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Buitenverwachting Restaurant

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Klein Constantia Road | Constantia, Constantia 7847, South Africa
+27 (0)21 794 3522
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We went to the restaurant for a lunch. There is a great outside area where there is a lot of seating and a more relaxed menu. The inside restaurant is much more upscale and a superb dining experience. The bread to start is exceptional and the wine from the cellar is great. Just remember that you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Richard N
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We went to the restaurant for a lunch. There is a great outside area where there is a lot of seating and a more relaxed menu. The inside restaurant is much more upscale and a superb dining experience. The bread to start is exceptional and the wine from the cellar is great. Just remember that you can buy wine in... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Set in a lovely vineyard in Constantia (you have to drive nearly a mile after entering the gates) this proved a pleasant place to eat a leisurely breakfast . The food was very well cooked to our individual taste and at app 100 Rand including drinks amazingly good value for what is basically an up-market establishment. I was surprised at... More 

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Cape Town
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had dinner (partly during a power outage) at Buitenverwachting last weekend. Although the entire suburb was in complete darkness and the restaurant seemed rather quiet their generators were working and we were promptly seated in the pretty conservatory section of the restaurant. Some of our food was really delicious like the amuse-bouche, tomato risotto with chorizo and complex decadent... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I last ate at this restaurant over 30 years ago and promptly forgot to ever go back. This was obviously a mistake on my part as I was lucky enough to have a table in the Verandah Room and the sensational view was only exceeded by the taste, quality and the service of the food.6 people had 6 different main... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Everything about this restaurant was superb. From the friendly greeting at the door, the maitre'd made a special plan to find a space for me, to the outstanding mountain view, to the service - very polite and attentive - to the food which was imaginative and tasty. I was even presented with an amuse bouche before my meal as well... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

With an absolutely beautiful view of the vineyards and the mountain, the setting, for a start, is a treat. The service is outstanding, and the food is just out of this world - I had the burger, which was the most incredible thing I've ever eaten. The desserts are also superb, and even those on diets should forget about them... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I had emailed Buitenverwachting to arrange a wine tasting followed by lunch and we spent a wonderful late morning/early afternoon here. The wine tasting was carried out in a very relaxed atmosphere which enabled us to choose which wine we would have with our lunch. We were so impressed with the wine that we arranged for some to be sent... More 

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S Wales
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We dined here on our last but one evening in Constantia. We dine out oftten in UK, France and Italy but this was the equal or better than almost any other restaurant. Additionally the environment was simply great, the food and service excellent and the price was very competitive particularly considering we had rather a good wine.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Went for a mid week dinner and had a really great time. Food was superb, outstanding service and really fantastic experience! Beautiful views!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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104 reviews 104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had not booked and on a miserably windy day pitched up at 1. 00 pm to be told with a smile we could have a table in the courtyard where a limited menu is served. The area is totally wind free and we soon warmed up underneath the shade of a vine pergola. The most amazingly helpful waitresses made... 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: International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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