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Asara Wine Estate | Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 888 8050
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Somerset West, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has had a much needed recent revamp. I am specifically talking about the outdoor restaurant. The service was very good and the food was faultless. They have a lovely well balanced menu for most tastes. I enjoyed a wonderful pizza, the kind I love with a very thin base and ample tasty topping. This is definetly not a... More 

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Thank moiralynnhattingh
Chatham, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

During our too short stay at Asara Wine Estate we had the pleasure of experiencing Raphael's restaurant on our last evening there. Staff are friendly, attentive and have an excellent knowledge of the foods offered on the menu. The lovely wine form the Estate was decanted into an amazing decanter and tasted extra special in this presentation. We decided on... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner here during our stay at Asara. Staff were extremely attentive, helpful and considerate. The restaurant was very elegant and had a lovely ambience. They deliberately have a simple menu, but this ensures the food was to gourmet standards, as the springbok that I ordered was divine and cooked to perfection. The accompanying wines were delicious and we... More 

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1 Thank Sam F
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Perfect setting. Sat outside with a gorgeous view of the mountains. Breakfast buffet had a wide variety of cold foods and was well presented. The only downside was that the waiters were rushing us even though the restaurant was not full and we had a booking. They took our hot order immediately on our arrival which meant that our food... More 

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Thank ZAR0602
Germany
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

All we wanted on this restaurant was a nice steak dish and and some lovely wines and we did not go wrong on this restaurant. everything was just perfect from the staff, the food and the atmosphere. great restaurant indeed.

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Thank kurtb628
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We are regulars to Asara Hotel as we live down the road . We celebrated a special annviversary and decided on dinner at Raphaels. The liver and chicken dishes servings were tiny--- I call it pictures on plates. Very disappointing-- won't be visiting again as there are many other choices in the area!

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1 Thank Lilah W
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

After two previous visits in 2013 and 2014 we were disappointed by the service, untrained waiters and terrible food. The main courses could hardly be found on the plates and were below average. We had to pour our own wine and did not get a water refill. After we waited for 20 minutes for our dessert we left without it.... More 

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1 Thank ullabuchner
Livingston, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Food was very good and there was an excellent choice of wine , staff were friendly and efficient......the problem was that we had to wait over a hour between the starter and main course ! This put a real damper on the evening ! We were told it was due to problems in the kitchen ! We found out the... More 

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Thank tracy_jervis
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

The food is not exciting. The ambiance inside is not great. It may be nicer on the patio. The starters were mislabeled. The main course was decent.

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Thank Nabil K
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Firstly the view is spectacular! The server Adrian was very unhelpful. He eluded to the Chef being a complete tyrant. Whenever we asked for something we were told the chef would not allow it. The service was slow. The food was very underwhelming. Such a pity because the view almost makes it worth it. I won't be dictated to by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Asara Wine Estate | Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 888 8050

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?