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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 21 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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English first
London
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My sisters & I treated our parents to a breakfast at Buitenverwachting Restaurant, my mothers birthday as well as anniversary. An extremely beautiful setting met with exceptional service, by far the best dining experience I have had in Cape Town. Special thanks must be given to Lanita van Dyk, who went out of her way to make the morning extra... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The location and quality of the venue,food,wine and excellent staff all made for an memorable evening.

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Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Why can't the experience match the location. Service is poor, poor, poor. And the prices ......really??? We were in a very relaxed holiday frame of mind but it was quickly spoiled by the lack of service. At one point I had to go and look for the waitress in the coffee shop. Come on Cape Town do something about the... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were recommended to visit Buitenverwachting Wine farm for delicious food at a reasonable price by Cape Town friends and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed an excellent gourmet lunch ordering the Caesar Salad and Steak Tartar. The view of the mountain and vineyards were breathtaking. The wine tasting was professional and happily bought a bottle of... More

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