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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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“amuse bouche” (33 reviews)
“sorbet” (19 reviews)
“caesar salad” (16 reviews)
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European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
26 Klein Constantia Road | Constantia, Constantia 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Two words : never again! Went there for lunch with a friend as a birthday treat, i felt ashamed i can tell you that. The interior needs urgently an update, but the dishes are more important and they were terrible. Even my 5 year old...More

2  Thank Lucky A
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We are very fortunate to have had the opportunity many excellent restaurants around the world, but are delighted to report that this was one of the best. A wonderful ambiance overlooking the vineyards, superb courteous & efficient service. And brilliantly presented food - delicious flavours,...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The food was beautifully presented, the service was great, the extra treats over and above the dishes ordered were a wonderful surprise, appetisers, palate cleansers, a lovely pudding with Happy Birthday written on it. The setting overlooking the vineyards, is exquisite. It was my 15...More

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to host a celebratory dinner. Excellent service, and food. The estate / house red wine was really good. They added a Malaysian appetizer on the house which was excellent. Good drive coming back from the restaurant to the city - seeing the city...More

Thank mcsc-squared
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This stylish fine dining restaurant is excellent - food beautifully presented, tasty and good value with the complimentary cold soup tasting, sorbet to clean the palette and petit fours afterwards. The ambience is sedate with the tables well spaced and the noise level low .

1  Thank Tessa S
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We made the perfect decision choosing Buitenverwachting as our daughter's wedding reception venue on the 28th December 2016. We couldn't fault a thing, from the exceptional and delicious food to the organisation and planning by Yolanda. The service by all the staff was professional and...More

Thank ruthie5017
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is the small restaurant/coffee shop at Buitenverwachting over looking the inner courtyard. The menu is limited but everything is really good and much cheaper than the main restaurant. Whilst the service needs to be jacked up the overall experience is very pleasant. For me...More

1  Thank lynton1
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed an excellent lunch with my client. The food was excellent and the additional chefs samples were a welcome boon.

Thank Dieter T
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We went back to Buitenverwachting, which used to be the top Cape Town restaurant 20 years ago, and where we had many a romantic and delicious outing, for our wedding anniversary. It must have changed hands because although it still has great staff and service,...More

Thank Fathima D
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Initial greeting was a tad cold as we had the temerity to ask for a table overlooking the vineyard. After that it was all superb Staff food and wine were really excellent So much so we have rebooked for our last night in Constantia

Thank Ian M
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Clare B
22 December 2017|
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Response from evertverhagen | Reviewed this property |
Nope. They do not allow this
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Maressa F
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
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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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Buitenverwachting offers a elegantly casual dining experience, with design and menu reflecting the authentic character of the wine estate. A new wine library was established for pre-dinner drinks and tasting experience of rare and vintage wines.
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