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Helena's

33 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 883 3132
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“mezze platter” (28 reviews)
“risotto” (33 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (13 reviews)
Opens in 21 min
All hours
CUISINES
European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
DETAILS
33 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 724 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a lovely family dinner. Great food and very professional service. In center of town and lovely old building.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 6 days ago

A fantastic menu cooked to perfection and served by most professional and friendly staff. The wine list also excellent.More

1  Thank isabelladreyer
Marketing_and, Manager at Helena's, responded to this review

Dear isabelladreyer, Thank you for your five star review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit at Helena's Restaurant. Thank you for your lovely comments on our fantastic menu, perfect food, excellent wine list, professional and friendly staff. Your positive comments inspire...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with a group of 30 people with prearranged dinner and everything run very smooth, service was good and food was great. The bar is very small but has great selection of spirits.More

Thank Carlos R
Marketing_and, Manager at Helena's, responded to this review

Dear Carlos R, Thank you for your review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit at Helena's Restaurant. Thank you for your lovely comments on our good service and great food. Your positive comments inspire us to create an even better experience...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner at Helena's was bit weird as we were the only patrons to be seated in the dining room, but we enjoyed being alone. The food was good, but nothing spectacular when compared to other hotel restaurants in Stellenbosch. The menu is very limited, especially...More

Thank Nakkiran
Marketing_and, Manager at Helena's, responded to this review

Dear Nakkiran, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. On behalf of Management and Staff at Helena's Restaurant, we want to take this opportunity to apologise for not meeting your expectations. It is due to your feedback that we are able...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a delicious starter and for mains went with the steak which was perfectly medium rare. The ice cream dessert wasnt that significant though but great dining experience nonetheless. Service was great.More

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Thank caxlopes
Marketing_and, Manager at Helena's, responded to this review

Dear caxlopes, Thank you for your review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit at Helena's Restaurant. Thank you for your lovely comments on our great service and fabulous food. We value all our guests' feedback as it assists us greatly in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the elements for a wonderful dinner with family and friends... Setting, atmosphere, service & food - Exceptional!More

Thank parriluckhoff
Marketing_and, Manager at Helena's, responded to this review

Dear parriluckhoff, Thank you for your beautiful five star review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit at Helena's Restaurant. Thank you for your lovely comments on our exceptional setting, atmosphere, service and food. Your positive comments inspire us to create an...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only ate here in their restaurant so can't comment on the hotel itself but the restaurant food was delicious and the service attentive and friendly. The wild mushroom risotto was so so tasty and the Karoo lamb chops just melted in your mouth. Would...More

Thank bigbobwhite1959
Marketing_and, Manager at Helena's, responded to this review

Dear bigbobwhite1959, Thank you for your review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit at Helena's Restaurant. Thank you for your lovely comments on our first class food and attentive service. Your positive comments inspire us to create an even better experience...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tasty food at a great location. The service is at the same high level as are the wine selection and the food.More

Thank brunel_andy
Marketing_and, Manager at Helena's, responded to this review

Dear brunel_andy, Thank you for your review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit at Helena's Restaurant. Thank you for your lovely comments on our tasty food, great location and the high level of service. Your positive comments inspire us to create...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The historic building makes this restaurant a memorable visit. The staff is very attentive. The wine list has a decent selection. The House Mezze platter was very good. The Line fish of the day was so so but the beef short rib braised in red...More

Thank mingfatsai
Marketing_and, Manager at Helena's, responded to this review

Dear mingfatsai, Thank you for taking the time to write your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your visit at Helena's Restaurant and that we were able to cater for all your needs you desired. Your kind words and compliments...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice place for dinner in the centre of Stellenbosch city. Be sure you reserve a place outside on the street side to feel the city vibes.More

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Thank Ifigeneia S
Marketing_and, Manager at Helena's, responded to this review

Dear Ifigeneia S, Thank you for your review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit at Helena's Restaurant. Thank you for your lovely comments on our nice environment, very friendly service, good food. Your positive comments inspire us to create an even...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 10:30
Monday
12:30 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
Thursday
12:30 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
Friday
12:30 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
Saturday
12:30 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 883 3132
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Description
Helena's Restaurant at Coopmanhuijs aims to serve heritage food with finesse, often with subtle twists in the detail, thereby turning the familiar into the spectacular. The menu is designed to reflect the bounty of the Boland, with specific emphasis on freshness and food provenance - the "from where" and "by whom" of locally sourced (often artisanal) ingredients.