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R43 Main Road, Stanford 7210, South Africa
+27 28 341 0603
Thu - Sun 12:30 - 14:00
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Let's start this review by saying that Havercrofts placed us in the very uncomfortable dilema this holiday. Not by bad service or food, but rather by kicking personal favorites. We always refer to our global top 5 restaurants over the globe and have to admit that one of our top 5's dropped down to number 6 ("uncomfortable") this holiday. Innes,... More 

Thank SchalkL
Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Any trip to the Hermanus/Stanford area is only complete once you have eaten at Havercrofts. Brydon's cooking is outstanding - we were a party of 14 and every dish was absolutely delicious. Innes is always a warm and interesting front of house who complements this lovely restaurant. I love the fact that they only accommodate a small number - about... More 

Thank LynneS31
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Food, service, wine and ambiance top class! The meal was outstanding from the legendary deviled kidneys right the way through to the homemade ice cream. Thanks Innes and Brydon for your warm hospitality .... a meal at Havercrofts is always a treat!

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1 review
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My wife Angie, and friend Roelien looked forward to eat at this favorite restaurant in Stanford and were not disappointed. The cuisine was novelle cuisine and very well prepared by Brydon. He with wife, Innes were great hosts and I can strongly recommend this restaurant to visitors to Stanford!

Thank Frederik K
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to obtain a booking at this justifiably popular restaurant. Historic devilled kidneys (I'm not a fan of offal, but one of our party had to fend me off after I'd had a taste of his), fresh seasonal ingredients and a very welcoming, entertaining and witty front of house in Innes. I'm looking forward to my next... More 

Thank BritalianoLondon
Cape Town
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1 review
Reviewed 24 December 2016

This restaurant blew our socks off. Each dish more delicious than the next.. I have NEVER tasted a fish curry so exquisite. Underplayed excellence - Innes describing her husband as a cook not a chef but we enjoyed this meal more than a few fine dining restaurants we have frequented. Engaging hosts - Innes is a barrel of laughs! Can't... More 

Thank Tachb
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Great starters, brilliant deserts and a small but interesting winelist on board. Main courses options were very limited. Chicken ballotine was beautifully presented. All 5 of the party agreed the deserts were amazing and best course. The summer salad, kidneys and trout blinis all fab. Wished I could have tried all the starters. Maybe I was expecting too much but... More 

Thank CgStell
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Havercrofts was an interesting experience with a husband and wife team running the restaurant. The food was tasty and there was a good selection on the menu. I recommend this restaurant if you are visiting Stanford or Hermanus.

Thank Gleningrid
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Havercrofts in a small cottage on the edge of Stanford is no ordinary village restaurart. Innes at front of house and her husband/chef Brydon are quite unique. Innes with her ready wit and quick repartee hides a very professional approach that rules the roost but encourages her friendly and efficient staff. Brydon's cooking is sublime and worth my biannual visits... More 

Thank brianwA9534FA
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I love Havercrofts!!! This was my second visit & enjoyed every moment. Innes runs the floor & she is loads of fun. Brydon serves good honest food nothing complicated but well executed. This is definitely my favorite eatery in Stanford! I cannot wait to return! Thank you for a fabulous lunch Innes & Brydon & see you soon!

Thank 0202CarlP

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:00
12:30 - 14:00
12:30 - 14:00
12:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R43 Main Road, Stanford 7210, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Stanford
  • Phone Number: +27 28 341 0603

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