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26-32 Houtkapper Street | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 1549
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This restaurant is not bad, but that is not the point of the review. Given the good reviews that it receives, I had raised expectations, but unfortunately these were not met. I'll provide views on this, as it simply offers a review from a personal perspective. The service was reasonably good, and the various individuals that served our group were... More 

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Thank VundlaCPT
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this review

Dear VundlaCPT, Thank you very much for your very detailed review on your experience at Makaron. If I am not mistaken you joined us for our Sunday lunch, which is the only time of the week we open for lunch and have this special offering. Our concept is the sharing like at home for that meal only, although we still... More 

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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Quite simply a wonderful experience. The meal was exquisite, the service exemplary (warm, attentive, unobtrusive) and the ambience sophisticated and stylish. Top tier dining at a fraction of the Uk equivalent.

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Thank Besty78
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this review

Dear Besty78, The entire kitchen and service team join me in thanking you for leaving us such a fantastic review about your experience at Makaron. We are delighted your enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you soon again! Kind regards Karine More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Foie gras is widely accepted as being the product of a very inhumane and cruel farming practice. It has been declared illegal by many authorities, and a large number of retailers decline to stock it. Yet it features prominently on the menu at Makaron. Apart from the pretentiousness and callousness of placing this item on the menu, the food was... More 

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Thank selmabaldi
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this review

Dear selmabaldi, Thank you very much for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed the food that was made for you. Kind regards Karine More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Makaron yesterday for Sunday lunch. Despite having read the mixed reviews, we were looking forward to trying Makaron as Majeka House is the most beautiful boutique hotel. What a disappointment! First of all the service - the restaurant was fairly empty and yet the waitresses stand around doing nothing while the diners have to get up and fetch their... More 

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Thank Candice H
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this review

Dear Candice H, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate your experience of our Sunday lunch at Makaron, even though it was not a positive one. We take reviews such as these very seriously and have of course made sure that each department looks into the concerns you raised. We are very sorry that you did not... More 

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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this lovely restaurant a few times in the past as we love the warm atmosphere and the friendly service. We were never disappointed. The food was well prepared and presented. Great desserts too. Reasonably priced. We will always return when in Stellenbosh.

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Thank sandyg3567
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this review

Dear sandyg3567, The kitchen and service teams are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time at Makaron again. This is the best reward for their hard work! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Karine More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We recently enjoyed a gorgeous meal at Makaron while staying at Majeka House. Our entire meal was superb and the service amazing! The food was delicious and we left full and happy!

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Thank Stacey R
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this review

Dear Stacey R, Thank you so much for leaving us such a positive review about your experience at Makaron. The kitchen and service teams are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, this is really the best reward for their hard work! Kind regards Karine More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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253 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

As the rest of the hotel the design and the matter of details is definetely shown in this restaurant. Chairs, glasses all a delight. But the food had something missing, maybe the chef had its off day- can happen. It started with amouse bouche, which were not inspiring and who needs those. The main attraction is the main course. And... More 

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Thank pzan
kdequekervandermerwe, Manager at Makaron, responded to this review

Dear pzan, We would like to thank you for taking the time to write your comments about your experience at Makaron. The kitchen team has taken in your comments with attention about the dishes and will be looking into what could have not met your expectations on that night. We look forward to welcoming you back soon again for another... More 

Western Cape, South Africa
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132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We opted for the winter spacial and had a 3 course dinner, lovely tastes beautiful flavours. Prawn cucumber and apple starter, chicken breast garlic cauliflower puree, line fish - yellowtail and octopus slices with mash and then for dessert strawberry Alaska and the cheese platter. Ive had better cheese platters for sure, but everything else was really great. The breakfast... More 

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Thank Vivienne D
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this review

Dear Vivienne D, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review about your experience at Makaron. We are delighted to that you enjoyed your time with us and have made a note about your comment on the cheese board which the kitchen team will look into. Kind regards Karine More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Chef Lucas Carstens is a true food artist. I had a risotto starter that melted in my mouth. The lamb was perfectly roasted & uniquely flavoured. The service was equally good. The staff are all very friendly and paying attention to every detail. I defenitely recommend Makaron restaurant to customers with a preference for the finer things in live.

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Thank LC H
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this review

Dear LC H, Bother service and kitchen team are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time at Makaron! We hope to welcome you back very soon for some more food from chef Lucas Carstens. Kind regards Karine More 

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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

the design is super-fine! you can't spare staring at the bar at the entrance! Staff is kind and discrete. there are no many options on the menu but food is really good.

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Thank alliyz
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron, responded to this review

Dear alliyz, Thank you very much for your review about your experience at Makaron. We are delighted that you enjoyed both the service and the food and hope to welcome you back soon again. Kind regards Karine 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
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 54
Cuisine
European, Delicatessen, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26-32 Houtkapper Street | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 880 1549
Description
Airy and light, the restaurant overlooks lush gardens and leads onto a sheltered terrace for alfresco dining. It is in this stimulating setting that resident chef Lucas Carstens presents his menu of fresh, modern cuisine grounded in the French classics. Lucas has enormous respect for the quality and provenance of each ingredient that comes into his kitchen and takes pride in working with ethical producers and suppliers who share his philosophy of excellence. Complementing Makaron Restaurant is M Bar, an inviting lounge-style bar with the decadent ambience of a Parisian salon.

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