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“Farm Style family Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Diemersdal

Diemersdal
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South Africa
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56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Farm Style family Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

We really enjoyed our lunch at Diemersdal. We were informed of the set menu in advance (its posted on their webpage too) and it was served in a very casual family style. Excellent soup and generous breads. The mains of roast chicken and all the trimmings were delicious. The cherry on the cake was that all the superb Diemersdal wines are available at the farm eatery at cellar door price, so thats R52 for a bottle of one of my favourite Sauvignon Blancs. The juicy grenache is also worth a mention at R95. We ended up having coffee on the lawn in the sunshine. Bliss. Lovely service too.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Observatory, Western Cape, South Africa
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Forgettable 50th anniversary lunch”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

A total of 11 adult children and grandchildren were there for what should have been and enjoyable lunch. Firstly, we had to postpone the Saturday to Sunday as limited menu available. The dishes were randonly selected. the starter was doughy with a unknown filling. The main was chicken an pork with no real vegetables, but an assortment of things. The desert was a tart with no option of ice cream or anything.
At least the quantity was enough and no one left hungry, but the compilation was questionable.
I'll give it a miss. Maybe it will improve in time.
One thing remains, their wines are lovely!

Visited February 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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514 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
“Excellent wines and very friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

This a beautiful estate and the wines are excellent. I love Sauvignon Blanc and this estate does several! Eight Rows being my favourite.
Beautiful setting and tasting inside an old Cape Dutch building. Very informative and you could taste what you wanted, no charge at the moment.
The food also looked very good and it is a great place to sit under the umbrellas in summer
The only downside, as a tourist, was finding the place. It's not easy but we glad we persevered. It is probably best approached from the N7, rather than the N1

Visited December 2012
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Cape Town
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85 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Room for improvement”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

We visited the newly opened Diemersdal Restaurant. There is room for improvement, hope it is just teething problems. Consider citronella candles to keep the flies away inside the restaurant. We had the Winelands platters. The menu states variety of cold meats and cheese, preserves and pickles. The biscuits and pickles was missing. Only knives was provided to eat and scoop with not very practical. We thoroughly enjoyed the wine. The Restaurant have a nice ambiance and it is situated on a beautiful historical wine estate.

Visited November 2012
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pierrebenn, Manager at Diemersdal, responded to this review, 21 November 2012
Thanks for the review!

We are glad you enjoyed the wine!

Our restaurant can only improve as we gain more experience and feedback from our guests.

Much appreciated!
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Durbanville, South Africa
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164 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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“Saturday Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

Diemersdal Restaurant opened recently, and we had lunch there on Saturday, end of October. A table was set up for us outside in the shade (it was very hot). The menu is not extensive yet, but we ordered two Tapas Platters and some lovely 2012 Sauvignon Blanc. The platters were out of the world - something really different. Things like Pork Belly pieces were on there, and lots of nice bread. There is always a cheese platter available, and everyday there is a different "plat de jour".
Well worth a visir, and on a really nice historic farm.

Visited October 2012
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