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Buitenverwachting Restaurant

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26 Klein Constantia Road | Constantia, Constantia 7806, South Africa
+27 21 794 3522
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our reservation was for a special occasion. The restaurant is set in an amazing setting with one wall of glass overlooking a lawn, gardens, vineyards, and the mountains above Constantia. Excellent service of well-trained staff who presented themselves well and understood the menu in detail. Our meals were well presented with each course not rushed allowing us to enjoy the... More 

Thank Catherine2200
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had no reservation, but they were able to accommodate us at the last minute. The food was excellent. Good value, especially considering the complimentary courses (palate cleanser and petit fours). Actually I shouldn't have mentioned that... we were so pleasantly surprised. Hope you are too!

Thank RossouwPierre
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived for casual lunch and was spoilt with excellent service, amazing food and a view you seldom see. I will definitely be back! Well done!

Thank Dirk S
Cape Town, South Africa
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing nicer than sitting on the new wine tasting room stoep or on their lawn with a bottle of Buitenwerwachting SB and one of their Cheese Boards. A generous helping more than enough for 2. A most amazing olde worlde Cape Dutch rural setting with chickens and Cape Eagle owls with the greenest grass and huge old oak... More 

Thank pebconwc
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I held my 60th Birthday Function for 50 people at Buitenverwachting and it was an evening to remember - exceptional food, great service and beautiful wines. Edgar, the chef created a wonderful menu for me, Thinus, the wine expert paired the best Buitenverwachting wines with the meal, and gave us some tasting tips,and the staff were helpful and professional. Yolande,... More 

Thank MargotRudolph
Leeds, UK
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You rarely get a bad meal in the region, this place is no exception, well presented fine dinning in a relaxing setting all of course washed down by excellent wine, attentive service, liked it.

Thank ckypros
Darien, Connecticut, United States
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited South Africa 21 years ago in April 1996, and our most memorable meal was at Buitenverwachting. Returning to South Africa with our children was a dream realized in March 2017, and it had to include a return dinner at Buitenverwachting. The dinner with our children lived up to expectations. The setting was beautiful, the staff... More 

Thank pmichalski
Truro, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been looking forward to returning to Buitenverwachting for months and when I realised it would be my birthday whilst we were on holiday there really was only one place in which I wished to celebrate it. We had visited Buitenverwachting a couple of years ago and had happy memories. The setting is so beautiful and the perfect position... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well this was our second visit to the restaurant .What can i say other then fantastic.we were a table of 11, and the chef had given us a choice of 4 starters,mains and deserts.mainly from the indulge menu.The food was of the highest quality, and really something to behold.Service was good and a wonderful setting.I firmly believe that this establishment... More 

Thank kevin s
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have just returned from our second visit to beautiful Cape Town from Sydney in 6 weeks, and third in 18 months, all social. I would have posted whilst away but was too busy having a good time. So forgive the jumpy review but the most recent two experiences at Buitenverwachting bear comparison. The English translation of the Vineyard's name... More 

Thank Amanda P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Klein Constantia Road | Constantia, Constantia 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Constantia
  • Phone Number: +27 21 794 3522

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?