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“Not the one on the hill” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bloemendal Restaurant

Bloemendal Restaurant
Ranked #69 of 88 Restaurants in Durbanville
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Durban
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Not the one on the hill”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

Bon Ami's is the Bloemendal in the valley, but on the same road. Although it does not have the views, it definitely has the atmosphere and can certainly be recommended. A pleasant Saturday business lunch that included a wine tasting lasted all of 5 hours! (No, we did not get sozzled!)

The wine tasting was elegantly done with lots of time in between tastings to absorb the different flavours and nuances. Our host was friendly and very informative. A very professional show indeed. The tasting is free if you buy a bottle or two of the very good, but reasonably priced wines.

The service in the restaurant was friendly, but our waiter was rather aloof and requires further training. Food was rather expensive and the cheese platter was pathetic, given the price charged. The sushi was good and well priced. The other other guests were also happy with their food which were well prepared. Presentation was good, but I would have liked a slightly wider choice.

The setting on the farm is accommodating and the right place to spend those lazy afternoons. Don't be in a hurry...

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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kuala lumpur
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A great place to have your special event!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

I had my wedding reception in Bon Amis and god, it was the best decision that I ever made. This place is beautiful, the food is immaculate and all the staff is friendly and pleasant to deal with. The buffet price is affordable and they cater for your special need for your big day. You can just discuss with them on what to expect and they help you through it. I will definitely recommend Bon Amis for function and food.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pixie-alex
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Cape Town
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely fantastic venue, perfect for a special event”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

It was my wife's 30th birthday, I really wanted to make it as perfect as possible. A few weeks prior, we visited all the venues in the area, but when we saw Bon Amis - we knew this was it.

The pricing for the buffet is very reasonable. The buffet itself is world class - every single item in the buffet was done to perfection. Coffee and Orange juice was also included in the buffet - so you don't have any surprises at the end of the day when the bill arrives.

The kids play area is the best in the area - all the children from the attendees had a great time, and the kids enjoyed the food as well.

The service was great too, with very helpful staff.

I couldn't have asked for a better venue for this big event in our lives.

Thank you Bon Amis - you will see us again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town,South Africa
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Absolute great view of Table Mountain,great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

The food is very good,lots of variety. Atmosphere great and service very good. An absolute must if you in Cape Town. Book to avoid disappointment. Also cater for big groups.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

Beautiful View! Big restaurant - see everything. See table Mountain. Food is a lot - a little bit cold, but a lot of food!

Visited January 2013
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