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Poplars Restaurant

Racecourse Road | D'Aria Winery, Durbanville 7550, South Africa
+27 21 975 5737
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good17%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible21%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (13 reviews)
“cheesecake” (6 reviews)
“our waiter” (23 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hours
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Racecourse Road | D'Aria Winery, Durbanville 7550, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

Attended an end of a year work function on Friday, 7 December 2018 with a group of 27 people. Service was POOR! and in an attempt to save face to the guests, we had to act as waiters. With an end result of 2 people...More

Thank VisitingCT123
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On Saturday evening we booked a table for 10. There were only 7 chairs, it took countless requests & approx 1 hour later we got 2 additional chairs! Added to the excitement was the fact that our waitress would take an order & then disappear...More

Thank Lynnvs2309
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were a group of 15 people that booked a table for a birthday celebration. Upon arriving at the specified time nothing were ready. we were seated next to the pizza bar and that is where it all started. It was as if we were...More

Thank Bosbeerwp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service poor - table not attended to, not cleared, had to go find the waiter to get the bill. Food quality poor, skimped on the ingredients and overpriced.

1  Thank Marika S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the night in the accommodation on the D'Aria wine farm, we decided to have breakfast at Poplars, the service was non exsistant, the drinks service was terrible and the staff had to be reminded of the orders that had not been served yet....More

1  Thank DT02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The outside location is nice under the trees and umbrellas with the birds singing. The burgers were nice. Unfortunately the service was slow and inattentive.

Thank Pete F
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Arrived fairly late in the evening. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. Had a great meal.

Thank 77bridgeto
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Our visit to Poplars today with our guests that flew in yesterday was a complete disappointment from the minute we sat down. Firstly, We ordered bloody mary and bucks...none in stock. Then opted for fruit cocktail...surprise none in stock. Ordered breakfast, food was cold after...More

3  Thank Navigator41649940736
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We popped in on a sunny Sunday morning without a booking and they were very accommodating and happily found us a table. The staff were very friendly and efficient. We had eggs benedict and they were happy to replace my muffin with extra mushrooms as...More

Thank mojonessa
Bushell2015, Owner at Poplars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Hi, Many thanks for your review. We hope to see you back at Poplars soon. Kind regards, Malcolm

Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Took 2 older family members for a treat lunch out. Perfect kingklip and delicious prawns. Burger cooked a perfect medium and even a great side salad. And such a relaxing time under the trees. Great service from from Annie too- friendly, helpful and accommodating. Will...More

Thank murambirosecafe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Racecourse Road | D'Aria Winery, Durbanville 7550, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Durbanville
  • Phone Number: +27 21 975 5737
  • E-mail
Nestled between mature gardens on the beautiful D'Aria Wine Farm, Poplars Restaurant is housed in a heritage Cape Dutch Farmhouse, one of the oldest in the Durbanville Wine Valley. The elegantly decorated rooms provide for intimate but relaxed winter evenings in front of the many open fires. The large shaded garden provides an idyllic spot to wine away lazy summer days, whilst sharing charcuterie and mezze boards. The Italian inspired menu caters to a wide range of tastes that is complimented by award winning wines from the winery and surrounding area. Both the 'Backyard' (braai area) and Bar are popular with locals in the evenings, with a live music a weekly occurrence. Only 30 minutes from both Cape Town city centre and the International airport, Poplars is the ideal escape for conferences, corporate events and private events, including weddings. The restaurant is open daily from 10am for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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