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Buitenverwachting Restaurant


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Travelers' Choice2018 Winner

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Buitenverwachting offers a elegantly casual dining experience, with design and menu reflecting the authentic character of the wine estate. A new wine library was established for pre-dinner drinks and tasting experience of rare and vintage wines.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
European, International, Contemporary
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

Made two trips during our stay in South Africa ..one for coffee and to buy wines. Stunning views and manicured gardens, great location. Take note that their Rose is outstanding and at ZAR 60 an absolute steal!) Went again for dinner on our last night...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Deltablade
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was superb, beautifully presented and the various wines, delicious. Service was excellent. My only suggestion, as our hosts were American, would be for the staff to slow down with the explanation of the meal as it was very difficult to understand the presentation...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank carolgough57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time I ate scones with fresh fig jam and fresh cream. They serve cappuccino and also offer picnic lunch in garden.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank tasmooon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a superb meal with top quality service in a simply lovely environment. We were staying on the property and you came highly recommended. We were not disappointed. We arrived without a booking and were told you were fully booked but you found us...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Christine2401
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A magnificent location, impressive in all ways. Very good staff, first rate food and choice, great wines. An absolutely wonderful place. Coming from the UK in winter to here in summer is truly magical and such great value.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Irthlingborough43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic meal here with vegetable garden starter and chocolate dessert, including one of six mini chocolates which was a grand piano!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tonyp744
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have only just discovered this winery despite visiting the area many times. Our first visit was to have a wine tasting and we were blown away by the beautiful setting; great food and friendly staff. Our second visit we decided on the main restaurant...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank christinemU5038WU
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have lived in this area for a number of years and last dined at this restaurant about five years ago. My wife and i decided to try Buitenverwachting again on our weekly "date lunch". The menu had two options, one Rustic and the other...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 880Paddy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I may have reviewed this restaurant previously (Altzheimers lite) but it is just great again. Excellent food, service from super smart people and a decent, nay very good wine list. Get there early, get a window table for a view the cannot be bettered.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Ray B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch today at Buitenverwachting Restaurant.We really loved the food.Great attention to detail using quality ingredients.We both ordered the Ceaser Salad which was prepared very imaginatively using warm salmon white anchovy and quail eggs in addition to the more standard ingredients.We also were served...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank DavidFD7586CR
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September 25, 2018|
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Response from Ashburnian | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - we ate in the Restaurant - but there were lots of tables in the gardens and looked like people picnicking (not sure if their own, or purchased on site.)
May 16, 2018|
Response from Edgar70 | Property representative |
Good day, 19:30. Please Email your reservation request to the restaurant as we are not taking bookings via tripadvisor. Kind regards, Buitenverwachting Team
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