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“Efficient service, fantastic wines & okay tapas”
Review of Bistro Sixteen82

Bistro Sixteen82
Ranked #3 of 42 Restaurants in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $18
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Named after the year in which Steenberg was established, Bistro Sixteen82 first opened its doors in 2009, and has been the tapas and bistro-style darling of the dining world ever since. An innovative and interactive wine and food destination, the Bistro sits adjacent to Steenberg’s winery, and spills into its surrounding indigenous gardens with a terraced dining area leading to reflective water features, unfurling into views of the magnificent stone mountains and expansive winelands. The Bistro Sixteen82 menu is a constant evolution, keeping up with seasonal produce and featuring inventive dishes that compliment the finest locally sourced ingredients. With Breakfast, Lunch and late-afternoon Tapas menus to choose from, the Bistro provides fine dining with an inimitable contemporary spirit. Executive Chef, Kerry Kilpin, love to create food which is seasonal, flavourful and bursts with freshness. "My greatest inspirations are derived from significant occasions in my life. On my travels to Thailand I developed a love and passion for Asian food. From shopping at the local food markets to creating my first authentic Thai dish, I was in heaven. You will notice a common thread in what I do and who I am. Love. I cook with love and my food is love." Internationally, Bistro Sixteen82 has been recognised in the list of 20 of the World’s Best Winery Restaurants by Canada’s renowned Wine Access magazine. Locally, listings included prominent mentions in Fleur du Cap’s Top 100 Places; Eat in Cape Town; and EAT OUT’s Best Bistros list.
Paarl, South Africa
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“Efficient service, fantastic wines & okay tapas”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Went for an early supper on a Sunday with work colleagues. Service was efficient, if a bit impersonal. Menu was explained well, but would still be useful to have it written in English as well for non-Spanish speakers. One can not recall the very many dishes. Venue is stylish and was warmly heated for a cold and wet evening. Tapas tasty, but it was not the expected 'WOW'. The taco's for example did not impress. The best dish for me was the 'pulled' pork with rice. The wines are exquisite; especially the Echo red blend and the Catharina's which is mainly a Cabernet-based blend. Try the Nebbiolo.

  • Visited September 2013
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Cape Town, South Africa
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“GORGEOUS SETTING, FOOD AND WINE”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is one of my favourite brunch and lunch restaurants. The setting is so beautiful amongst the vineyards and mountains. The restaurant has a cosy feel to it with a fantastic menu and the service is always friendly and attentive. Steenberg has wonderful wines and bubbly. The food is always fresh and tasty. There is a lovely outside area for summer. You can also do wine tasting. Their bubbly is one of my favourites.

  • Visited August 2013
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edinburgh , scotland
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“Stunning lunch location”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Bright, modern, bold and fresh this is a very classy option indeed for lunch(several suited individuals were noted but the Scotland rugby top worn by daughter #2 attracted not even a raised eyebrow from the efficient front of house staff) and only a short drive from Gardens where we were staying. High quality food, wine and service. Recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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“Sooooo Gooooooooood”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Wine and food from the Gods. The settings within the vineyard is a hidden gem. Bought several of the wines for friends - wish I had kept them for myself. Fantastic visited more than once

Visited December 2012
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Greyton, South Africa
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“Superb wine tasting”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Excellent array of superb wines. Maureen gave us a professional presentation of the available wines and talked us through the tasting. Very good wines at reasonable prices.
Followed that up with one meat and cheese platters which accompanied the wines well.
Fantastic setting amongst the vines on the Silvermine mountains above Steenberg Estate.

  • Visited August 2013
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