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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 81
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
We expected more as well ...

I share the view of Roger C. The place was recommended to us by the owners of a guest house and some local friends. We knew that it was famous for tapas etc. and were looking forward to the various dishes. The only one actually standing out was the beef tatar. The other ones were rather fatty... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Peter B
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Zurich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I share the view of Roger C. The place was recommended to us by the owners of a guest house and some local friends. We knew that it was famous for tapas etc. and were looking forward to the various dishes. The only one actually standing out was the beef tatar. The other ones were rather fatty and nothing special.... More 

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Worthing
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We ate here both for some light lunch, following our wine tasting and also for our evening meal. Great setting, quality food, good service and clearly great wine!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We visited this incredible place with some friends from the UK. Wow. Firstly, the views are phenomenal! One side the Silvermine mountains, the other, the city. Beautiful. And the food - I have no words. Every single dish on the tapas menu is incredible! The Sticky Asian Pork, Arancini, bread board and cheese board are definite musts. We didn't venture... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived for dinner. It was somewhat of a surprise to see that they only serve tapas at this restaurant at night. Perhaps we should have checked.We ordered over a dozen of the savory bites and four of the sweets. I am sad to say that nothing really stood out. The wine list is limited to their Estate wine which... More 

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Malmö, Skåne Län, Sweden
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stopped for lunch at the Steenberg's winery outside Cape Town. The restaurant offers a nice atmosphere and great service. The property is located inside a protected area, probably to keep the baboons out, (?) invites you to modern buildings with equally modern interior. You're professionally welcomed by skilled waiters that certainly know their jobs and the history of the... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurent is a part of the Steenberg Estate. While staying in the hotel (we were a group of four) and having dinner there, all of us liked the food very much. Everyone had different dishes and all were satisfied. The staff was friendly and the location is stunning. The location is a pretty combination of traditional surrounding and contemporary... More 

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UK
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were rather disappointed with Bistro 1682 after good reviews in the British press recently. It is clearly quite popular but not really a bistro - it is actually a tapas bar. probably OK for a light lunch, if you like tapas, but disappointing for an earl dinner. Also VERY noisy when busy with lots of people.

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
379 helpful votes 379 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Super enjoyable tapas style early evening dining in a buzzy, trendy modern environment on this beautiful estate. Good food, great wines, and very good value. A nice light alternative to the numerous gourmet restaurants in the Cape, with relaxed informal but professional service.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

What a beautiful location in Steenberg Wine Estate, the Bistro has the most delicious menu that will make your mouth water. It's comfortable atmosphere and beautiful scenery, make for a great night out. The potato skins are too delicious for words!!! You must try everything!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Nice venue friendly personal. The Steenberg chardonnay is excellent and the food spicey and delicious. Not cheap but we will come back to taste the tapas

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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

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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