Choose a location

Real-time

Helenas Restaurant

Reservations Collection Delivery
Contemporary South African
RRR

Attributes

  • Romantic
  • WiFi

Rated #4 of 236 restaurants in Stellenbosch as voted for by client reviews on the leading global restaurant review platform. Rated #1 African Restaurant in Stellenbosch. Helena’s Restaurant aims to serve heritage food with finesse, often with a subtle twist in the detail – turning the familiar into the spectacular. The menu is designed to reflect the bounty of the Cape, with specific emphasis on freshness and food provenance. At Helena’s, good unpretentious food and special wine add to the pleasures of life.

Reviews (600)

4.6 out of 5.0
Food 4.6
Value 4.5
Service 4.7
Ambience 4.5
  • Lizanne M. Dined: 2 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 26 Jan 23
    Fantastic service and delicious food - really recommend

  • Ernst B. Dined: 2 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Liz L. Dined: 3 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 25 Jan 23
    We have eaten here many times, the food is delicious and the location is just right. We like to sit outside on the verandah but you do need to make sure you have a reservation, as this area is very popular.

  • David O. Dined: 6 days ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 24 Jan 23
    The food was excellent (one of the best fish dishes I’ve ever had), as was the service which was nicely paced , instead of one course on top of the next as is the fashion with a lot of establishments!

  • Marianne C. Dined: 5 days ago
    3.3
    Food 2.0
    Value 2.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 23 Jan 23
    Taste of the food was good nut everything was extreme salted. The chef should taste his own food!!

  • Yvonne V. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 20 Jan 23
    James was amazing, he made us feel very special and took excellent care of my father who was celebrating his 72nd birthday. The food was excellent and we could not have selected a better restaurant to finish our trip in South Africa.

  • Marc M. Dined: 1 week ago
    4.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 19 Jan 23
    We had a great dinner at Helena’s. Competent and friendly staff, very professional and very good food. Location is unbeatable and this is the dinner place to be if you visit Stellenbosch.

  • Pauli N. Dined: 1 week ago
    4.3
    Food 4.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 18 Jan 23
    The marengue in Palvola was a disastour. Please fix that!

  • Marielle Dined: 1 week ago
    4
    Food 0.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 18 Jan 23
    The evening was great, the food was basically good. Unfortunately, three of nine people got sick afterwards.

  • Andrew R. Dined: 1 week ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 15 Jan 23
    Lovely food, beautiful venue, and fantastic service, especially by James, our waitor. Only downside of sitting by the pool was a very noisy generator from the venue next door. If going during load shedding, best to sit inside or out front!

Show More

Book a table

Favourite

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12h30 - 14h30, 18h00 - 21h30
  • Tuesday 12h30 - 14h30, 18h00 - 21h30
  • Wednesday 12h30 - 14h30, 18h00 - 21h30
  • Thursday 12h30 - 14h30, 18h00 - 21h30
  • Friday 12h30 - 14h30, 18h00 - 21h30
  • Saturday 12h30 - 14h30, 18h00 - 21h30
  • Sunday 12h30 - 14h30, 18h00 - 21h30