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Poplars Restaurant

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European, International, Contemporary
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Racecourse Road | D'Aria Winery, Durbanville 7550, South Africa
+27 21 975 5736
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a great lunch in Paarl Fairview I can't help but be disappointed. Ordered the cold meats to share and a off the menu salad. The meats arrived with two butter portions already opened and empty. I wondered what else had been recycled. The salad came after a chase up and was reasonably good. However all the salad leaves had... More 

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Thank Don M
Chef_Hayley, Manager at Poplars Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Day Don M, We would like to offer our sincere apologies for the lunch you experienced at Poplars Restaurant. We have taken your comments on board and we strive to improve upon the mentioned issues. We hope that you join us again so that we can provide a dining experience that should have occurred the first time. Regards, Chef... More 

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have not been a fan of the main Poplars restaurant following some pretty ordinary experiences some years back. However, when friends asked us to make up a party for a Friday evening with live music at the Backyard it sounded like a time to re think our earlier ideas on Poplars. Big mistake.... The venue is great, with an... More 

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Thank Dave H
Chef_Hayley, Manager at Poplars Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Day Dave H, Thank you for taking the time to add your review of our restaurant and your experience. We appreciate the feedback and we have held a meeting to rectify the points you mentioned. We are striving to become one of the top restaurants in Durbanville. Please contact me on (021)9755736 when you are next in the area... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks so much to Megan-Lee Cooper for being a wonderful waitress! Poplars has great food and exceptional service. Will definitely be coming back soon!

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Thank Wendy W
Chef_Hayley, Manager at Poplars Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Day Wendy W, Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Poplars Restaurant and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. I will pass on your comments to the team. Best wishes, Chef Hayley Weston More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here for both my birthday and a breakfast and has never disappointed... in winter get a place close to the fire it's really nice !!

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Thank Schalk V
Chef_Hayley, Manager at Poplars Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Day Schalk V, Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your experience at Poplars Restaurant. We are looking forward to your next visit. Best wishes, Chef Hayley Weston More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A year ago today we got married at D'Aria.. We thought it was only fitting to spend our first anniversary at Poplars and we are so glad we did! The food was absolutely amazing and so was the service. My husband and I had the lamb and fillet.. each prepared beautifully.. to end we had the New York cheesecake to... More 

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Thank Laura M
Chef_Hayley, Manager at Poplars Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Day Laura M, We are so happy we got to share your special day with us at Poplars Restaurant. Thank you for the lovely review. We hope that you visit us again soon, and if not, please entice your family & friends to come on your behalf. Warm regards, Chef Hayley Weston More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

As Durbanville locals, we are always out on the prowl for new experiences at our local restaurants and venues. Rarely do you find a spot that offers good food, great wine and some live music all in one. This is exactly what we experienced. The pulled Pork Pizza is highly recommended. The romance in the air from the live music... More 

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Thank Dave V
Cape Town
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We came here for breakfast and the food was disappointing given the high prices, and service a bit tardy. I was a bit disappointed as this little spot lacks its former lustre.

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Thank nealandjenns
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Four of us enjoyed excellent breakfast options at Poplars on a Sunday morning. The service was efficient. The food was tasty and the venue peaceful.

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Thank wwil2016
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

I have eaten at this restaurant some years ago It has become a great disappointment The value for money was simply not there The Table was not even decorated after paying some R 600 per head you would think things could be done with love and attention The service was friendly but not professional The food was not in anyway... More 

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Thank Issy L
Cape Town
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Poplars Restaurant, not very nice of you... I booked a table on 15 Nov 2016 for 17h30 on 24th Dec 2016 and even received a booking confirmation per sms. I specifically asked if they would be open then. I received a call today from them to hear that they are closed and made a mistake with the booking and they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cuisine
European, International, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
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 5736
Description
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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