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Bistro Sixteen82

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Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Road | Steenberg Hotel, Constantia 7945, South Africa
+27 21 713 2211
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9:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The restaurant, bar and terrace area are truly stunning. Took my breath away. Food was delicious and service very good. Recommended!

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Durban, South Africa
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a lazy mid week lunch on a culinary trip to Cape Town. This is a highly rated restaurant and it did not disappoint. Picking it for lunch was the right call. From the fresh starters to open burger and pork belly mains the food was excellent - the setting with views out over the ponds was truly relaxing.... More 

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Thank RSA_Traveller74
Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear RSA_Traveller74 Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our food. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. It was absolutely delightful to receive such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

Malta
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful venue, food was tasty but small portions for the price one pays. That is where it stopped am.afraid. We booked and requested a table, which was not available when we arrived. Manager on duty then came to our table and argued with us over a table and said we needed to book a month in advance. WELL HELLO,... More 

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Thank AngelaSmith S
Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear AngelaSmith S Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your compliments on our food. We sincerely apologise that we did not live up to your expectations. Table requests are merely a request and we cannot always fulfil them. I assure you I will look into the slow service you received. We strive at Bistro 1682... More 

Cape Town
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had our office Christmas Function here last week and what a treat. The venue is modern, trendy and vibey ... the estate has so much more to offer ... golf, wine tasting, spa, etc. The menu is extensive, prices are a little expensive but the food is delicious., beautifully presented and the portion size is just right! The service... More 

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Thank Sharon R
Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Sharon R Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our menu. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible and look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

Worthing
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great service, loads of choice to cater for all palets. Very reasonably priced and great quality of food. It's a relaxed dining environment and There's a wide variety of drinks. Highly recommend this restaurant, but ,are sure you book. We also had some snacks early afternoon, following a wine tasting at the Steenberg, was also really good quality and service...... More 

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Kerry K, Head Chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Finemaster Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our service and tapas. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. It was absolutely delightful to receive such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely Gorgeous place, great food and amazing service. The wine tasting was good too with good prices

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Thank Shirley M
Kerry K, Head Chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Shirley M Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible and look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a return visit for us to a restaurant we had discovered last year. Then, our experience had been exceptional, and this visit turned out to be even better. We went for lunch. The greeting was warm and smiling, and the service was helpful and attentive and very professional. But the star was the food! It was delicious. Every... More 

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Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear lastword2016 Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our service and food. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. It was absolutely delightful to receive such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry... More 

London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best dessert of the holiday. Excellent lunch in a fantastic setting, service top notch - would highly recommend. If summer - I'd recommend asking to be seated / trying to book outside because the space is beautiful - ponds, lawn and gardens.

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Thank Ian W
Kerry K, Head Chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Ian W Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our service and desserts. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. It was absolutely delightful to receive such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards... More 

Kommetjie, South Africa
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were glad to be there early to enjoy the relative peace and quiet of this lovely venue but within half an hour kids were screaming and the noise level was such that we were needing to yell at each other to be heard. Not easy when elderly and I do think this is not a place for the over... More 

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Thank Barbsea
Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Barbsea Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your complements on our service. We sincerely apologise that we did not live up to your expectations. Noisy children are always a challenge for the restaurant, we do ask parents to keep their children quiet and under control. However parents are not always respectful to other diners.... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The oxymoron describes Sixteen82 perfectly. The simplicity of décor and presentation of the food highlights the tranquil, welcoming ambience that lies beneath. The food is presented without fussy decoration- simple, honest and delicious. The waiters are so well trained that they effortlessly attend to your every need. It's not cheap but it's a fabulous way to mingle with friends and... More 

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1 Thank Searchingforthebest1
Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Searchingforthebest1 Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our food and service. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible and look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $18
Cuisine
European, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Road | Steenberg Hotel, Constantia 7945, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Constantia
  • Phone Number: +27 21 713 2211
Description
Named after the year in which Steenberg was established, Bistro Sixteen82 first opened its doors in 2009, and has been the tapas and bistro-style darling of the dining world ever since.

An innovative and interactive wine and food destination, the Bistro sits adjacent to Steenberg’s winery, and spills into its surrounding indigenous gardens with a terraced dining area leading to reflective water features, unfurling into views of the magnificent stone mountains and expansive winelands.

The Bistro Sixteen82 menu is a constant evolution, keeping up with seasonal produce and featuring inventive dishes that compliment the finest locally sourced ingredients. With Breakfast, Lunch and late-afternoon Tapas menus to choose from, the Bistro provides fine dining with an inimitable contemporary spirit.

Executive Chef, Kerry Kilpin, love to create food which is seasonal, flavourful and bursts with freshness. "My greatest inspirations are derived from significant occasions in my life. On my travels to Thailand I developed a love and passion for Asian food. From shopping at the local food markets to creating my first authentic Thai dish, I was in heaven. You will notice a common thread in what I do and who I am. Love. I cook with love and my food is love."

Internationally, Bistro Sixteen82 has been recognised in the list of 20 of the World’s Best Winery Restaurants by Canada’s renowned Wine Access magazine. Locally, listings included prominent mentions in Fleur du Cap’s Top 100 Places; Eat in Cape Town; and EAT OUT’s Best Bistros list.

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