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Helena's Restaurant at Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel and Spa is one of the best restaurants in Stellenbosch


at Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel and Spa

Over 810 five-star reviews on TripAdvisor

Although we are located inside of the beautiful Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel, we welcome reservations and walk-ins from outside patrons – subject to availability. Thank you for considering Helena’s. We are open seven days a week. Please note you are welcome to bring your own wine, we charge a corkage fee of R60 per bottle.

Helena's Restaurant Menu
Be Inspired

Helena’s Restaurant at Coopmanhuijs: Where the familiar is made spectacular by an ambiance of celebratory anticipation, as guests rediscover the flavours and textures of good, honest food – which lie at the heart of South African cuisine.
Helena's Restaurant Beautiful Table Settings
The Story

Enjoy sincere hospitality in our exclusive and stylishly appointed 16-room five-star boutique hotel, ideally located in the historic heart of Stellenbosch. At Coopmanhuijs, we afford you as much attention and privacy as you may require.
Helena's Restaurant Tables Outside

We cater for private functions and small groups, celebrating special events like birthday’s, private dinners, special anniversaries, baby showers, functions, book launches, canapé- and year-end functions and more. Please email us for a quotation.


Someone who receives friends and gives no personal care to the meal prepared for them, is not worthy of having friends.

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755–1826)


“This is fine dining at its best”
Gov M, April 2019TripAdvisor
“One word can describe Helena’s, that is FABULOUS”
Gwelshald, March 2019TripAdvisor
Gwrenn, Jan 2019TripAdvisor
“Excellent Fine Dining”
Pompeysunrise, Jan 2019TripAdvisor
“Delicious dinner!”
MariuzzaGP, Granges-Paccot, Switzerland Mar 2019TripAdvisor
“Wonderful experience”
Alexssouza01, Mar 2019TripAdvisor
“Culinary Experience to Remember”
JanineMoolman, Mar 2019TripAdvisor
Donna C, Mar 2019TripAdvisor
“Experience not to be missed!”
Paulocorbucci, May 2019TripAdvisor
“Class. A great innovative restaurant on Church Street in Stellenbosch.”
Joedus, Cologne, May 2019TripAdvisor
“It’s a beautiful venue that with great restaurant that will cater for all your taste buds.”
Charlmostert, May 2019TripAdvisor
“Excellent food and even better service.”
889daveg, May 2019TripAdvisor
“Excellent food and even better service.”
889daveg, May 2019TripAdvisor
“One word can describe Helena’s, that is fabulous.”
Gwelshlad, March 2019TripAdvisor
“Beautiful restaurant, I loved the decorative wallpaper, twinkle lights and colourful pots.”
Jessica121698, March 2019TripAdvisor
“Excellent Meal with Great Service”
travellinman2009, March 2019TripAdvisor
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