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Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia

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Bistro, Family Fare
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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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
Young and old

Griot Constantia is one of the oldest houses in South Africa and is now a museum and an art gallery. It also has the lovely Jonkershuis restaurant where we sat outside with all of The Cape stretched out beneath us. Absolutely lovely but I would strongly advise booking. It is deservedly popular... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Griot Constantia is one of the oldest houses in South Africa and is now a museum and an art gallery. It also has the lovely Jonkershuis restaurant where we sat outside with all of The Cape stretched out beneath us. Absolutely lovely but I would strongly advise booking. It is deservedly popular and well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A very elegant setting, once at the restaurant the views over the vineyards and then the city are absolutely stunning. The groot constantia Sauvignon blanc is worth a try and the food was just as good, a great steak and the men liked the lamb curry. Very helpful staff and good prices too. We will be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We went on a Sunday and it was full, we sat and was blown away with the service and food, could not fault anything. Good work

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Jonkershuis is always lovely. We have been for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the food and service is consistently good. The staff are well trained, pleasant and nothing is too much trouble. It is our favourite place to eat in Constantia.

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Noordhoek, South Africa
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40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you would like a relatively cheap lunch for a great place with fantastic service and views' this is the place! Take your friends there to impress or just enjoy the event. The menu is varied with fish. steak, burger, pasta etc., Wine by the glass between R30 - R40 in 250ml decanters (nice touch) Sit outside or inside or... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Located on the original vineyard, Groot Constantia, established in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, the buildings are steeped in history. Lovely in winter as you can sit inside by the fire. In summer it's under the oak trees outside. Good traditional food like bobotie, bredie and curries this is the way to sample South African food in traditional surroundings.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Lovely restaurant with a beautiful view. Service was super friendly and non-intrusive. We started with the Bruschetta of the day (fig & blue cheese) which was fresh and delicious and easily shared between 2 people to make a small starter. For main I ordered a Cape Malay speciality, lentil and vegetable curry. The portion size was very generous and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We had such a lovely evening under the stars. The food was delicious, and the staff was helpful. We all had Malay curries (chicken, lamb, and bobotie) and they were all wonderful. It is lovely that there you get roti, rice, and poppadums with your meal. The chutney and sambal accompaniments were also delicious. Altogether a great meal!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

There's nothing better than a crisp glass of white wine and calamari, sitting outside overlooking the beautiful vineyards at Jonkershuis. Definitely a great spot for a relaxed Sunday lunch. Book during the weekends because it gets very busy on a sunny day.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Had breakfast here on a Saturday morning - perfect way to start the weekend. The staff were incredibly friendly and food was great. The breakfast menu had a huge variety to cater for all dietary requirements. The food portions were very generous and everything tasted amazing - I would definitely recommend the French Toast. This is the perfect setting for... 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: Bistro, Family Fare

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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