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Buitenverwachting Restaurant

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Contemporary, International
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Klein Constantia Road | Constantia, Constantia 7847, South Africa
+27 (0)21 794 3522
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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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
Most recent review
Temper expectations at Buitenverwachting Restaurant

The comment from management after a recent poor experience at the Buitenverwachting Restaurant is "It must also be noted that we are not a fine dining restaurant anymore – we have changed the concept to that of a more informal bistro style restaurant." Let the buyer beware, the service and food... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
GerrieBosman
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The comment from management after a recent poor experience at the Buitenverwachting Restaurant is "It must also be noted that we are not a fine dining restaurant anymore – we have changed the concept to that of a more informal bistro style restaurant." Let the buyer beware, the service and food have followed suite, but not the prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The location in the garden underneath the 300 year old tree is stunning! The food was just delicious and the quiche is still in our minds. The picnic was great with kids as they could run around in the garden while we enjoyed the lovely food and lovely wine. This was the best picnic we had on our trip along... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Traveling with a colleague/guest from Germany on business, I was looking for a place to take him for lunch. He wanted to also buy some wine to take with him upon his return to Germany. We were pointed to Buitenverwachting Restaurant by a client and it was a stones throw from their office. Set in the wine lands, we were... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Immediately we arrived we felt at home. You are made to feel so welcome. The interesting and varied menu really made you look forward to the food and we were certainly not disappointed. Our meals were beautifully presented by a friendly and efficient waitress. She remained attentive throughout. This is our second visit and will certainly not be our last.... More 

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Bromma, Sverige
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a must to visit when you come to Cape Town. I work with wine in profession and the wines here are excellent? The restaurant is top notch and the atmosphere and wiews of the surrounding vineyards and mountains are spectacular? Highly recommended!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sat in the air conditioned restaurant and looked over the vineyard as the grapes were beig harvested. The meals on offer were very good quality, very good service and the whole experience was first rate. Picnics are also excellent, out on tables on the lawns.

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
380 helpful votes 380 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We enjoyed a top quality meal at this lovely restaurant. Nice mix of simple and sophisticated food on the menu. Good wines, and excellent value for the quality. Relaxed, friendly service. Difficult to get in without booking well in advance though

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Set on a wine farm, the terrace at Buitenverwachting has lovely views over the vines to Constantia mountain. Having made a late reservation, we were in the less picturesque dining room. Message is book early and specify the terrace!. Service was attentive and relaxed. Menu is pretty standard for SA fine dining restaurants, with prices a little higher than we... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I loved the meal at Buitenverwachting. It was superior in every way. From the excellent service, to the spotless white linen to the care of presentation - and of course the fabulous food. I had chosen the restaurant for a special celebration for three generations of my family All three generations were quite delighted with the quality of the experience.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We always thought that Buitenverwachting was a venue where you needed to take your 'big' credit card so feeling flushed after the busy Christmas season we treated ourselves to lunch there. What we did find was excellent food, superbly presented with pleasant service. We sat on the inner terrace adjacent to the garden and wine tasting area but there is... More 

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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: Contemporary, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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