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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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Excellent Lunch

We had a super lunch. The staff, food and wine were all top drawer. Everything was done properly but in a very relaxed way.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a super lunch. The staff, food and wine were all top drawer. Everything was done properly but in a very relaxed way.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a pleasant evening in the wonderful surroundings at BR. Food was tasty, particularly the salmon in the Caesar salad which we thought made the dish and really surprised us. Service was what you wold expect in a restaurant of this pedigree> very good. Great wines by the glass. This is an experience that is worth waiting for and requires... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had dinner at Buitenverwachting yesterday evening. I had checked the website and the food looked beautiful and of a high standard. My husband and I were very disappointed with the food. It wasn't presented nice at all and I think that the photos on their website are extremely misleading. Looked like everything was just "thrown" on the plates. Very... More 

Thank SFDodd
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have visited Cape Town 5 times the last three years and this is one of our favourites. The löcation is fabulous on Buitenverwchtungs wineyard outside Constantia. The staff is so friendly and very professional. The food is excellent and of course there own wine, which is very sensibly priced. Kids are more than welcome. Larsson family Stockholm/Sweden

Thank LarssonFamily
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was two years ago that we last visited Buitenverwachting when the service was painfully slow, so it was about time we gave it another go. We booked our table on the terrace and so enjoyed wonderful views over the vine laden hills and in ordering fillet steak for my wife and the burger for myself, we were eyeing the... More 

Thank gordonthegopher
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been lucky enough to dine at Buitenverwachting quite a few times and taste their superb wines with Lars. Do not miss!

Thank CJTim
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

2nd time for us here, first time we enjoyed a more informal luncheon, this experience was so good, we decided to visit on our next visit to SA , where we invited our friends to join us! A great setting, fabulous food and charming service

Thank Neil M
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Each year we return to this lovely restaurant with great food and service in a lovely setting. The extra amuses between courses are well appreciated and far from standard in comparable places. The view from the restaurant is stunning and the wine (we drank the Buitenverwachting Huskey Vlei) very tasty. We shall keep coming back. Reservations are a must.

Thank Ron V
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were guests of an overseas visitor and having not been to Buitenverwachting for about 24 years, it was a most enjoyable evening with excellent food. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Cannot wait to visit it again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was boring, to many flavours on the plate, over salted. Told us 10 mins after ordering that they had run out of scallops. It was my husbands birthday and they produced a lovely birthday cake Coffee good


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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: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children

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