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Bistro Sixteen82

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Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Road | Steenberg Road, 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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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited Bistro 1682 with a group of friends recently. The food was superb and the waiter was so friendly and helpful - even noticing that there is a birthday at the table and arranging something sweet. We also had a baby at the table and found it to be child friendly. Did I mention the food was superb? :)

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Thank 660lizelled
San Francisco, CA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I hate mushrooms, but accidentally ordered a dish loaded with mushrooms and I loved it... And the other dishes are better.

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Thank camaronal7
Kerry K, Head Chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear camaronal7 Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our food. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal full of mushrooms, always great to hear when someone enjoys something they don't normally like to order. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible and look forward... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We lunched at Bistro Sixteen82 on two occasions for lunch over the past eight days and found the service and food to be as good as ever. Now that the peak tourist season for Cape Town is almost over (barring Easter) the restaurant had a more relaxed atmosphere which suited us very well. The Lamb Neck and Ceasar Salad were... More 

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

Dear Andries L 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 

London
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner at Bistro 1682, the setting and ambience is stunning. Service was nice enough and the menu was very interesting. Although it was tapas, as a group of 6, we tended to eat the dishes that we had each ordered as the table was rectangular and not round, so made it more difficult to share. The food was... More 

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Thank Michele22London
Kerry K, Head Chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Michele22London 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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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good food in an amazing setting. Always nice to be at Steenberg and at 1682. A bit disappointed with my mussel dish. Most were overcooked. Everyone else in the party was happy with their food. Will forgive the chef and will be back as soon as I can.

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

Dear Ben A Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your complements on our food and restaurant. We sincerely apologise that your mussels where over cooked, if this was brought to our attention we would happily have replaced them. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. Kind Regards Kerry Kilpin... More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is a franchise, not owned by the wine estate so you have to book separately from the tasting. Reasonable ambience, pretty decent food and very conveniently positioned.

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Thank AdrianB144
Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear AdrianB144 Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your compliments on our food. Bistro 1682 is not a Franchise restaurant, we just run as a separate business as the wine tasting but all fall under the “Steenberg umbrella” We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible and look forward to... More 

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to say a negative word about this place! The wine is lovely and the wine tasting is highly recommended, the staff were extremely knowledgable. But for me the food was absolutely delicious, one of the best meals I have had for a long time. The Chef as Asian influences which come out in the flavour combinations in some... More 

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

Dear Adam C Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our food and service. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your chicken livers. 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... More 

Pointe de Flacq
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were 13 of us and the food was great. Wine excellent. Table well set. Service very good. A great place for lunch and relax. Restaurant high standard. Highly recommended

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

Dear Adam N 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. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here when staying at the hotel and were very impressed. The free wine tasting from the hotel is in the same building as the Bistro and the outdoor terrace and gardens are fantastic with lots of water features. Tapas style dishes are a good size for sharing - all were good but the fish/seafood to die for and... More 

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Thank Adrienne6
Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Adrienne6 Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our tapas 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 back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682 More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful view, scenic location and tranquil, lovely accommodating staff and amazing food! Service was a little bit slow but in general it's a great lunch spot with good wine! Jayde, maison marketing

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

Dear Jayde G Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We sincerely apologise that you found the service to be a bit slow. Thank you for your lovely complements on our food and wine. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. Kind 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
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 Road, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?