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Poplars Restaurant

Racecourse Road | D'Aria Winery, Durbanville 7550, South Africa
+27 21 975 5737
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good18%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible21%
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“pork belly” (13 reviews)
“sirloin” (5 reviews)
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European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Racecourse Road | D'Aria Winery, Durbanville 7550, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love sitting under the trees for lunch on a Sunday afternoon, especially if there’s not much wind as during our Sunday lunch visit. What a nice cool beautiful setting. It was concerning that, the friendly obviously still in training waitress, had to keep coming...More

Thank GerritPretorius
Bushell2015, Owner at Poplars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Gerrit, Many thanks for your review. We are in the process of training afew new waitresses/ runners at the moment - I'm sorry that it showed in our service. I will certainly take up your comments re the wine with our Landlords. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting on the water under the trees. Wines are great, food is great. One of my fav places to take a little break from reality.

Thank Jessie v
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very nicely done, however the service was moderate, I also had an issue with water I had ordered but they quickly sorted it out. Over all not a bad experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends expecting awesome lunch. Steaks were half fat, service disgusting and slow, Irish coffee full of stale cream ... dare I go on?

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went with 2 friends for lunch, it took some time before our drinks order was taken. A soda water was also ordered at the same time as the wine, took 45 minutes to arrive. Food was delivered to the table, there were no condiments and...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Non exciting menu No pork belly No risotto No service Only a lot of attitude Hallo! Wraps for a Sunday lunch??? And you need time!!! Very slow😖

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We had such a great, first experience at Poplars. Evans was incredible - and super accomodating, really going above and beyond to make our evening spectacular. One could argue that his personality was better than the food, but it'd be a tough debate because the...More

1  Thank Shane T
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We had a wonderful evening at Poplars restaurant. The food was excellent the best homemade burger and yummiest don Pedro! Our waiter Thabani was outstanding and provided personal service with a wonderful sense of humor. We have just relocated from Joburg and so far it’s...More

1  Thank robyntaff
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Waited for about 15mins before we were even brought menu's, had to ask waitor and wait quite a while to bring us glasses for our champagne, after another 10mins wait got wet glasses (looks like they were just rinsed). Everything we asked for was a...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I don't usually wrote complaints or bad reviews - but this entire experience was terrible... never expected to pay THAT much for such terrible service, food and mangers concerns... The wine was good, but the beer was warm and the service slow as a sloth.......More

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings
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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