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Poplars Restaurant

Racecourse Road | D'Aria Winery, Durbanville 7550, South Africa
+27 21 975 5737
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good17%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible20%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (13 reviews)
“cheesecake” (6 reviews)
“fine dining” (6 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 22:00 Hours
European, International, Contemporary
Racecourse Road | D'Aria Winery, Durbanville 7550, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The outside location is nice under the trees and umbrellas with the birds singing. The burgers were nice. Unfortunately the service was slow and inattentive.

Thank Pete F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived fairly late in the evening. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. Had a great meal.

Thank 77bridgeto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit to Poplars today with our guests that flew in yesterday was a complete disappointment from the minute we sat down. Firstly, We ordered bloody mary and bucks...none in stock. Then opted for fruit cocktail...surprise none in stock. Ordered breakfast, food was cold after...More

2  Thank Navigator41649940736
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in on a sunny Sunday morning without a booking and they were very accommodating and happily found us a table. The staff were very friendly and efficient. We had eggs benedict and they were happy to replace my muffin with extra mushrooms as...More

Thank mojonessa
Bushell2015, Owner at Poplars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Many thanks for your review. We hope to see you back at Poplars soon. Kind regards, Malcolm

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took 2 older family members for a treat lunch out. Perfect kingklip and delicious prawns. Burger cooked a perfect medium and even a great side salad. And such a relaxing time under the trees. Great service from from Annie too- friendly, helpful and accommodating. Will...More

Thank murambirosecafe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great experience. We've ordered the silion steak with veggies. The piece of steak was done to perfection. The peppercorn sauce was light, tasty but not heavey cream rich. My husband could not decide on the craft beer, so Thulani brought him a taster...More

Thank Illona0077
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got the date incorrect for an event, well all dressed up and already here, we decided a date night was a go. They welcomed us in. Starters was peri-peri prawns (not for the faint hearted) and a caeser salad. Mains was sirloin steak and...More

1  Thank charlicharli557
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Great night out. Good food. Good service. Cosy atmosphere...the only point to mention is that the credit card machine has bad signal and therefore takes longer than normal. The cheesecake was YUM!

Thank Aha2013
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Well what can I say! It’s not every day one gets a good service from a restaurant. My partner and I definitely had a great time and all thanks to Mike our waiter and his supervisor Thulani for their warm hospitality. 😊😊😊

Thank Sunshine820382
Reviewed 21 September 2018

I have eaten at this restaurant many times over the past 10 years and yes it has changed ownership a few times over that period. In the beginning it was a fantastic dining experience, food selection good and tasty, service excellent and atmosphere good but...More

Thank ashleyradley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
European, International, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Racecourse Road | D'Aria Winery, Durbanville 7550, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Durbanville
  • Phone Number: +27 21 975 5737
  • E-mail
Nestled between mature gardens on the beautiful D'Aria Wine Farm, Poplars Restaurant is housed in a heritage Cape Dutch Farmhouse, one of the oldest in the Durbanville Wine Valley. The elegantly decorated rooms provide for intimate but relaxed winter evenings in front of the many open fires. The large shaded garden provides an idyllic spot to wine away lazy summer days, whilst sharing charcuterie and mezze boards. The Italian inspired menu caters to a wide range of tastes that is complimented by award winning wines from the winery and surrounding area. Both the 'Backyard' (braai area) and Bar are popular with locals in the evenings, with a live music a weekly occurrence. Only 30 minutes from both Cape Town city centre and the International airport, Poplars is the ideal escape for conferences, corporate events and private events, including weddings. The restaurant is open daily from 10am for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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