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Overture at Hidden Valley

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European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Hidden Valley | T4 route, off Annandale road, R44, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 2721
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really disappointing to say the least We opted for the 6 course dining experience and from start to finish - the over powering smoked flavour took over every bit of every course Imagination and initiative good for presentation but that is where it ends Waiters also went through the motion - no passion - no interest At least the wine... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

8 of us went to Overture for Lunch. One of the party said it was her favourite Restaurant, which made me think she had not been to many !! before the starters we were offered two brown paper bags in which were pre starter bits and pieces which we had to take out of the bags. The food was very... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a business group of 75. The challenge of catering was beyond them. Overcooked dry pork, uninspiring veg and mash. Only just one up from school dinners. Such a shame. A wonderful location if you're on or near the balcony. We were sat as far back as we could have been. With no view we could have been located... More 

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Thank Geens1
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love fine dining, this is the place to eat. Excellent service, food and wine. I highly recommend it- book well in advance.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the highlight of our trip to the Stellenbosch region. The chef had a prefix menu which was outstanding- we had a 5 course meal with wine pairing which was absolutely delicious. The entrees of steak and fish were some of the best food we had in the Cape. And they seem to have spared no expense in making... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is lovely now, but misses out on being spectacular because Table Mountain is just out sight round the corner. A large new building is being built right where the restaurant ought to be - but apparently it is going to be a two story car park. A wasted opportunity. The food was unusual interesting and full of flavour.... More 

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Thank Nicholas M
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner table on valentines evening was very special! Great menu, professional service and relaxed vibe. Good choice of wines.

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Thank Daniël K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stop reading any further reviews. Just go. This is an amazing spot and we had a fantastic lunch. Service was excellent and the tastes were always "surprising" - perfect. The only recommendation is to book and enjoy!

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Tring, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in a stunning location on the outskirts of Stellenbosch the Hidden Valley vineyard is an absolute beauty. The food and service was just as good. I would highly recommend this place. I will let my pictures do the rest of the talking.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To start with, when I"m going for some fine dining I expect good service. They were'nt unfriendly but it felt like they were understaffed. They hardly smiled and it felt like there were always something missing. We went for The 5 course menue. The best with the food was the bread and the prestart. The lack of taste was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hidden Valley | T4 route, off Annandale road, R44, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 880 2721
Description
In November 2007 Overture Restaurant, situated on Hidden Valley Wines - a wine farm anchored into the side of the Stellenbosch hills - opened its doors for the very first time. Starting from humble beginnings, Overture soon became a destination for great food, service and wines. Since then, Chef Owners Bertus Basson and Craig Cormack have taken Overture to new heights with accolades as prestigious as being in the Eat Out top 10 for five years in a row and acquiring three stars in the Rossouw's Restaurant guide for four years running.You will find Bertus behind the pots at Overture while Craig focuses on his salt range, Amouleh.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?