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The Avontuur Estate Restaurant

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Continental, Contemporary
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The Avontuur Estate, R44, Somerset West, | Western Cape, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
0218554296
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Today
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
"Just a success"

We have been going to the Restaurant @ Avontuur Wine Farm now for at least 12 years, if not even longer and with the two Lady Chefs being responsible for it, since it's inception, can only say one thing: "its been a success" ever since. The menu is small and if you go their very regular, you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Stefan B
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Somerset West, South Africa
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Somerset West, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been going to the Restaurant @ Avontuur Wine Farm now for at least 12 years, if not even longer and with the two Lady Chefs being responsible for it, since it's inception, can only say one thing: "its been a success" ever since. The menu is small and if you go their very regular, you might find you... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Food, service, staff and setting excellent. We have been there on a number of occassions and have always been highly satisfied

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Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We visited Avontuur on Friday evening and was again impressed with the great service, beautiful setting and excellent food. A big thank you for always going the extra mile and providing us with delicious vegan food made with fresh, wholesome ingredients. We can’t wait to see you again this coming Saturday!

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leyland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This morning we had an excellent breakfast served by an extremely pleasant Young lady called Cynthia. Nothing was too much trouble, the food was excellent and what a beautiful views with vines and horses in the paddocks. To finish a wak around the paddocks.

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George, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We visited for lunch after having excellent dinners in the past, but was a bit dissapointed with the Sirloin. We ordered it medium rare and it was well done. Second sirloin was blue and not medium rare and also tougher than the first one, so we had to send it back again. Being in the hospitality trade we did not... More 

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

Thank you so much for giving us this very relevant feed back. We have noticed that there has been a problem with the sirloin and we have taken it off the menu for the time being. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Me and my wife visited Avontuur over the weekend, for coffee and a snack over lunch time. We have been at the restaurant many, many times before. We each had an cuppachino and a salad. We can't complain about our food, but to be absolute honest, it was not up to the high standard we are used to. Will we... More 

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Somerset West
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

There are three restaurants in the Somerset West/Stellenbosch area that have duck as a signature dish, Somerbosch, Pomegranate and Aventuur. Avontuur leaves the others at the starting gate. Seven of us went to this restaurant as an end of year treat. It was a lovely Cape Summer day, with a gentle breeze taking some of the fire out of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Avontuur never fails to please. Delicious food of a consistently high standard, always fresh and beautifully presented in a stunning setting, no matter what the season. Wonderfully friendly staff with a personal touch, overseen by two fabulous chefs, Zunia and Melanie. It's our favourite venue by far!

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great place......loved it and the vino.....great tastings...........................................................

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Schiphol, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal at the Avontuur Estate. The dinner and desert were lovely and had a great display. It's a really nice setting with a beautiful entrance. The restaurant isn't open all the days of the week, so call first.

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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: 0218554296

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?