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Christina's Bistro at Van Loveren

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Contemporary, Pizza, Mediterranean
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Van Loveren Vineyard | R317, Klaasvoogds, Robertson 6707, South Africa
27768621995
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10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view
Description: The place to lunch in the Robertson Valley if you love Thin-crust...
The place to lunch in the Robertson Valley if you love Thin-crust wood-fired gourmet pizzas, award winning burgers, great food made to order from fresh local seasonal produce. Located within the lush gardens of the Van Loveren Estate, child and pet friendly seating under the vine-covered pergola, or inside the old Manor House with french doors opening up into the gardens. Also open on Sundays when local musicians set the tone for a laid back afternoon!
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    Very good
  • 17
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Consistently good food and polite & efficient waiting staff

Christina's restaurant at Van Loveren wine estate is our No. one go-to lunch venue when we are in the Robertston, Western Cape area

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Swellendam, South Africa
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Swellendam, South Africa
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Christina's restaurant at Van Loveren wine estate is our No. one go-to lunch venue when we are in the Robertston, Western Cape area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On advice from our host in McGregor, we stopped over for lunch. Planned to visit nearby Springfield, but opted for lunch at Van Loveren. Glad we did! Set in the gardens, within the original homestead. Was not very busy, and that suits us. Food was great. Burger for the wife, and named juicy on the menu for good reason. Myself... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely spot, lovely people, great wines. Super gardens, a really worthwhile stop, we visit every year. Great wines and wine tasting

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Thank Irthlingborough43
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for a bottle of wine and pizza's - the prices for food are competitively priced. The extensive wine choices and reasonable prices are a real draw card. Live music also enjoyable

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Algarvia, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Christinas's is a great place to stop for lunch while visiting the vineyards around Robertson. The shade and cool spray was really appreciated on a hot day. We had lovely thin pizzas, quiche and a salad with glasses of cool white wine. Service was friendly and efficient and all our food was good and reasonably priced. You must stroll round... More 

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Thank Steve R
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Hubby and I stopped of first for wine pairing and tasting, which was simply amazing there wines are very good then stopped of at the restaurant for lunch and wow what amazing food, i had a pizza topping was so much they difnitely not shy and my hubby had there burger which he could not finish as it was... More 

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Thank Rochelle W
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Between the Van Loveren Tasting Room, the wine shop and deli, and Christina's Restaurant, this has become a regular stop for us to spend a few hours at when road tripping through the Robertson wine valley. We usually stop for breakfast, but on our last trip we enjoyed a gorgeous lunch. Great food, fantastic vibe, beautiful location, and friendly staff.

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Thank KrazyCat_SA
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and i were looking forward to this desert and it turned out to be a disappointment, so little chocolate ganache and the vanilla ice cream was sickly sweet.

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Thank Timeawayadvisor
Montagu, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a bumper, very satisfying, three visits to Christina's, we have to review. Our subsequent visits have been steadily worse and with the prices set at "beyond pensioners price" we expected the first experiences to be repeated again and again, however, "new brooms sweep clean" and a number of cliché's come to mind. There are still signature items such as... More 

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EstiStrydom, Public Relations Manager at Christina's Bistro at Van Loveren, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your TripAdvisor rating, we appreciate you taking the time. We take immense pride in our service and professionalism, as well as the quality of the food that is produced in our kitchen. We have thoroughly investigated your claims of orders being incorrect and plates being sent back. We are blessed to have had a bumper... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is nestled in the beautiful Van Loveren Garden. On a Sunday afternoon we enjoyed great cuisine, wine and live music. Our first visit (on recommendation from friends) to this great property. We were welcomed by a friendly hostess. Seated at the table we requested - next ot the live music. The only downside - a big party arrived... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Van Loveren Vineyard | R317, Klaasvoogds, Robertson 6707, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Robertson
  • Phone Number: 27768621995

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view

Description

The place to lunch in the Robertson Valley if you love Thin-crust wood-fired gourmet pizzas, award winning burgers, great food made to order from fresh local seasonal produce. Located within the lush gardens of the Van Loveren Estate, child and pet friendly seating under the vine-covered pergola, or inside the old Manor House with french doors opening up into the gardens. Also open on Sundays when local musicians set the tone for a laid back afternoon!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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