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Tuesday, December 30, 2014


(Stef van Vuuren & Athlone Mills with the award. Pic by Peter MacIldowie)

My favourite restaurant receives a prestigious award for the second year running. (Report by Caroline Smart)

Stef’s Table at Schoemansville is a little culinary gem on the surroundings of Hartbeestport Dam that you either know about or you don’t. Those who do know about it will undoubtedly recommend it as one of their favourite restaurants. Those who don’t, have a treat in store.

Stef’s Table is an intimate restaraunt run by chef Stef van Vuuren and Athlone Mills. The a la carte menu offers international, French and South African cuisine in a relaxing and delicious dining experience. This is borne out in that - for the second year running – Stef’s Table has received the prestigious 2015 Accredited American Express Platinum Card Fine Dining Restaurant award.

“I feel greatly honoured to have won this award twice and to be acknowledged for our restaurant quality,” says van Vuuren. “Awards also provide a major challenge because you are now virtually competing against yourself! To me, one customer is as important as the next. We aim to give a standard quality of service to everyone. We want each customer to have an enjoyable dining experience from start to finish - from the moment they drive in, until they leave.

Stef’s Table celebrates its 12th anniversary on St Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2015.

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Wednesdays to Saturdays and for lunch on Sundays. It is situated on 73 Scott Street in Schoemansville close to the Gem shop. The venue is licensed (corkage R45).

Vuuren and Athlone Mills will take a break in the last two weeks in January when Stef’s Table will be closed.  For more information contact 012 253 2384 or email: – Caroline Smart