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Buitenverwachting offers a elegantly casual dining experience, with design and menu reflecting the authentic character of the wine estate. A new wine library was established for pre-dinner drinks and tasting experience of rare and vintage wines.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
European, International, Contemporary
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a spontaneous choice at the last minute for a birthday celebration and it was an utter delight. From easy parking, to a wonderful waitron - Leila who was friendly and efficient, this was a memorable lunch. The food was utterly breathtaking. The appetizer...set the tone and was unique and delicious. We all had different main dishes , vegetarian, lamb and fish and we all bet ours was the best! Portions just big enough to taste and enjoy but filling. Dessert was spectacular too. Definitely going again in the very near future!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 20 May 2021 via mobile

Brought a team of 10 for a business lunch to Beyond. What a restaurant!! Everything from decor, to wine list, food and service were impeccable. We have a company lunchclub and visit highly rated restaurants monthly. This was in the top handful that we’ve ever...visited and we cannot wait to return! Keep it up guys!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 21 April 2021 via mobile

We had a lovely evening with amazing food at the Beyond ! Defenitly to recommend defenitly to come back !

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 16 April 2021 via mobile

We have visited Buitenverwachting before but this is takes their offering to a new level. The menu is inviting, the wine list is exciting and the outcome is a dining experience as good as anything in and around Cape Town. Congratulations to the management and...staff for taking us beyond our expectations. 👏👏👏More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 21 March 2021 via mobile

Wow excellent meal! The flavours of each course were so well balanced and our service was top notch. The decor modern and relaxed with lovely views. We will definitely be back. So nice to have this chef back in the Constantia area. What a treat

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 13 March 2021 via mobile

Excellent delicious food, pity about the service on arrival, but our table service was excellent. I was very happy they allowed me 2 starters and a main. For the sashimi plate - personally would have preferred more punchy flavours but my son loved it. The...kabeljou was the best I have ever had.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 25 January 2021

I had the "suprise tasting menu" with the 5 courses selected by the chef. All of them were not the courses I would have selected at first, but I followed the chef's recomendation (eventhough you have the option to change with another dish), and I...was very happy with what I get. The 3 starters (game fish, durban prawns and Ostrich) were just amazing, with a combination of subtile flavors, The main (matured beef) was melting in the mouth. For that one, a small garnish of vegetable displayed on the plate would have been nice... The desert (Rum flamed pinaple) was sucullent. If you like caramel, go for it! The only down of the experience is the bread experience. You are brought a mini flute with butter as a pre-course, but when you ask for bread during the meal (there is gravy to sauce), they charge you the bread plater. I found that a bit gridy considering that I've ordered the full menu. It was overall a nice foody experience...More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 20 December 2020 via mobile

Fabulous food and service with a lovely relaxed ambience. The new Peter Tempelhoff restaurant is definitely worth a visit. I have to congratulate the Restaurant as they managed to work around my Gluten and Egg allergy and went the extra mile to create additional Dishes...so that I didn’t feel I was missing out - including some of the most delicious corn muffins I have ever tasted in my life. This is a much more chilled version of Mr Tempelhoff’s other restaurants and it will suits they ambience at the beautiful Buitenverwachting Wine Estate.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 12 November 2020 via mobile

Great food ( meat and vegetarian platters); the staff was not informative and overall average and not very friendly.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 3 October 2020 via mobile

Excellent experience with young generation knowledgeable staff. The grounds are beautiful to enjoy a summer lunch while tasting.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Buitenverwachting is primarily a wine estate with wine tasting facilities, a restaurant as well as a coffee shop, where coffee from freshly roasted beans is served.
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Buitenverwachting Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5