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Poplars Restaurant


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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

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Nestled between mature gardens on the beautiful D'Aria Wine Farm, Poplars Restaurant is housed in a heritage Cape Dutch Farmhouse, one of the oldest in the Durbanville Wine Valley. The elegantly decorated rooms provide for intimate but relaxed winter evenings in front of the many open fires. The large shaded garden provides an idyllic spot to wine away lazy summer days, whilst sharing charcuterie and mezze boards. The Italian inspired menu caters to a wide range of tastes that is complimented by award winning wines from the winery and surrounding area. Both the 'Backyard' (braai area) and Bar are popular with locals in the evenings, with a live music a weekly occurrence. Only 30 minutes from
$8 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
European, International, Contemporary
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had breakfast there with a friend yesterday. On first arrival the toilets had not been cleaned - no toilet paper or hand towels to be seen. The staff were very disinterested and distracted the whole time we were there. Waitress kept looking at other tables...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank local287
Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated a friend birthday lunch at Poplars on Sunday the 7th April, we ordered two kiddies chicken strips,of which the first child recieved a plate of a decent side child portion,the second child recieved a small round plate with less food on it.We ordered...More

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Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Symonslee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the restaurant during a power outage session. There were candles out on arrival and all in all it added to the ambiance of the evening. We had drinks (which were well priced) and the food was really good. Some restaurants don't always get...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Natasha v
Reviewed 1 week ago

Items on menu not available. Food of table not serve simultaneously. Some were finish before some orders arrive. Wait very long for desert.

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Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Inspire12070112490
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress Noli gave the best service I’ve ever experienced and is a lovely lady. Great service and great food.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Leonie_Nathan
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

Me and some work friends went to Poplars on a Friday afternoon around 13:30 to cool down from a hard work week and start the weekend the right way. Oh how the mighty have fallen. This used to be one of my favourite spots, but...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 180johanr
Reviewed March 12, 2019

poplars restaurant years ago was an excellent restaurant. sadly this is no longer the case. we were there on sunday for breakfast and it was the worst meal we had had in a very long time. how wrong can you go with breakfast? plenty, it...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank charl d
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

Quaint place, exceptional setting in the countryside. Like the separate rooms that they divide guests into. Deco is basic but original. Menu is limited, wine list comprehensive but expensive. Service is good. Once you finished your meal you meander into darkness. No lights. No lights...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Roedig
Reviewed March 10, 2019

Terrible service! Made a booking, when we arrived @ 13h00 they gave our table away. We were provided with another table just to be told later that we can't sit there due to a reservation. Not all food options on menu are available. Had to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 09CC_
Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

Bad news when you order a bottle of wine from the menu and it is not available..... The slow roasted lamb shanks however made up for this. Service was on the OK side but can be better. Overall a fair evening.

Date of visit: March 2019
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