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Travellers' Choice2023
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R 132 - R 340
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French, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a table in the main restaurant on the 6th of January for a lunch on the 28th of January. So well in advance. When arriving, the manager Aaron first led us to a dirty table outside. After we complained and said we had...booked a table in the main restaurant, they told us that they would reconsider and we had to wait. Not sure why because there were still tables available in the main restaurant!? Seen there wasn´t much happening, we again needed to insist. Next they led us to a table in the back of the restaurant without the views you have in the main restaurant. They offered some free drinks to "compensate" but what a spoiler. Food was good and our waiter very friendly. Nevertheless, this restaurant is scrapped of our list. We like good personal service and not be treated in this manner.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Dear Frankie D Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We sincerely apologise that we did not live up to your expectations. This is definitely not the usual standard of our service and you should have been seated in the main dining...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food , great hosts, and beautiful spot. Get here in the daytime as we missed out on the beautiful setting. A fun and vibrant culinary delight.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Dear henmcacall Thank you for your kind words and for choosing Bistro 1682 for your dining experience. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed both our food and service. At Bistro 1682, we are committed to providing a memorable and delightful experience for our...More

Reviewed 12 January 2024 via mobile

Excellent restaurant with both inside and outside tables. You have to book in advance to get a table. You can also do winetasting next door.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Management response:Responded 12 January 2024

Dear Mage_cph Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our restaurant. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to our beautiful...More

Reviewed 10 January 2024 via mobile

Great food, well presented but disappointing canteen environment Too many tables with front of house needing a seriously overhaul and professional training Don’t bother to dress because this restaurant can’t decide if it’s fine dining or a canteenMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Management response:Responded 12 January 2024

Dear 54RJB Thank you for your feedback. We are very disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your experience at Bistro 1682. We are a Bistro style restaurant that has a lively upbeat atmosphere, we are certainly not a fine dining restaurant and apologies...More

Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

Spectacular tasting food that not only pleased the taste buds but also the eye. Well presented generous portions of delicious tastes. All 9 of us eating in the Bistro had only good things to say!!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Management response:Responded 12 January 2024

Dear GDE12345678 Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our food and service. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible and look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful restaurant....More

Reviewed 26 November 2023 via mobile

Good sun light, good interior design Excellent food - I thought fish is always the same in western fine dine cuisine, but this one is different. And they put some crispy fresh leaves on it which add some special texture and freshness to the fish....Excellent service - the servants they really care if you are having a good time.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Management response:Responded 12 January 2024

Dear T5298GB Thank you for your kind words and for choosing Bistro 1682 for your dining experience. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed both our food and service. At Bistro 1682, we are committed to providing a memorable and delightful experience for our...More

Reviewed 21 November 2023

On an unseasonably wet Monday we decided to go to Bistro 1682 at Steenberg for a wine tasting and lunch. Service was great, the food was delicious and is highly recommended. Executive chef Kerry Kilpin never disappoints with an impressive menu of our favourite flavours.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Management response:Responded 24 November 2023

Dear LindaGotlieb Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our food and service. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible and look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful restaurant....More

Reviewed 9 November 2023

Bistro Sixteen82 sits in the middle of a stunning historic property, Steenberg Farm. The restaurant gets its name from the date the farm was first established. We came for lunch at the recommendation of some people we had met on safari in Namibia. The food...was delicious with many options, and the staff were excellent. Our dessert was one of the best we have ever eaten, and we have traveled all over the world. Bistro Sixteen82 is a short drive outside of Cape Town, and well worth it. Reservations are recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Kerry Kilpin, General Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2023

Dear ColoradoDame Thank you for your kind words and for choosing Bistro 1682 for your dining experience. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed both our food and service. At Bistro 1682, we are committed to providing a memorable and delightful experience for our...More

