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Christina's @ Van Loveren

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Van Loveren Vineyard, Robertson, South Africa
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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 pizzas* Sumptious gourmet pizzas* Refreshing glass of wine* Freshly squeezed juices* Good cuppacinosSituated at Van Loveren Family Vineyards, with seating both indoor and outdoor (vineyard pergola stoep), Christina's looks out to the beautiful gardens, Van Loveren is so well known for. Also open on Sundays when local musicians sets the tone for a laid back afternoon!
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  • 34
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  • 10
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  • 1
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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
Great pizza, good gourmet burgers and great setting

Having previously had terrible service it was with some reluctance we returned. What a turnaround since we were last there, although the restaurant was full service was good, the food was also great, our kids shared a pizza and we had the gourmet burgers which were well cooked and very tasty. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Bonnievale, Western Cape
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

What a relief - finally an affordable, family friendly restaurant in our valley with PROFESSIONALS running the show! One of the best meals I've had in the area, value for money, stunning setting, and genuine, good food. Also very pleased to see that the new management team has kept all the previous staff, so no-one has lost their job in... More 

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ltitans2014, Owner at Christina's @ Van Loveren, responded to this review

Dear Rene, Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor. We very much enjoyed hosting your birthday celebration, and hope to welcome you back soon. Thanks and regards, Delia Clarke More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We have been to van Loveren a few times before and truly love the setting. This time we decided to try out the Christina's. It wasn't bad, but there was just nothing special about it, the service was average and the food was okay. Well presented, but a bit bland. If you're in the area its still a good place... More 

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ltitans2014, Owner at Christina's @ Van Loveren, responded to this review

Dear Philip, Thank you for your recent review of Christina's. It is through honest opinions such as yours, that we will continue to improve our offering. Between my sister and I, we have 48 years combined experience in the hospitality industry, and training of our staff is ongoing. We hope to welcome you back soon. Thanks and kind regards, Delia... More 

Montagu, Western Cape, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We used to love coming here. I took my wife there last Sunday for our 40th anniversary - with friends, - only to discover that the restaurant had just changed hands. Now, I can understand that it takes a bit of time to settle in, but surely a pizza is simple enough to make? I ordered a new item because... More 

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ltitans2014, Owner at Christina's @ Van Loveren, responded to this review

Dear Gary, Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor. Please accept my apologies, as on this occasion we clearly didn't live up to expectations. We have dedicated our lives to the hospitality industry, and were horrified when we read your review. Training with our staff is ongoing, and we have used your comments to highlight this with them We... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Having previously had terrible service it was with some reluctance we returned. What a turnaround since we were last there, although the restaurant was full service was good, the food was also great, our kids shared a pizza and we had the gourmet burgers which were well cooked and very tasty. The gardens are well worth a walk around if... More 

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Cape Town
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had not been to Van Loveren for many years and remembered with pleasure the many wine tastings and sweetcorn fritters ...... The new wine tasting centre and shoppe is brilliant - modern but not ostentatious - well done. Christina's. We emailed early that morning for a booking and received a very professional reply while we were en-route. On arriving... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had an excellent service in a beautiful garden setting, with some water sprinkled onto us to fight against the heat. The food was very tasty and wonderful prepared.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stopped at Christina's @ Van Loveren for lunch. The bistro is such a pleasant venue. You are surrounded by beautiful gardens - this truely is a tranquil setting. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. The food was delicious. Looking forward to comming back!

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Camberley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A delightful restaurant serving simple, tasty food and their own wines. The gardens are magnificent.

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Kent, England
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We visited Van Loveren during the wine harvest one Monday early in March. It was one of the few restaurants open on a Monday, but what a find. Beautiful winery, and brilliant lunch of ostrich burgers with quite fantastic wine. My wife had Christina's Sauvignon Blanc which she thought exceptional, and my son Simon and I had the "Blackberry" Cabernet... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had the fantastic opportunity to visit the Bonnievale area this past weekend and lunch at Van Loveren was one of the highlights. The grounds are beautifully kept, the garden is lush, shady and beautiful, the place is neat and very well run. We arrived on Saturday afternoon shortly after 12:00 and the Bistro was starting to fill up and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Van Loveren Vineyard, Robertson, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Robertson

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Mediterranean

Description

The place to lunch in the Robertson Valley if you love:* Thin-crust wood-fired pizzas* Sumptious gourmet pizzas* Refreshing glass of wine* Freshly squeezed juices* Good cuppacinosSituated at Van Loveren Family Vineyards, with seating both indoor and outdoor (vineyard pergola stoep), Christina's looks out to the beautiful gardens, Van Loveren is so well known for. Also open on Sundays when local musicians sets the tone for a laid back afternoon!

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