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Poplars Restaurant

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European, International, Contemporary
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Racecourse Road | D'Aria Winery, Durbanville 7550, South Africa
+27 21 975 5736
12:00 - 22:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have has breakfast at Poplars on 2 different occasions, I have a friend that we meet monthly for breakfast. Small menu,but I ordered the French toast on both occasions and the 2nd was even better than the first time. Very attentive waitress and there was no rush for us to leave. Will have breakfast there again for sure. I can't... More 

Thank Janice D
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a friend to the resturant as the place seemed nice when we passed it during wine tasting! We came there and had to get our own seat. Not long after to couoles came and were seated and drink orders were taken. We asked for a jug of water with our drinks and we got a dirty jug and... More 

Thank Lindsay C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had Sunday lunch at Poplars - heard about the restaurant and it generally had good reviews. We found the portions to be very small for a main course. The risotto was basically a decent starter portion - not a main course. The pork belly was a small portion with a few 'bits' of colour on the plate - crackling... More 

Thank 996christinen
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poplars backyard - Waited very long for food. Ordered the pulled pork pizza and got next to no pork on it. My friend got exactly 5 chips with his measly portion of ribs. Very overpriced for the quality and quantity of food you receive. Would not recommend and wont be going back any time soon.

Thank brentburt
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to love this place. Today I went there for a wine tasting and a burger. The food was delicious, but one of the staff members (TJ) was literally the worst server I have ever had. Poor attitude and very bad service. I will return once this guy leaves.

1 Thank Ruan C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

After a great lunch in Paarl Fairview I can't help but be disappointed. Ordered the cold meats to share and a off the menu salad. The meats arrived with two butter portions already opened and empty. I wondered what else had been recycled. The salad came after a chase up and was reasonably good. However all the salad leaves had... More 

Thank Don M
Chef_Hayley, Manager at Poplars Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Day Don M, We would like to offer our sincere apologies for the lunch you experienced at Poplars Restaurant. We have taken your comments on board and we strive to improve upon the mentioned issues. We hope that you join us again so that we can provide a dining experience that should have occurred the first time. Regards, Chef... More 

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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278 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I have not been a fan of the main Poplars restaurant following some pretty ordinary experiences some years back. However, when friends asked us to make up a party for a Friday evening with live music at the Backyard it sounded like a time to re think our earlier ideas on Poplars. Big mistake.... The venue is great, with an... More 

Thank Dave H
Chef_Hayley, Manager at Poplars Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Day Dave H, Thank you for taking the time to add your review of our restaurant and your experience. We appreciate the feedback and we have held a meeting to rectify the points you mentioned. We are striving to become one of the top restaurants in Durbanville. Please contact me on (021)9755736 when you are next in the area... More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Thanks so much to Megan-Lee Cooper for being a wonderful waitress! Poplars has great food and exceptional service. Will definitely be coming back soon!

Thank Wendy W
Chef_Hayley, Manager at Poplars Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Day Wendy W, Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Poplars Restaurant and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. I will pass on your comments to the team. Best wishes, Chef Hayley Weston More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Been here for both my birthday and a breakfast and has never disappointed... in winter get a place close to the fire it's really nice !!

Thank Schalk V
Chef_Hayley, Manager at Poplars Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Day Schalk V, Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your experience at Poplars Restaurant. We are looking forward to your next visit. Best wishes, Chef Hayley Weston More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

A year ago today we got married at D'Aria.. We thought it was only fitting to spend our first anniversary at Poplars and we are so glad we did! The food was absolutely amazing and so was the service. My husband and I had the lamb and fillet.. each prepared beautifully.. to end we had the New York cheesecake to... More 

Thank Laura M
Chef_Hayley, Manager at Poplars Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Day Laura M, We are so happy we got to share your special day with us at Poplars Restaurant. Thank you for the lovely review. We hope that you visit us again soon, and if not, please entice your family & friends to come on your behalf. Warm regards, Chef Hayley Weston More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
European, International, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Racecourse Road | D'Aria Winery, Durbanville 7550, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Durbanville
  • Phone Number: +27 21 975 5736
Nestled between mature gardens on the beautiful D'Aria Wine Farm, Poplars Restaurant is housed in a heritage Cape Dutch Farmhouse, one of the oldest in the Durbanville Wine Valley. The elegantly decorated rooms provide for intimate but relaxed winter evenings in front of the many open fires. The large shaded garden provides an idyllic spot to wine away lazy summer days, whilst sharing charcuterie and mezze boards. The Italian inspired menu caters to a wide range of tastes that is complimented by award winning wines from the winery and surrounding area. Both the 'Backyard' (braai area) and Bar are popular with locals in the evenings, with a live music a weekly occurrence. Only 30 minutes from both Cape Town city centre and the International airport, Poplars is the ideal escape for conferences, corporate events and private events, including weddings. The restaurant is open daily from 10am for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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