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“Still among our favorite restaurants anywhere”

Buitenverwachting Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 44 Restaurants in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed November 22, 2013

It had been several years since we dined at Buitenverwachting, so I wondered if it would live up to our two prior outstanding experiences. We were definitely not disappointed. Each of the dishes, including amuse bouche, sorbet and excellent dessert, that my wife and I had was top-notch in quality of ingredients, preparation, thoughtful complementarity of components, and presentation. The service was impeccable as well. As we enjoyed the serenity of the wine estate with mountain backdrop while looking out the big window, we could truly enjoy every minute of our meal. This was augmented by generous spacing of tables.

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Reviewed November 15, 2013

Certainly a highly rated restaurant, very beautifully situated in the middle of a working vineyard which produces great wines. It came as a setback to discover that there was not a SINGLE chicken dish on the menu (I dislike eating red meat at night) so I opted for a lamb shank. Normally this should be meltingly tender, but theirs was somewhat on the resistant side, even with a steak knife. My companions seemed happy with their fare. The desserts were fine (I skipped). I can assure you that there is far better food in Cape Town than this.

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

We had a very delicious 3-course meal at Buitenverwachting! We had first our aperitive in the living room with the cosy fireplace. The staff was very good and friendly. Then we had our diner in the restaurant. We have eaten the 3-course menu which was very delicious! But the extra's you get between the courses, we loved!! We love suprises :) If you visite Cape Town, you have to come here. When we visite Cape Town again, we will have diner here again!

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Thank Sarah_and_Pieter
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Once in Constantia,whose lovely oaks are crowned by a blue sky and the Constantia Berg mountains - an extension of Table Mountain, you will find the impressive gates welcoming you to the Buitenwerwachting Estate.

Even before you enter the main building, the peace, the freshness, the utter beauty is very wonderful.

The Buitenwerwachting is a Grand place to eat. One can enjoy excellent lunches with friends or for business. The tables are amply spaced allowing for privacy.

The napery is crisp and the cutlery is sparkling. The glassware will compliment the marvels of the Wine List - including the most delicious white wines from the Buitenwerwachting's very extensive Vineyards, set out before you.

The fare is generally European but a dozen dishes are South African and often include game.

Perfect would be an understatement.

Service is prompt, professional, friendly but not familiar. When you return, the staff will remember you. It's that kind of place.

You won't forget Buitenwerwachting and long after you have returned to your home, you will remember your visits to its leafy lanes and stunning vistas.

Thank you Lorenzo and team, you carry on a great tradition.

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Thank stoffel45
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

There were 19 of us from the UK,Australia and New Zealand at our celebration evening.Edgar had prepared a wonderful meal for us with matching wines at a very reasonable cost.The service was superb.We had dined here on several occasions on earlier visits,but most of the family had not done so.They were enthralled,and vowed to return one day.

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Thank EpsomJohn
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