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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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After my previous experience which was not a great one, I decided to give Sixteen82 another chance. We had a waiter named Wesley who handled our wine tasting. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and a cherry on top was the fact that he took the time to ask our names and address us accordingly which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

After my previous experience which was not a great one, I decided to give Sixteen82 another chance. We had a waiter named Wesley who handled our wine tasting. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and a cherry on top was the fact that he took the time to ask our names and address us accordingly which added to our experience. He was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It's under remodeling at the moment (8/16/15), so call ahead. We have had three meals here and each was excellent. The setting will change, and I can't comment on that, but if the cooking continues as before, one will have a fine meal whatever is ordered. The staff and kitchen are very friendly and cooperative, and the food is superb.... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Lovely venue for sipping wine and to have a tapas style menu.On a fine day sit outside and enjoy the view and ambiance of the vineyards and sculptures. Late afternoon till early evening is an ideal time to visit.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

As always Bistro Sixteen82 never fails to entertain with great food, excellent wines and wonderful atmosphere. On a sunny day the outside seating area is a must and on rainy days, indoors is just perfect. The food is great with an interesting choice of dishes.

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Kerry K, Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

'On Saturday morning , I was puzzeled on were to take my beautiful girl for a date..So I decided why not sixteen82 , I gave a call to reserve a table for breakfast and the manager was friendly ,warm and welcoming .He quickly took our reservation and we arived 20 min later ,When we got there we had a beautifull... More 

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Kerry K, Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

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

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lovely venue and food however the waitress had no interest in serving us. We left feeling neglected and unwelcome. I would maybe go back however the waitresses need to change their attitude and be more interested in serving their clients.

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Kerry K, Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear kelseys863 Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your compliments on both the food and venue. We do however sincerely apologise with regards to the service you experienced during your visit. We strive for excellent service at Bistro 1682 and our waitrons will be doing extensive training during our revamp next month. May I please... More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I can not recommend this restaurant enough, we got there on time for our table for lunch, however they were happy enough for us to sit in the bar and keep our table while we induldged in the wine tasting first - luckily enough the sun was shining, so were able to sit out on the terrace & look out... More 

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Kerry K, Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Jodie J Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on both the food and staff. 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.za More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We eat here fairly frequently and have never had any problems. Food is always very tasty and fresh and they accommodate children with fabulous pasta which my son really enjoys. OF course the great bubbles helps !

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Kerry K, Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear spanglishincpt Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your wonderful compliments on the food. We strive at Bistro 1682 to accommodate both the “big and little” people and really appreciate the complements on the kiddie’s pasta. We look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If being seen is more import than what you drink or eat this is the place to go. The food is good, wine good, service good, coffee disgusting. But that does not matter this is the place you go to meet you friend to tell them your eye for decor overrides your sense. The food is deconstructed that and layered... More 

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Kerry K, Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Warren M Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your positive comments on the food, wine and service. We do however apologise with regards to the coffee you experienced during your visit. I will be sure to look into it as Origin Coffee is usually very well received by our patrons. We look forward to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

this place is incredible- my first vineyard experience and it definietly started right. with a favourable exchange rate we did the wine tasting before lunch - and you definitely get generous portions - bubbles, couple of whites, and then couple of reds - for £1. well worth it. you can sit outside or inside and its a truly beautiful setting... More 

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Kerry K, Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear bethan r Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on both the wine tasting and restaurant. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. We look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za 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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: French

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?