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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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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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
Breakfast

Had the most beautiful breakfast last week with friends before they flew back to UK ....they were very impressed with staff, view, service and food....we certainly could not fault it. Will be back. You will not need any lunch as the breakfast is amazing...not telling anymore go visit !

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
somersetwest
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south africa
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south africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Had the most beautiful breakfast last week with friends before they flew back to UK ....they were very impressed with staff, view, service and food....we certainly could not fault it. Will be back. You will not need any lunch as the breakfast is amazing...not telling anymore go visit !

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Just outside Somerset West on Stellenbosch road. Comfortable eating place with spectacular views towards Table Mountain. Rather limited menu but well prepared, especially duck. Better outside under the umbrellas, a light salad lunch, watching the horses and the views... wow.

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Cape Town
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83 reviews 83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I've enjoyed many a relaxing sunday lunch at Avontuur , a few times over the years, but this last time , on Mothers Day , the service was ok but the food actaully wasnt all that inspiring or tasty. we have one of the specials , the cheese dish baked, as recommended by the waitress, but it wasntserved as decribed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Made an unplanned stop at The Avontuur for lunch. The farm has the most spectacular view and calming view. Situationed in the Stellenbosch wineroute and we found the venue to be extremely calming and relaxing. The food was rather delicious. Excellent service received from their wonderful staff. Loved their award winning wines. The only downside is that is wasn't very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

The wine was fantastic and the food a delight. Good quanties for the hungry visitor, presented on the plate like art. The vegetable/starch offering came up short though and prevented the awarding of the fifth star. In beautiful surrounds with 1st class service, it will be a meal remembered.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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77 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We visited Avontuur again just to make sure that the duck is still the best in the Cape. We were in Durban recently and tasted some great duck there but Avontuur's duck is still the best. Now I can rephrase and say: the best duck in South Africa! Crispy skin and tender and moist meat with the great orange sauce:... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

When my mom turned 75 earlier this year, I knew a lunch at Avontuur would be the perfect gift. So on Saturday, my wife, myself, my parents and my brother went there to celebrate her life so far. What a treat! Everybody at the table enjoyed their meals (and cleared their plates!) and even though they said they were full,... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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77 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We are regular visitors to Avontuur restaurant in Stellenbosch/Somerset West area and have yet to be disappointed. The service is good and the meal superb. Highly recommended.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

What a disappointment our experience was in spite of such a wonderful setting. Turned up for Sunday lunch at 12.15 and duly ordered our food The starters came but no sign of the main course. One hour later we were told that the fish 2 of us ordered {it was on the specials board) was no longer available. Apparently one... More 

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Zed B, Owner at The Avontuur Estate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, without letting us know what happened, we cannot change this and address issues that need fine tuning. We apologize for the slow service, and the lack of attention that was shown to your table, it appears that we need to be more aware of our training of our wait staff and need to... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Awesome views and very delicious food. Service is brilliant.... awesome place to sit under the umbrellas outside looking out to the mountains and horses.

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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: Contemporary, Continental

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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