Reviewed 3 November 2023

Early evening tapas menu in a busy restaurant. We had six tapas dishes, aranchini, yellowtail fish, squid, gambas and beef tataki were excellent. The beef sirloin came as two pieces and was a little difficult to eat - better to have been sliced. Lovely restaurant...with excellent staff and surroundings.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Management response:Responded 20 November 2023

Dear Yorkiebb Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our tapas. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. It was absolutely delightful to receive such a lovely review. We look forward...More

Reviewed 31 October 2023 via mobile

Wow, in the heart of the Steenberg estate is set this unique stylish, beautiful, restaurant. The atmosphere there, even though it was lunchtime, was electric. Lots of people were enjoying a Sunday together over the delights of delicious dishes. The menu was written clearly as...were the specials shown on the blackboard. Every dish we ordered came with our conscientious server who wanted to make sure the dish was to our liking. We were also guided by the server regarding our wine choices. The food was creative in presentation. It was so tasty and the portions were good sized. We had definitely discovered a jewel and would return to Bistro 1682 as soon as we return to SA. A golden glittering 5 stars for this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Kerry Kilpin, General Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2023

Dear Nomad606314 Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review of our restaurant. We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your experience at Bistro 1682. Your kind words are truly encouraging and reinforce our commitment to providing the best possible bistro...More

Reviewed 30 July 2023

Food and service were outstanding. I had food and wine pairing for the dinner. I had beetroot salad with pinot noir sparkling, mussels with sauvignon blanc, beef fillet with 5 lives, and for dessert I had orange cheesecake (cannot remember the wine). Using Uber to...get there and back was awesome.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Kerry Kilpin, General Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2023

Dear uncvcutraveller Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed what Bistro 1682 has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you and your friend to Bistro 1682 in the near future Kind regards Kerry.kilpin@Bistro1682.co.za

Reviewed 8 July 2023

Great ambience and friendly staff!! Breakfast was absolutely delicious! They customised my son’s breakfast because of certain allergies. Amazing experience with breathtaking views and scenery! Will certainly return with friends to experience and enjoy some more xx

Date of visit: June 2023
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Kerry Kilpin, General Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2023

Dear danielletx3067CP Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed what Bistro 1682 has to offer. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za

Reviewed 27 June 2023

We decided to celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary here. As we both love tapas, we decided to make it a tapas evening. It was R385.00 for 2 people. But, and this is where I was not impressed, as I am a vegetarian they could not...give me a vegetarian option. And then they had the audacity to charge my husband the full R385.00 for his tapas and added my vegetarian choices. R800.00 plus! Not impressed. This is 2023. There are a lot of vegetarians. Please aknowledge us as customers. We are not criminals. We also like good foodMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Kerry Kilpin, General Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2023

Dear 709adriv Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We sincerely apologise that the experience did not live up to your expectations. Our Tapas for two special is a set selection of 5 dishes, 2 of the 5 dishes being vegetarian dishes....More

Reviewed 11 June 2023 via mobile

What a lovely place to have lunch! We stopped here for a late lunch as part of our tour of the peninsula. We started with the mussels which were in such a flavorful light creamy sauce that we asked for more bread so we wouldn’t...miss a drop. My husband had the kudu fillet which was so tender. I had the pulled beef cannelloni and I savored each bite. We were there on a cloudy day but still enjoyed the views. It was a bit loud when we arrived and most of the tables were occupied but we found this to be true at almost all of restaurants we visited in the Cape Town area. We bought a bottle of their wine to enjoy later at our hotel.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Kerry Kilpin, General Manager at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2023

Dear m o Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our lunch menu. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. It was absolutely delightful to receive such a lovely review. We...More

Reviewed 17 March 2023

Great food which is been served in little portions - let's say tapa style - The winelist they offer is great, dont forget to bring your Platter's wine guide to check out their flagships!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Kerry K, Chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2023

Dear CoffeeSeekingKing Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our tapas. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. It was absolutely delightful to receive such a lovely review. We look forward...More

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It is advisable to book due to Covid 19 and social distancing our space is limited. However we do accommodate walkin guests if there is availability on the day.
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