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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 19
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  • 24
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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
Best Wedding Ever!

We had our wedding at Buitenverwachting and it was just MAGIC! The food was superb, the decor was gorgeous and the location was of course stunning!! The staff were incredible at setting up the event and ensuring all ran on time. We also used "Wild at Heart' events to do the flowers and decor for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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fish hoek
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

went for lunch saturday, three things not available on starter menu 1 on the main menu staff could not have cared less, arrived at two got food four thirty, the service was very poor, a bottle of christine in the wine sales R270 in the resturant R570 they don,t charge corckage so buy your wine in the wine sales and... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had our wedding at Buitenverwachting and it was just MAGIC! The food was superb, the decor was gorgeous and the location was of course stunning!! The staff were incredible at setting up the event and ensuring all ran on time. We also used "Wild at Heart' events to do the flowers and decor for the wedding and they were... More 

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Europe
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very nice surroundings in the Constatntia valleys wine ranks. Friendly staff. Food was very good, had a 3-course ala carte lunch. One of my best meals in 2015 so far. Highly recommended.

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Bloemfontein
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Delicious food, but the wine tasting experience is a bit disappointing. It lacks the personal touch that you find at some of the wine farms in the area. I will go back to try out the cheese platter. It looked amazing

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Nice, France
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We usually share the caesar salad. This time we each chose a starter. A mistake for us. Not due to our choice or the presentation or quality but the portion sizes were rather generous. This plus a delightfully imaginative amuse of a delicate lemon mousse with salmon and a quinoa salad plus another gift from the kitchen of a palate... More 

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Cape Town
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11 reviews 11 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I cannot count the number of times I have dined at this restaurant, during the summer it is at least once a week, sometimes more! I have dined as a couple, with friends, organized large tables of up to 20 guests many times, I take all my foreign visitors and business associates here and we are all unanimous about one... More 

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Top Contributor
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79 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

All these staff hanging around and such lack luster service, seated, but waited an age for a menu, then explained the menu by a lady who never introduced herself, then had to ask for bread and never got butter, and what made it worse was their was a manager at the front entrance who only greeted guests and then never... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went there for dinner in a party of 3. As we arrived there quite late (just before 9pm) we decided to only go for mains. The waiters were very unorganized. We had to ask for a winelist twice and then 2 different waiters came to take our food order. No manager was visible troughout the night. We ordered the beef... More 

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Cape Town
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124 reviews 124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

One can never fault the food at Buitenverwachting. Chef Edgar Osojnik's creativity and attention to detail are always a pleasure to enjoy. He was doing fine dining long before any of the "new kids on the block" and he has stayed true to his culinary roots - and has extended them to include not only fine dining but also very... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

One of our all time favourites, sitting on the terrace with a glass of their own wine, what could be better? Their attention to detail coupled with exceptional food is their trademark. Everything is done to perfection, the presentation on the plate can't be beaten, will definitely go back again.

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Romantic

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