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Buitenverwachting Restaurant

Klein Constantia Road | Constantia, Constantia 7847, South Africa
+27 (0)21 794 3522
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Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We came here twice, the view is spectacular and the menu a bit lacking, and unimaginative and the service only just okay, with us waiting an absolute age for the bill last time, but we will be back and just hope their food improves as the view and setting is so great.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I still maintain this is one of the best settings and is a truly fabulous restaurant but sadly our last visit a week ago was a big disappointment. The burgers are still divine but now about half the size! The burger bun was the size of a cocktail roll - seriously! No more complimentary sorbet between courses, UNLESS you order... More

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Sparkford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What a pleasant experience having lunch at a restaurant as good as this, seating under a shade canopy and seeing and hearing the sound of waster from a lovely fountain in the background, food absolutely delicious, had enough with the lunch of Yellow Tail fish and a bottle of Merlot from the Buitenverwachting Winery. Thought to myself no desert, then... More

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Constantia, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The drive up to the restaurant is absolutely gorgeous - mountains and vineyards! The cuisine is truly excellent and the service and ambience exceptional

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London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I'm told, that to eat at this restaurant, bookings must be make seriously in advance. However, as this was a very special occasion, the staff fitted us in at a special table for two. They made sure that the evening was outstanding. The food and service were spectacular! Thank you!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We took visitors from Toronto to lunch at Buitenverwagting in Constantia. My starter was the Layered Pepper, Aubergine, Zucchini, Tomato and Creamy Feta with Rocket, Basil Pesto, Olive Tapenade, Pine Kernel-Parmesan Shortbread and Balsamico. Olives of various colours surrounded the dish, which was fresh, very tasty and scrumptious. A light starter for my main course. I paired this with their... More

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western cape
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a wonderful time, ceremony was in the old wine cellar, had full use of the restaurant, dining area, and side veranda area. The food was exceptional hats off to the chef, the staff was very good and always obliging. Excellant views of the vineyards

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My husband and myself have just returned from Cape Town. The last time we ate at Buitenverwachting was two years ago. We always liked the restaurant and at the time they had a 4 and 7 course tasting menu if I remember correctly – both excellent. Service and food were always perfect, sometimes if could have a slightly formal feel... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We have been visiting Buitenverwachting for about two years now and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent, the staff friendly and competent, the atmosphere welcoming and peaceful. Yesterday, we celebrated a birthday at the restaurant and had steak tatare and tomato risotto for starters, and lamb and prawns for mains. What I particularly enjoy is that even if... More

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Constantia, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A few years ago we went to Buitenverwachten Restaurant and had an awesome fine dining experience. The service was immaculate and the food was exceptional. So I was extremely disappointed with our recent visit (about 2 weeks ago). The service was sloppy (the waiter got my order wrong!) and the food was average and not very well presented. The meal... More

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