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Bistro Sixteen82

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Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Road | Steenberg Hotel, Constantia 7945, South Africa
+27 21 713 2211
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09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been to this restaurant on three occasions over the past few months - twice for lunch ( the last time during Cape Town's peak holiday season with high demands for reservations) and once for their locally produced champagne (Methode Cap Classique -or MCC) tasting. The ambiance is good and the location cannot be bettered. The food was well... More 

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Thank Andries L
Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Andries L Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our service and food. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. It was absolutely delightful to receive such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited the Bistro for Tapas and breakfast on a number of occasions with friends and family. Each time the food and service has been excellent and I would highly recommend a visit.

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Thank Paracon
Kerry K, Head Chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Paracon Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our tapas and breakfast. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible and look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Living in the area, we visit 1862 quite often and I love the interior, the location, the atmosphere, the food, and the wine. Service is also good so no complaints here.

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Thank 100Coconuts
Kerry K, Head Chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear 100Coconuts Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our restaurant. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible and look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It seemed to me that the kitchen is trading a little too much on its amazing location and brilliant wines and is just not trying hard enough. We went there for lunch and the menu is a little restrictive. Some starters brilliant, others lacked focus. Also a little too much sprinkling of chives on everything. Some of the flavors were... More 

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Thank Andrew K
Kerry K, Head Chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Andrew K Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We sincerely apologise that we did not live up to your expectations I can assure you I will look into the “over cooked” chicken livers as this is not our standard. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. Kind Regards Kerry... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked for lunch Fancied some decent food in a nice peaceful relaxing setting Found it here in this modern bistro Acres of space on this golf estate and set in colourful gardens and fountains Excellent waiter Shawn who believe it or not had several masters degrees and was a master carpenter looking to establish his own business He also knew... More 

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Thank dellockyer
Kerry K, Head Chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear dellockyer Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on Shaun's service and our food. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. It was absolutely delightful to receive such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards... More 

Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there twice with my wife and friends.I found the place interesting for the choice of wines and the nice atmosphere created by a very nice designer oriented decoration.The food is good the service very good.The only problem we had because of the strong wind we had to go inside and too many tables make the place uncomfortable and... More 

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Thank Gilberto B
Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Gilberto B Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your compliments on both our food and service. We have come to understand there is noise level problem when we are extremely busy and we are looking into our acoustics. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. We look forward... More 

Cape Town
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent meal here which was superbly prepared and presented but the presence of screaming infants at a Sunday lunch really spoiled this otherwise perfect outing for us. These days some parents seem to be totally oblivious of the fact that their unruly children make dining for the rest of us unpleasant. All the courses were beautifully presented,... More 

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1 Thank TouristGuide
Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear TouristGuide Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our food. We sincerely apologise about the unruly children, they do become a problem when parents choose not to respect other dinners. We are however looking into our acoustics. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. Regards... More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary at Bistro Sixteen82, and what an amazing experience. It was one of the best food experiences we have ever had, and it made our anniversary so much more memorable. I can highly recommend Bistro Sixteen82, and will definitely be back for more.

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Thank JannieHeath
Kerry K, Head Chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear JannieHeath Happy 10th Anniversary. Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our food. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible and look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I go there , I love the buzz the atmosphere, the staff are always excellent ,friendly and very knowledgeable .The bistro is tapas so you need to order a few dishes , the chips that are made from potato skins are a must ... delicious ..

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Thank mariaduae
Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear mariaduae Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our tapas. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible and look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch and had three courses with wine paring. The wine came in carafes instead of by glass so you are a bit drunk by the time you finish your desert. For the quality of the meal this restaurant is great value for money.

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Thank Mirga
Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Mirga Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our lunch menu. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible and look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Cuisine
European, Fusion
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Monday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Thursday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Road | Steenberg Hotel, Constantia 7945, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Constantia
  • Phone Number: +27 21 713 2211
Description
Named after the year in which Steenberg was established, Bistro Sixteen82 first opened its doors in 2009, and has been the tapas and bistro-style darling of the dining world ever since.

An innovative and interactive wine and food destination, the Bistro sits adjacent to Steenberg’s winery, and spills into its surrounding indigenous gardens with a terraced dining area leading to reflective water features, unfurling into views of the magnificent stone mountains and expansive winelands.

The Bistro Sixteen82 menu is a constant evolution, keeping up with seasonal produce and featuring inventive dishes that compliment the finest locally sourced ingredients. With Breakfast, Lunch and late-afternoon Tapas menus to choose from, the Bistro provides fine dining with an inimitable contemporary spirit.

Executive Chef, Kerry Kilpin, love to create food which is seasonal, flavourful and bursts with freshness. "My greatest inspirations are derived from significant occasions in my life. On my travels to Thailand I developed a love and passion for Asian food. From shopping at the local food markets to creating my first authentic Thai dish, I was in heaven. You will notice a common thread in what I do and who I am. Love. I cook with love and my food is love."

Internationally, Bistro Sixteen82 has been recognised in the list of 20 of the World’s Best Winery Restaurants by Canada’s renowned Wine Access magazine. Locally, listings included prominent mentions in Fleur du Cap’s Top 100 Places; Eat in Cape Town; and EAT OUT’s Best Bistros list.

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