant. a warm and friendly atmosphere. Would definitely recommend it!!!

Stellenbosch kitchentuinartist

We kept coming back to this great little restaurant because of the wonderful food, creative menu and great service. The kudu carpaccio is to ‘die for’. I also highly recommend the pork belly and risotto. All the dishes and drinks are very well priced.

Mouth-watering!!! SuitcaseTales

We had breakfast there twice. There was a lot of choice, from warm dishes to fresh fruit, croissants, juices and coffee. Furthermore, there was a good atmosphere and the service was top. Thank you Tuli and the rest!

"Delicious breakfast and good service"DKurtt, Hoorn

What a superb experience and meal at this wonderful establishment. The calamari and chorizo starter which my 2 sons had, the mains of braised pork, beef fillet, prawn risotto and my mouth watering pan seared kingklip, were all so tasty, fresh and beautifully plated. Our Simonsig Kaapse Vonkek complemented our meal perfectly. Sheldon , our waiters was brilliant, attended to our every need and was at our beck and call constantly. All in all, delightful evening, and we will definitely be back and recommend this fine eatery to all.

Hayley North Hayley North

Great experience from the start, welcomed by Sidu – I followed his recommendations for food and drink, with lam racks and wine, which were an amazing experience. The place has wonderful ambiance, and Sidu and the rest of the personnel were professional and pleasant.

Amazing dinner by fireplace BrummerStockholm

We were welcomed very friendly! It has a lot of space, you do not sit close together. Very good meat and super fine salad! Was very child friendly and have very good wines! Always happy to return

"Super"Nicoletocci, Wittenbach, Switzerland

Had dinner here tonight – walked/driven past it many many times but never went in. Tonight I did and was glad I did.West Coast mussels in a sparkling wine sauce (absolutely delicious).Followed by KingKlip in a Chardonnay sauce also stunning.

Delicious FoodVISITORS FROM UK

We had dinner at the kitchen and really enjoyed our meal. The service and food were excellent. I particularly preferred the gnocchi and butterscotch cheesecake. A very nice way to end the day.

Excellent Holiday MealVISITORS FROM NORTH CAROLINA

How this place has turned around in a year! So glad we tried it again. The service was fantastic and the food was beautiful; stunning selection, great quality and perfectly prepared. My husband had the seafood platter, which was fresh and generous.

WonderfulLOCAL

One of my favourite restaurants in Stellenbosch. The mushroom risotto is a must try! Big thank you to our waitress, Marvelous, for being so attentive and making our evening that much better.

Amazing food and even better serviceLOCAL

We stayed at the hotel behind the restaurant and chose to dine there on the last minute. What an amazing surprise! We were welcomed by the staff with an excellent service. The ambiance of the restaurant was very nice. The food was amazing (the looks and the taste!) We asked our waitress to help us pick the wine for the dishes we chose and it was excellent wine a perfect match with the food.

Amazing DinnerVISITOR VALLAURIS, FRANCETRIPADVISOR

Great experience from the start, welcomed by Sidu – I followed his recommendations for food and drink, with lamb racks and wine, which were an amazing experience. The place has a wonderful ambiance, and Sidu and the rest of the personnel were professional and pleasant.

Amazing dinner by fireplaceVISITOR STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

If you like value for money, tasty and well-presented food and personal service, this is the place to have breakfast. Best poached eggs we’ve tasted anywhere in Cape Town. (And we all know they can be a disaster if not timed perfectly.) Walk-ins welcome. Definitely recommended.

Divine BrekkieVISITOR PERTH, AUSTRALIA

I stayed at the Stellenbosch Hotel and ate here twice for dinner during my stay and every morning for the breakfast. Both dinners, the food and wine were excellent and the service was friendly and just attentive enough.

Wonderful food, great staff and warm atmosphereVISITOR WASHINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Serendipity….the dictionary description is an unplanned, fortunate discovery. And that is the perfect way, to sum up our experience. My partner and I originally lucked upon this nirvana while looking for a place to have a refreshing beverage. One drink became three while being thoroughly entertained by the “Doctor” behind the bar.

Sometimes 5 stars isn’t enough....VISITOR WASHINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Went for graduation dinner and the service Sidu our waiter gave us was outstanding. The food and wine were great too. It was beautiful. The whole family had fun. Worth a pop in.

Outstanding service and lamb shankVISITOR
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