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“Afternoon Tea Experience”
Review of River Cafe - CLOSED

River Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 18 March 2014

This was our first time and it was well above what we expected. The staff were very friendly, helpful and went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed the visit.

Thank g_heneaghan
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

If you are in the Constantia area and are looking for a spot to relax and enjoy some good food then look no further! Lovely menu, fantastic estate wines and excellent service!

Thank TerryF28
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

We lunched at the River Cafe under the trees / awning and had a lovely lunch with Uitsig wines. The chicken livers were superb and although the butternut salad looked impressive there was far too much 'greenery' / leaves. The atmosphere was relaxed and conducive to a quiet lunch.

1  Thank CrispinN_11
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

The River Cafe is one of 3 places to dine at the wine estate, Constantia Uitsig. I understand that the real star of the show (on the estate) is La Colombe. The other restaurant (Constantia Uitsig) is currently closed. We had a lovely, lazy lunch under the trellis at the River Cafe. It has a pleasant, bustling ambience - shaded from the summer sun with the sound of birds in the flowers and trees. The food is good but not gourmet. I chose a salmon trout Niçoise salad and my partner chose the lamb and feta burger. Neither were disappointing and portion size was very generous. This isn't a flash place to eat and we'd recommend it for a long, lazy lunch and a glass or two of wine if you happen to be in Constantia at lunchtime and you miss out on a table at the ever-so-popular La Colombe.

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Thank Claire B
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

We fell on this place by accident and enjoyed it so much that we went out of our way to go back for lunch before we drove back to the airport. The setting is perfect on a hot, summer day with a cool breeze wafting through the pergolas. Lunch is very good with excellent service and very friendly staff. The wine is excellent as well! We would definitely go back next time we are in Cape Town. The prices are very reasonable. A lovely relaxing lunch.

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Thank JandDgolfers
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