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Buitenverwachting Restaurant

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26 Klein Constantia Road | Constantia, Constantia 7806, South Africa
+27 21 794 3522
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We recently visited Buitenverwachting for a wine tasting. The staff was great in describing the various wines. We decided to sat for lunch - the food was great and the service friendly and efficient.

Thank Emile_12
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Great spot tucked away in the city vineyards, more local than tourist, quietly becoming one of our favourites. Fantastic picnic option on a sunny day.

Thank Gareth B
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We called in on spec to visit this winery and enjoyed a wonderful wine tasting followed by lunch with exceptional personal service from (?) Thinas and the best meal of our holiday. Thank you for fitting us in. The quality of the food, it's presentation and service were all excellent. Fine dining at very reasonable price. We were blown away!

Thank Jancar50
Norwich, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Our favourite meal during a two week stay in Cape Town. We dined at La Colombe two days earlier. This one has it by a considerable margin We are not fans of 'tasting menus' preferring a greater choice which is what you are offered...each choice stylish and tasty. A number of factors count towards a memorable meal ; comfort, company... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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286 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

That was our last stop before flying back home. Food is lovely but service is terrible. I had to stop the waitress to have a table as no one was noticing us, long time to table our orders and bring the food and drinks. Waitress wasn't able to suggest a wine pairing for the food we ordered but the food... More 

Thank edubimonte
Kokkedal, Denmark
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

we had not make any reservation, but our hostess was able to squeeze us into this fantastic place. the food was more than excellent, my husband got springbok and I a plate with Moroccan food.

Thank Helle H
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

It was a really hot day when we were here for lunch recently but sitting in the courtyard we remained nice and cool. Our food was absolutely delicious, beautifully presented and perfect portion sizes. Great wine from the estate and excellent service, loved it!!

Thank Kay T
London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

It was a lovely, very hot day and we visited some winery's. For our lunch we popped in the restaurant. The location with the big garden beautiful. We ordered some starters to share for the table. So everyone tasted everything. Delicious. The main courses and sweets where very good and light for this high temperatures. Good wine from there own... More 

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Wuppertal, Germany
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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We had a most enjoyable evening, due to the company we were in. The food was good, excellent scallops, duck liver parfait very good ( plating of this dish awful ) pork belly delicious, ( again, plating leaves much to be desired) the steaks good. Excellent wine, from the estate. One would expect if one ordered sparkling water, not to... More 

Thank Helene I
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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507 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Set in the very heart of "rural" Constantia, Buitenverwachting is a truly special place - a true gem. Excellent wines, good restaurant, friendly & knowledgable staff all in a magic setting. My favorite wine is their Buiten Blanc but there are many others to choose from. Prices reasonable. Plenty of parking. Beautiful walks in surrounding vinyard.

Thank Marguerite W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?