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“Not great, the owner worse”

Constantia Nek Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 42 Restaurants in Constantia
Cuisines: International
Restaurant details
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
356 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Not great, the owner worse”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Shocking experience. The owner needs a serious attitude correction.
Venue outdated, and should be a contender for Ramsay's Kitchens Nightmares.

There are many bad reviews on this restuarant, and against the owner.
Well, my wife isnt one of your staff, who are also treated pathetically. If you get bad service from the staff, look for the reasons behind it.

  • Visited April 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Chid un-friendly restaurant”
Reviewed April 11, 2014

Last weekend my daughter had her 10th birthday party at Acrobranch (on the premises of this restaurant) . I then tried to make a booking at the restaurant to take them to after. I was advised that they do not accept children as they destroy their garden! When I stated that all they wanted was a quick meal and would have expended energy already at Acrobranch they stood firm and said they don't accept - but for R1,000 they could set up a table and chairs and include 3 jugs of cordial for them!! I shall NEVER darken their door with my custom. Having read the reviews I am now glad we were not welcome! Thankfully we were welcome at Greens (High Constantia) where we enjoyed great service, lovely food and a warm welcome. The irony here is that one is not permitted to take food to Acrobranch (a predominately child's activity) as it is on the restaurants property, but they don't allow children in the restaurant! The children can harm themselves at Acrobranch but don't damage the flowers!! Terrible attitude for South Africa. Great shame the Red Bus stops here!

Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Ros822
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Hout Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Children's birthday party at Acrobranch and then Constantia Nek Restaurant.”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

The service was terrible and extremely slow. Party boxes which were ordered for the birthday party had to be returned as the popcorn was cooked in old oil. Beautiful setting, wish the owner/manager could shake up the staff. Pity as the red 'Hop On Hop Off Bus' stops there, wonder how the tourists feel? probably think it's normal in South Africa - what a shame!

  • Visited January 2014
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3 Thank Angie L
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Level 6 Contributor
229 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Give it a miss”
Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for a drink agree a hike and decided to get some food too. Really wished we hadn't. Poor service and disappointing food. Such a shame. It has a great location and could do so much more. So just have a beer and go elsewhere for dinner. You are spoilt for choice in any direction from here!

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1 Thank LiveWorkTravel
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great for a drink after you've hiked the nek”
Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

What ever you do, don't plan to eat here. It's without doubt one of the best locations for dinning in Cape Town. Unfortunately, the owner of this establishment hasn't put much energy into the menu. its the perfect place to have a drink after along hike up the back of table mountain... this venue has so much potential...until then!

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2 Thank Tilly T
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