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Steam Restaurant

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5 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 886 4842
09:00 - 00:30
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 00:30
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice place to relax, drink a cold one and taste some very nice cuisine. Selection is Tapas sized so order different dishes to taste.

Thank Yannis H
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a table out on the street, enjoyed the craft beer and watched the world go by. Starters ribs and the crumbed cheese spicy and good. I had the house burger glad the sauce was on the side. If you like it with a bite, it meets the criteria. The Oma's bobotie was far from the advertised real thing.... More 

Thank Simon T
Frankfurt, Germany
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the food and cocktails at Steam - everything on the menu looked delicious, plus there's plenty to choose from. We ended up with sundried tomato & pesto pasta, and the tuna fish-of-the-day which were both delicious. Absolutely recommend the gin cocktails - one with earl grey tea and one with rooibos were both really tasty & unique. Cool... More 

Thank Kait_2014
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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41 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had several enjoyable afternoons (and one evening) at Steam. Their Milkshakes have some variety: from the usual vanilla, to the smooth flake milkshake, and the interesting jelly bean milkshake. I just find them abit pricy. I quite enjoyed their poppers and also their very lively and friendly service.

Thank David K
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointed. Has a great decor and staff attire but that is it. Makes a deal of serving gin but cannot accomodate 2 out of 3 selected cocktails as out of ingredients! My nachos was served with 'off' sour creme. As early in the evening was this 'left overs'? My curry sauce was over thickened and floury. Overall not an... More 

Thank Alain M
George, South Africa
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I really like the "off the wall" feel of this establishment. It has quirky décor, and the waiters are dressed up to reflect a similar ambiance. I really enjoyed the food. This is real South African cuisine. It was so damn good, that I insisted we go a second time when I was in town again . The only little... More 

Thank Frans2005
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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142 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Nice place to have dinner with friends, Steam has nice burgers and very nice tapas. The coriander meatballs and the fried Camembert were very nice starters. The cocktails are average, stay way from the Mojito. They have a decent selection of craft beers, and the service is good, if not quirky.

Thank Nakkiran
Ladysmith, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Live music upstairs some nights. Good assortment of snacks and meals. Walking distance to galleries and other restaurants

Thank debm168
Somerset West, South Africa
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A promising venue from the look of it, until the bad service spoiled it. Varied menu with many specialities that we did not get to as we walked out waiting for our drinks after 20 mins

Thank stuartdt1956
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Recommendation from Twice Guesthouse (June 2015). Delicious food, great ambience, cosy courtyard - fire burning bright. Visited again for my birthday - another good experience, however, the food took some time coming from the kitchen, but we were served nachos and sour cream while we waited. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Leigh - Anne K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
09:00 - 00:30
09:00 - 00:30
09:00 - 00:30
09:00 - 00:30
09:00 - 00:30
09:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 886 4842
Definitely not listed under Stellenbosch yet...

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