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Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia

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French, Bistro
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Groot Constantia Road | Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Constantia 7848, South Africa
+27 21 794 6255
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Jonkershuis Constantia is nestled in the historic core of the Groot...
Jonkershuis Constantia is nestled in the historic core of the Groot Constantia Wine Estate next to the historic Manor House and surrounded by ancient oak trees. Your first impression is dominated by sweeping views across the oldest wine producing vineyards in South Africa, down the valley to the enveloping coastline of False Bay. This family owned and managed bistro boasts a diversity of locations from private dining grandeur, to intimate interior fire side dining, to typical Italian village gatherings in their vine covered courtyard to family style lunches on their front lawns, were children can safely play reminiscent of a bygone era.. Partner Chris Coetzee, a father of two energetic young sons says, "Our close proximity and strong association with Iziko Museums is very important to me, it is a privilege for my children to be raised surrounded by so much of their heritage." The rich cultural history of Jonkershuis lends a magical and old world charm to any occasion held at the beautiful Jonkershuis. Tammy Botbyl (partner), "The strong legacy of history and tradition has inspired many couples to share their vows here and celebrate their union in style. It is a privilege for us to be part of the beginning of so many new legacies."
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Homely Cape Food

Friendly service, great food, homely atmosphere. The menu has a special section for typical Cape Malay South African food - found only and proudly in SA! Portion sizes are ample so come hungry. They now have a selection of craft beers on tap, which my hubby really enjoyed. I prefer wine and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had reason to visit Jonkershuis about 4 times in the last two months. A breakfast, a Sunday lunch and two birthday events (one my daughter the other mine). After these recent visits, I have to conclude that you cannot go wrong with visiting this establishment. The food is great, the wine is excellent, the location is iconic and definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Friendly service, great food, homely atmosphere. The menu has a special section for typical Cape Malay South African food - found only and proudly in SA! Portion sizes are ample so come hungry. They now have a selection of craft beers on tap, which my hubby really enjoyed. I prefer wine and being located on one of the oldest and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Jonkershuis Restaurant is located on the Groot Constantia historical wine estate. Wonderful Cape Malay food in a gorgeous vineyard setting. The menu offered numerous types of cuisine, but we came here specifically to try Cape Malay food. We ordered the sample plate, and it was delicous! I would definitely recommmend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

great food. lovely atmosphere (on what was a cold winter's day. ..sitting inside was warm and appealing....In summer to sit outside must be heavenly. food was served quickly with nice sized portions. As we were looking for the Cape malay experience for my sister in law from China the dish selection especially the sample plate. ...can't remember the name but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This has to be one of the most consistently delightful and delicious venues to eat in Cape Town. Coming here for over 8 years we have always had a great meal! The staff are always friendly and efficient. The food is always tasty weather breakfast or lunch...havent been for dinner. The view is lovely if sitting outside or the fire... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I've eaten here several times but this is my first review. I'm glad we'd booked a table because it was very busy on this cold but sunny winter's day. My friend and I each had a different burger and they were delicious. We'd asked for medium-rare and they were closer to rare but it was fine like that. My mushroom... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We visited Jonkershuis cafe during our Groot Constantia wine estate visit. It is situated in one of the adjacent buildings to the museum. It also has tables in the outside garden. We only had coffee because it was too early for a lunch. They were ok. The manager and the staff were very polite and friendly. The surroundings were marvellous... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Always visit this restaurant for our fix of traditional food. They do a great babotie and milk tart. The menu is pretty static but we like it that way. The setting on the wine estate is wonderful and views over the cape are stunning.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had a nice breakfast there this morning. Constantia can be beautiful place, winter or summer. It was spoiled however when I was run down and accosted by the waiter insisting I return to the restaurant until I can prove to a manager that I had completed a Zapper payment. I suggest that they stop offering Zapper as a payment option.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This restaurant has a beautiful setting and we sat under the massive oak trees and took in the stunning view. It was a first visit for my son-in-law to South Africa and for him this was the best lunch menu and wines on the two week trip of SA. For us it is an 'must go to' on every trip... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Groot Constantia Road | Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Constantia 7848, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Constantia
  • Phone Number: +27 21 794 6255

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

Description

Jonkershuis Constantia is nestled in the historic core of the Groot Constantia Wine Estate next to the historic Manor House and surrounded by ancient oak trees. Your first impression is dominated by sweeping views across the oldest wine producing vineyards in South Africa, down the valley to the enveloping coastline of False Bay. This family owned and managed bistro boasts a diversity of locations from private dining grandeur, to intimate interior fire side dining, to typical Italian village gatherings in their vine covered courtyard to family style lunches on their front lawns, were children can safely play reminiscent of a bygone era.. Partner Chris Coetzee, a father of two energetic young sons says, "Our close proximity and strong association with Iziko Museums is very important to me, it is a privilege for my children to be raised surrounded by so much of their heritage." The rich cultural history of Jonkershuis lends a magical and old world charm to any occasion held at the beautiful Jonkershuis. Tammy Botbyl (partner), "The strong legacy of history and tradition has inspired many couples to share their vows here and celebrate their union in style. It is a privilege for us to be part of the beginning of so many new legacies."
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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