Five of Stellies’
The Fat Butcher
Situated on the corner of Drostdy and Van Riebeeck Streets, surrounded by some of the town’s oldest buildings, this popular steak restaurant also prides itself on the excellent quality of its handmade burgers which are served with quality toppings, the Fat Butcher’s famous chips and crispy onion rings.
Stellenbosch Kitchen or Kombuis Restaurant offers a truly authentic Stellenbosch dining experience in the heart of the winelands. Located on the corner of historic Dorp Street and Andringa Streets, guests can relax on the terrace or dine in-house, enjoying traditional South African food. Their signature “Monster Burger is served on a sesame bun, topped with spicy pink sauce, onion marmalade and Healey’s cheddar cheese.
Hudson’s Burger Joint
Serving what are probably the most famous gourmet burgers in South Africa, Hudson’s is an American inspired diner with a contemporary twist. Their beef and chicken burger patties are free range and locally sourced, seasoned with Hudson’s secret spice. The rolls are freshly baked, in-house, every morning and fries are hand-cut in Hudson’s kitchen daily. With more than 20 burgers to choose from, you may need to return more than once.
This cozy restaurant has been serving up good food prepared with quality ingredients in a comfortable environment for many years. They are particularly well known for their award-winning burgers, such as the Boksom Bende Burger, which recently won the Woodfees “Burger War”. This indulgent meal consists of a pure 180g beef burger topped with creamy bella mushroom sauce, melted cheddar, caramelized onions, bacon strips and crisp rocket. All burgers on the menu are also served with crispy wafer fries that Basic Bistro seasons with rosemary, coarse salt and balsamic glaze.
Craft Wheat and Hops
This popular Stellenbosch eatery boasts an extensive “Between 2 Buns” menu including The Americano, Meat the Cheese Burger, Jan Braai Burger, Craft Burger and CBC Amber Weiss Burger Bun, the Avolicious, the Classic Cheese Burger, the Nacho Burger, The Peno Burger, the Mrs Cole, the Milano and the Double Trouble burger featuring an indulgent two beef patties. Also a great spot for beer-lovers, this outlet boasts more than 15 micro-breweries on tap and another 20 brewery offerings available in bottles.
eateries in Stellenbosch Town
The vibey and beautiful University town of Stellenbosch is only a 10 to 15-minute drive from Banhoek Lodge. This is a great area to eat out in as the town boasts dozens of charming eateries, wine bars and gelaterias. If you’re looking for good food and a good vibe we’d recommend the following central Stellenbosch eateries.
A local favourite, this vibey bistro and beer house offers an extensive and varied menu. Try the Patagonian Calamari, the gourmet Prego rolls, the famous steak and the Bratwurst Tapas to name just a few. This is also a great venue for a hearty morning fry-up.
The Meeting Place
This small and personable café, located in central Stellenbosch, under the ancient oaks of Dorp Street, offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. It’s also a great place to work remotely offering lightning-fast Wi-Fi and some of the best coffee in Stellenbosch.
This trendy chain eatery is great option for handcrafted pizzas, grills and burgers. It’s also a popular spot for after work drinks with friends and colleagues boasting a fantastic vibe, especially on weekends.
Located in a heritage building dating back to the late 1700s, De Akker is Stellenbosch’s oldest licensed pub. The name “De Akker” means “acorn” in Afrikaans and refers to the many oaks that line picturesque Church Street in Stellenbosch, which is often referred to as “The City of Oaks”. In this character-filled pub you will find good food, a wide selection of drinks and a great atmosphere.
Hudson’s Burger Joint
Serving what are probably the most famous gourmet burgers in South Africa, Hudson’s is an American inspired diner with a contemporary twist, serving craft burgers and beers, pizzas, salads, ribs, vegan dishes, milkshakes and more.
This classic and affordable Italian eatery is located on Dorp Street in Stellenbosch in a charming Cape Dutch building which terrace’s come alive with fairy lights at night. Enjoy a wide selection of starters, pizzas and pastas.
This family run Italian restaurant in Dorp Street in Central Stellenbosch has been serving great Italian food since 1983. The Mazza family offers an extensive menu ranging from light meals to traditional Italian mains as well as excellent pizzas and pastas.