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Buitenverwachting Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 47 Restaurants in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Buitenverwachting offers a elegantly casual dining experience, with design and menu reflecting the authentic character of the wine estate. A new wine library was established for pre-dinner drinks and tasting experience of rare and vintage wines.
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Our favorite in Cape Region!

We visit this restaurant each time, when we're in Cape Town and we're never disappointed.

GREAT food - perfect service and very nice location.

A must if you're looking for a great dinner location.

Thank Leini
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We have eaten here in the evening on two previous occasions and never had a problem but this time the waiting period from the kitchen was unacceptable. We had a table for 8, seated next to the tasting area and surprisingly there was smoking allowed nearby. We placed our order for mains and selected 2 different white wines. Shortly thereafter a taster from the kitchen was served and enjoyed by all. After a short while a palate cleanser was served which we found strange as it should be served between courses. Then another waiter came and just started topping up the wines without ascertaining individual preference. Then a very long wait ensued till we got our order served, 90 minutes from placing the order. This was appeased in the meantime by a complimentary glass of their sparkling wine. Mains came in 2 prices, R135 and R210, the latter of a high standard and the former average. After mains, dessert and coffee orders were taken and the coffees arrived shortly thereafter. Another 20 minutes later the desserts arrived and were rejected as our patience had run out and the coffees had long since been finished. At no point did the chef or manager come out to apologise. While our waiter provided good service, the eating experience was unsatisfactory and therefore I cannot recommend this restaurant.

Thank Mike B
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Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Great venue good quality and well prepared food. Pity about delay in the kitchen it took our table 14 4 hours to Finnish. The chef needs a good speaking to.

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Thank rpafernandes
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

A wonderful setting in Constantia, the venue is surrounded by vines and the outdoor seating is extremely comfortable in a shaded garden. Parking nearby. All facilities suitable for disabled guests. The revamped open plan wine tasting room and new coffee shop/deli add to the ambiance.
Edgar's food is as good as ever. The caesar salad was divine and the monkfish cooked with couscous plus cherry tomatoes and assorted peppers was delicious. The belly pork also got the thumbs up. The assorted chocolate dessert should not be missed. Share it if you are feeling full!
This season the menu has been reduced in size. Sadly, this means that due to the restricted choice we shall not come so often as we have previously. This is a shame as we love the relaxing atmosphere here. If you come on holiday make sure you book for lunch or dinner, you will not be disappointed if you enjoy fine food.

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3  Thank HudsonS16
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Buitenverwachting is a "special" dining experience for us- we save it for those extra special dining occasions and we have never been disappointed yet! although the restaurant often is quiet (and I am not sure why) this isnt all bad since the waiters are keen and attentive and course after course makes its way out of the kitchen on time -each special and unique. If you are a "trendoid" and looking for "vibe" this may NOT be the place for you - but if classic dining and and excellent food experience is on your priority list then Buitenverwachting wont disappoint.
its out in the winelands in the beautiful Constantia area and so the drive out is really special too.....restaurant ambience is classic and not over done.
happy to recommend to Cape Tonians and visitors......

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Thank Linda-gail B
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