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Bistro Sixteen82

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Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Road | Steenberg Hotel, Constantia, South Africa
+27 21 713 2211
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9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view
Description: Steenberg has raised the bar with an innovative new Bistro-style cellar...
Steenberg has raised the bar with an innovative new Bistro-style cellar door restaurant and wine tasting venue unlike any other in the Constantia Valley. Named BistroSixteen82 after the year in which Steenberg was first established, the interactive wine and food destination has seen an overwhelming amount of local and foreign guests, since its opening in November 2009. With an ambience that embodies opulent chic, BistroSixteen82 seamlessly complements Steenberg's popular fine dining restaurant, Catharina's.Intrepid chef and bistro dining specialist Brad Ball, of the River Café and Olympia Café fame, lends his gastronomic savvy to the 70-seater Bistro Sixteen82. A unique Raw Bar features counter seating and interesting, healthy and delicious raw cuisine such as sashimi, gravadlax, ceviche, carpaccios, oysters and tartars, where dishes are freshly prepared on order by designated Chefs.
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  • 210
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Stylish venue with food to match

Not many people seem to know about this, some Cape Townians we know included (we are 10th time visitors). Very stylish and imaginative venue, that has wine tasting area surrounded by beautiful water features, and a restaurant overlooking same water. OK it's about 20 mins drive out of CT central... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
wilderness55
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

6 of us met here for lunch - best to book as very busy - staff are very attentive and more than able to answer any questions on items on the menu. Everything happens at your pace so you have as much time as you need to socialise as well as enjoy the food. Menu is quite extensive and will... More 

Helpful?
Thank BigTicket2013
Kerry K, Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear BigTicket2013 Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our service and food. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. It was absolutely delightful to receive such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not many people seem to know about this, some Cape Townians we know included (we are 10th time visitors). Very stylish and imaginative venue, that has wine tasting area surrounded by beautiful water features, and a restaurant overlooking same water. OK it's about 20 mins drive out of CT central, but a beautiful one through the verdant Southern Suburbs with... More 

Helpful?
Thank wilderness55
Kerry K, Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear wilderness55 Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our venue. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible and look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

Stutterheim
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing food, lovely vibe and atmosphere. Thank you for a lovely evening and making my friend's 40th so memorable.

Helpful?
Thank boardmanhome
Kerry K, Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear boardmanhome Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on food. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co More 

Rome, Italy
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a treat! We were so lucky to get a table at Bistro Sixteen82 (they were completely booked when we arrived). A late cancellation allowed us to have a late lunch after a wonderful wine tasting. Make sure you book early and request a garden table...absolutely incredible!

Helpful?
Thank AChaneyRay
Kerry K, Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear AChaneyRay Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our restaurant. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible and look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gorgeous restaurant and beautiful setting. If you haven't tried Steenberg's wines you must, they are superb, and pretty much everything is available by the glass. It is an elegant experience through and through - prompt and professional service, delicious, beautifully presented food and of course great wine. We come here every time we are in Cape Town and the standard... More 

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Thank Amy W
Kerry K, Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Amy W Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your compliments on our food and service. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Got there 20minutes early... table wasn't ready which I could understand. We were allocated "outside" for drinks ... just shown with an hand by the manager where "outside" is... We just chose the comfortable couches as nobody was willing to take us to our seating???. Waited 15 minutes to be offered drinks.... at this point it was 12pm and our... More 

Helpful?
Thank albertk239
Kerry K, Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear albertk239 Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your complements on our food. We sincerely apologise that we did not live up to your expectations. I assure you I will look into the “poor service” as we strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

Level Contributor
59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The tapas Food is maybe sth for lunch to work against the alcohol - because everything is fat, fried or high carb. The seating is nice however when they have functions it is so noisy that you can't make conversation anxmore.

Helpful?
Thank Katharina S
Kerry K, Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Katharina S Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We sincerely apologise that we did not live up to your expectations. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was taked to Sixteen82 by a friend's recommendation and also by the reviews on Trip Advisor. We are a family of four and to start ordered calamaris and salmon rolls as starters. Both delicious. As main dishes we had steaks and the artichoke risotto. All impecable!! It was so good we called the chef to compliment her... I almost... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sergio L
Kerry K, Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Sergio L Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our food. It was lovely to meet you and your family. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. It was absolutely delightful to receive such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you and your... More 

Den Haag
Level Contributor
47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always have lunch at the Bistro and this year it was even better than the last few years. We had squit and venison carpacio for starters and both the pork belly, wich was very tender and delicious! This year in our top 4, next to La Colombe, chefs warehouse and Foodbarn!

Helpful?
Thank Pat_en_Vir
Kerry K, Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Pat_en_Vir Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our lunch menu. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible and look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

Muizenberg, South Africa
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great luch we had today. Amazing food and wine. Service was good and very professional. The strawberry cheesecake and the risotto was my favourite. Good for all occasions.

Helpful?
Thank Quinette22
Kerry K, Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Quinette22 Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your compliments on our service and food. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. It was absolutely delightful to receive such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Road | Steenberg Hotel, Constantia, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Constantia
  • Phone Number: +27 21 713 2211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 18
  • Cuisine: French, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view

Description

Steenberg has raised the bar with an innovative new Bistro-style cellar door restaurant and wine tasting venue unlike any other in the Constantia Valley. Named BistroSixteen82 after the year in which Steenberg was first established, the interactive wine and food destination has seen an overwhelming amount of local and foreign guests, since its opening in November 2009. With an ambience that embodies opulent chic, BistroSixteen82 seamlessly complements Steenberg's popular fine dining restaurant, Catharina's.Intrepid chef and bistro dining specialist Brad Ball, of the River Café and Olympia Café fame, lends his gastronomic savvy to the 70-seater Bistro Sixteen82. A unique Raw Bar features counter seating and interesting, healthy and delicious raw cuisine such as sashimi, gravadlax, ceviche, carpaccios, oysters and tartars, where dishes are freshly prepared on order by designated Chefs.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?