Foodie Adventures in the Banhoek Valley and Surrounds
Between the Banhoek Valley (5-minute drive), Stellenbosch (15-minute drive) and Franschhoek (20-minute drive), guests at De Zeven Guest Lodge are spoiled for choice when it comes to everything from a casual night out to fine dining, local cuisine using hyperlocal ingredients and, of course, great wine. Enquire at Reception for a curated list of suggestions.
CUISINE: Contemporary fine dining
DISTANCE: 2km from De Zeven Guest Lodge
Boschendal The Werf Restaurant
CUISINE: Contemporary, seasonal, farm-to-table
DISTANCE: 6km from De Zeven Guest Lodge
Delaire Graff Restaurant
CUISINE: Innovative, Indo Asian-inspired fine dining
DISTANCE: 3km from De Zeven Guest Lodge
Delaire Graff Restaurant beckons you to savor creatively crafted bistro favourites infused with a South African flair, all elegantly presented year-round in the picturesque Cape Winelands. Indulge in these delectable dishes alongside unparalleled wines within a stunning backdrop. Discover our diverse seasonal offerings, including plant-based menus and various dining choices
CUISINE: Contemporary takes on classic local dishes
DISTANCE: 11.6km from De Zeven Guest Lodge
Set in renovated labourers’ cottages first built over a century ago, De Volkskombuis underwent a renaissance in 2017 after being taken on by the Rupert family and has since become one of our favourite destinations in Stellenbosch. Expect wholesome food you know and love, made with the best ingredients, for a dining experience the whole family will enjoy. De Volkskombuis is also one of our top recommendations for anyone who’d like to get a taste for classic South African cuisine.
CUISINE: Celebrating South African food
DISTANCE: 11,4 km from De Zeven Guest Lodge
Chef Bertus Basson found a spectacular historic building in the famous Dorp Street of Stellenbosch, which is known as “Die Eikestad” – The Oak City. He wanted to pay homage to the historic significance of this town and the building – hence Eike was born. Eike is inspired by just being South African and celebrates the local food heritage. A fixed menu is served and dietary requirements will be accommodated.
The Fat Butcher
CUISINE: A wide variety of steaks and South African meat-based dishes
DISTANCE: 9,3 km from De Zeven Guest Lodge
In a single word: steak. If you’re in the mood for an excellent grill, or a variety of local South African meat dishes, The Fat Butcher are specialists, and they’ve created a steak experience that’s second to none. Enjoy great meats, wine, and craft beer in a cosy, friendly atmosphere, every day of the week.
Banhoek Chilli Oil Company
CUISINE: Global cuisines with a focus on incorporating chili oils
DISTANCE: 4 kilometers from De Zeven Guest Lodge
Chefs’ Warehouse at Maison
CUISINE: Exciting, contemporary fine dining
DISTANCE: 18,4 km from De Zeven Guest Lodge
Sit back, relax and let chef David Schneider bring you a global tapas menu inspired by unusual and always-delicious flavour pairings. If you want choice removed from the equation and would just like to sit back and enjoy, we highly recommend Chefs’ Warehouse. Our only advice is the same as theirs: Expect the unexpected.
CUISINE: Local South African cuisine
DISTANCE: 4.5 kilometers from De Zeven Guest Lodge
Spek & Bone
CUISINE: Small plates eatery and wine bar
DISTANCE: 10,2 km from De Zeven Guest Lodge
Spek & Bone is located at a historic site next to the original Stellenbosch market, behind Oom Samie se winkel. This small plates eatery and wine bar is a real hidden gem, tucked away just off Dorp Street. The name is inspired by Bertus’ and his wife, Mareli’s, pets. “The restaurant is named after our pig and our puppy, Spek and Bone, who are (surprisingly) best friends and truly inseparable”, explains Bertus. The pets were named after the classic food combination of pork and beans. The authentic simplicity of the restaurant can be summed up in the Afrikaans saying ‘Om vir spek en boontjies te werk’ meaning to work for ordinary food, not for money.