We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lovely Place”

Christina's Bistro at Van Loveren
Ranked #2 of 28 Restaurants in Robertson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Mediterranean
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The place to lunch in the Robertson Valley if you love Thin-crust wood-fired gourmet pizzas, award winning burgers, great food made to order from fresh local seasonal produce. Located within the lush gardens of the Van Loveren Estate, child and pet friendly seating under the vine-covered pergola, or inside the old Manor House with french doors opening up into the gardens. Also open on Sundays when local musicians set the tone for a laid back afternoon!
Swellendam
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Lovely Place”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

Good setting. Good food. Enjoy the garden with the kids

  • Visited March 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank FDRSwellendam
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

266 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    118
    103
    35
    5
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lunch in Paradise”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

It was pure chance that had us driving past Van Loveren at lunch time and pure luck that had us driving in to search for somewhere to eat.
We discovered Christina's and enjoyed a wonderful lunch in perfect surroundings.
As we sat gazing at the beautiful gardens it was easy to forget the food but in reality the food was a perfect match for the setting.
Service was efficient and friendly and this chance encounter was a memorable part of our trip to the Robertson area.

Visited March 2012
Helpful?
Thank Colin W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
Reviewed March 9, 2012

For some reason I was expecting overpriced ponsy food but was pleasantly surprised at the simple, but quality, menu. Reasonably priced quality food in a laid-back homey atmosphere. When we were there they had Jessica Allossery playing awesome background music. The food, the music and the prompt friendly service made for a really good relaxing lunch. Of course their fantastic wine was just the cherry on top.

  • Visited March 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Arthur E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, UK
Level Contributor
412 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 558 helpful votes
“Airy and spacious, sure to do well”
Reviewed February 17, 2012

Christina's @ Van Loveren is a new bistro that just opened at the vineyard in December. Strangely, there's very little information about it on their website, although there are some brief details on the Robertson Wine Valley pages. Set in the middle of a mature garden, there's plenty of outside dining space, but it's also quite airy and spacious inside. Waiting staff are young and keen. The menu is bistro-like with burgers and salads, and they also do excellent, very thin crust pizzas with unusual toppings, e.g. a delicious spinach, smoked trout and hollandaise sauce. The wine list is of Van Loveren's own wines which are quite well regarded and good value. The bistro is open for lunch on Sundays, so it's sure to do well. The live music is a mixed blessing, though. And judging by the behaviour of three 'playful' dogs brought into the restaurant by an 'extended' family, dogs should be banned.

  • Visited January 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
5 Thank DELondon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Montagu - South Africa
Level Contributor
56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good quality bistro restaurant.”
Reviewed January 29, 2012

Opened in December 2011 this "bistro restaurant" offers good quality pizza's, salads and hamburgers. Situated in the famous garden from the "van Loveren" cellar. This is an added value for the area. We all ordered different hamburgers with extra fried union rings.They are open from Tuesday till Sunday. Good service. Good cutlery.

  • Visited December 2011
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank meijercs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Christina's Bistro at Van Loveren also viewed

Robertson, Western Cape
Robertson, Western Cape
 
Robertson, Western Cape
Robertson, Western Cape
 

Been to Christina's Bistro at Van Loveren? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing