96 Winery Road

6 Reviews
Bistro fare, Burgers, South African
Phone Number 0218422020 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Monday to Sunday 12noon to 3.30pm

Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30pm to 9.30pm

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Menu - 96 Winery Road Menu Main Winter - Updated April 2018 96 Winery Road Dessert Winter Menu - Updated April 2018 96 Winery Road - Winelist 2017 - updated in July 2017


R130 avg main meal
Bistro fare, Burgers, South African
R130 avg main meal
Groups, Quick meals, Special occasions
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Accommodation, Booking required, Child friendly, Dinner, Eat Out reviewed, Fireplace, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Wheelchair, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Ilse van der Merwe

This restaurant has been an institution for Stellenbosch and Somerset West diners for the past 21 years. Contrary to popular belief, the name does not refer to the street number, but rather to the year it was founded. Their unpretentious country style lends an immediate relaxing atmosphere that is perfect for gatherings with friends and family.

Warm buns with truffle infused olive oil for dipping comes standard as a welcoming gift from the kitchen, or order from the “nibbles” menu while you browse for a starter and main course. For starters, the beef tartare is a must (also available as a main course) - well seasoned, with all the trimmings. The steamed mussels and venison carpaccio are also very popular starter items. For mains, take a look at the chef’s specials - the superbly cooked fish of the day (sometimes featuring kingklip with a sweet potato red curry coconut sauce and crisp steamed greens) comes highly recommended. 96 Winery Road has always been famous for their delicious duck and cherry pie (confit duck in a black cherry and port sauce with cauliflower cream and green vegetables), and you cannot go wrong with their meat dishes like the venison loin (with red cabbage, garlic & parmesan potato bake and naartjie jus) or pulled pork rillettes (with potato gnocchi, butternut, baby leeks, sage butter and mascarpone). Portions are generous, the menu changes according to the seasons and there’s an air of old-school hospitality that makes you feel truly at home.
For dessert, choose from a few classics like creme brulee, chocolate mousse or malva pudding (or opt for the dessert tasting platter with a bite of everything on offer).
Kids menu items arrive in a colourful box (ready to take leftovers home) including free ice cream and other treats.

With around 250 wines on their wine list, many also available in small and medium caraffes, 96 Winery Road is showing off their passion and commitment to the industry.

Service is friendly, informal and welcoming.

The restaurant interior is cosy, with a crackling large fireplace during colder months. Contemporary South African art graces the walls, with a lot of warm wooden accents. A feeling of old-world charm is created with the Boma-style interior.

Best for…
hearty gatherings with family and friends.

(22 October 2019)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    This dinner was just the opposite of a restaurant week deal. Completely inacceptabe as far as quality, price and quantity is concerned and an affront to all other restaurant week participants. The worst dinner in Stellenbosch ever and the worst restaurant dinner ever!!! I had as a starter three small strips of pure fried fat, awful, the main was an undefinable small piece of overcooked porc meat. My wife had an awful mash of salad and garlic overloaded chicken bits instead of the stuffed chicken breast. A shame. I do not understand who Eat Out could accept such extremely bad menues as deals. This puts the credibility of your important voice in foodie affairs completely into question. And how is it possible that such a very bad restaurant is so popular???? Incredible and completely unjustified!,,
    Any visit to this area should in my opinion include a meal at 96 Winery Road. For the best burgers, steak and crème brûlée! A great selection of craft beers and single malt whiskys are available. They have one of the best wine lists in town. And if you are a group of 10 or so, take advantage of dining in the wine cellar.
    This restaurant has been our safe place for over 18 years now, so what more to say than delicious comfortable food, efficient service and fabulous winelist! Why go to chain restaurants, when you get such true food!
    last Sunday we met with friends at 96 Winery Road for lunch. We managed to sit outside for while until the sun gave up against the cold air and the outside heater wasn't working. But we all enjoyed our lunch, having ordered everything from Shortbread to Steak and everybody was happy with their choices. Because of "don't drink when driving" we couldn't do justice to the extensive winelist but there will be other times.

    This is my favourite restaurant on earth! The service is always wonderful. The waiters are always prompt and extremely attentive - they anticipate your every need before you even realise you have a need. The waiters are also very well informed about the menu, and are happy to take the time to explain each item.

    The food has always been wonderful. The only thing they could do differently is to offer more vegetarian options.

    Their famous duck and cherry pie is to die for!

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