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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, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This historic dame of Groot Constantia Wine Farm offers excellent atmosphere, food and outstanding service. Rather book – in summer the courtyard or front stoep is lovely. The atmosphere is refined amongst the beautiful furniture in the magnificent building. The menu offers a few favourites that everyone will like as well as Cape Malay dishes. We love the fillet or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A great indoor venue with character for a winters lunch on the weekend. The Jonkershuis comprises three rooms which maintain a cosy atmosphere. An appealing menu supplemented with "board" specials. Two had the fish - yellowtail. Apparently exceptionally good. Very good, attentive service. The waiter checked in at the exactly right points. One of the rooms housed a large party... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Last Sunday a group of us went to Groot Constantia for some wine-tasting and a spot of lunch. We didn't have a reservation and just tried our luck for a table at about 2:30pm. We were served by "Chad" if I recall correctly. We had a nice table next to the window which made for a most beautiful view. I... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Food, service & hospitality experienced in ins true sense. Well done to all. Will definitely be back

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Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Have been to jonkershuis before with mixed reviews. Very happy to say the last time was by far the best. Waitress was amazing, friendly, informative and great fun. Both of us ordered the estate tasting plate and were mesmerized by the food. Lamb curry was the favorite. Awesome outside area and the walk around the vineyards after lunch was beautiful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

At probably the oldest wine estate in South Africa we enjoyed a warm hearty plate of Cape Malay curry! One of the restaurant's speciality's.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Had a great meal while visiting the winery. The restaurant was actually one of the high points of the visit. Menu is great and varied, slightly expensive (but that is expected given the location), and of course the wines are fabulous! Service was relatively slow. Dinner at this restaurant would be a fine, sit-down affair. Would love to go someday.

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Additional Information about Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia

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

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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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