The Western Cape Restaurants

Rust en Vrede

  • Eclectic
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 03/07/2016

Fodor's Review

When you arrive at this gorgeous old Dutch farmhouse, a staff member greets you outside the door, suggesting a pre-dinner drink on the rose-trellised terrace: the perfect introduction to your evening at one of South Africa's top-ranked restaurants. A dining room of exposed yellowwood beams, plush chairs, photos of the estate owner and company, and a scarlet-and-cream color scheme create a warm and elegant atmosphere with a masculine no-nonsense element. A four- (R550) or six-course tasting menu (R680) keeps things deceptively simple with complex flavors like the sublime ajo blanco (white gazpacho) soup with white peach, Champagne jelly, and fresh honeycomb as well as the roasted baby chicken with curried mango and coriander. Service is exquisite all the way. An incredibly knowledgeable sommelier, wine pairing options, and surprisingly reasonably priced wine list complete the picture. For a real splurge, opt for the Estate Experience (R2,000): four to five hours of culinary surpris. They won't tell you what's on the menu, but you won't be disappointed.

Restaurant Information


Annandale Rd., Stellenbosch, Western Cape, 7600, South Africa



Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch. No dinner Sun. and Mon.
  • Reservations essential

Published 03/07/2016


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