96 Winery Road

Price guide: Mid-range

Zandberg Farm, Winery Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Price guide: Mid-range

96 Winery Road

By Vicki Sleet, your Cape Winelands expert

#5 of 6
expert-rated restaurants in Cape Winelands
Expert overall rating:3.8 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.8
3.8
Ambience:
3.7
3.7
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Mature travellers, Chilling out, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery

Expert review of 96 Winery Road

This is one of the Cape's longest standing country eateries with a fresh and modern menu.

Something of an institution, this well loved eatery on a wine farm is situated in a cottage and features a menu of robust offerings, some contemporary options and plenty of nods to the season's best.

Food and drink: 

They're famous for their steaks here with the waiter presenting a platter of raw cuts to explain things to their guests. There is seared fish with tasty accoutrements too and some inspired starters and salads. Ken Forrester's wines (the owner) are a significant and delicious feature.

Recommended dishes: 

The duck and cherry pie has been a signature here since 1996 but it's dishes like the pork belly strips (starters), chateaubriand and seared tuna on a bed of noodles that do this restaurant proud. I love their salads and the créme brûlée is simply superb.

Ambience: 

A somewhat dated Cape country cottage interior awaits guests. The atmosphere is laid back and, for lunch, a table on the outside terrace is lovely.

Service: 

The service at this restaurant is excellent - both on a wine and food level.

Location: 

96 Winery Road is off the R44 between Somerset West and Stellenbosch.

Price advice: 

Main courses cost, on average, 120 rand.

Tables to book: 

The private cellar is a novel setting for up to eight guests.

More information on 96 Winery Road:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Modern
Address:
Zandberg Farm, Winery Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Telephone:
021 842 2020
Website:
http://www.96wineryroad.co.za
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat noon-10.30pm, Sun lunch only from 12pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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