Chef Albert in the newly revamped Oude Werf Restaurant.

Chef Albert in the newly revamped Oude Werf Restaurant.

Oude Werf, the historic hotel in the heart of Stellenbosch, is excited to announce that their multi-million Rand renovations are over – with the hotel ready to show their ‘new look’ to guests and visitors.

The extended renovations have been managed by a dedicated arts and décor team, who were involved in all aspects of this extensive process.

“We tried to create an authentic experience by acknowledging, in a contemporary style, a strong sense of place – focusing on Stellenbosch and the rich Afrikaans history. With this, we also wanted to showcase local creativity and encourage the integration of in- and outdoors,” says team leader Riri Petousis.

The extensive renovations included revamped bedrooms and bathrooms and an updated dining area, among other improvements. Proudly South Africa’s oldest inn, the hotel has been careful to retain the rich heritage of the property, while still ensuring guests receive all the convenience of modern living.

A superior plus room at Oude Werf Hotel.

A superior plus room at Oude Werf Hotel.

“We are thrilled to enter the next phase of Oude Werf’s future, and would like to thank all our guests and Stellenbosch residents for being so understanding while the property was undergoing these much-needed changes. We feel the modernised rooms are cause for much excitement – but we also want to share what Chef Albert has been up to behind-the-scenes in our kitchen,” adds General Manager Elanie Fourie.

While Oude Werf Restaurant has always been a popular meeting place for everything from book clubs to investment groups, Chef Albert has been hard at work ensuring the menu is even more tempting. Guests can now expect to see dishes such as Sesame Crusted Atlantic Salmon with cucumber raita and sprouts and Char-Grilled Squid with sweet pepper, coriander, lime and mango on the menu.

For those needing something a little lighter, the breakfast and lunch menus will still offer favourites such as the fusion Bobotie wrap with caramelised banana and the much-loved Eggs Benedict.

“While everyone is used to the hustle and bustle of Church Street, we are happy to be able to offer visitors a quiet escape under a vine-covered terrace. Our restaurant is open to the public for all three meals – as well as Afternoon Tea – you don’t need to be an overnight guest to experience the charms of South Africa’s oldest inn,” says Chef Albert.

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