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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
17:00 - 20:00
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Rustenburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The tapas concept works well here. We ordered several of the dishes and was not disappointed by a single one. The food was tasty. The service was quick. The Stellenberg wines were the best we had all day. This venue is well worth the drive. Take your friends and family and enjoy a leisurely meal, taste a whole handful of... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Sixteen eighty two has added a number of tables this year where the kitchen used to be. They are to the left when one enters the restaurant and I would not choose to sit there away from the action. I suspect that the new kitchens are bigger and better equipped since the service was immaculate and the food right up... More 

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

Dear David C Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our food and service. Our Cellar View section on the left-hand side of our restaurant was created for our guests who prefer to dine in a quieter area of our Bistro. We find that for this reason, it has been immensely popular!... More 

London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I do love these restaurants set in vineyards and this is a particularly good one. The place was buzzing , the views great and the service very friendly. I started with chicken livers followed by fillet steak. Both were delicious and cooked to perfection.There was no hard sell just a helpful chatty waitress. The price was fair having regard to... More 

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

Dear Michael L Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our food and service. 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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning views and the perfect way to finish off wine tasting next door. The tapas style menu is perfect for groups and sharing!

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

Dear Laura E Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our tapas menu and tasting room. 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 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great restaurant with a really unusual menu. We loved it! Their tapas & wine tasting is excellent. A real shame that it isn't open in the evenings (it is until 8.00pm for tapas).

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Thank Tobasco44
Kerry K, Head Chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Tobasco44 Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our tapas. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. It was absolutely delightful to receive such a lovely review. We serve Tapas in the evening until 8:30 this due to our licensing constraints. We look forward to... More 

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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just popped in without any expecations and had a really good meal - chef's choice of tapas and wine. It has a posh feel but prices are quite moderate considering the quality of the food and service. They do have a kid's menu, great for our little ones.

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

Dear Julia T Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our tapas menu. 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 Kerry... More 

Newmarket, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited Cape Town for many years. Today we went for lunch to Bistro 1682, which was amazing. Great welcome from the front of house, perfect table on the terrace. Pinot Noir bubbles to start with, followed by an outstanding, good value lunch, all washed down with a decent bottle of Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc.

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

Dear mike a Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our food and service. 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 

Paarl, South Africa
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176 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently popped in for lunch, with the reservation being made only 30 mins earlier. It was full and buzzing so we got a seat with the "cellar view". On a sunny day it's a little gloomy compared to the area with the gorgeous outside view, but we had made a last minute booking, so just pleased they could accommodate... More 

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

Dear Bernice B Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our service and sirloin salad. 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.... More 

Constantia, Western Cape, South Africa
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, nice menu, fab wines, been there many times and it is always good, tapas from 4pm is excellent

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

Dear ShanazHerskovitz Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our food and wines. Tapas is served in the evenings from 5pm. 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 

Tenby, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to finish off a visit to a wonderful country. They have a great range of tapas (though if you are hungry the cost can rack up) to go with their Steenberg wines. Our server was excellent - very informative and helpful. We'd recommend a visit following a wine tasting or if you are in the area.

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Thank JJ25
Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear JJ25 Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our tapas. 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 Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?