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Ilse van der Merwe
Oppie Dorp’s owners pride themselves on delivering upmarket food within a relaxed, easy going environment. This is not fine-dining, it is hearty food made for enjoying any day of the week. For lunch, order from the lighter lunch menu with familiar favourites like hake and chips, Oppie Dorp salad or burger, home baked open sandwiches with various fillings, steak or prawns, or the soup of the day (ranging between R70-R130). For dinner, try the starters of lightly dusted calamari (or cajun-style) with lemon butter drizzle and tartare sauce, or opt for something from the vegetarian menu like the stuffed aubergine with mozzarella, olives and onions on a bed of seriously reduced pommodoro sauce (a winner). Main course favourites remain their slow roasted Karoo lamb, or the line fish with sweet potato puree and stir fried veg. Other options include locally sourced venison like kudu, beef fillet, aged sirloin, or a selection of pizzas. For a lighter meal, try a choice of a few plates off their tapas menu.
Oppie Dorp’s food delivers on flavour, and they keep improving on their most popular dishes to retain a menu that is filled with favourites.
Oppie Dorp’s wine list includes a wide range of locally sourced wines, beers, whiskies and brandies. They also offer indulgent after-dinner drinks like Don Pedro’s and specialty (boozy) coffees, and serve a variety of hot drinks like teas and coffees. They also have a dedicated wine bar around the corner with wines by the glass under R40 and much more.
Service is professional yet relaxed, staff are very well informed and friendly.
Oppie Dorp is like a well oiled, trusted machine - it delivers constantly. Here you’ll feel like you’re in good hands, surrounded by a team of dedicated serving staff, beautiful scenic photographs of Stellenbosch and its breathtaking surrounds, selected exposed brick walls, upholstered benches, wooden chairs and cosy corners. Its central location on historic Dorp Street amplifies the feeling of being settled, and being loved by locals. It’s a place where you’ll wish you were a regular too.
Best for multiple midweek lunches or dinners with good company over a glass of wine. Functions (birthdays etc.) are welcome - no venue hire charged.
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