Jordan Restaurant

  • Location 021 881 3612
  • Phone Number Jordan Wine Estate, Stellenbosch Kloof Road, Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
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  • Opening Hours

    Lunch: 12 noon – 3pm

    Dinner: 6:30pm - close

Contemporary cool
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Chef George Jardine’s seasonal menu captivates with outstanding flavours, textures and techniques. Sensitively sourced ingredients are prepared with complete confidence, and the end result is food that is unpretentious but delicious and beautiful to behold. A starter of fried and glazed bone marrow on brioche is a masterful exercise in contrasting textures: crunchy croquette, lightly toasted brioche, roasted Jerusalem artichokes and feather-light onion rings. The hot-smoked yellowtail served with spicy sago and charred aubergine boasts exhilarating flavours. Roast lamb, served pink and thinly sliced on a bed of creamy lentils, punctuated with jewel bright bunches of kale, is a standout. The same can be said for the marvellous vanilla custard tart. It may sound simple, but this dish is a masterstroke: crumbly shortcrust topped with velvety custard, layered with whipped nougat, and offset by little injections of tart rhubarb compote and candied citrus. It‘s beautifully plated perfection.

The offering features mainly Jordan wines, along with a few other regional treasures. As matched by sommelier Isabella Immenkamp, the wines are ideally suited to George’s food philosophy.

Welcoming, top-notch service with a smile. Staff are well informed about the menu and possible wine pairings.

You can’t help but feel immediately at ease, stepping into this unpretentious restaurant with its spectacular views over the dam and vineyards. It’s a simple, welcoming space with a sunny patio that’s ideal for summer and a bright, cosy interior perfect for winter lunches.

Comments by the 2014 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards judges

“This is easy-going fine dining at its best.” – Arnold Tanzer

“George has a wonderful aesthetic all of his own. It’s less about the pomp, more about creating the perfect mouthful.” – Kate Wilson

“One of the most exciting menus I’ve seen this year.” – Andy Fenner

(August 2014)

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    Fine dining with a beautiful view, Jordan offers easy-going meals in a relaxed atmosphere. 'This is the best fish I ever had' my boyfriend Conroy said as he took his first bite of the kabeljou. I tasted, and agreed. Carefully curated flavours that's not overpowering, I loved the combination of truffle, Boerenkaas and cauliflower in the gnocchi entrée. For someone who always goes for the chocolate dessert option, the soufflé was an absolute highlight and probably the reason I'll return.
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    For an overall experience Jordans stands back for no restaurant in the country. For me this is the best food/venue combination in south africa. The only rival for the ambience at this venue is the quality of the food.
    I have recommended this restaurant to so many people from the england, scotland, germany, australia and they have all told me what an incredible day they had at jordans.

    My personal favourite is the mussels papillote with lemongrass, ginger, coconut milk, and lime, but everything on the menu is exceptional including the fresh breads and pates. For dessert Chef George Jardine's signature dish is his honey and poppy seed souffle which is finished is smooth scoop of vanilla bean gelato and warm custard. This food is all served while over looking a beautiful little lake where, where you kids can run around, and the surrounding mountains. The only civilisation you will see is the kitchen where your food is being prepared.

    If you really enjoy the food you can return another time and do one of chef George Jardine's Cooking classes, where you can learn amongst others, his honey and poppy seed souffle. Seeing the chef in action and learning 1st hand from him is an absolute treat and if you get the opportunity, grasp at it. Also, if you can get 8 people or more together he will give you your own class.
    Having done 4 classes myself, and going with friends and family, including my parents, everyone who i have gone with has said what an incredible experience it is, learning from the best, and seeing a chef that is cooking food for, and with you, taking such pride and showing such an attention to detail.

    Do yourself a favour and go! (And stop by the deli as you leave)
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    Had lunch at Jordan restaurant, my husband had the mussels and I had snoek ravioli starter which was superb, our main was such a disappointment I had monk fish, but the sauce was so salty I could not eat my food.
    I don't think I will go back.
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    We had a delightful meal that was ruined after I saw the head chef, George Jardine, lick his fingers after sampling a sauce from one of the bottles. He then proceeded to plate up food without washing or sanitising his hands.
    Great shame. Wont be going back.
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    This was a struggle to find - do not use the iPhone maps, it will take you to a dirt road, tell you to park and start walking! Consequently, we arrived pretty late for lunch and missed the starter. However, we had a main (duck breast and steak) which were both exquisite. We had dessert - the cheese board really stands out, with cheeses from all over.
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Lunch: R295 for two courses or R345 for three. Dinner: R380 for four courses (R190 extra with wine pairing)


Winter Special: Wednesday to Friday, Jordan restaurant will be offering a 3 course lunch (choice of 5 starters, 5 mains and 4 desserts) for R275 per head.

Note: The restaurant is closed for lunch on Mondays and Tuesdays during winter.


  • Accepts credit cards
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Fireplace
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  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • StreetSmart affliated
  • WiFi

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