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Stef’s Table

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  • Location +27122532384
  • Phone Number 73 Scott Street , Schoemansville, Hartebeespoort, Pretoria
  • email stefstable@myconnection.co.za
  • Opening Hours

    Lunch: Friday to Sunday On reservation

    Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday On reservation

Cost
R130-R180
Ambience
Classic elegance
Food
French, Mediterranean, Modern, South African
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Critic's review

Food
This small but sassy eatery features Northern Cape-born chef Stef van Vuuren as the king in a kitchen that tempts with strong French/Asian flavours with a local spin. There’s a big focus on produce and seasonal availability, as well as traditional and classic methods. Stef has developed his own style, with a few spectacular dishes deserving special mention; these include his oriental pork loin with oyster and lentil sauce, baked apple and crackling; a curry that he has spiced personally; or an Irish-inspired lamb shank with a wonderfully developed taste and texture. You can be assured of an excellent meal.

Drinks
They have extended their wine list. The accent is white and red blends, with unusual wineries like Black Oyster Catcher, and Newton Johnson coming in as strong contender. They also host monthly wine and food pairings.

Service
It’s intimate and relaxed, but not in your face, with personal attention by Stef and partner and front of house man Athlone Mills.

Ambience
Coming here feels like visiting a close friend for supper. The welcome is warm and the space exudes individuality, with some works by Mills (an artist in own right) adorning the walls of the different rooms. There’s also an enclosed stoep as dining space.

And…
Keep an ear to the ground for their monthly food and wine pairings. Only an hour or two from the Gauteng cities, this is a perfect option for a quick get-away.
(August 2014)

  • A comfy, charming experience with personalised service. Try the coconut-crumbed prawns. (EO mag 2014)
  • Food
    It’s a small, but smart kitchen with chef Stef van Vuuren making the choices about the cuisine on the day. They keep it simple, but the choice is sassy with a green Thai prawn starter and a duck Margret a l’orange – his signature dishes. Ingredients are fresh and the menu is determined by the produce. It’s personal, with delicious food.

    Wine
    A small, pleasing wine list.

    Service
    Enough time should be allowed for the personal experience.

    Ambience
    It’s a bit like visiting home, with this two-man show (Stef in the kitchen and his partner Athlone Mills front-of-house) run in a relaxed style to make sure everyone is smiling. There’s an eclectic air to the charming interiors, which lend an individuality that is rare and to be cherished.

    And...
    A 60-minute drive from Pretoria and Johannesburg, the escape is worth the time. (DdeB, October 2012)

User reviews

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    Had dinner with Stef and Athlone again last night. How can the perfect restaurant get better? I don't know but it seems as if Stef and Athlone manage to surpass all expectations every time we go there. If you haven't been there - just go...........
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    We were there last night and i just want to say that this is one of the best Gay owned and run restaurants we have ever been...this is a must for those with a bucket list and to end it with that choc fondant..Stef you and Atholone will see us again...love the decor aswell as the personal service that you give each and every table...well done...this was the best annaverjaarsarie ever....Wian & Johan Maas
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    Have been there quite a few times. For my one birthday he made a memorable fillet with chocolate and chilli sauce. The ginger and prawn starter is a favorite and the duck is absolutely cooked to perfection. The desserts are always fresh and delightful.

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    After a number of visits I have come to the conclusion that Stef is one of those rare people who cooks like a dream but at the same time makes food that people want to eat. Small but immensely rewarding menu, superb personal service and fantastic ambience. Definitely worth the drive from jusy about anywhere...well done Stef and Athlone!

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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Booking required
  • Eat Out reviewed
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • Vegetarian

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