Wellington Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Wellington

July 16, 2017 Joeann Galban

Discover the best restaurant in Wellington, South Africa including Noop, Terra Mare, Seasons at Diemersfontein, The Red Table, The Stone Kitchen, Oude Wellington Restaurant, Ridgeback Wines - The Deck Restaurant, Under Oaks Pizzeria, Tea under the Trees, Cattle Baron Grill and Bistro
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1. Noop

127 Main Street, Paarl 7646, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +27 21 863 3925
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 734 reviews

Noop

Welcome to Noop. We hope you feel at home here, because that is how we think of our restaurant. After all, we spend more time here than we do at our homes. Our beautiful heritage building breathes warmth and hospitality. We know many of our guests by name; some of them have become our friends.As for us, we were customers before we became owners. Noop was established in 2005, and we had an affinity for the restaurant when we took it over in 2012. It's still as popular with returning locals as it is with visiting tourists, and we've kept everything people love about it while also making it our own. There's plenty for you to choose from, and we're sure that you'll find something you like. The meals are all fresh and so is the inspiration on our specials board. If you have special requests, we'll try our best to accommodate them. Whatever you order, you can enjoy it knowing that we make the same kind of food here as we do at home. Unpretentious. Often spontaneous. Always delicicious.

Reviewed By GillyS_13 - Somerset West, South Africa

We had an excellent meal at Noop. The food was delicious. The service and staff were good. We were given the Wine list to select from, unfortunately the prices were totally exorbitant. Not sure why the prices are so high! It would be better to bring your own wine and pay a corkage charge.

2. Terra Mare

90A Main Street | 7646, Paarl 7646, South Africa Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Fusion, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +27 21 863 4805
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 767 reviews

Terra Mare

This spot has a well-deserved long-standing reputation. Expect to find consistent food (that ever-elusive ingredient to success) and friendly, efficient service thanks to the personal care of the owner, Olivier, and his family team.<br>This popular Paarl restaurant offers an intriguing mix of European-style dishes with the best that this area has to offer. The owners, Olivier and Delenia Jaeggi-Wright, he being Swiss and she of Italian descent, bring a European sensibility to a cuisine that is never precious, but concentrates on maximum flavour in generous portions - the kind of cooking that has made it a favourite with the locals for many years. Helping Olivier with the cooking is Thabo Nqadini, who has been at Terra Mare for 9 years, adding his very own African touch to the Swiss style of the house....

Reviewed By Billy B

We booked months in advance and they damaged to lose the reservation. I took my confirmation email to make sure we got in. That aside we had a lovely evening it what must be a top restaurant in Paarl. The place was full but the ambience calm and relaxed. The serving staff are efficient and good natured. They were seen to take little problems in their stride and were always smiling.
We both had filet steak which was beautifully cooked. We noticed that many of the other diners were locals who were regulars which was a good sign. The prices were acceptable the evening was without doubt excellent value for money.
Lovely restaurant - highly recommended.

3. Seasons at Diemersfontein

Jan van Riebeck Drive, Wellington 7654, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch +27 21 864 5060
Excellent
41%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 109 reviews

Seasons at Diemersfontein

Reviewed By Ashsaw - Surrey, United Kingdom

This restaurant was recommended otherwise we would never have visited it. It seems very much under the radar which is surprising as the estate is a third-generation wine farm.
We were the only people in there and so had great service.
Two of us had the fillet steak which was fantastic, probably the best of our trip. Very tender with an excellent pepper sauce. Good vegetables too.
Lovely views, good experience.....

4. The Red Table

Sonstraal Road | Nederburg, Paarl 7646, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch +27 21 877 5155
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

The Red Table

Nederburg presents the restaurant, The Red Table, situated in its iconic manor house, a national monument. It has been passionately created in collaboration with well-known Cape Town foodie, Andrea Foulkes, and offers locally-sourced, fresh food in a comfortable and historic atmosphere. The accent is on tasty, simple but superb eating with flavours to match the award-winning range of Nederburg wines. Signature favourites include the duo of lamb, venison burger, fillet steak and pork belly. During the summer months, the restaurant spills out onto the Terrace and sprawling Gardens against the backdrop of vineyards and the towering Drakenstein Mountains. In the fragrant and lush Gardens surrounding the manor house, you&apos;ll find leisurely spots in the cool shade of the age-old trees you can enjoy fare created to complement Nederburg&apos;s delicious wines. With fireplaces ablaze during the winter months, the plush and comfortable interior of the manor house is the perfect setting for leisurely meals shared with family and friends when chilly outside.

Reviewed By Eddie G - Cape Town

It is very difficult to fault this restaurant this is my forth visit and it was just as impressive as the previous visits, service and food is faultless, the Chef even come to the table to check that everything is OK.
The menu is limited but I would say there is something for everyone, but I dont think you could go there on a regular basis, the wines are superb and reasonably priced it is 5 * for sure. One slightly disappointing minor matter is the salt and pepper grinders have obviously be refilled numerous times and labels are peeling off the bottles, given the attention to detail with everything else that is something they should fix.
Highly recommended worth a visit.

5. The Stone Kitchen

Bovlei Road | Bovlei Division Road, Wellington 7654, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$24 - HK$78 +27 21 873 6770
Excellent
41%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 89 reviews

The Stone Kitchen

An Owner managed family bistro offering simple home cooked dishes to enjoy with wines, dishes include The Stones Burger, filled sandwhiches and vineyard platters. A winery restaurant with amazing views of the majestic Haweka Mountains, situated off the beaten track along a gravel road - a truly rural and homely dining experience. On the lower slopes of their estate, in Dunstone Winery Abbi & Lee offer a casual light bites menu to enjoy with wine tasting. The Stone Kitchen is Child-friendly offering kiddie snacks and a great indoor and outside play area.

