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Overture Restaurant

  • Location 27218802721
  • Phone Number Hidden Valley Wine Estate, Annandale Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
  • Website URL http://www.dineatoverture.co.za/
  • Opening Hours

    Lunch: Monday to Sunday 12 noon - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Thursday to Saturday 7pm - close

Ambience
Comfy & casual
Food
Modern, South African
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Critic's review

Food 
There’s no doubt about it, chef Bertus Basson is leading the pack when it comes to cooking South African heritage food. He’s putting traditional ingredients and techniques back on the plate. His dishes may sound very simple, but his focus on fresh, natural flavours, use of top-quality produce and precise technique results in intense, delicious flavours. Look forward to smart reinventions of local favourites, like ox tongue served with tiny onions and nasturtium ‘cream’, as well as a touch of Asian flavour in a bold dish of squid on creamy miso. Vegetables are treated with the same reverence as meat: revel in gingery carrots paired with salsa verde and candy-striped beets with horseradish. For the special occasion of dessert, you may be served the perfect ‘lemon pie’ of chewy meringue, lemon jellies and lemon custard or brilliant poffertjies with peanut butter sauce. The reimagined cheese plate is an artistic delight, a palette of creamed gorgonzola studded with liqueur-spiked fruits and walnuts. Every dish is evocative and unpretentious at the same time.

Wine
A concise, well-curated wine list featuring, as you would expect, quite a few Hidden Valley wines. By-the-glass options are impressive, as are the service, knowledge and recommendations of sommelier Thembi Veremu.

Service
There’s a welcome touch of humour in the staff.  They’re an informed, relaxed and friendly bunch – but they all know exactly what’s going on at all times. Tableside presentation adds a feeling of intimacy.

Ambience
This is a breathtaking setting, boasting a view over the hills and valleys that hug the road between Somerset West and Stellenbosch. A simple, modern, glass-fronted interior allows the food to take centre stage.

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

“Delicious, accessible dining.” – Arnold Tanzer.

“This is brave, simple, vibrant food with masses of flavour and personality.” – Abigail Donnelly

(August 2014)

User reviews

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    Hands down the most amazing food ever. Thus I have returned as often as I can. The people I have recommended this place to have all come back amazed - simply THE best food - they NEVER disappointed, not a single course - always always a special meal - I wish they were based in JHB!!!
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    This will go down as one of my favourite restaurants. The combination of a chilled, informal ambiance with excellent food and service is difficult to beat. We were a group of around 10, so we covered most of the menu. There was not 1 disappointing or mediocre dish served amongst us all, and we had at least 2 courses each. I definitely recommend Overture. 
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    What should have been a special celebration with friends turned rather distasteful after being treated as second-rate citizens when foreign tourists demands dictated the ambience of the evening.
    There are many other restaurants that offers far better menus and definitely better service. And for the view...don't bother...that plastic curtain came down so quickly...and then the show is really over. We will not return.
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    Booked well in advance for lunch with family visiting from UAE. Starters were OK, but very poorly executed main course (choice of 2 only) of beef entrecote-meat that was not properly matured, nor correctly prepared. Desserts were adequate. They did not charge for desserts as compensation. Very disappointing culinary experience overall.
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    Ate there 13/10/2013
    What is there to say besides, out of this world amazing... Food, service wine pairing was spectacular! Will definitely be back soon.

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Menu

R375 for three-course set menu

Specials

Winter Special: Three courses from the à la carte menu with fresh breads, pre-desserts and petit fours. R300 per person on weekdays only, from Wednesday to Friday. Booking essential at 021 880 2721 / info@dineatoverture.co.za

Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Eat Out reviewed
  • Fireplace
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair

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