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Bertus Basson

Eat Out San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Chef of the Year 2019, Bertus Basson, has a food philosophy rooted in traditional South African food culture with a modern outlook. Bertus is famed for the remarkable success of Overture, which he established as chef and owner in 2007. The picturesque winelands restaurant has been awarded prestigious accolades from the Eat Out guide and Rossouw’s Restaurant guide. Since 2007, Overture has grown into a family of restaurants that now includes Eike, Spek & Bone, De Vrije Burger in Stellenbosch, and The Deck on the farm at Hidden Valley. 

 As a chef, Bertus advocates believing in what you do, as well as having faith and confidence in your produce. His commitment to great food made with fresh, local ingredients, and an acute attention to detail is the key to the culinary success for which he is highly regarded. He sees his work as an important responsibility – to express South African heritage, and creatively tell the stories of our history, our people and our food.

 His emergence into media and television as a host and judge on The Ultimate Braai Master, Brood en Botter and Goed, Beter, Bertus has made him a popular television personality and recognisable throughout South Africa.

Bertus Basson

Eat Out San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Chef of the Year 2019, Bertus Basson, has a food philosophy rooted in traditional South African food culture with a modern outlook. Bertus is famed for the remarkable success of Overture, which he established as chef and owner in 2007. The picturesque winelands restaurant has been awarded prestigious accolades from the Eat Out guide and Rossouw’s Restaurant guide. Since 2007, Overture has grown into a family of restaurants that now includes Eike, Spek & Bone, De Vrije Burger in Stellenbosch, and The Deck on the farm at Hidden Valley. 

 As a chef, Bertus advocates believing in what you do, as well as having faith and confidence in your produce. His commitment to great food made with fresh, local ingredients, and an acute attention to detail is the key to the culinary success for which he is highly regarded. He sees his work as an important responsibility – to express South African heritage, and creatively tell the stories of our history, our people and our food.

 His emergence into media and television as a host and judge on The Ultimate Braai Master, Brood en Botter and Goed, Beter, Bertus has made him a popular television personality and recognisable throughout South Africa.

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Eat Out San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Chef of the Year 2019, Bertus Basson, has a food philosophy rooted in traditional South African food culture with a modern outlook. Bertus is famed for the remarkable success of Overture, which he established as chef and owner in 2007. The picturesque winelands restaurant has been awarded prestigious accolades from the Eat Out guide and Rossouw’s Restaurant guide. Since 2007, Overture has grown into a family of restaurants that now includes Eike, Spek & Bone, De Vrije Burger in Stellenbosch, and The Deck on the farm at Hidden Valley. 

 As a chef, Bertus advocates believing in what you do, as well as having faith and confidence in your produce. His commitment to great food made with fresh, local ingredients, and an acute attention to detail is the key to the culinary success for which he is highly regarded. He sees his work as an important responsibility – to express South African heritage, and creatively tell the stories of our history, our people and our food.

 His emergence into media and television as a host and judge on The Ultimate Braai Master, Brood en Botter and Goed, Beter, Bertus has made him a popular television personality and recognisable throughout South Africa.




Overture restaurant is situated on the foothills of the Helderberg Mountain, where it found a home at Hidden Valley Wines. The restaurant has celebrated South Africa’s culinary heritage since its opening in 2007. From humble beginnings, Overture soon became a destination for great food, service and wines. Overture celebrates and champions South African produce – like ethically-sourced fish and organic maize. Bertus, Drikus, and the kitchen team aim to serve honest, simple, produce-driven cocking based on classical techniques. In Bertus’ words: “At Overture, you will not see any awards in the restaurant, as the cooking should speak for itself.”


Lunch served 7 days a week from 12h00
Dinner served Thursday – Saturday from 18h30
Tel: 021 880 2721 or 021 006 1039
E-mail: info@dineatoverture.co.za
Address: Overture at Hidden Valley Wines
T4 Route, Off Annandale Road
R44, Stellenbosch

Eike is nestled in an old historic building in the famous Dorp Street of Stellenbosch. Stellenbosch is also known as “Die Eikestad”  – The Oak City. Eike celebrates traditional South-African cooking to it fullest by drawing inspiration from nostalgic food memories. We are a country of diverse people and influences, but the one thing that brings all South Africans together is what we eat. We all travel, eat and then return inspired by our experiences. Eike is about being inspired by being a South African, and celebrating our food heritage. We serve a fixed menu, but are happy to accommodate specific dietary requirements. 


