What people say


Staff were very helpful in a relaxed atmosphere. There is a good varied menu and good wine choices. The lamb was really excellent, tender and full of flavour.

— Excellent service, succulent lamb – July

We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast at the Stellenbosch Kitchen. It was such a warm and cozy place, super inviting, with a great menu, and very nice staff. We enjoyed the pancakes, eggs, coffee, and hot chocolate.

— Warm and cozy breakfast spot – July

We really enjoyed our dinner, it was super tasty (hake, risotto and burger), the dessert was heaven (dark chocolate). The service made our evening perfect, thank you Busi! Thick recommendation! Thank you very much! Hope to come back one day. Fam. From Belgium!

— “Good food and friendly service”- July

I wanted to congratulate BUSI first of all for the service that was sensational, and to say that he is an excellent professional !! The food really is sensational, exceptional, wonderful, extraordinary, perfect, the best place in South Africa without a doubt, in fact I spoke all this because I did not find a specific word to define what we feel! CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!! Wordless, it was the best mushroom risotto of my life! For those who like risotto you can not miss coming to this restaurant and being served by BUSI.

— “Exceptional!” – June

We had a superb dining experience at SK. From the warm cosy atmosphere to the delicious and visually pleasing dishes the experience is well worth it! Busi was a great waitron, very attentive and professional. Will definitely be back!

— Scrumptious Meal – June

I’ve dined here and reviewed them a few times but I must admit: it really is my favourite restaurant in Stellenbosch. Such wonderful service, menu and wine selection in the heart of this magnificent town! I will always dine here when in Stellenbosch. Must must must!!!

— Superb quality and service – June

Excellent twist on Shepherd’s Pie was both very tasty and good value. The restaurant has a friendly feel and was recommended by the hotel we were staying in.

— Homely and tasty! – June

We enjoyed an impromptu lunch at Stellenbosch kitchen – chef’s special chicken pie and creamy cauliflower soup – and were really impressed by the cosy atmosphere, the warm service, and the delicious food. Sbu was our skilled and friendly waiter, and all the food had a special touch (amazing home made bread with herb butter and bacon and lentil spread).

— Cosy weekend lunch – June

Awesome food, brilliant, brilliant service. Busi was our waiter, and he was on the ball and full of hospitable warmth right from the start. Thank you Busi.

TripAdvisor, April 2018

We had a delicious meal with great service to match🌟👌🏻They really get how to celebrate good ingredients in a wholesome yummy way… highly recommended!

TripAdvisor, April 2018

Such a great experience at the restaurant and the staff were friendly. Exceptional service, great food, amazing atmosphere. Definitely recommend it.

TripAdvisor, April 2018

We visited Stellenbosch and had a very good time with best food served by a very friendly waiter! I we would not lieve in Germany we would come back again and again!

TripAdvisor, April 2018

A wonderful restaurant, sister to Helena’s and just as nice. Good vibe, great service, we loved Frank our very attentive and helpful waiter. Calamari was amazing, tempura light and tasty, pork belly to die for and the line caught fish if the day just magnificent! Great wine too. All for a very reasonable price. Well worth a visit.

TripAdvisor, April 2018

I took a friend out for her birthday and booked dinner at Stellenbosch Kitchen and as always, everyone was super happy and impressed. We had the tempura prawns and mushroom risotto for starters (sorry I didn’t take photos) as they are both always Devine and can’t choose so shared it and had the herb crusted lamb rack and pork belly as mains. Needles to say there was no chance we could squeeze in a desert as their portions are really good and we enjoyed it thoroughly. The atmosphere is always so cozy and our waiter was friendly, attentive and just wonderful. We will be back.

TripAdvisor, April 2018

Delicious main courses and awesome desserts (I am happy we skipped the aperitives since portions are big!). Served by attendant waiters with knowledgeable wine recommendations. Best dinner in SA so far!

TripAdvisor, April 2018

We had excellent food, excellent service excellent vibe. Mushroom risotto was my personal favourite. Will be back

TripAdvisor, April 2018

Lots of good restaurant choices in Stellenbosch, and we’re glad we found this one! The Caesar salad (best we found in South Africa) was delicious, and the Shepard’s Pie was also great. Food is attractive and delicious. Service by Kudzai was outstanding. Thanks to the whole staff.

TripAdvisor, April 2018

The service was great; our waitron was professional and friendly. The setting and ambience felt almost story-like and the chef somehow managed to serve food that surpassed the high expectations that was set by the impressive menu! It looked like pieces of art and even though everything was delicately presented the portions were generous and I didn’t leave feeling hungry (as many ‘fine dining’ restaurants tend to do) – I’ll definitely recommend it.

TripAdvisor, April 2018

We had a great dinner at Stellenbosch Kitchen. The food is great and the menu gives a lot of delicious surprises. The service was brillant and very friendly. George made a perfect job in the service. We will come back!

TripAdvisor, April 2018