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The Crown Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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Crown Restaurant & Wine Bar is situated on the picturesque Meerendal Wine Estate, Durbanville, Cape Town. Crown Restaurant privately owned and run by the owners, stylish,trendy and beautifully decorated and has spectacular views. The food philosophy is to keep it simple and elegant, fresh and tasty and the menu is designed accordingly & contains a variety of scrumptious local and seasonal items.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Contemporary, International
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Validated Parking
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently had the privilege of working with Willi and his team at Crown Restaurant in arranging a wedding. As a service provider under a lot of pressure to deliver a dream wedding to the couple, Willi could not have been more accommodating, supportive and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Exploration791347
Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

Had lunch with friends at the estate, food was excellent! The restaurant was super at accommodating my better half and her gluten and dairy intolerance. Very accommodating of small kids. Setting is wonderful, absolutely recommend!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jamiewM5231QC
willibotha, Owner at The Crown Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2019

Dear Jamie, Thank you very much for the review! We hope to invite you back to our restaurant soon!

Reviewed February 8, 2019

When we walked in we thought the decor attractive and we had a very nice welcome. However the food was poor......my husbands steak was OK but the chips were not fried but looked as if they had been put in the oven hours ago and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank Jennyapples
willibotha, Owner at The Crown Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2019

Dear Jenny, Thank you for making the effort to write a review on your experience. This is certainly disappointing and not in line with the usual feedback we receive from our guests. We are truly sorry that we did not meet your expectations. I am...More

Reviewed January 29, 2019

I would just like to thank Werner Brand (Manager) for a fantastic experience at The Crown Restaurant. Not just the great tasting food but the personal service of Werner and his staff was fantastic! Well Done we will be back all the way from Johannesburg!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bigblade39
willibotha, Owner at The Crown Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2019

Dear Wessel, Thank you very much for the lovely review! It is SO rewarding to receive reviews like yours and makes it all worth while! Hope we can welcome you back to our beautiful City very soon!

Reviewed January 28, 2019

The setting is incredible. Although I visited for dinner during the week, the setting would be excellent for weekend lunches as one would be able to appreciate the setting and gardens even more. Nice play areas for kids. The ambience inside is good and decor...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Albertgerber
willibotha, Owner at The Crown Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2019

Dear Albert, Thank you so much for your valued review and comments. It motivates our team so much to receive positive feedback! Hope to be of service again in the future!

Reviewed January 22, 2019

Last minute decision to go out for Sunday Lunch... we have been to Ke Monate a little further along the same road but decided to give this a try instead. I am so glad we did !.. Sat outside on a perfect day ..the waitrons...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Philip L
willibotha, Owner at The Crown Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2019

Dear Philip, Thank you so much for this positive review. It is so rewarding to receive! Sincerely hope that we may be of service again in the near future. Warmest Crown Regards!

Reviewed January 13, 2019

despite confirmed booking at nearby wine farm never happened because D.... FARM EATERY closed. we had traveled 55 km from home to wine growing precinct/route - with restaurants desperate '11th hr' (12:41) telephone booking to THE CROWN culminated in a somewhat pleasant experience

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Keith C
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

We ordered burgers at Crown. My husband's beef burger was good. I ordered the chicken burger which was so dry that I had to send it back. The service was terribly slow... I think it was because there were 6 staff members sitting on the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank MichelleB8823
Reviewed December 22, 2018

Brilliant service! A very personal experience. The owner was extremely helpful in planning the event and everything ran smoothly on the evening. The waiters and managers are very professional. They even helped with the set-up of the ceremony and the decor for the reception tables....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank stien14
Reviewed December 11, 2018

nice setting, and views. great for a work lunch, food could be a bit more for what you pay for good service

Date of visit: November 2018
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Melissa R
July 29, 2015|
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Response from willibotha | Property representative |
Hi Melissa, The restaurant is absolutely wheelchair friendly as Hein also mentioned in his answer. We do have a parking lot in front of the restaurant which provides easy access for a disabled guest to be dropped off at the... More
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