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“Love Poplars!”
Review of Poplars Restaurant

Poplars Restaurant
Ranked #36 of 89 Restaurants in Durbanville
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: European, Italian, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Nestled between mature gardens on the beautiful D'Aria Wine Farm, Poplars Restaurant is housed in a heritage Cape Dutch Farmhouse, one of the oldest in the Durbanville Wine Valley. The elegantly decorated rooms provide for intimate but relaxed winter evenings in front of the many open fires. The large shaded garden provides an idyllic spot to wine away lazy summer days, whilst sharing charcuterie and mezze boards. The Italian inspired menu caters to a wide range of tastes that is complimented by award winning wines from the winery and surrounding area. Both the 'Backyard' (braai area) and Bar are popular with locals in the evenings, with a live music a weekly occurrence. Only 30 minutes from both Cape Town city centre and the International airport, Poplars is the ideal escape for conferences, corporate events and private events, including weddings. The restaurant is open daily from 10am for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Phoenix, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Love Poplars!”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

During to weeks in Capetown, we chose to eat at Poplars twice! In fact, I loved my meal so much the first time that I ordered it on the second trip. We had excellent service at Poplars, and the Pinotage selection is wonderful. Pinotage definitely became my favorite wine after enjoying it at Poplars and then later all over Capetown. The area around Poplars is also beautiful - love the garden and being able to eat outside.

Visited February 2012
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Trying hard...”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

Clearly, the owners, management and staff of Poplars are trying very hard. From the reservation, which was handled very professionally, the very friendly welcome and the enthusiastic service, this is very apparent. It is also the impression created by the web-page, the menu and the restaurant's ambiance. Unfortunately, the results fall somewhat short. The food varies between quite good and only average, the service, whilst always friendly, is not really qualified and attention is haphazard. All this whilst the prices already reflect the ambition.

  • Visited March 2012
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