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Gåte

WE ARE OPEN FOR BOOKINGS

Gåte Restaurant is open for lunch bookings, Wednesdays till Sundays, seating 12:00 – 14:30.

Dinner reservations are open from Friday to Saturday, seating between 18:00 – 18:30.

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GÅTE RESTAURANT AT QUOIN ROCK

Wine estate restaurant in Stellenbosch

Welcome to Gåte Restaurant in Stellenbosch. Imagine a culinary adventure that is refreshingly rooted in Southern Africa, an adventure filled with surprises, one which captures your imagination and engages your senses.

This is the promise of our Quoin Rock restaurant dining experience at our restaurant, Gåte, pronounced “gah-tey”. The Norwegian origin of the word translates as ‘the entrance of a labyrinth’ or a ‘riddle’, symbolising a gateway to an extraordinary dining experience and a delightful puzzle to be decoded. Seating only 40 people, Gåte provides an intimate and inspiring fine dining experience as one of the best restaurants in Stellenbosch.

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GÅTE RESTAURANT in Stellenbosch

Sustainably-sourced menu 

One of the many aspects that makes our wine estate restaurant in Stellenbosch unique is that our menu is sustainably and locally-sourced. All dishes at Gåte Restaurant include at least one ingredient grown on the Quoin Rock Wine Estate. All ingredients are sourced locally to ensure maximum freshness and to support our local community.

A work of art from starter to setting

As a guest at our Stellenbosch restaurant, you’ll experience a clever dialogue between the built environment and the beauty of the natural surroundings. Each dish is presented as a work of art on a plate that often echoes nature’s intricate shapes and forms. They are installations of colour, miniature architectural masterpieces and curated tastes—playful, exciting, and unexpected.

Fine dining Stellenbosch restaurant

A variation of menus at Gåte start from three-course daytime dining to the full Chef’s experience of a seven-course dinner. 

No matter which menu you choose, our dishes combine flavours that make you pause, shut your eyes and draw on your imagination.

Along with superb customer service and attention to detail, this is fine dining at its most elegant.

Pairing with Quoin Rock wines

Gåte Restaurant pairs each dish with Quoin Rock Estate wines, including Quoin Rock Shiraz, Quoin Rock Red blend, our Black Series MCC and our Rose Bellini Namysto Festive series MCC. 

We also offer tea-pairing during COVID-19 regulations and for those who prefer not to drink wine. Teas are chosen with equal care to enhance the flavour of the food.

Gåte Restaurant by Day

Our day-time experience may include Gåte’s lunch menu, or an open-air Stellenbosch picnic. If you would love a small taste of something special while exploring the Stellenbosch area, opt for a charcuterie platter while enjoying a Quoin Rock wine tasting

DAY MENU
R 600 pp | three course

FIVE COURSE TASTING MENU
R 650 per person
R 1000 with wine pairing

FIVE COURSE VEGAN TASTING MENU
R 550 per person
R 900 with wine pairing

Please note that the SEVEN COURSE TASTING MENU is also available upon request. Booking made 24 hours in advance and before 13h30 

Allow at least two hours for your daytime Stellenbosch dining experience

Gåte Restaurant by Night

Gåte Head Chef Jack Coetzee is inspired by Southern African ingredients, local cooking techniques and farm-to-table cooking—drawing from the bountiful array of ingredients available on his doorstep. Gåte Restaurant’s seven-course tasting menu is varied and ever-changing according to the season. Each dish is a work of creative mastery and culinary genius. 

SEVEN COURSE TASTING MENU
R 950 per person
R 1450 with wine pairing

SEVEN COURSE VEGAN TASTING MENU
R 750 per person
R 1250 with wine pairing

Allow at least four hours for your evening dining experience.

An award-winning Stellenbosch restaurant

2019

Global Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner

2019

Haute Cuisine Global Winner

2019

Molecular Cuisine Global Winner honour

2019

World Luxury Restaurant Awards’ Best Head Chef – Global Winner

2019

Outstanding Architecture Continent Winner: Africa

CONTACT US

 

+27 21 888 4750
gate@quoinrock.co.za

Quoin Rock Wine Estate, Knorhoek Road,
Knorhoek Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600

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OPENING HOURS

 

Daytime Experience:

STRICT SEATING HOURS
Wed – Sun, 12:00 – 14:30

Evening Experience

STRICT SEATING HOURS
Friday – Sat, 18:00 – 18:30

DEPOSIT

 

To avoid disappointment, we secure your booking with a per head deposit of R300. Payable at time of reservation, via a secure third party channel, Dineplan.

Kindly note, this is a non-refundable nor transferable amount.  

CANCELATION

 

If any of your reservation plans change, kindly inform us 48 hours in advance. 

In this instance, the full deposit will be refunded.

We allow a 30 minute grace period per the time of booking. If there has been no notice, the reservation becomes null and void.

CHILD POLICY

 

Gåte, as a fine dining restaurant, does not encourage brining young children along.

As an alternative, we offer our bespoke Picnic Experience.