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Winery Road | Somerset West, Somerset West, South Africa
+27 21 842 2012
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Helderberg restaurant is a quiet little restaurant with the most beautiful view if you are sitting outside (weather permitting). You have the option of the lawn area or on the patio. Inside has a distinct Cape Dutch feel to it. It is absolutely great for relaxing meals. Don't expect to compare this restaurant with others. It has it's own uniqueness.... More 

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Thank Nicolette d
County Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Recommended by many for a summer lunch time outing, we booked early and requested an outside table. Upon arrival at 12.40, we were shown to our table but had to wait 40 minutes for a waitress to arrive to offer drinks. when queried why it took so long, she said that had a large function inside and also one smaller... More 

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Thank flash987
Gordons Bay, South Africa
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This place is tucked away in the Winelands, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. it is very peaceful and tranquil, in other words you should not be in a hurry when you go over there to enjoy a breakfast or lunch. The breakfast was excellent and portions are very generous. The food preparation did take longer than in a normal franchised... More 

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Thank PriveeMarinda
Somerset West, South Africa
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158 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We were at the restaurant , many years ago, but it was so..so... but we so impressed yesterday morning, when we had breakfast there..as part of a meeting. I only realised yesterday morning, that there we new owners for the last 5 years. The restaurant is a 10 minutes drive from Somerset West.. located in a beautiful old building between... More 

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Thank Bankiesa
Capetown
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I hosted a small function for 45 people, drinks and snacks at Helderberg restaurant in January 2017. I dealt with Ida who was professional and great to work with. The snacks (Rainbow Sandwiches, Bruschetta with Salmon, vegetable Spring rolls, mini quiches,etc...) were delicious, freshly prepared and there was more than enough for everyone. The staff was great and worked very... More 

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Thank FunSunshine_9
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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149 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

Was recommended as providing good country fare at very reasonable prices. The menu looked appealing and the calamari salad was recommended. To wait over an hour during a quiet lunch period was unacceptable and the calamari, more like fish fingers, was very disappointing. The mixed salad was good as were the health breads. Because of delays in being served the... More 

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Thank DavidBo48
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Is this the best food you ever tasted? NO. But it is one of the best value for money places in Helderberg/Stellenbosch!! The portion are huge and if you would try to do them yourself you will end up paying more. You also get a free salad and bread . i don't get the criticism against the staff. They might... More 

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1 Thank Chantal S
Somerset West, South Africa
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The Problem is for what you vote. If i take my Mazda BT 50 for TRansport - this car is brilliant - but not brilliant to win the Formula 1. If you like to have good traditinal Food for an amazing Price than you are here right. If you like be the Pince or Princes with personally 1 Class Service... More 

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1 Thank RalfSCH59
Somerset West, South Africa
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Went for lunch, having eaten there before. We were ignored by the lady at reception, but eventually , what appeared to be the only waitress, led us to a table. The waitress was not good, lacking in knowledge about the food, and was clearly not comfortable speaking English. I ordered Tripe with vegetables, expecting lots of white tripe, well cooked.... More 

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1 Thank Tony T
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Went for lunch on a Saturday, cozy atmosphere at the fireplace. Dishes are home style food with daily changing specials. Unfortunately the service was not really knowledgeable about how food is prepared and about wines, but very friendly. Most of the guests are elderly people from the surrounding area. Paper towels in the restroom were not refilled during our visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Winery Road | Somerset West, Somerset West, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 842 2012

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