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The Avontuur Estate Restaurant

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French, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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The Avontuur Estate, R44, Somerset West, | Western Cape, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
+27 21 855 4296
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions
Description: Two passionate women, cooking from the heart on the magnificent Avontuur...
Two passionate women, cooking from the heart on the magnificent Avontuur wine estate and stud farm. Thirteen years of 'good looking cooking'.
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and views

The food at Avontuur is always excellent - the best is lunch outside in summer while dinner inside in winter comes very close. I am told the breakfasts are also great - have not tried myself yet but plan to in the near future

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
David H
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Somerset West, South Africa
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Somerset West, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food at Avontuur is always excellent - the best is lunch outside in summer while dinner inside in winter comes very close. I am told the breakfasts are also great - have not tried myself yet but plan to in the near future

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been here a few times last year and was pleased to be back this is a very good lunch venue with light meals if you want or larger dishes if needed wine are offered by the glass or bottle. The service was great until a large party around 40 and then the service went down hill very fast at... More 

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Thank Charles H
Somerset West, South Africa
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed a saturday lunch with a large group of friends on a steaming hot day. The service was excellent , the wine nice and well priced and the food, although it was a large group was all served at the same time and of good quality, the front of house new what she was doing and clearly used to... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very often when we are in the winelands we stop at avontuur for lunch. You sit on the terrace with a beautiful view. The lunch was nice (but not wow) but the wines this time were a disappointment, both red and white were not like they used to be. Next time we skip avontuur.

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Thank ekholland27
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for an evening meal and dined outside which would have been fantastic if not for the extremely uncomfortable chairs which had our large party in agony. The lighting was very poor with a mish-mash of table lamps on extension leads stuffed around the table. The inside dining area looked very classy and comfortable. The food, served from a... More 

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Thank TomCat5724
Somerset West, South Africa
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Setting and food excellent. Duck was crispy and succulent and one of the best duck dishes we have had. Cynthea provided us with excellent and friendly service. We will be back.

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Thank Edna H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you for spoiling us with the most amazing breakfast. We both ordered The Med and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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Thank StuSum
Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really awesome restaurant with spectacular food from amazing starters spectacular salads and really fine dining main courses, my favourite being their duck or maybe salmon or mouth-watering steaks!, All set in traditional cape style architecture, with views across the vast vineyards as far as table mountain. The staff are friendly and always ready to accommodate.

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Cove, null, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last week without a reservation, place was really busy however the Manager suggested we do the Winetasting whilst waiting for a table, good call! Table became available halfway through the Winetasting so we took a break to eat! My Wife and I have been before and enjoyed the chat from our waiter Michael and asked for him again, Michael... More 

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1 Thank Duncan F
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in a very busy week before new year. No reservation was made and tried our luck as Root 44 was fully booked. We were met at the door by the manager and informed they were full however he said he would make a plan. We were soon seated. The food is absolutely delicious. Portions are perfect. Previously visited earlier... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Avontuur Estate, R44, Somerset West, | Western Cape, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 855 4296

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions

Description

Two passionate women, cooking from the heart on the magnificent Avontuur wine estate and stud farm. Thirteen years of 'good looking cooking'.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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