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“Not much of a choice”

Hillcrest Restaurant
Ranked #33 of 95 Restaurants in Durbanville
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Restaurant is on an olive/wine farm in the Durbanville area. With a picturesque view of table view, the see and Robbenisland
cape town
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Not much of a choice”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stopped by the Hillcrest Wine Farm today as I wanted to buy some olives. We were hungry so decided to eat at the restaurant instead of carrying on to another wine farm. The restaurant was busy as it was a glorious day but we managed to get a table outside with not too much of a wait. The waiter was very nice. I found the menu very limiting. You had a choice of a buffet R99 which consisted of "meat ball curry" to start and then "lamb rogan gosh" and "butter chicken". As I dont eat red meat I couldnt go for the curry so went for a "Greek Salad" which was so so. Not much to write home about. SOme lettuce - ONE small tomatoe cut in 4, some olives from the farm, a few pieces of lettuce and that was it. R52 and not bread. Bread was R15 extra for a few slives which was a rip off. Hubby didnt feel like a burger as he had had one the day before so opted for a panini with steak which he said was very nice. It was a few slices of steak on a panini roll. I felt it was very expensive at R89.00. Also they only gave you a choice of 2 wines per glass which i felt was very poor seeing they were on a wine estate. Its not the best place to eat at but it filled the gap. It was ok. Not something I would go back to in a hurry.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice setting”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

The setting is very nice, between the Helshoogte mountain. the food is nice and the shop is very cosey. A must to do when you are in the Winelands area

Visited October 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good breakfast/lunch with a great view!!!!!”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

A couple of minutes out of town and you are away from the hustle and bustle and in the country!!! This venue, nestling on the Durbanville Hills with a fine view of Cape Town and Table Mountain is a lovely setting for both breakfast and lunch. They do afternoon teas but are not open in the evening. Nice light meals accompanied by their own wines. We have been several times and will return!

  • Visited January 2013
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A great hidden treasure.”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

After endless efforts to be accommodated for an impromptu lunch in the Durbanville area on a lovely sunny winter Sunday, and several (sometimes rude) declines from other establishments, we were welcomed by this gem. The food is good, the atmosphere relaxed and the total experience excellent.

Visited August 2012
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Cape Town
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Stunning Breakfast”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

We went for a year-end function to Hillcrest for breakfast! Wow what a stunning venue and GREAT food!

We went back again for breakfast and also for a wine tour! I would advise anybody to go during summer time! There is not very much space, so if you are a big group you should phone to make a booking!

The food was just divine and the serve great!

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Thank Mariaan S
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