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Helena's

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33 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 883 3132
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12:30 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 10:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 10:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 10:30
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delicious food and thoughtful service. I am glad we chose Helena's to celebrate a special occassion.

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

Dear 55bobob, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your visit to Helena's Restaurant. We value all our guests' comments as these assist us greatly in improving our products and services. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Management More 

Leiwen, Germany
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything was excellent except the "homemade" ice cream which was definitely not homemade. Service was capable and very friendly. Wine choice very tasty. We come again.

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

Dear Karl_und_Elly, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your visit to Helena's Restaurant. We value all our guests' comments as these assist us greatly in improving our products and services. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Management More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Presumably the most classic of Stellenbosch's Town Restaurants. Traditional -top of the South African bill- cuisine & excellent service, in a semi-formal atmosphere. Go there if you feel like an upmarket treatment, that will make you really happy.

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

Dear Philip D, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your visit to Helena's Restaurant. We value all our guests' comments as these assist us greatly in improving our products and services. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Management More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent Service, quality of food and very friendly and efficient staff. Great restaurant to celebrate any occasion or just spending the evening with good friends or family.

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

Dear Rina v, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your visit to Helena's Restaurant. We value all our guests' comments as these assist us greatly in improving our products and services. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Management More 

East London, South Africa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing surprise getting a glass of complementary bubbles for the special occasion! Best risotto I have ever had!

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

Dear CarlaB882014, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your visit to Helena's Restaurant. We value all our guests' comments as these assist us greatly in improving our products and services. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Management More 

Hannover, Germany
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perfect Service by Muzi.. so kind and professional and attentive. Thanks.. The Dinner was delicious, lamb marvellous and the best was the chocolate cake warm with creamy filling. The Cabernet Sauvignon tasted very well...

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

Dear renate h, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your visit to Helena's Restaurant. We value all our guests' comments as these assist us greatly in improving our products and services. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Management More 

Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great restaurant on Church Street with excellent food, great service. Sit on the street front terrace & people watch

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

Dear lpittswilliams, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your visit to Helena's Restaurant. We value all our guests' comments as these assist us greatly in improving our products and services. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Management More 

Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was probably our best meal in South Africa. We really enjoyed sitting out on the terrace and watching everyone as we enjoyed our dinner.

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

Dear BUbear81, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your visit to Helena's Restaurant. We value all our guests' comments as these assist us greatly in improving our products and services. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Management More 

zoetermeer
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food, very friendly staff with good knowledge of the food and wines they are serving. Have diner inside and take your coffee outside on the terrace if possible.

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

Dear LifeZoetermeer, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your visit to Helena's Restaurant. We value all our guests' comments as these assist us greatly in improving our products and services. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Management More 

San Antonio, Fl
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped for brunch and had a wonderful time. The staff is warm and friendly with a professional demeanor. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. This restaurant will definitely be revisited and highly recommended

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Dear JeannieRoyack, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your visit to Helena's Restaurant. We value all our guests' comments as these assist us greatly in improving our products and services. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Contemporary
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
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.

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