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Makaron Restaurant

26-32 Houtkapper Street | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 1549
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“amuse bouche” (18 reviews)
“bread” (18 reviews)
“macaroons” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
CUISINES
International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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26-32 Houtkapper Street | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I have been to makaron several times aber the last few years. It’s gone through many changes . I am not quite sure that the latest version is really holding up. They have joined the small plate fad. This is ideal for someone who would...More

Thank Mattheus E
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Dear Mattheus, Thank you for the feedback, we were informed by both Brenda and Wonder that you waited far too long for your food. It is not an excuse but we had an inhouse group who was supposed to go out and in the end...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

We had the tasting menu with wine pairing. Excellent value, delicious food and great wine as you would expect

1  Thank amysar
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear amysar, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate your experience at Makaron. Both kitchen and service team are delighted to have met with your expectations and hope to welcome you back soon at Majeka House. Kind regards Karine

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We enjoyed the small plates dinner paired with local wines. The food was very tasting, inventive and a good reflection of local cuisine based on seasonal ingredients. The plates were beautiful and the wines selected were excellent

1  Thank LisaFullst0ne
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Dear LisaFullstOne, Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your experience at Makaron. Both the kitchen and service team are delighted to have met with your expectations and we hope to welcome you again very soon! kind regards Karine

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We ate at Makaron on a quiet Monday night. There were about tables of people in the restaurant although we went early. After reading that the restaurant has received some good ratings in the past our standards were set high. The restaurant serves tapas style...More

Thank Vegemitelover
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear Vegemitelover, Thank you for your feedback on your experience at Makaron. We are of course disappointed in your comments and the fact that you did not like the dishes that are my personal favorite on the menu - langoustine mi-cuit and ceviche. We are...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

An unbelievable taste sensation of modern cuisine with a mix of contemporary and traditional south african fare. For foodies this place is worth adding to your list to visit. Stay at the hotel so that you can gorge yourself on the food and only need...More

1  Thank Richard D
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Dear Richard D, The entire team at Makaron - service and kitchen - joins me in thanking you for taking the time to leave such a great review about your experience. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Karine

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Food was outstanding, best we had in the wine region. Also the wine list is quite extensive with interesting local options

1  Thank rcanasi
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear rcanasi, Our restaurant and kitchen team join us in thanking you for leaving such a positive review about your experience at Makaron. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Karine

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Arriving at this venue, our expectation were high, and that's always difficult as the restaurant has to live up to it's expectation when a customer enters and is wow'd. Well, to sum it up, my wife and I could not find anything wrong to be...More

Thank pritchardsteyn
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Dear pritchardsteyn, We are delighted that you enjoyed our kitchen and service team's effort to meet with your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back really soon at Makaron. Kind regards Karine

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Kudos must be given to the chef. The food was interesting and very enjoyable, everything else lets it down, however. The waiter(s) seemed inexperienced and uncomfortable. I found the decor very confusing (this never bothers me, until now) - outside had a fantastic mediterranean feel,...More

Thank Swys2014
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Dear Swys2014, Thank you very much for your excellent review on the food at Makaron, as this is really what it is all about, we are delighted. We have made a note about your feeling on the waiter and will be sure to take it...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017

We had been sent a sample menu when we booked the Majeka Hotel back in January and it looked very good. Really looking forward to the meal, but the menu we were given bore little resemblance to the menu we had been sent. We were...More

Thank Peter D
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Dear Peter D, As mentioned in our response on your review on Majeka House, we are really disappointed that our offering did not meet with your expectations. We have taken up your comments with our kitchen and service team and will be sure to work...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Makaro. Restaurant in located inside the Majeka hotel. A very trendy hotel in the middel of a residential area. The food was delicious, i had the suckling pork, to die for ! And as dessert i had het peaches , Whow what a perfect...More

Thank Féetje V
kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Makaron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Dear Feetje V, We are so delighted you took the time to share your experience at Makaron on this forum and also mentioned the members of our team who have receive the best reward for their hard work this way! We look forward to welcoming...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 62
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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
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Description
OPEN DAILY from 6.30pm to 9pm October to April
Closed on Wednesdats May to September

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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