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Overture at Hidden Valley

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European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Hidden Valley | T4 route, off Annandale road, R44, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 2721
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Cawthorne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Theatre over Substance We have eaten at the Overture several times since 2014. Last year it was brilliant, but this year - what a transformation!!! No wonder this establishment is slipping down the reviews at a pace. I don’t post negative reviews but felt on this occasions it was warranted for the reasons highlighted below. Our dining experience was as... More 

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cheshire UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent five weeks in the Cape area and ate in many of the top restaurants, this was the best. Best for food, presentation, service, ambiance. Visited twice with different friends and it was consistently good (lunchtime)

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Ripley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Hidden Valley vineyard is well hidden: you head south from Stellenbosch on the Somerset West road and turn left onto the Anandale Road. Shortly afterwards Turn right as signposted towards the Ernie Els vineyard and keep on up the hill to the end of the road. Great things are happening here: the restaurant is being built further up the... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overture is simply an amazing restaurant. We went there for lunch with rather high expectations after reading some reviews and yet we where blown away! A three course lunch menu was indeed six servings (!) and every bite was a fabulous experience. Add to that: 1) a beautiful place in a stunning environment and 2) 450 rand/person!!! Absolutely lovely!

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second visit.... dissappointing.... After an amazing experience here in 2016 we were very excited to return during our holiday 2017... the setting is glorious.... beautiful views... beautiful food and outstanding service from smiling, happy, enthusiastic staff.... was what we expected.... only to find, chef not being there that the staff were stretched.... literally running around, serving every table, requests for... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Had the worst experience with unprofessional staff at the Hidden Valley. Had been there more than 5 times in the last year with internationale visitors and then at my last visit they were not able to serve me, though i had not confirmed my booking in the morning which i have never done before. The staff even said they had... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

I go to this place since several years and I was never disappointed. Food and service is perfect. I do not understand that some people here complain about the service. Maybe they are self a bit the problem. On my last visit, 2 days ago with 3 friends, they only had 2 starters, but both were very good. Form the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The perfect pairing of delicious dining and a view across the valley. Linger here, this is an exploration of food; a community of people sharing their pride of place and a destination every traveller needs on their itinerary. Overture is spellbinding. Booking is essential.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent view,food and good service,new parking area nearly completed,beautiful gardens and dam(top chef Bertus Basson)

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

The cape is blessed with a large number of great wine farms and restuarants...amazing views, great good and excellent service. Overture does not disappoint!! A is a dining experience, rather than just a meal. They only really to 2 or 3 course set menus, which can be a problem if you don't want too much. However, the portions are such... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hidden Valley | T4 route, off Annandale road, R44, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 880 2721
Description
In November 2007 Overture Restaurant, situated on Hidden Valley Wines - a wine farm anchored into the side of the Stellenbosch hills - opened its doors for the very first time. Starting from humble beginnings, Overture soon became a destination for great food, service and wines. Since then, Chef Owners Bertus Basson and Craig Cormack have taken Overture to new heights with accolades as prestigious as being in the Eat Out top 10 for five years in a row and acquiring three stars in the Rossouw's Restaurant guide for four years running.You will find Bertus behind the pots at Overture while Craig focuses on his salt range, Amouleh.

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