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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, 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
Noisy but good vibe

Always noisy here, usually busy for lunch. The Steenberg wines are excellent. We loved the Shiraz and bought some on our way out. It is a bit pricy on the wine Iist. Why such a mark up? The waiting staff are attentive throughout the meal. The porcini & thyme soup was extremely rich and creamy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Nice, France
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196 reviews 196 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Always noisy here, usually busy for lunch. The Steenberg wines are excellent. We loved the Shiraz and bought some on our way out. It is a bit pricy on the wine Iist. Why such a mark up? The waiting staff are attentive throughout the meal. The porcini & thyme soup was extremely rich and creamy. The steak was tender and... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I visited Bistro Sixteen82 recently for lunch with my husband. I was taken a back with the stunning setting and beautiful views. We booked a table in advance and requested an outside table. Upon arrival it was quiet cold outside... we then requested an inside table. The restaurant was quiet busy however the Manager managed to set us a table... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We recently visited Bistro Sixteen 82 for dinner. The restaurant was quite empty and it was cold outside. We liked the tapas menu, and particularly the current tapas special where 2 diners have a set tapas menu with 5 dishes and a glass of wine each. We found the special menu to be adequate and filling for a reasonable price.... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were there for lunch on a Monday and the Bistro was packed! If you have not booked, don't panic as there is excellent wine tasting where you can wait for a table to be free! Ask for the specials of the day - they were the best. We were surprised at the high price of wines, especially as this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Next to the wine cellars, superb, cosy lounge, great decor. Restaurant has a superb vibe with an indoor and outdoor section. The ONLY negative would be that if it is windy, there is no way of closing the door if you happen to be in that section and that can make for an unpleasant experience. Other than that I channot... More 

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Cape Town
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7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

We've been regulars at the Bistro since inception and went yesterday evening with the usual high expectations. Some observations based on the evening: The restaurant was empty (5 tables including ours). The room was extremely cold with the large glass doors open, which we twice asked to have closed. We requested the manager to turn on the heating but he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Excellent tapas- the patatas bravas are scrumptious. Friendly and efficient service. Lovely for an after work glass of bubbles and a charcuterie board. All topped off with an exquisite view.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Had another enjoyable breakfast at the bistro and not dissapointed once again , the food , service and setting always a winner . Perfect for social or business get togethers If you like bacon don't forget to ask for a piece of their specialty bacon , it is really worth it . For those wanting to try some of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Cant go wrong. The setting, the tapas, the service the wine and oh yes, did I mention the setting? The wine tasting area as well as the restaurant and the veranda area look out over rolling green lawns and superb water features which are actually quite tempting to jump into. A beautiful setting that does not disappoint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is the best dining experience in Cape Town at the moment....the food is exquisite and very good value for money, so is the wine. If you are a local or a visitor you need to try this place, plus you can buy some beautifully packaged wines in the shop to take home :-)

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Additional Information about Bistro Sixteen82

Address: Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Road | Steenberg Hotel, Constantia, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 713 2211
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Constantia
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 18
Cuisine: French

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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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