Indulge in a Winter Culinary Delight at Avontuur Estate Restaurant

Nestled in the breathtaking Stellenbosch region, Avontuur Estate Restaurant stands as a testament to exquisite dining and a celebration of the senses. Voted the No. 1 Restaurant in the Helderberg on TripAdvisor and awarded Best Date Night Restaurant for both 2021 and 2022 by listeners of KFM94.5, Avontuur Estate Restaurant offers an unforgettable dinner experience that tantalises the taste buds and enchants the soul.

As you arrive at Avontuur Wine Estate, you are greeted by sweeping vineyards and majestic mountains that set the stage for an unforgettable evening. The restaurant itself is housed in a beautifully Cape Dutch-style manor, exuding an air of elegance and history. With its warm and inviting atmosphere, you’ll immediately feel a sense of tranquility and anticipation.

The heart of Avontuur Estate Restaurant lies in its dedication to gourmet cuisine. Led by a team of talented chefs, the menu showcases a harmonious fusion of local and international flavours, expertly crafted using the finest seasonal ingredients. Whether you’re a fan of seafood, succulent meats or vegetarian delights, the menu offers a diverse range of options to cater to every palate.


Start your culinary journey with delectable appetisers such as the Salmon Roses with prawn and avocado delicately wrapped in salmon, topped with caviar and served with wasabi mayonnaise, pickled ginger and soya sauce.

The combination of flavours, textures and presentation is sure to impress. The delicate wrapping of salmon, the richness of avocado, and the addition of caviar create a luxurious experience. The accompanying wasabi mayonnaise, pickled ginger, and soy sauce add a delightful balance of heat, tanginess and umami.

Another delicious starter is the Baked Camembert wrapped in a flaky phyllo pastry. The Baked Camembert wrapped in flaky phyllo pastry is a true treat for the taste buds. The combination of the warm, gooey center of the cheese with the delicate crispness of the pastry is simply irresistible.

The contrast in textures and flavours creates a delightful experience, especially when the cheese oozes out invitingly. It’s a perfect starter to savor and enjoy.


The Westcoast Sole prepared with a delicate touch of lemon and dill sounds absolutely divine. This dish showcases the freshness and tenderness of the sole, allowing its natural flavours to shine.

The addition of lemon and dill provides a refreshing and zesty burst, elevating the overall taste profile. It’s a combination that promises a delightful dining experience, where every bite takes you on a journey of flavours. Fresh, vibrant vegetables prepared with care and expertise add a wonderful balance of flavours and textures to the dish.

If you’re in the mood for something a bit more indulgent, the Roasted Duck is sure to satisfy. The Roasted Duck with Van der Hum orange sauce and caramelised orange sounds is absolutely flavoursome and delicious. The succulent and flavourful duck, paired with the tangy and sweet notes of the orange sauce and caramelised orange, creates a symphony of flavours that is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

The combination of savoury and citrusy elements adds a delightful contrast, making each bite a delightful experience. It’s a dish that exemplifies the art of balancing flavours and textures. Each bite is a symphony of flavours that will leave you craving more.


Avontuur Estate Restaurant offers a delightful dessert that provides a sweet conclusion to your dining experience. Prepare to be enchanted by the unforgettable Deep Fried Ice Cream served alongside a luscious butterscotch sauce. This dessert combines warm, crispy exteriors with creamy, cold ice cream, creating a heavenly contrast of textures.

Each spoonful is a harmonious blend of flavours, with the richness of the butterscotch sauce complementing the indulgent ice cream. It’s the perfect way to end your culinary journey on a truly decadent note.

The restaurant also boasts an extensive wine list, showcasing the finest wines from the Avontuur Estate vineyards, ensuring a perfect pairing to enhance your dining experience.

Avontuur MCC Brut NV

Avontuur MCC Brut is a sparkling wine produced by Avontuur Estate, known for its exceptional quality and taste. It offers a delightful balance of crispness and elegance, with fine bubbles that dance on the palate. It is perfect for celebrating special moments or adding a touch of sophistication to any occasion.

Crafted from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. On the nose, it offers an explosion of cranberry and nectarine aromas, accompanied by a delightful undertone of freshly baked bread. This bright and medium-bodied sparkling wine delivers a palate filled with abundant flavours. Adding to its complexity are subtle hints of minerality and lovely floral notes. With a fine mousse and crisp acidity, it culminates in a refreshing finish.

Avontuur Rosé 2022

Crafted from a blend of Pinot Noir and Pinotage grapes, the Avontuur Rosé presents a delightful medley of fruit aromas, resembling a vibrant fruit basket. As the wine opens up, zesty ruby grapefruit notes take the spotlight, accompanied by delicate hints of pink candy.

On the palate, this rosé wine offers a light and fresh experience, boasting a well-balanced crispness that enhances its overall appeal. With its fruity character, the Avontuur Rosé reveals subtle background notes of strawberry, making it an ideal choice for everyday enjoyment. Indulge in this fruity and refreshing rosé for a delightful wine experience.

As daylight fades, the restaurant transforms into a haven of romance and charm. Soft lighting and flickering candles set the stage for an intimate and enchanting dining experience. Whether you’re enjoying a meal in the elegant dining room or savouring the fresh air on the outdoor terrace, the restaurant’s ambiance enhances every moment, making it ideal for a romantic dinner or a special celebration.

Avontuur Estate Restaurant offers an unrivaled dinner experience that combines culinary excellence, picturesque surroundings and impeccable service. From the first bite to the last sip, every aspect of your evening at Avontuur Estate Restaurant is carefully curated to create a memorable and unforgettable journey for your taste buds. If you find yourself in the Stellenbosch region, a visit to Avontuur Wine Estate and Avontuur Restaurant is a must for anyone seeking to indulge in a true gastronomic adventure.

Tasting Room Opening Times Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8.30am – 4pm
Tasting Room Contact +27 (0) 21 855 3450,
Restaurant Opening Times Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Wednesday through to Saturday. 9am – 9pm, Breakfast and lunch only on Sundays & Tuesdays. 9am – 5pm
Restaurant Contact +27 (0) 21 855-4296,
Where R44, Somerset West, Stellenbosch

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