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The Avontuur Estate Restaurant

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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, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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A special place to visit for any meal. We have been to Avontuur for breakfast, lunch and very special dinners. The bread is amazing, the service above the norm and the food always good. The chef would do well to have a few specials as something different. A lovely position overlooking the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Somerset West, South Africa
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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A special place to visit for any meal. We have been to Avontuur for breakfast, lunch and very special dinners. The bread is amazing, the service above the norm and the food always good. The chef would do well to have a few specials as something different. A lovely position overlooking the horses and green fields.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have driven past Avontuur on the R44 for the past three years and have always noticed lots of cars. We decided to lunch there with our son who was leaving for overseas and what a fantastic find. No wonder they are always busy. Great food which is reasonably priced. The menu has a lovely selection. I had the stuffed... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We have celebrated many special occasions at this wonderful restaurant. We have also taken several overseas guests. We have never been disappointed. The food has always been wonderful. The chefs always put much effort into their dishes and into the presentation thereof. The ingredients are always fresh and colorful. Waiting staff are helpful and attentive. The restaurant decor is welcoming... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Recently we were members of an 80th birthday celebration. The restaurant was fully occupied, yet the service was excellent. The food even more so. The classic dish that owners Zunia & Malanie are famous for is Duck à l'Orange. Never better than at Avontuur Estate Restaurant. Go there and enjoy! Johan & Carol.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

this wine estate is not only to recommend because of the position, but as well for the food. excellent selection, prepared perfectly. friendly service and they can even handle bigger group. stop there for a break

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Cosy venue with open fire place adding to the ambience. Very good food, well priced and good portions. Our waiter was very attentive and overall dining experience was very pleasant. Added bonus is the beautiful setting on a wine and stud farm combined.

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Hout Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It all came together, we all arrived at the same time, we were greeted and given an option to sit outside which was a great suggestion as the whether was just perfect, Alan the waiter welcomed us with such genuine warmth, then the food, taste & presentation was perfect, the wine very reasonably priced and a great selection, The desert,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Spectacular setting at the foot of the Helderberg mountains with beautiful thoroughbred horses along the driveway. Service was friendly and the food was brilliant. Felt Really accommodating and comfortable for all folks that were there. One of the best spots to eat along the wine route.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

So many wine estates have restaurants so there's a lot of choice. We visited Avontuur a few years ago and wanted to see if the standards and quality was still the same and we weren't disappointing. It's very relaxing atmosphere so perfect for a lazy lunch. The menu offers a lot of choice but has a nice twist on a... More 

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Alberton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I will never ever stop visiting Avontuur estate. This is consistently one of the most magical experiences. Although situated next to a very busy and highly trafficked road, the farm is tranquil and gorgeous. They also rear race horses here and one of the loveliest sights is the horse paddocks upon entry, with foals and adult animals grazing and on... 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: International, Contemporary

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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