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The Jordan Restaurant with George Jardine

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African Fine Dining International
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Attributes

  • Romantic
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Great Views
  • WiFi
  • Fireplace
  • Wine Estate
  • Gourmet Guide Plated
  • Gourmet Guide Plated 2019

Highly acclaimed chef George Jardine and award winning winemakers Gary and Kathy Jordan have joined forces to open a new restaurant in the grounds of Jordan Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. The Jordan Restaurant is located next to the estates tasting room and seat up to 80 guests, either indoors or outside on the patio, opened its doors on the 1st of December 2009.

The partnership brings together the Jordans, owners of one of the countrys best known and respected wineries, with former South African Chef of the Year Jardine, whose eponymous restaurant in Cape Town was recently listed in the San Pellegrino Worlds 100 Best Restaurants for the second year in a row.

George Jardines menu focuses on local and seasonal ingredients sourced from South Africas best suppliers and producers. The restaurant houses a selection of the finest seasonal South African cheeses in a walk-in cheese room. Guests are able to join George Jardine in the cheese room to make a personal selection.

Gourmet Guide Description

'simple sophistication in an enviable setting'

Jordan Wine Estate in Stellenbosch is where chef George Jardine and his head chef Kyle Burn have created a loyal following. In summer take your seat outdoors on the deck where you may enjoy lake and vineyard views, in winter cosy fires and heartwarming comfort food satisfy every sophisticated soul. In any season, you will want to share the friendly ambience of the chefs at work in the open kitchen taking immense care in the preparation and plating of their beautiful dishes.

These timeless yet distinctive dishes are accompanied by full representation of Jordan wines plus vintage and regional wines. Flavourful treatment of local quality produce is a hallmark here, starting with breads baked on site at the bakery. Expect delicious dishes like rabbit confit with compressed apple and red cabbage slaw, and a tasty, comforting starter of avocado with arancini. The Chalmar sirloin, cooked to perfection and served on a superb Jerusalem artichoke risotto in winter, is sublime. The butter-roasted, crispy quail and the guava and vanilla-chocolate dessert are noteworthy. Chef Kyle describes his food as contemporary, yet guests often say exemplary.

If it is more of George's genius that you desire, head to nearby Jardine Restaurant in the centre of Stellenbosch, or to Restaurant Seven in Somerset West.

"We thrive on fresh and seasonal ingredients and constantly work on new skills and development." Chef Kyle Burn

Reviews (437)

4.6 out of 5.0
Food 4.6
Value 4.4
Service 4.6
Ambience 4.7
  • Marcia M. Dined: 5 days ago
    3.8
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 3.0
  • Gail R. Dined: 5 days ago
    1.5
    Food 3.0
    Value 1.0
    Service 1.0
    Ambience 1.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 12 Sep 21
    Yesterday was a bittersweet dining experience. Booked a table for 5 about 2 months ago. Rocked up, balloons in hand, to celebrate birthdays. We were seated near the entrance, the first table to be seated. About an hour later, as more people started to arrive, we were asked to move because apparently we were too loud and the ‘older people at other tables had complained’. Older white people. At the time we were the only table with persons of colour. I was shocked at the request. Although the manager (white female) was ‘nice’ about it, the request made me feel uncomfortable. Reluctantly we moved to an isolated table where we weren’t very visible. Behind a wall, in fact, next to the fireplace. My friends know that usually I wouldn’t keep quiet about experiences like this. I suppose I was too shocked and angry at the same time and I knew if I verbalised my emotions I wouldn’t have been diplomatic. I didn’t want to cause a scene and ruin the day, but by the time we were seated at the new table we all just poured out our emotion processing what had just happened. I’ve experienced this type of request in Cape Town before. Triggering moment for me. For all of us. In hindsight I’m asking, why didn’t the older white people move? Why did we have to succumb to their need? Was our aesthetic not suited to the establishment despite being paying persons too, yet our money was accepted just as easily as theirs was? Jordan, perhaps use this as a learning experience. I definitely won’t be back and won’t recommend your establishment to other people, specifically brown and black people. The experience made me wonder how your employees are treated as they’re all brown and black. Lesson for me: don’t stay in places where respect isn’t served. Don’t post photos of your food when you’re made to feel insignificant. Hold people accountable for making you feel this way through their questionable actions and requests. Over all rating Food: 3 out of 5 (reluctantly provided. Your dessert menu could use some work. The soufflé was disappointing) Experience: 0 out of 5 Racism: 5 out of 5

  • Donald K. Dined: 5 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 12 Sep 21
    As noted above, we were very pleased with the entire experience. Lazarus was exceptional and pre-empted my requirement for a Birthday treat for our guest. WE WILL BE BACK Jenny and Don Keith

  • Sadia C. Dined: 6 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 11 Sep 21
    Beautiful food in a gorgeous, cozy setting!

  • Lizette S. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 09 Sep 21
    Always a great experience !

  • Ken P. Dined: 1 week ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Charl C. Dined: 1 week ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Christo D. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    3.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 3.0
  • Karen T. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 30 Aug 21
    Truly enjoyed the hospitality and the food! Thank you.

  • Helen H. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 30 Aug 21
    Wonderful afternoon and celebration.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday 12h00 - 14h00
  • Wednesday 12h00 - 14h00
  • Thursday 12h00 - 14h00, 18h00 - 19h30
  • Friday 12h00 - 14h00, 18h00 - 19h30
  • Saturday 12h00 - 14h00, 18h00 - 19h30
  • Sunday 12h00 - 14h00
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