Tuesday – Saturday
Dinner served from 18:00
Tel: 021 007 4231
Address: 50 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch
E-mail: info@eikerestaurant.com

(Please Contact the Restaurant Directly for Parties Larger than 6)


The Deck at Hidden Valley is a casual self-help eatery, set on a floating deck with the most spectacular views in the winelands. Bertus loves eating burgers, and has created what he thinks is the most perfect burger in Stellenbosch. The menu is small and simple, but will always feature the star of the show – our 100% free range cheeseburger – and as of recently, our amazing wood-fired pizzas. 

Unfortunately, we don’t take reservations and are a weather-dependent outdoor venue, so please call the team at Overture at 021 880 2721 to see if The Deck is open on a particular day. If you would like to book The Deck for evening functions, please contact the team at Overture. 

Monday – Sunday : 11:00-16:00
Tel: 021 880 2721


Spek & Bone is located at a historic site next to the original Stellenbosch market, behind Oom Samie se winkel. This small plates eatery and wine bar is a real hidden gem, tucked away just off Dorp Street. The name is inspired by Bertus’ and his wife, Mareli’s, pets. “The restaurant is named after our pig and our puppy, Spek and Bone, who are (surprisingly) best friends and truly inseparable”, explains Bertus. The pets were named after the classic food combination of pork and beans. The authentic simplicity of the restaurant can be summed up in the Afrikaans saying ‘Om vir spek en boontjies te werk.’ meaning to work for ordinary food, not for money. 

We invite guests to join us under the oldest fruit-producing vine in Stellenbosch (How fitting!) to enjoy enjoy local seasonal ingredients made into sharing plates with big bold flavours, and paired with specially selected South African wines.

Monday – Saturday
Breakfast: 8h30-11h00
Lunch: 11h30-14h30
Dinner: 17h30-21h00
Address: 84 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch, 7600
Tel: 082 569 8958
E-mail: info@spekenbone.com

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100% Free range beef, double cheese, home made bun and all the trimmings.

After the success of The Deck at Hidden Valley, Bertus and Mareli decided that such a great burger recipe needs to be celebrated. So they opened De Vrije Burger – the home of great burgers and fries in Stellenbosch. De Vrije Burger keeps it simple, but amazing. So amazing, in fact, that the restaurant recently won the Eat Out Everyday Eatery Best Burger Award in the Western Cape for 2019.

With every De Vrije Burger purchased you get a De Vrije Roomys. 

Adress: 24 Simonsplein, 61 Plein street, Stellenbosch
E-mail: info@devrijeburger.com
Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 9 pm

(Unfortunately no reservations)

Following the same food philosophy based on quality local produce and South African cooking, Bertus and Adele Grewar launched Abundance Catering – with an aim to wow guests with delicious food at any type of celebration and event.

All Restaurants

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Overture

Lunch served 7 days a week from 12h00
Dinner served Thursday – Saturday from 18h30
Tel:
 021 880 2721 or 021 006 1039
E-mail: info@dineatoverture.co.za

Eike by Bertus Basson

Tuesday – Saturday
Dinner served from 18:00
Tel: 021 007 4231
E-mail: info@eikerestaurant.com

The Deck

Monday – Sunday : 11:00-16:00
Tel: 021 880 2721

Spek & Bone

Monday – Saturday
Breakfast: 8h30-11h00
Lunch: 11h30-14h30
Dinner: 17h30-21h00
Tel: 082 569 8958
E-mail: info@spekenbone.com

De Vrije Burger

Adress: 24 Simonsplein, 61 Plein street, Stellenbosch
E-mail: info@devrijeburger.com
Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 9 pm

(Unfortunately no reservations)

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