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Eike

5 Reviews
South African
Phone Number 0210074231 Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday from 7pm

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Menu

Menu - Eike Sample Menu - Updated August 2018

Details

Cost
R850 per person
Food
South African
Corkage
No BYO
Cost
R850 per person
Ambience
Groups, Special occasions
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Dinner, Food, Licensed, Parking, Serves food

Location and contact

50 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Seth Shezi

Bertus Basson is a chef long ennobled for his ardent celebration of South African heritage cuisine. As he’s done it successfully at many of his other haunts, most notably Overture, it’s no surprise that Eike’s menu is also a resounding homage to local fare.

Food
The 10-course menu begins with a bread course (which includes pillowy mosbolletjies), followed by a series of canapés, each of which delve deeper into nostalgic South African flavours than the last. This theme crescendos at the arrival of the moreish ‘souttert’, a jazzed up local kombuis version of a quiche Lorraine.

The dishes are presented with an anecdote from either chef Bertus or chef Kyle du Plooy, making the nostalgic inspiration behind the dishes all the more heart-melting and a nice way to connect with diners who may not be familiar with local specialities such as bokkoms, opsitkers, amasi and the famous bobotie.

An elevated take at Moir’s instant pudding is presented in the form of a pre-dessert of sorrel jelly and rose pudding – a delicious morsel with a sense of humour.

Drinks
While there’s something for everyone, including some international options, Eike’s philosophy is still unmissable – there’s the evident celebration of local productions once again, from wines to spirits and craft beers.

Service
Sublime. Servers are attentive and incredibly well-versed in the intricate details of the dishes and accompanying wines.

Ambience
Hidden in the corner of the courtyard, Eike is housed inside a renovated heritage building. Muted tones are accented by plush emerald green velvet chairs and the oh-so-gorgeous geometric tiled feature wall. The acoustics may get loud at times, but this merely adds to the gees.

Best for…
An intimate gathering with a partner, family or friends.

(August 2019)

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    What an amazing restaurant. Setting the tone from the moment you arrive is the very warm reception by Colette and her excellent staff. The ambiance is equally as charming, but it is the food that steals the show. Unpretentious fine dining at it's best, South African style. Each course was more delicious than the last. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough. Definitely a top 10 contender and should be recommended to all our International visitors.
    What a wonderful experience. Food was superb , loved the presentation of the different dishes and each with a little nostalgic story set on the past. “The eighties party”, “die opsit kers” the unforgettable peach desert hidden under an empty KOO tin , the springbok “rys vleis en aartappels” were some of the memorable very creative and fun moments of the almost endless 12 course menu ! The service was welcoming , well timed and very friendly. Thank you to Chef Basson for accommodating a dietary requirement at our table. Thank you to the whole team for a wonderful evening! I look forward to the next time when we are back in Stellenbosch!
    Returned to Eike last night. Menu was tweaked and was almost completely different, but still brought back those old nostalgic twinges of childhood. Our guest remarked ‘the food was excellent, but the place makes it more about the journey and your experiences’. Encapsulates what I love about the place.
    South African flavours done outstandingly well. Old favourites like quiche, prawn cocktail and babotie get total transformations. Amazing. I’m still dreaming about the fish head soup. Front of house was also exceptionally professional and friendly without being intrusive. Cannot wait to return.

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