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“Loved it” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buitenverwachting Restaurant

Buitenverwachting Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 41 Restaurants in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Truly enjoyed it as Great food and especially their FANTASTIC Wines !! Recommend to anyone who enjoys that

Visited January 2013
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Cologne, Germany
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Always TOP!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited December 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good setting, disappointing experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

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.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great venue”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Nice, France
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374 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting with great food”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited December 2012
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