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Majeka Kitchen

6 Reviews
Fine-dining food, French, Modern
Phone Number 0218801549 Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 6.pm to 8.pm; closed Wednesdays during Winter

Menu

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Details

Cost
R180 avg main meal
Food
Fine-dining food, French, Modern
Corkage
R50
Cost
R180 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Quick meals
Payment
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Accommodation, Booking required, Cocktails, Dinner, Fireplace, Food, Functions, Licensed, Parking, Serves food, StreetSmart affliated, Wheelchair, WiFi

Location and contact

Majeka House, 26 - 32 Houtkapper Street, Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Seth Shezi

Food
Makaron has taken a culinary path more meandering than the route to the establishment itself, but the arrival of chef Luc has brought delicious delight to this plush spot. Intricate layered wooden floors, geometric fer forgé window-shutters and James Mudge tables beckon exciting cuisine. Exciting it is. Offering diners unfettered flexibility to sample as many or as few dishes as they’d like, Makaron offers the option to have 3, 4 or 5 small plates with an added option of pairing each dish with a carefully selected wine. Standout dishes include the fire roasted octopus, kohlrabi and apple - the char on the octopus offset with the sweetness from the apple is a clever flavour play - and the lamb ‘staanrib’ with pickled waterblommetjies and lemon, a triumphant celebration of the Cape’s indigenous flavours. True to modern style of menu formulation, heavy desserts are slowly falling out of favour and Makaron is right on trend with the guava, turmeric and melon dessert, which is both beautiful and very light.

Drinks
Not being located on a wine farm means Makaron is not limited when it comes to wines they can serve - which allows Brenda, the delightful manager and sommelier- to create winning food and wine pairings.

Service
Friendly and deeply conscientious. As expected of a boutique hotel of this caliber everyone has the reassuring smile that says, “anything you wish for, I shall make it happen”.

Ambience
This is a designer’s paradise - award-winning interior expert Etienne Hanekom has created an oasis that melds disparate decor ideas seamlessly.

Best for...
A romantic date or special occasion where you can enjoy a leisurely evening, including starting with pre-dinner drinks at the gorgeous bar.

(2018)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Once, twice, three times again.. i'll be coming back to a great and unique experience. Once again we had a warm welcoming at Reception and enjoyed an apéritif in front of the fire before we were taken to the restaurant by friendly and helpful staff. The food was superb, first we had an amazing amuse bouche with a very interesting story.. and our main courses were delicious, the meat was tender and the flavor combinations were a perfect marriage! Compliments to Chef Tanya! Well done on the new menu! Esme, thank you for the wines that were so beautifully paired with our food. I loved the desert wine "Cellars foot" from Swartland. it was perfectly paired with my white mouse desert! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Once again thank you to everyone that made our night unforgettable!
    During a recent "night out", I did not even know that we will have our dinner at the restaurant kitchen. Yes literally in the kitchen! After experiencing it, I would say it is the best spot in the restaurant....(they also have aircon) ! Watched them preparing all the meals were absolutely fantastic and super fun. The service and attention to detail by the Chefs is second to none. You will definitely appreciate more what is on your plate knowing the fact how hard the Chef is putting it on for you ! Another fun is while the other guests were served by the waiters, we got the privileged to be served by the Chef itself ! The 5-course of meals paired with a great choice of wines was beyond amazing and we can't wait to plan a return visit. A must go if you are looking for the perfect evening out! The rule of the kitchen is....Leave room for dessert :)
    had eaten on the kitchen table in Makaron was a fantastic experience, dining and be served by the chefs them self is some thing unique for the cape. see the kitchen be busy wile you eat is like sitting in a 3D food show . (Master chef SA LIVE) bringing 6 totally different top dishes out with the right wine is fantastic. one of the great things and story the chef told us was the Pink Vienna sausage, if they they did not told the story then we possible think it was one of there great amuse bouche creations. over all the new menu and my experience was one fantastic and a recommendation to all food lovers put there
    Terrible manager ruined birthday evening - you would expect far better service considering how much money is expected to be spent. Asked us to leave as we had a gurgling baby with us despite stating this when making the booking and despite them bringing a baby chair to the table. The manager smiled while we were leaving. Not once did he apologise but kept on grinning. I am glad I did not waste any money there.
    Our visit to this best guarded secret in the Winelands for a special occasion was extremely pleasant.
    Four out of six guests travelled from "up country" for our annual end of the year reunion dinner.What a pleasant culinary experience!
    From the warm welcome, attentive but discreet service to the extremely creatively paired menu consisting of beautiful tasty dishes and , for us, undiscovered wines, we could not have asked for more or better.
    For what you get in the total experience, it must be the best value for money in the Cape!
    The pretentious arrogance and exorbitant prices for mediocre wines to which "foreigners from northern provinces" have lately been subjected to in the beautiful Cape, was completely absent.
    For our group, this will be a fixed appointment on future visits to the Winelands.

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