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Trading Hours
Tasting Room :
Mon - Sat: 09:00 - 17:00

Kitchen :
Tues - Sat: 12:00 - 15:00
Cheese Platters served until 16h00.
The Big Easy Stellenbosch by Ernie Els
La Gratitude was built in 1798 by the first Reverend of Stellenbosch. It boasts a blend of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture and is known as “The Grand Old Lady”. The building has been gently and tastefully renovated to provide the home for Ernie Els’s new signature wine bar and restaurant.

We serve a wide selection of more than 170 wines, some of which you can sample from the cellars of the owners. Our proprietors own Rupert wines with L’Ormarins and Anthonij Rupert wines; Rust en Vrede; Guardian Peak; Ernie Els Wines and Audacia Wines. The fifth partner owns Villa di Buona Speranza olive oil from Lucca in Italy which is especially imported for using at The Big Easy.

If the finest cuisine prepared with the freshest ingredients whets your appetite, then plan to enjoy the delicious taste of laid-back luxury served with a hint of history.

Head chef: JP Lopion

MENU: The Big Easy A la Carte Menu | The Big Easy Seafood Special (click to download files - PDF format)...

SPECIALS: The Big Easy Drinks Menu (click to download files - PDF format)...

FACILITIES: Alfresco | Child friendly | Functions | Licensed | Parking | Vegetarian | Wheelchair

Opening Hours
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7h30am - 10h00

Weekends and Public Holidays 8h30am - 11h00

Lunch: Monday - Sunday 12h00 - 15h00
Dinner: Monday - to Sunday 18h00 - 22h00

CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS: Closed on Sundays, Good Friday, Christmas Day & New Years Day
From the R44 coming from Somerset West, turn right at a set of traffic lights into Dorp Street.

Travelling from Cape Town on the N2, take the Baden Powell off-ramp to Stellenbosch. Turn right at the 2nd set of traffic lights. Proceed through one traffic light. At the 2nd set of traffic lights, turn right into Dorp Street.

Travelling from Cape Town on the N1, take the Klapmuts off-ramp to connect to the R44, direction Klapmuts and Stellenbosch. Proceed through three traffic lights. At the fourth traffic light, turn left into Dorp Street.

Once in Dorp Street, you will pass a BP fuel station on the right hand side. The Big Easy Restaurant, a magnificent Cape Dutch style house, is 20m up from BP on the right hand side.

If you turn right from Dorp Street into the entrance of The Big Easy you will be in the parking area, this parking area stretches all the way around the back and other side of the building. There is also a huge piece of open ground behind the building where you are able to park. There is more than enough parking around and behind the building and we have a security guard monitoring the area.
GPS Coordinates and Map
Latitude:-33.94000000  Longitude: 18.86000000

Phone +27.218873462
Large groups welcome  Child friendly  Wheelchair access
  Open - Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su  Pub  Rel
WINE ROUTE: Stellenbosch
Tel: +27.218813588   Fax: +27.218813688   Email:  
Annandale Road (R44) P.O. Box 7595, Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa
Ernie Els Wines (Pty) Ltd      2004/008991/07
Proprietor: E. Els & H. Von Staff-Reitzenstein - Directors: S. Makin, E. Oblowitz, M. Sander, L. Strydom, H. Von Staff-Reitzenstein, J. Von Staff-Reitzenstein