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“Family Outing in the Constantia winelands”
Review of River Cafe - CLOSED

River Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We decided to return to this popular venue to celebrate a family birthday. The weather wasn't great, so we chose to be seated indoors next to the fireplace. My starter (Parma ham & melon) and main (mushroom & rooibos risotto) were great choices off the daily specials menu. Nice-sized portions at very reasonable prices. Both very tasty and complimented well by the Estate Sauvignon Blanc.

The indoor dining room was a little crowded and noisy if one expected a quiet, sophisticated environment. Mostly local families enjoying a celebratory lunch together. The older members of our party (>85) battled to hear others across the round table.

Whilst the food and even the wines were priced at average levels, I did find the kid's soft drinks expensive. I'm not used to paying R18 for a 200ml lemonade!

Thank Geejay5522
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

The service was good and our meal was tasty, will go back when next in cape town. A pleasant drive and a pretty setting outside if the weather is good.

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Thank Tracy691
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Set in the heart of the constantia winelands, the River Cafe continues to deliver on good food, service and value for money, at a venue equally well suited to a family feast or entertaining a business colleague for lunch. A well frequented favourite

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Thank Mishdut
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

My sister & I decided to take our father out for breakfast the Sunday after Fathers day since we were unable to do so on the day. We decided on the River Cafe since it is upmarket & promised beautiful views and a stunning indoor / outdoor setting (we hadn't been there before). Upon our arrival I was somewhat disappointed about the views / location as it didnt measure up to what I had anticipated. Due to increment weather, our table was reserved right in front of the fire which was great. The waitresses did not display much entheusiasm & warmth and seemed quite calculated. The food & beverages were really delicious. The relaxed atmospher was welcoming.

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Thank Chalan Africa T... C
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

An all-round delightful meal. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

Thank DANSouthAfrica
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