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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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  • 144
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  • 81
    Very good
  • 43
    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
Magnificent setting

My friend from London & I went for lunch during the week. The restaurant was full so booking is essential. The service was fast & professional & the food was very tasty & well presented. The wines are from their vineyards but prices a bit expensive. The setting on a sunny day is magnificent & well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
PetaG585
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My friend from London & I went for lunch during the week. The restaurant was full so booking is essential. The service was fast & professional & the food was very tasty & well presented. The wines are from their vineyards but prices a bit expensive. The setting on a sunny day is magnificent & well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Set in the stunning surroundings of Steenberg, high above the city of Cape Town, this is a yet another

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Ok, so I am giving this 5 stars when I have only had breakfast but it is worth it. A truly excellent breakfast, beautifully served in wonderful surroundings followed by some very special wine tasting. What better way to spend half a day.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My best friend and I were on holiday from Durban, we had just missed the breakfast run due to our cab getting lost. We took the time to have a wine tasting while we waited until noon. Michael who was serving our wines was so knowledgeable and friendly. When we sat down to order we decided on a bottle of... More 

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Constantia, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We had Saturday lunch with a group of friends and the service was slow and the food was only okay. I have eaten here twice and found the staff snooty and unhelpful both times. I would certainly not rush back. The funny thing is that the people at the wine tasting are the exact opposite. They really go out of... More 

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great setting close to the winery. Food was very average and with so many "tapas" restaurants now open in Cape Town we won't will be going there again in a rush! We ordered a selection of the 12 tapas available but been told that there is no more poached egg to the asparagus... Really?? Unfortunately the 0.5l Weissbier with yeast... More 

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Kirkkonummi, Finland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Place was exellent to small dinner. There is a tapas menu and very good vines. Staff was clever and helpful. You can eat there just so much you want, and pay only what you eat. Price level it´s good.. Steenberg viinitilalla oleva tapas bistro oli hyvä. tarjolla tapaksia laidasta laitaan sekä erinomaista oman tilan viiniä. Hinnoittelu oli maltillinen laatuun nähden.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Please refer to my review of Steenberg Vineyards but in short food, wine and service all outstanding. A great place for Weekend Lunch.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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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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