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“Music and Food in Beautiful setting”
Review of Simon's Restaurant

Simon's Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 43 Restaurants in Constantia
Price range: $5 - $18
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Nestled in the fertile Constantia Valley lies a 300-year old wine estate, Groot Constantia and on it, Simon's restaurant, where we celebrate the riches of the Cape winelands by transforming the freshest ingredients into memorable meals. Revel in the Cape Town summer by dining al fresco on our terrace with panoramic views of the Groot Constantia vineyards. Savour the wines of the valley or enjoy our wide selection of craft beers. As the weather turns, join us inside where we like to light a giant fire on chilly days
Hermanus, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Music and Food in Beautiful setting”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

We had such a great time listening to the Blues band they had playing. Unfortunately it was a rainy day, but the outside terrace is lovely for a relaxed lunch with good views of the vinyards.
We had the bread with different dips....amazing especially the aubergine dip!
Ribs was good. The estate wine goes well and at a very good price, thanks for a good time.

  • Visited February 2013
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Wiesbaden, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice bistro”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Simon's was a pleasant lunch time spot with a good bistro selection, salad and steak sandwich were very nice and reasonable for the prices. Don't expect haute cuisne, but the courtyard is lovely and chilled out and a great place for a casual lunch or dinner.

Visited February 2013
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised.”
Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

We haven't been to Simons for quite a while and didn't have any expectations. I always make a booking before visiting a restaurant and it was just as well that we did as a number were turned away for not having the same foresight. The open air seating was well laid out and the atmosphere was pleasant. We shared a Summer Salad as a starter. There were 4 of us and the salad was more than sufficient and superb to boot. As a main course, 2 had the blackened fish (Cape Salmon) which was perfectly cooked, one had the blackened sirloin and one had the Salmon. The portions were huge and more than we could cope with. We left well satiated and will definitely return. Ensure that you are starved before visiting as the portions are exceptionally generous.

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sweden
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Worst restaurant on our trip”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

During a longer stay in Cape Town three years ago this was one of my favorite restaurants, so I was looking forward to going back. What a disappointment. The service was slow, excruciatingly slow and inept, this despite it being half empty (during high-season this should be a warning). The seafood platter was terrible. The fish, rock lobster, and mussels were inedible, my son's pasta was a plate of greasy pasta. The bathroom was dirty. Very nice surroundings though, the vineyard is beautiful. The other restaurant on the same property is much much better, incomparably superior.

  • Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“what a great place for lunch”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Set in a vineyard - just perfect. food wine and service was very good and sitting outside on a beautiful sunny day just made it. Booking is essential

  • Visited January 2013
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