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Buitenverwachting Restaurant

26 Klein Constantia Road | Constantia, Constantia 7806, South Africa
+27 21 794 3522
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
26 Klein Constantia Road | Constantia, Constantia 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant had been recommended by friends, who told me it would be difficult to book on spec, but out of season it proved easy. My wife and I had a most delicious lunch, 3 courses with wine produced in their own vineyard, at a...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a group of 12 here - outstanding menu, wines and food. Honestly one of the best meals I have eaten on all my travels. Highly recommend.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a special place. From the moment we arrived and were ushered into the dining room we were transported to a calm, beautiful space for intimate dining. The food was delicious and the service was just the right level of attentiveness whilst leaving you...More

Thank LiveWorkTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buitenverwachting has a very solid reputation for excellence inside South Africa and beyond. Set in the beautiful Constantia wine valley of Cape Town it is a place of high quality. Their wines are superior and the food wonderful. We have been visiting over many years...More

Thank saswcpr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service and food were both outstanding. Many menu choices and some vegetarian options. The view from the restaurant over the vineyards was breathtaking. A quiet place for a romantic lunch, a restaurant truly worth a visit, we will return.

Thank LeslieMarg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was night when my partner and I got to Buitenverwachting. But even in the dark we could see that it was a beautiful wine farm. The restaurant itself was incredible. Beautifully decorated and cozy. We got a seat right at the fireplace. Everyone was...More

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend who knows the Cape Town area well and we were not disappointed by our experience - especially the food and the wine. We were advised to book before we left the UK and were glad that...More

Thank LeBaronRouge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We fell in love with Buitenverwacting since our first visit to Cape Town in 2010. So every time we go to Cape Town we HAVE TO come here. Very beautiful place and lovely staff. The food is good BUT the portion is a little bit...More

Thank Nuna W
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We had a delightful trip to Buitenverwachting and a scrumptious tea . The setting is so pretty under the oaks , and the scones were freshly baked and well presented! If you enjoy a rural surrounds , and a good tea close to town ,...More

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I love food and I love this venue. Waitrons are impecable and the food simply sublime. The decor is sumptuous and view breathtaking. Always a treat and a reminder that great food and superlative service is on my doorstep.

Thank Michelle K
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Maressa F
In avarage how much would a couple pay for a meal at this restaurant?
15 April 2017|
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Response from LorenzoMarco | Property representative |
Good day ! Our starters range between R 120 - R 150, Main Course is at around R 210 to R 250 and Desserts at R 95
Leo d
What are opening times during the winter period?
14 June 2016|
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Response from 337Hans_M | Reviewed this property |
Not open in the winter months. I also believe the owner of Buitenverwachting has closed the picnic's forever which is a pity.
I'm actually asking about La Colombe and Greenhouse as well as Buitenverwachting. Their websites only mention very expensive tasting menus. Do they have a regular menu to order off of as well? Thank you.
12 April 2016|
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Response from Nina V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they all do have regular A la Carte menus.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Klein Constantia Road | Constantia, Constantia 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Constantia
  • Phone Number: +27 21 794 3522
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