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“Nice place - average food”

The Avontuur Estate Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 119 Restaurants in Somerset West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Put us on your G.P.S.... Avontuur Estate, nestled on the Helderberg mountain, with horses, vines and Table Mountain in the distance is a calm haven from the hustle and bustle of the city. A mere 45 minute drive from the airport with ample parking, Avontuur is a destination you should have on your GPS. Award winning wines and knowledgeable tasting room staff will pique your taste buds regarding our wines and our restaurant with inside as well as outside seating, has panoramic views to take your breath away. Hearty portions, aromatic flavours and delectable food is the order of the day at the Restaurant, with attention to detail and service excellence being the norm. Call us to book your table, your guests won't be dissapointed. 021 855 4296
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice place - average food”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

We popped into the restaurant for lunch at the weekend after the fun of buying some huge fruit trees at the fantastic nursery across the road.

It was a beautiful sunny day and we sat outside. The staff were super friendly, the weather was perfect and it was all set for a great lunch. It was ok. The cold meat platter, included some cheese and duck spread, was served without bread or anything to eat it with. A slice of bread was then brought. It was R90. It really should have been more interesting and automatically served with something to eat the meats and spread with.The quiche of the day was ok. Again, average, but for R68, they could take a bit more care with the flavour.

Not a disaster, but a bit disappointing. It's such a nice spot and the staff are so good, that a wider choice on the menu would do them no harm at all.

  • Visited November 2013
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Cape Town
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“EXCELLANCE AT AVONTUUR”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

I visited Avontuur yesterday for lunch - it wasnt my first time - i had been before for both lunch and dinner. I can confirm the experience is always one of consistancy with great food.
The restuarant is set at the top of the hill, on a beautiful stud farm in the Helderburg between Stellenbosch and Somerset West.
The menu does offer a variety of starters and mains, which includes meat , fish , chicken and duck.
We had the fillet of beef and the duckling- which is a house speciality. The food was delicious as was the wine! We enjoyed some delicious deserts, and worth a mention was the Frangipani tart with a good cup of coffee.
I would definatly suggest you make a reservationa .
Prices are affordable, and the servise is good without being intrusive. I did get to meet the patron Chef , Melanie Paltoglou.
Overall, a most enjoyable lunch date , in a very beautiful setting. I would say this is a must visit when in the area! On a beautiful day , you can be seated on the terrace outside!
Our meals for mains, deserts wine coffee and bottled water = R715.00 excluding the gratuity.(tip)

The wine selection is excellant, we had the Baccarat -a Bordeaux blend,together with the main dish of fillet steak , and one of the house specialities - the duckling.
Both main dishes were superb, both in presentation and taste.
A most enjoyable lunch date!

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Fiona65_11
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
273 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Not sure why al the rave reviews”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Said I won't be back but I did it. Really just an ok restaurant. Can not understand how this establishment is rated better most of the top ten below them (number 2 at time of writing this).

Started with them forgetting my starter (as host of party of 13 people). Food ok but no rave reviews around the table. 'It is good' is not what you expect of such establishment - food at Spur is also good....

Skip 'Sushi Salmon Roses' as starter, livers ok, carpaccio not so. Duck and fillet safe bets as mains. Deserts was better all round.

Much better around - maybe ok for breakfast meetings but seems that is all it's about.

  • Visited October 2013
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Still the BEST in Town!!!”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

A friend from Australia & I had lunch at the Avontuur!! WOW - Am speechless!!! We both had the Duck and it was DELICIOUS, tender and so tasty - Excellent a "Must have for everybody!! The desert was just as delicious!! The service was excellent, very friendly and helpful in all aspects !! The personal service from the owners ( Zunia & Melanie) is outstanding!! No matter how busy they both are they take time to greet all the guests at each and every table. Will definitely be back!! Highly recomended

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Jean B
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Consistently excellent food in the most beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

We love Avontuur. Beautiful setting, fresh, truly delicious food, wonderful wine, impeccable yet informal service, professional and lovely staff, in an understatedly chic restaurant. We have only ever enjoyed excellence at Avontuur and always feel so welcome. The owners and staff work hard to ensure that not only the food is fabulous, but the whole experience.

If you are visiting the Winelands make sure you include a visit here!

  • Visited October 2013
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