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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
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a return visit for us to a restaurant we had discovered last year. Then, our experience had been exceptional, and this visit turned out to be even better. We went for lunch. The greeting was warm and smiling, and the service was helpful and attentive and very professional. But the star was the food! It was delicious. Every... More 

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Thank lastword2016
Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear lastword2016 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 Kerry... More 

London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best dessert of the holiday. Excellent lunch in a fantastic setting, service top notch - would highly recommend. If summer - I'd recommend asking to be seated / trying to book outside because the space is beautiful - ponds, lawn and gardens.

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

Dear Ian W Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our service and desserts. 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 

Kommetjie, South Africa
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were glad to be there early to enjoy the relative peace and quiet of this lovely venue but within half an hour kids were screaming and the noise level was such that we were needing to yell at each other to be heard. Not easy when elderly and I do think this is not a place for the over... More 

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

Dear Barbsea Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your complements on our service. We sincerely apologise that we did not live up to your expectations. Noisy children are always a challenge for the restaurant, we do ask parents to keep their children quiet and under control. However parents are not always respectful to other diners.... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oxymoron describes Sixteen82 perfectly. The simplicity of décor and presentation of the food highlights the tranquil, welcoming ambience that lies beneath. The food is presented without fussy decoration- simple, honest and delicious. The waiters are so well trained that they effortlessly attend to your every need. It's not cheap but it's a fabulous way to mingle with friends and... More 

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

Dear Searchingforthebest1 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 

Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While staying at steenberg, we had both a delicious lunch in the Bistro , followed by wine tasting. The tapas in the evening as fantastic and a great choice to pick from, further to other comments we found the staff very friendly, and helpful, treat people respect and you'll get it back

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

Dear Liz K Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our staff 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 Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I celebrated my birthday with a good couple of mates on Friday eve - the staff were excellent and the food was delicious. We had a great experience and it was a really good evening! Everything went smoothly and it was such a pleasure dealing with professionals and having such a stunning evening!! Thank you 1682!!

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Thank cary590l
Kerry K, Head Chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear cary590l 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 Kerry... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service at this restaurant is really good and they have great selection. As it was my birthday lunch treat I decided to try a few starter selections instead of ordering a big meal. All of my choices were so nicely presently and so tasty. Loved the views and the peacefulness of the surroundings. I would definitely recommend this restaurant... More 

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

Dear BrendaJB 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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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Bistro is located in a beautiful winery. The food and service was great. Would highly recommend.

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Thank ckdavis1
Kerry K, Head Chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear ckdavis1 Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your complements on the food and service. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. We look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful restaurant. Kind Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in a group of 6 people. 3 Vegan, 1 vegetarian and two other eat everything. This was a birthday dinner for a young man. His mother called first to check that they could serve Vegan dishes. She was assured that this would not be a problem as they had Tapas dishes that were Vegan. There was not a... More 

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

Dear Liz M Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We sincerely apologise that we did not live up to your expectations. We do not have Vegan dishes on our menu but we try our best to accommodate and adjust dishes according to dietary requirements. While we do consider all customer requests it is not always possible... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As my whole family aren't often in the same country at the same time we decided that we would meet up for breakfast at Sixteen82. The restaurant and estate are beautiful and the breakfast was also lovely (my rosti was a little greasy for my liking but everything else was fab). The staff were friendly but professional and at no... More 

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

Dear Sarah P Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our 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 

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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, Gluten Free 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
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?