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Small plates with a twist at Stellenbosch’s vibrant new corner eatery

The Green Goose Eatery is a vibrant new restaurant located in the heart of Stellenbosch. It offers a seasonal small plate menu inspired by the head chef’s travels around the world.

 

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It’s all about the Vis (and chips!) Cape Malay beer battered Hake with hand cut chips,minted peas and watercress.

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Fun Facts

Food Type: Contemporary fare, global small plates
Cost: R180 average main meal
Parking: Only on the street
Star ratings: Food and drinks: 4; Service: 5; Ambience: 4

Food

The menu at The Green Goose Eatery is filled with classic dishes, with a global twist of flavours. The menu features a number of flavorful combinations, such as potato gnocchi served with peas, ricotta and lemon; and the poisson cru, which is yellowtail served with fresh ingredients like coconut, cucumber and lime. The squid arancini balls, paired with crispy squid and chorizo, and the ‘KFC’ – crisp chicken wings in a Cape Malay inspired sauce – are must-try starters.

 

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Gnocchi // peas // lemon ricotta #tggeatery #gnocchi #housemade #delicious

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The vegetarian options are limited at The Green Goose Eatery, but one good option is the barley risotto. The Mediterranean flavours are harmonious and the risotto is creamy, featuring aubergine, dukkha spice and crispy kale. The mains dishes are rather sizable and offer great value for money. The delectable creamy prawn mac ‘n cheese is a must-have when visiting. Full of prawn meat and rich in flavor, the mac ‘n cheese is topped off with a herb crust, giving it a lovely texture.

The dessert menu is designed to satisfy those with a sweet tooth. The lemon-berry choux buns are filled with lemon curd and served with meringue, popping candy and a rather raspberry purée. The brilliant take on the classic panna cotta is a velvety coconut-and-lemongrass duo served with fruit salsa and crunchy macadamia brittle.

 

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Drinks

The wine list at The Green Goose Eatery ranges from the affordable to the celebratory. There are also numerous sparkling wines from which to choose and the cocktails are fun too, such as the Elderflower Collins, which continues the theme of the menu.

Service

The waiters are very friendly and always on the lookout, and the chefs will come out and explain the dishes.

Ambience

The Green Goose Eatery has a modern and relaxed atmosphere, making it a local favourite already. The bar is very stylish and has a tropical look.

The tropical interior at The Green Goose Eatery in Stellies. Photo supplied.

Best for…

Relaxed lunches and romantic dinners.

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