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Buitenverwachting Restaurant

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International, Contemporary
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Klein Constantia Road | Constantia, Constantia 7847, South Africa
+27 (0)21 794 3522
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Elegance in the Winelands!

From arrival to departure all details are subtly taken care of, luxury decor setting, views are spectacular. We come fairly regularly for a romantic dinner for two, where this restaurant definitely lends itself to be a special venue, when you want quality time with a loved one to catch up, enjoy a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
KathyMare
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

From arrival to departure all details are subtly taken care of, luxury decor setting, views are spectacular. We come fairly regularly for a romantic dinner for two, where this restaurant definitely lends itself to be a special venue, when you want quality time with a loved one to catch up, enjoy a meal. Wine is superb and from the Buitenverwachting... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It is wise to make a reservation, as the chef only takes a certain amount of guests so as to main the good quality and standard. Friendly staff, good wine list ( the estate wines are also excellent) and the food is very good. The ambiance when sitting outside is great. They have a fountain in the middle of the... More 

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Constantia, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were seated on the enclosed balcony overlooking the vineyards. The setting is beautiful with lovely historic buildings and a lovely sense of history. We were 4 ladies for lunch and 2 had the fish and chips (hake) and the other had a burger which looked very good. I had the cooked salmon Caesar salad which was delicious. The salmon... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

What a beautiful setting and restaurant! We were welcomed with a smile by a lovely gentlemen and and the other staff were also very welcoming. The dining was delicious and the flavours absolutely intriguing! However, we were quite rushed by the waitress/hostess to order our mains when we were just enjoying our starters and she came around to the table... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I loved dining here. They have many local specialties and their wine list features the vineyard's best wines at excellent prices. I highly recommend the springbok! Definitely worth going before sundown so you can enjoy the historic Dutch vineyard atmosphere and views.

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This March we went for dinner after having enjoyed two years ago an excellent lunch. Nice seating outside on the patio of the restaurant with white tablecloth prepared tables. Excellent and friendly service who first served us with a chicken breast and a risotto starter. Main course consisted of a very well prepared layered prawn dish. The sommelier recommended their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A group of 6 ladies ,we enjoyed a stunning lunch on the veranda, service was good and food size portions were very generous. Weather was beautiful and was altogether a memorable experience, definitely will return.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We just loved Edgars Vienna Schnitzel and his potatoe salad (his mom's recipe) so much that we went there a couple of times just for the same all-over again. But do not be mistaken, it does not matter if you go for his ceasar salad, any other main course or for his famous chocolate variations. They are all delicious and... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I was invited to a celebratory luncheon by a business associate. When she said it was at Buitenverwachting I was pleased as I always enjoy going somewhere new. The restaurant and setting did not disappoint at all. The "outdoor" indoor area boasts the most amazing view across the vineyards to the mountains behind, and the tables had been thoughtfully set... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

What a difference a decent front of house manager makes. Etienne is back and this great restaurant is back to its best. The quality of food here has never been an issue, but service has often been poor. Since the return of Etienne this great restaurant is back to its best. The location is superb and the menu interesting and... More 

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Additional Information about Buitenverwachting Restaurant

Address: Klein Constantia Road | Constantia, Constantia 7847, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0)21 794 3522
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Constantia
Cuisine: International, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Klein Constantia Road | Constantia, Constantia 7847, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Constantia
  • Phone Number: +27 (0)21 794 3522

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions

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