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Buitenverwachting Restaurant

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European, International, Contemporary
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26 Klein Constantia Road | Constantia, Constantia 7806, South Africa
+27 (0)21 794 3522
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate here on our last night in South Africa, the food was excellent, the wines too and we tried lots of both. Fish and meat, especially antelope were very good and quite different, the quality of the ingredients stood out. A bit expensive but worth it for a treat

Thank Notdunroaming
Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is situated in a stunning spot on the wine estate with spectacular views. The food is beautifully presented and tasty. However, one must appreciate fine dining in order to enjoy the meal. Attended a business dinner here and most of the delegates didn't enjoy the experience and would have preferred a more ordinary meal.

Thank Karen S
Nottingham Road, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting with gorgeous view over the vineyards and mountains. The welcome was warm, the service impeccable and the food sublime. Lots of extra little complementary surprises thrown in by the chef. Stunning wines - some of the best! Sav Blanc Maximus is outstanding!! All in all a beautiful way to do lunch. Definitely will be back!

Thank KarenCapes
South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Magnificent setting in truly special and beautiful part of the world; our food was delicious and the service was very good. The view from our lunch table was simply stunning.

Thank SheayZ
Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This World renowned restaurant, set on the slopes of the back of Table mountain is something one cannot miss. It is tyical Cape Dutch architechture with a modern touch. It producesit's own supurb wines but has a larger variety for those seeking something different. The food is outstanding. Everything is a deleight and of a different style to other restaurants.... More 

Thank 42markbriggs
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Having dined at most of Cape Town's top restaurants, I have to say that Buitenverwachting remains one of my favourites. The food and service is consistently good, but that is not to say that the restaurant doesn't evolve itself. In the past, elaborate set menus were presented, but these days a much more simpler approach has been taken with one... More 

Thank Poppy_in_CapeTown
Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We had lunch in the restaurant and then went to buy the bottle of wine we liked. We liked the fact that the menu is split in two, you can pick from the bistro food or the Indulge menu. The staff is friendly and very attentionate. We were able to sample 2 wines before we ordered for our meal. The... More 

Thank CocotiersSA
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

We were taken here by Cape Town colleagues and had a very good lunch is beautiful surroundings, service was very attentive and the food was beautifully presented. The menu had a good choice of dishes to suit most palettes. Would definitely consider returning.

Thank Kath O
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We eat at buitenverwachting every time we visit the cape. The service and food is always excellent. The staff are very friendly. Our favourite is the fish and chips, which we often have in the wine tasting room.

Thank Julia C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Had an awesome lunch in a beautiful setting with delicious food and wine, friendly and attentive staff and we were spoilt with a few complimentary courses from the chef. To top it all, after just one mention that it was our wedding anniversary we were presented with a beautifully plated cake to share! Will share our experience with our family... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Klein Constantia Road | Constantia, Constantia 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Constantia
  • Phone Number: +27 (0)21 794 3522

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?