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“SIMON'S 2nd CHANCE”
Review of Simon's Restaurant

Simon's Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 42 Restaurants in Constantia
Price range: $5 - $18
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
195 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“SIMON'S 2nd CHANCE”
Reviewed August 27, 2014

Having had a mediocre experience at Simon's earlier in the year we decided to have a second visit to find out if it was just one of those occasions. It wasn't.This time we booked ahead and were promptly and politely shown to our table. While ordering our meals we were joined by a dog - yes a dog. Having commented to the staff that the dog and its owners should be reseated outside nothing happpened. Both meals were served promptly but were very average in quality and quantity. Not in any way up to the standard expected and for which Simon's was well known for in the past. The scenic view and surroundings, as ever, were stunning but you can't eat that. Improvement is needed.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Trev N
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Perth, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent service”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

we loved the setting and the wine and the food were very good. enjoyed every part of the experience.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Jenny N
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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wine and Dine with a View”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Simon's is one of my favourite places for a long, lazy lunch. The wines are fab and there's an option on the menu for everyone (the salads, sea food and steaks are divine and the staff is very accommodating when it comes to fussy eaters).

Nothing beats a glass of Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc, those amazing views, a few mates and a great meal.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank MinPinMummy
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Paarl
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“good service”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

Restaurant was very quiet for a Saturday evening but food was good and service not overpowering but attentive. Directions to restaurant on estate not very clear in the dark.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank carstairs323
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wasted money, terrible experience”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

I purchased a groupon voucher for this restuarant sometime last year. Since my husband and I had never been here before we were quite excited as we had checked out the reviews on Tripadvisor before purchasing the voucher and it sounded good from what we read.

They were having a wedding at the venue on the saturday we chose to visit and there was some sort of sound check going on and it only ended just before we left. We wanted to order a glass of wine but of the entire list written out on 3 black boards - only 2 was available. why put it on the board if you don't have it? because the board is going to look empty?

Our food was cold. Our waitress was gone most of the time we were there. My meat was supposed to be well done but there was blood oozing out of it. I'm not one to complain but please - if i ask for well done, the least you can do is get my meat right if the service isn't up to scratch.

We normally give restuarants a second chance to redeem themselves but we have definitely scratched this one off the list. Maybe other people genuinely have good experiences here but we unfortunately did not...

  • Visited September 2013
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