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“Service & Food needs improving” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia

Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia
Ranked #6 of 41 Restaurants in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Jonkershuis Constantia is nestled in the historic core of the Groot Constantia Wine Estate next to the historic Manor House and surrounded by ancient oak trees. Your first impression is dominated by sweeping views across the oldest wine producing vineyards in South Africa, down the valley to the enveloping coastline of False Bay. This family owned and managed bistro boasts a diversity of locations from private dining grandeur, to intimate interior fire side dining, to typical Italian village gatherings in their vine covered courtyard to family style lunches on their front lawns, were children can safely play reminiscent of a bygone era.. Partner Chris Coetzee, a father of two energetic young sons says, "Our close proximity and strong association with Iziko Museums is very important to me, it is a privilege for my children to be raised surrounded by so much of their heritage." The rich cultural history of Jonkershuis lends a magical and old world charm to any occasion held at the beautiful Jonkershuis. Tammy Botbyl (partner), "The strong legacy of history and tradition has inspired many couples to share their vows here and celebrate their union in style. It is a privilege for us to be part of the beginning of so many new legacies."
Nairobi
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Service & Food needs improving”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

What is it with restaurants at wine farms? Why do they employ poorly trained people or not invest in well trained service? Do they think that the wine compensates for the below average service? Everything had to be asked for and protected as plates were cleared even if they had food in it!

The Malay Prawns curry was nothing but small prawns cooked in tomato, if this is a specialty of their resident Malay chef, then it doesn't instill much confidence.

Visited December 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Enjoy the vine, food and surrounding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

This is the area of vineyards when you make a round trip from Cape Town to Cape Point. Take some time to enjoy great vine, delicious food while overlooking picturous surrounding.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Go there!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

My visits to this restaurant have always been good.
On winter days they have a lovely fire inside to keep you warm, and on summer days you can sit outside under umbrellas or inside where it might be cooler and have the most delicious meals served with aplomb. The food isalways good, the service is always good and I enjoy being there.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SueAfrica
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Bucharest, Romania
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Even if I took a dessert here, everything was great! It is such a lovely place to go! The service was very good and helpful!

Visited November 2012
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Thank PUFUS
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Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews
“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Brilliant food and service and the pricing was very good especially for Xmas time. The view was spectacular.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Lance K
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