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 Establishments, of which the first he opened as chef and owner in 2007. His restaurants has been awarded prestigious accolades from the Eat Out guide and Rossouw’s Restaurant guide. Since 2007, his establishments have grown into a family of restaurants that now includes Chorus, Eike, Spek & Bone, Geuwels, Clara’s Barn and De Vrije Burger.

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.

Bertus is a popular television personality, bringing his years of experience to the table with series including In Die Sop: Restaurant Evolusie and Sjefhuis, as well as The Ultimate Braai Master, Brood en Botter and Goed, Beter, Bertus.

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. This 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, Geuwels, Clara’s Barn, 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.

Bertus is a popular television personality, bringing his years of experience to the table with series including In Die Sop: Restaurant Evolusie and Sjefhuis, as well as The Ultimate Braai Master, Brood en Botter and Goed, Beter, Bertus.

CHORUS restaurant logo

CHORUS is our new restaurant that opened at Waterkloof Wine Estate in Somerset West on the 18th of October 2022. CHORUS serves a seasonal four and six course menu. Our focus is simple, focused, seasonal cooking, where the menu is dictated by ingredients. The wine list celebrates Waterkloof wines, as well as feature wines from other South African producers.

Lunch served Tuesday – Sunday
Dinner served Thursday – Saturday
Tel: 021 858 1491
E-mail: info@chorusrestaurant.com
Address: Chorus at Waterkloof Wine Estate
Sir Lowry’s Pass Road,
Somerset West, 7129

Eike is nestled in an old historic building in the famous Dorp Street of Stellenbosch, 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. Eike is about being inspired by being a South African, and celebrating our food heritage. Bertus and Head Chef Kyle du Plooy believes that tradition paves the way for our future. For lunch we serve a 2 or 3 course menu and for dinner a 3 or 5 course menu.

Tuesday – Saturday
Lunch: 12:00 – 15:00
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)

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!) and for a curated tapas menu with big, bold flavours, best shared with friends and paired with specially selected South African wines. For a more intimate celebration, email us to reserve our lush private conservatory, which seats maximum of 8 people. The Bassons find great joy in fantastic food, great wine and an incredible playlist, and you’ll find all of these at Spek & Bone.

Tuesday – Saturday
Lunch: 12h00-14h30
Dinner: 18h00-21h00
Address: 84 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch, 7600
Tel: 082 569 8958
E-mail: info@spekenbone.com

Vergenoegd Geuwels logo

Geuwels, an Afrikaans word for ‘gables’, is situated on one of South Africa’s oldest working farms, Vergenoegd Löw, where the graceful Cape Dutch Homestead has undergone extensive restoration to reinstate its significant historical value. Drawing inspiration from South African produce and ingredients, Head Chef Drikus invites you and the whole family to join us for breakfast, lunch or a leisurely afternoon picnic on the werf. Our lunch menu offers a selection of South African small plates, which can be enjoyed in one of multiple indoor or outdoor dining spaces.

Tuesday – Sunday
Breakfast: 08h00 – 11h00
Lunch: 11h30 – 15h30
Address: Geuwels at Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate
1 Vergenoegd Road, off Old Faure Road, Faure, Stellenbosch Wine Route*
Tel: +27 (0)21 202 43 73
E-mail: geuwels@vergenoegd.co.za

*Please note that there is a new entrance to Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate via Old Faure Road. Some maps may still indicate the old entrance off Baden Powel Drive.

Clara’s Barn is a beautifully appointed restaurant in the oldest barn in the Western Cape at Vergenoegd Löw, a working wine farm. Our inspiration for Clara’s Barn is a modern South African Farm kitchen. We serve a 3 and 5 course menu. The kitchen is headed up by Drikus Brink.

Clara’s Barn has a function room that can seat up to 80 guests.

Lunch Tuesday to Sunday
Dinner Friday and Saturday

Address: Clara’s Barn at Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate
1 Vergenoegd Road, off Old Faure Road, Faure, Stellenbosch Wine Route*
Tel: +27 (0)21 202 4372
E-mail: claras@vergenoegd.co.za

*Please note that there is a new entrance to Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate via Old Faure Road. Some maps may still indicate the old entrance off Baden Powel Drive.

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 won the Eat Out Everyday Eatery Best Burger Award in the Western Cape for 2019. We invite guests to drop in and enjoy a burger and a bevvie with us, seven days a week. We’ve got plenty of inside and outside seating, and a private room available to hire for intimate celebrations. For queries, please contact us via email

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

Adress: 13 Drostdy Street, Stellenbosch
E-mail: info@devrijeburger.com
Monday – Sunday: 12h00 – 20h00

Now Available on Uber Eats:

(Unfortunately, no reservations and no telephone orders accepted)

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

Contact details for all our establishments, in one place!

Chorus

Lunch served Tuesday – Sunday
Dinner served Thursday – Saturday
Tel: 021 858 1491
E-mail: info@chorusrestaurant.com

Eike by Bertus Basson

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

 

Spek & Bone

Tuesday – Saturday
Lunch: 12h00-14h30
Dinner: 18h00-21h00
Tel: 082 569 8958
E-mail: info@spekenbone.com

Geuwels

Tuesday – Sunday
Breakfast: 08h00 – 11h00
Lunch: 11h30 – 15h30
Tel: +27 (0)21 202 4373
E-mail: geuwels@vergenoegd.co.za

Clara’s Barn

Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday
Dinner: Friday & Saturday
Tel: +27 (0)21 202 4372
E-mail: claras@vergenoegd.co.za

De Vrije Burger

Adress: 13 Drostdy Street, Stellenbosch
E-mail: info@devrijeburger.com
Monday – Sunday: 12h00 – 20h00

(Unfortunately, no reservations or telephone orders accepted at De Vrije Burger.)

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