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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 .

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Thank Tessa S
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 thoughtful, the layout of the tables perfect with their protea flower arrangements, the cutting up... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 the big plus is that the wines here are well priced unlike most Cape Winery... More 

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Thank lynton1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Thank Dieter T
Cape town
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147 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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, it seemed more bistro like with a downgraded menu. We had a lovely table overlooking... More 

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Thank Fathima D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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

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Thank Ian M
Munich, Germany
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food is just excellent. Constantia is worth a visit in any case. The wine was great. The service one of the best I experienced in South Africa the past 10 years. Worth a visit again.

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Thank bettinagam
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our first visit. We arrived without booking and we pitched up around 6.30pm. We were met at reception by a very welcoming lady, who arranged a table for us. We went to the lounge area and enjoyed a pre-dinner drink before going to our table. The views are stunning. We had 2 waiters to begin with - one... More 

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Dolgellau, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely evening spent here with four people all thoroughly enjoying the place, the service and especially the food. Ŵe had cocktails pre dinner, some staff needed guidance with this but I think they were being trained. Dinning rooms were lovely but for evening service I would have expected a cloth on the table. Ok though as added a relaxed atmosphere.... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truly beautiful winery. Although it was busy we were seated promptly. The platters are beautiful, as are the wines and the outlook divine. A must do in Constantia.

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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
Cuisine
European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?