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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 via mobile

The signature fillet main course was super tender. The lamb was also delicious as well as our starters. The raspberry soufflé was quite good.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank aroundtheworld247365
Reviewed 6 days ago

Four family members met here for lunch and had a really first class meal. Although there are two menus, it is possible to mix and match giving an extensive choice. Between us we chose oyster mushroom risotto and tuna for our first courses and both...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Gren L
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been visiting the Buitenverwachting already in 1994 - it has been one of the best restaurants in Cape Town by that time and - it still is! The menu is fantastic, a great choice of local and mediterranian food. Excellent wines, super service,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank pgaetc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There’s little to say about BuitenW - it’s good speaks for itself time and time again. The food is outstanding, beyond excellent, it’s creative, imaginative, balanced and the array of amuse bouche and intermediary dishes turn lunch into a Bacchanalian treat. Try the oysters this...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank AAGuide
Reviewed 1 week ago

A direct translation of this Wine estate eatery would be "above expectations" and it certainly did not disappoint. Lovely views. modern but still cozy ambience. Service was excellent with a host of runners, waitrons etc at your beck and call. Food was ample - but...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ertjies
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully position varied menu food beautifully presented and excellent quality. Good wine list including wine from their own vineyard. Staff very professional and they know their wines. A place to definitely visit.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank djbeecroft
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an outstanding place to eat and drink. Service standards are extremely high and the food is delicious. We were outside but the area was well shaded and everything was perfect.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Darius5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The welcome was warm and efficient. We booked late and were therefore not near the window with the view but it was still very pleasant. The service was outstanding and knowledgeable. The food was beautifully presented and varied. The amuse bouches were delightful. My particular...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Anne T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended this restaurant on a sunny Sunday afternoon. When we arrived, the dining room was uncomfortably warm. We received an amuse dish of raw fish that was a little too warm. Then we ordered the oysters three ways. I assume the raw Tabasco oyster...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Isaiah O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from an evening at Buitenverwachting and we enjoyed the experience very much. Parking was good and reception was friendly. We had a great table near the window and enjoyed the view in the last daylight. The menu looks great, with an...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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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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