Reviewed By Huw D

Spent the evening here with friends. It's was a quiet evening in the restaurant which may have been a bonus. The menu was simple and yet would cater for most tastes. Good selection of wine. The beef fillet was lovely. A friend's said the Pork belly ribs were the best they have ever had.
The cheesecake was the only dessert and it was a little disappointing. Other than that I would go again.

6. Oude Wellington Restaurant

303 Bainskloof. R | Oude Wellington Brandy Estate, Wellington 7655, South Africa Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards African, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner +27 21 873 2009
Excellent
63%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 195 reviews

Oude Wellington Restaurant

Chef owners, John & Susanna Tecklenburg , a well known husband & wife team in South Africa, welcome you with a warm heart to their restaurant set in a authentic Brandy distillery dating back to 1795. Serving country-style contemporary continental cuisine with a South-African twist from a bistro style, ever changing black board. Local, fresh farm produce. Some of the best wines in Wellington features on the wine list. Open Mondays to Saturdays for LUNCH and DINNER & Sundays LONG LUNCH

Reviewed By Julianne T

had a wonderful evening under the trees. food was such a delight, the dutch chef gave us wonderful flavours that all came together beautifully. we had a couple of different things and everything was delicious. Very well prepared and so well flavoured. One of my best meals in Wellington.
Staff was very friendly and the owner, very warm and chatty and made us feel very comfortable in her restaurant. would definitely go back if in Wellington and highly recommend it.

7. Ridgeback Wines - The Deck Restaurant

Langverwacht Farm, Windmeul, Paarl 7630, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast HK$141 +27 21 869 8068 ext. 205
Excellent
42%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 76 reviews

Ridgeback Wines - The Deck Restaurant

The Deck Restaurant,Ridgeback Wines, located at our wine tasting centre, overlooking a small dam with 25 species of waterfowl,located in the tranquil landscaped Gardens where you can enjoy a glass of Ridgeback&apos;s fine wine together with a light meal.Breakfasts are served from 0930 to 1130 and lunches from 1200 to 1530. Tuesdays to Sundays. Home Style, casual dining. Dishes vary from our popular platters, to salads, home style steak n Kidney pie to delicious steaks.

Reviewed By JohanAntoinette R - Paarl, South Africa

We went here because we knew the wine was great!!Ryno gave us an excellent well studied taste with a choice of 3 white and 2 red or 3 red and 2 white option.He was amazing and the wine exquisite!!The children played outside and fed the geese,swans and Khoi fish.The Thai platter was stunning and the children happy with their chicken nuggets.When you go take good friends and spend the day there

8. Under Oaks Pizzeria

Under Oaks Wine Farm, Northern Agter, Paarl 7646, South Africa Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$31 - HK$55 +27 21 869 8962
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Under Oaks Pizzeria

Restaurant situated on a wine farm 3 km outside Northern Paarl. Laid-back atmosphere with stunning views of farm dam, farm animals and Mountains. Casual outside dining area under trees, inside area housed in old wine cellar with lots of character. Fire-place in winter.

Reviewed By georgestof - Durbanville, South Africa

My wife, myself and a few friends enjoyed an excellent wine tasting/pairing here last week.
Thereafter, we had lunch at the restaurant. Their main attraction is their pizza and pasta under the oaks. I have eaten here before and found the service and the food to be as good as ever.

9. Tea under the Trees

Main Road, Paarl 7646, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +27 82 825 5666
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 85 reviews

Tea under the Trees

Reviewed By Marizeth94 - Paarl, South Africa

Debbie, Nicky and Amanda was a dream team to work with. They gave special attention to detail and listened to all of our requests. With their help we were able to host the best kitchen tea for a special bride to be. What an amazing place with amazing people. Thanks a lot!

10. Cattle Baron Grill and Bistro

16 Zion Street | Pontac Manor Estate, Paarl 7646, South Africa Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$149 - HK$196 +27 21 872 5577
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 245 reviews

Cattle Baron Grill and Bistro

The Cattle Baron in Paarl is a Company owned store. It is a modern, streamlined, more efficient operator than its predecessor. The store is currently owned by Ronnie Dick, CEO of Cattle Baron Steak Ranches and Franco Adams; who has been with Cattle Baron for over 13 years. He operated as head Chef and still functions as Projects and Development Manager for the Group. Franco will be the face of the business.The Cattle Baron caters for the discerning businessman and the family dinner. We also contribute to the community by providing a Senior Citizens lunch buffet at reasonable prices. Sunday&apos;s we have a family open day with a choice of a la carte or our famous buffet with a variety of delicious roasts. Renowned for our mouth-watering steaks - the secret of our success lies in the preparation of our meat. Our perfectly aged, grain-fed beef is wet-aged ensuring our steaks are consistently juicy, tender and full of flavour. At Cattle Baron we offer a unique menu with simple, home-cooked dishes that reflect traditional elements of food. We pride ourselves on delivering to our customers elegant dining and unsurpassed standards of service in relaxed surroundings.

Reviewed By crisluce2014 - Pretoria, South Africa

We visited this restaurant on my birthday and WOW what a fantastic evening.
My fillet was cooked to perfection and the side dishes were excellent. Good ambience. The service was excellent. Stafford our waiter was very helpful and every request was not a problem. Thank you for a great dinner and excellent service.

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