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Abingdon Wine Estate

D369, Lions River, Howick 3260, South Africa
+27 83 463 8503
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (19 reviews)
“pork belly” (8 reviews)
“creme brulee” (2 reviews)
Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
D369, Lions River, Howick 3260, South Africa
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Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great food and highly education when it comes to the wine. However, the owners wife is abrasive, impolite and slightly abrupt to say the least. Will be hard to return.More

Thank jodi p
AbingdonEstate, Owner at Abingdon Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2014

Sadly, after a really lovely day which everyone seemed to really enjoy, the day was marred by one member of the group trying to split the bill into 16 individual breakdowns. After standing at the till for over an hour and refusing to be budged...More

Reviewed October 15, 2014

We visited Abingdon Wine Estate last month and had a wonderful few hours enjoying the wine tasting and the delicious meal that followed. The owners are hands on people and Ian was most knowledgeable in explaining the various wines which were amazing. We then settled...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed August 14, 2014

Stunning setting, a cozy restaurant and a nice pub like area for wine tasting. So sorry the restaurant was closed

Thank Lindy B
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Abingdon is in a lovely part of the midlands and the estate is quite beautiful, with its outside seating area in the garden and fireplace inside. We went for the wine tasting and were somewhat disappointed. It was chaotic! The wine was barely explained to...More

1  Thank Yachal_D
AbingdonEstate, Owner at Abingdon Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2014

I am so sorry you had a disappointing day at Abingdon regarding our wine tasting experience, particularly as Abingdon is known for the personal experience we offer our guests and for Ian's passion and long ramblings about the wines he produces. Unfortunately, although no excuse,we...More

Reviewed May 7, 2014

Another awesome experience. Popped in last year, when they weren't open, so returned when they were. Met at the bar by Ian, who shared his passion and knowledge of wine with us. Jane chatted between preparing the food, as if we were old friends. We...More

Thank Judi J
Reviewed March 18, 2014

It has been 18 months since we visited the wine farm the first time. We popped in late on a Saturday afternoon and were greeted like old friends. Spent some time tasting the new vintages and then enjoyed some wine on the verandah with a...More

1  Thank doppierunner
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Abingdon came highly recommended by our B&B operator. We ended up going twice. What a lovely place, with excellent hosts, brilliant wine and gorgeous food. If it is chilly, book a table near the fireplace. We especially enjoyed the host and his wife's stories. Bring...More

1  Thank bnohr
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Quaint small restaurant with warm cosy atmosphere. Fire place. Very homely, Only better as you are served and cooked for. Very delicious food, beautifully presented. Take home wine is expensive but worth every glass.

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed September 26, 2013

We did not eat here but sat for more than an hour chatting to our host and wine maker. I can only take my hat off for this couple who started a wine farm against all odds! To be honest, not Western Cape quality but...More

Thank Genie-Mari
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Very special to have our own little Stellenbosch here in SA! Even if you are not a wine enthusiast this place is beautiful and the food is delicious. Magnificent food and the best hosts you will ever find. I absolutely LOVE this place!

Thank Princessetami
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: D369, Lions River, Howick 3260, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Howick
  • Phone Number: +27 83 463 8503
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