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Helderberg restaurant at l'auberge

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Winery Road | Somerset West, Somerset West, South Africa
+27 21 842 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank DavidBo48
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Chantal S
Somerset West, South Africa
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank RalfSCH59
Somerset West, South Africa
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Tony T
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank TouroperatorHajo
Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

We had a tasty lunch at this charming restaurant. Being winter there was a welcoming fire burning. The food was good and real value for money and the staff was pleasantly attentive.

1 Thank Dawn13102015
Somerset West, South Africa
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196 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

We were a big group, but had booked WELL in advance so there's no excuse for having ONE waitress try to deal with 26 orders. She took our drinks orders at around 12h30 but the food took so long (and it was a special menu with only 6 choices of main course) that most of us needed another drink before... More 

Thank Ethnee H
Stilbaai, South Africa
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

We love going here for a cheese platter or a mixed platter with cheese, gammon and pate which is loaded with gorgeous salads and fruits. An explosion of colour and freshness. This place is truly value for money. It is a simple restaurant, indoors, nothing special, cosy for winter with great winter meals. We prefer to go on a lovely... More 

1 Thank Maria V
Rosebank, South Africa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

My second visit proved even better albeit that the inside restaurant was full (dual birthday celebrations) and we were placed outside under umbrellas and thus shaded from the summer sun. Six slices of homemade bread of two different varieties set the tone for what was to be an excellent good-value-for-money eating experience. The mushroom starter was so large that one... More 

1 Thank lucillebyrnes
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

I was part of a business group for a Friday luncheon at this little gem of a restaurant. It is set in the countryside just outside Somerset West, about 1.5 km off the R44. The approach to the restaurant allows a feeling of relaxation to set in. The building - being quite old - has character and creates an old... More 

1 Thank Roberta W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?