Skilpadvlei Restaurant

Skilpadvlei Restaurant
Write a Review

Is this your venue?

Claim it now!

Please or signup in order for you to claim this venue.

Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Views
Italian, South African
Mastercard, Visa

Owners description

Nestled between the vineyards, Skilpadvlei Restaurant is renowned for its traditional South African cuisine, relaxed atmosphere and breathtaking views of the Stellenbosch Hills and mountains beyond. Skilpadvlei Restaurant offers an extensive menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The specialities are traditional meals such as chicken pie, tripe, bobotie, oxtail, steak and the famous Skilpadvlei burger. Build your own platter or enjoy one of the savoury pancakes, delicious sandwiches or something sweet. The menu includes kiddies meals and the outside play park offers ample entertainment for the children. Seating is available outside on the veranda or inside by the fireplace.

User reviews

  • What a waste of our precious time and money. Made a booking and visited Skilpadvlei restaurant on Sunday 26 July 2015 for lunch - my wife and I have not ever experienced such bad service and terrible, bland and cold food being served Fortunately we are aware of three other tables that had the same complaints as we do on the same day. It is an insult to Skilpadvlei's patrons to treat them in such a manner. Reading other reviews and or experiences of customers since 2012, it seems that the management of Skilpadvlei Restaurant do not give a damn about any complaints received as nothing seems to have changed. Good rithens to Skilpadvlei restaurant!! Wynand Erasmus. Monte Vista, Cape Town
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Terrible. Poor selection of food and nothing for vegetarians except margarita pizza. Poor service - despite being there for over two hours we were not offered desserts or coffee. A place to avoid!
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Very underwhelmed. Lovely views but terrible food. Kids didn't drink milkshakes as they tasted very synthetic. Their macaroni cheese was thick and stodgy. Hubby's toasted chicken mayo had NO chicken on it - he had to request a side bowl of the chicken mayo mix to make it into an actual sandwich and my caesar salad was basically a pile of croutons and barely cooked bacon (the smoked chicken was tasty) and I had to ask for the shaved parmeson. Very unappealing. Won't go back.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • The worst meal ever! We dropped in for a quick lunch after horse-riding.

    I ordered a springbok burger - the meat patty had no taste and that goes for the onion rings as well.

    We waited for a glass with ice and lemon for 20 minutes after asking for same for the 3rd time.

    This is the last time we eat there and will tell all our friends in Stellenbosch.

    You can not phone the owner on 0218813237 to complain; the phone connection does not work I wonder why?
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Great views. Being family orientated, one should expect the food to be more about size than refinement. Even so, the dishes were exceptionally bland.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food


  • Accepts credit cards
  • Accommodation
  • Alfresco
  • Beer served
  • Booking required
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair

Write a review

Nearby Restaurants

Promoted restaurants