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“2 picnics in a week!”
Review of Buitenverwachting

Buitenverwachting
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US$215.30*
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Premium Full-Day Wine Tour in Constantia from Cape Town
Ranked #8 of 20 things to do in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

It's always a pleasure spending a few hours under the trees enjoying food & wine at Buitenverwachting, with initially neighbours from the UK & then with the family of a DE & her family.

The food & setting are idyllic & the menu has definitely improved since last year. In particular the coffee from the deli is very good indeed. For those who fancy a beer a couple of excellent local craft beer are available & they do cater for those who have a gluten free diet.

We've been dining at this very special place regularly for over 10 years & are delighted that it just gets better

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Reviewed 22 March 2014

We have been to Buitenverwachting for years and although it has never reached the heights of our favourite, La Colombe, the food has always been excellent, particularly when enjoyed with a glass of their gorgeous Christine. However it has always been a little Germanic for our taste, very efficient and good but lacking in passion. So even nearing that in mind we found it wasn't so good on this visit everything seemed a little inferior to our previous visits even the chocolate dessert wasn't quite what it used to be. And nothing with our coffee when they used to totally overdo it (never a bad thing!). Feels like the accountants have been in and they are trying to maximise the return. Would we return? Yes, hoping to have our faith restored and it is only round the corner from our house after all. However certainly less than before at best and at worst.....?

1  Thank Cantwaitforspring
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Fabulous dining experience, especially the 4/5 course set meal with selected wines. The ambiance created and experienced was great and watching the sunset was awsome.

1  Thank g_heneaghan
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Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

5 of us met here for a picnic lunch. I have been wine tasting here before but never had the picnic. We sat under the trees on a beautiful late summer's day, looking over to Table Mountain. The food was excellent and large portions. We had a couple of bottles of Sauvignon Blanc to accompany our food, but all their wines are good and they sell them at cellar prices. You also get a coffee voucher for coffee from their deli. It was a wonderful afternoon, with children playing on the lawns, the dogs walking round and the very fat chickens. A good choice for a casual lunch on a sunny day and very reasonable at 135R per person

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

A must for anybody wishing to try something different. A picnic lunch is taken under the trees in beautiful gardens with large spaces between the tables. The quantity and quality of food is exceptional for the price and the service was excellent. Wide list of reasonably price wine available to make this a perfect place.

1  Thank djbeecroft
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