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Terroir

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Contemporary French
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Attributes

  • Child Friendly
  • Romantic
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Great Views
  • Wine Estate
  • Gourmet Guide Plated
  • Gourmet Guide Plated 2019

Terroir opened in October 2004, and has since become one of the most sought-after gourmet destinations in the Cape Winelands, placing Stellenbosch prominently on the culinary map. The restaurant is located on Kleine Zalze, a family owned wine farm that has risen to prominence both in South Africa and internationally thanks in particular to its award-winning Chenin Blanc and Shiraz.

Gourmet Guide Description

'source to sauce, excellence all the way' Many locals and visitors are drawn to Kleine Zalze wine estate and its picturesque setting, not just for wine and golf, but discerning food lovers flock too. A visit to this multiple award-winning estate, named the best new-world producer for the second year, suggests that you may want to start your sojourn with a wine tasting. Chef Michael Broughton is a maestro of simplicity, of creating comforting dishes that are robust in flavour, yet served with finesse. Self-taught, and legendary for instilling the foundation of fine dining in many a chef, he is known for his sublime sauces. "No single word could define our cuisine, but I'd say it's grounded in classic French methodology. We try to keep abreast of modern trends and expectations, but flavour is key," says Michael. He finds inspiration from books, technology and travel. "I often become intrigued by a single ingredient. This thought often germinates into a few ideas with added supporting ingredients which blossoms into a dish and sometimes not...this process could take a day or a few years." Be warned to take it easy on his delicious breads (baked twice daily with 'Sandy', a sour-dough starter that originated 14 years ago) preferably whilst sipping a Kleine Zalze MCC. Leave space for what will be a superb lunch or dinner, al fresco in summer, inside for a cosy meal in colder months. The fennel-cured and smoked trout with horseradish and Vichyssoise is best paired with the Kleine Zalze barrel-fermented Chenin Blanc. A generous portion of braised shoulder and grilled rack of Karoo lamb au jus with fregula, pickled mustard seeds, peas and bagna càuda, is hearty and comforting – a perfect companion for their Shiraz. The desserts, of which you will only manage one as dishes are generous, will have you delving into your diary to book a return visit. First time for the superb pistachio soufflé, second for the poached pineapple and third for the ultimate, the decadent crunchy hazelnut-centred cutie pie. "If you love what you do you will teach yourself, if you don't you'll have to be taught." Chef Michael Broughton

Reviews (436)

4.6 out of 5.0
Food 4.7
Value 4.5
Service 4.7
Ambience 4.6
  • Ubbo H. Dined: 6 months ago
    2
    Food 2.0
    Value 2.0
    Service 2.0
    Ambience 2.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 19 Mar 20
    It was a very good experience 3 years back & now 2020 it was very disappointing! It was not an exception anymore ! Your location remains perfect but the food & the service was not outstanding anymore.

  • Peter V. Dined: 6 months ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 17 Mar 20
    Super experience, as usual.

  • Frank G. Dined: 6 months ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 17 Mar 20
    A dining experience absolutely out of this world

  • Silke L. Dined: 6 months ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 14 Mar 20
    The most impressive treasure of this place are the extremely friendly, charming, attentive and amiable women and men who received us with a warm welcome and made our evening incomparably enchanting. Every single plate was a work of art for our eyes and mouth. The Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve was excellent. Your birthday surprise made my love speechless and touched his heart as well as his joy touched mine. Thank you all so much for this unforgettable evening. We returned one day later for a wine tasting and it felt like coming to a friend's house.

  • Andreas J. Dined: 6 months ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Kurt R. Dined: 6 months ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Hans L. Dined: 6 months ago
    3.8
    Food 4.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Anneke v. Dined: 6 months ago
    4.3
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 12 Mar 20
    Er is te weinig licht in de tuin je kan bijna niet zien wat er op het bord ligt dit vinden wij een nadeel.

  • Daisuke S. Dined: 6 months ago
    4.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 11 Mar 20
    Very nice place with reasonable price. This is the one of the best restaurant that I evev have.

  • Gerd M. Dined: 6 months ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
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Opening Hours

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