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The Restaurant at Clos Malverne

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Devon Valley Road | Devon Valley, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 865 2022
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 16:30
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, Wow, Wow! Fantastic service from the moment we arrived until we left. Beautiful setting, amaaaaaaaazing food! Loved the bubbles on arrival and this inspired us to do the pairing lunch. Very good value for such nice food. This is a long, leisurely, lovely lunch. Sea bass was really good and the chocolate dessert simply delightful. Will DEFINITELY be back... More 

Thank LizelDV
Bolton, England
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the restaurant to celebrate my in-laws 60th wedding anniversary. We were seated on the veranda shaded from the 35'C summer sky. The views across the vineyards and distant mountains was beautiful. We were greeted with a glass of cool bubbles and our pleasant waiter introduced herself and explained the wine pairings menu that we chose to dine from. 4... More 

Thank bell5781
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful food and wine pairing in an exceptional setting.the food is very good and the wine has been paired well, all in all this us a great food and wine experience, not just a lunch.

Thank Arthur K
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We made a reservation for a Saturday lunch (tried to change to Sunday but it was fully booked), we arrived around 2pm and was situated inside the restaurant just behind the main balcony, the strong winds were blowing through the side patio so the waitress kindly closed the glass panels. The views are stunning over the vineyard and distant mountain... More 

Thank Wayne D
Antwerp, Belgium
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very fine cooking, really feels and tastes like luxury dining for only a fraction of the price in Europe. Excellent four courses meal with matching wines that really match and enhance the feeling of excellence. Nice view, excellent service!

Thank SilviaPeter
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great birthday lunch. Beautiful views, great service, great food!! The four course tasting menu is excellent value for money. Food beautifully presented. Some portions are small but after 4 courses nobody left hungry. In fact too much wine to finish and great pairing options. Service and food remain exceptional even when busy. Wish I could visit more often and they... More 

Thank CgStell
Tropical Barnsley
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely lunch here today. The service, food, view and wine were spectacular. The four course wine pairing menu is amazing value with the wine complementing the food perfectly. Considering coming back next week!

Thank CompulsoryHoliday
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Restaurant has been rated no. 1 in Stellenbosch for a good reason. The food was superb the service was superb and the setting was superb. All i can say is treat yourself to a fantastic lunch.

Thank Greg G
Jakarta, Indonesia
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We welcomed 2017 with a mostly older, top of the food chain group of South Africans who loved to dance. We were one of the few, and maybe only, foreigners. It was an interesting insight into the community. Clos Malverne offered an eight course wine pairing dinner. It was well done. The food was very good and well presented. Good... More 

Thank MayaguezanaPR
Stockholm, Sweden
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch with wine degustation. The setting is breathtaking, the food is exquisite, the wine outstanding and the staff lovely. We were a large group of 17, making it a challenge for the staff. Nevertheless I have to say that I was impressed by the professionalism of the establishment, we were all super happy with lunch and wines.

Thank TrippinJosie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
International, European
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Devon Valley Road | Devon Valley, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 865 2022
We invite you to join us at the Restaurant Clos Malverne for the ultimate Food and Wine Experience. Our Restaurant offers you an utterly enjoyable intimate and friendly dining experience in unpretentious but beautiful surroundings. It is not surprising that the bulk of our clientele are people who have been here before as well as their friends and colleagues who have recommended it. As you dine, you and your guests will enjoy an unbelievable vista of the softly sweeping vineyards and rolling hills of Devon Valley - so reminiscent of their English counterpart - and the pastel-coloured mountains behind them. It is an incomparable view that will help create a pleasurable and utterly memorable experience. You'll also enjoy fine gourmet dishes prepared by Executive Chef, Nadia Louw-Smith, renowned for her impeccably-prepared and delicately spiced dishes that seduce the palate. She is one of the most experienced chefs in the country and has been voted Chef of the Year for her sublime dishes. It is not surprising then, that Clos Malverne restaurant has become a favourite of gourmands and has received rave reviews from critics and clients, both in South Africa and abroad. Our kitchen closes at 15:00.

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