Christina's Bistro at Van Loveren

Christina's Bistro at Van Loveren

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+27 76 862 1995+ Add website
Hours
Sun
10:00 - 15:30
Mon
9:00 - 15:30
Tue
9:00 - 15:30
Wed
9:00 - 15:30
Thu
9:00 - 15:30
Fri
9:00 - 15:30
Sat
10:00 - 15:30
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
R 54.00 – R 181.00
CUISINES
Pizza, European, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
The place to lunch in the Robertson Valley if you love Thin-crust wood-fired gourmet pizzas, award winning burgers, great food made to order from fresh local seasonal produce. Located within the lush gardens of the Van Loveren Estate, child and pet friendly seating under the vine-covered pergola, or inside the old Manor House with french doors opening up into the gardens. Also open on Sundays when local musicians set the tone for a laid back afternoon!
PRICE RANGE
R 54.00 – R 181.00
CUISINES
Pizza, European, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles399 reviews
Excellent
189
Very good
146
Average
45
Poor
10
Terrible
9
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Lillian V
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
On a blistering suummer day this exquisite sheltered garden retreat with its personally chosen and planted trees offers nourishment for both the body and the soul. Water is an integral, inviting and cooling ingredient in this garden setting. Because of the garden layout this affords diners an intimacy that is rarely possible these days. The service is good and the staff are friendly and attentive. The homemade burgers are delicious and beautifully presented and well-priced as is the deep-fried camembert and salad. Add a bottle of easy drinking wine, perfection! We will definitely add this the top of the Must Do holiday list.
Written 27 January 2020
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delia200
Dear Lillian, We are thrilled that you enjoyed our offering, and hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Delia
Written 14 May 2021
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Eddie P
66 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 family
Went for breakfast and had to look for service 4 waiters standing around chatting. Then a single 1 pager with juice as only option. No vegan or vegetarian options in fact all courses all had meat in it. Only place in Robertson unable to do chai latte! Then when we asked for marmalade they don’t have any??? Positive was when we called a waiter over he was attentive and tried hard. Setting was stunning but not for breakfast
Written 8 May 2021
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delia200
Dear Edith, Thank you for your review. We use it as a tool to constantly improve our offering. We are expanding our Vegan choices, as we receive more requests. Kind regards, Delia
Written 12 May 2021
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Mo Glasser
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
Went to Christina's for lunch. Gorgeous setting, excellent service and a fabulous bottle of rose. We ordered the Blue Cheese burger which was one of the best burgers we have had succulent tasty beef pattie and a generous amount of blue cheese and a blue cheese sauce. Serving it in a ciabatta roll was a wonderful change from the usual soggy soft bun The Napolitano pizza had a fa ulous thin base and a generous topping. We highly recommend this establishment
Written 29 March 2023
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Marion852014
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Christina’s had such good reviews so we chose to visit. With so many dairy alternatives on the market, and being listed as a vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurant, it was so disappointing when asking for an almond or soy milk cappachino, I was told they don’t have. The brunch menu offers zero vegan options, nor vegetarian. I opted to have the eggs benedict minus bacon, and that was an ok breakfast. My partner opted for the egg foo yong - expecting ginger and bean sprouts as per the menu: what he got was a bacon and mushroom omelette. We did highlight this to our server. We needed food which we got. But not a great experience and definitely would not recommend.
Written 4 January 2020
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oranjezichtgirl
Hermanus15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 friends
Great location , great food and service. We had a very pleasant lunch .... until the bill arrived. One of my party accidentally broke a glass during lunch. The bill reflected a charge for a broken glass! We were amazed. Not one of us has ever been billed for a broken glass. Sadly this has lost this restaurant customers. In these Covid times one would think that eateries are looking for business not loosing it.
Written 12 March 2021
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delia200
Dear oranjezichtgirl, My apologies that you were charged for the glass. This stems from a table that broke 5 glasses just the week before. Your waiter erroneously charged you as well. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the rest of our offering. Please let me know if you visit again, and I will gladly reimburse you. Kind regards, Delia
Written 12 May 2021
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Liane
Johannesburg180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 family
Stunning venue...inside and out. Lovely gardens. We had 2 specials of the day. One soup with the freshest bread and a pizza that was thin and crispy. We arrived close to closing time but the staff was friendly and willing to assist
Written 6 September 2020
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delia200
Thank you for your glowing review! We hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Delia
Written 12 May 2021
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Philda B
George68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
This was our second visit to Christina's and as delightful as the first visit. It is just a pity that they do not allocate some outside tables to the non-smokers as it spoils your food when you have to contend with heavy smokers at a table right next to you. I will forego the dappled shade and go for inside seating next time.
Written 29 May 2022
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petesaund
United Kingdom4356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
We went their specifically for their grilled Patagonian calamari which was as you would expect tender and succulent - it is important not to confuse these pearl drop small tubes with the larger squid and its rings and fingers.The word calamari is often used very loosely but the 'real 'calamari are on another level as was the case here.They are so good that the only downside was too much lemon aioli dressing directly on them.I would advise you provided the sauce separately and you can then choose how you want them. The calamari was accompanied by wedge potatoes and a side salad The setting is idyllic for lunch amongst the ancient trees particularly as there is plenty of shade. There is a secret - you venture a little behind the restaurant and you have a paradise garden full f hydrangeas roses hibiscus and fuchsia to name a view We were not too taken by their wines but our personal taste was more geared for Springfield estate Weltevrede and Silverthorn nearby
Written 28 November 2022
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518Traveller518
Cape Town Central36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
We had a delightful lunch under the vines at Christina’s Bistro. It was wonderful to see how many groups of families and friends gather together to share a meal and special memories at this restaurant. The setting is beautiful in the garden with vines and trees all around you. The service and food was very good.
Written 3 March 2024
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davidfisher9799@yahoo.com
Cape Town Central116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
Always visit this restaurant at Van Loveren. We often visit on MTB weekends from our home in Cape Town and stay at nearby Robertson. We always factor in either coffee stops or lunch stops here, or both ! The location, ambience, food & service is always very good and also the wine tasting room here at the wine estate is very good. Thoroughly recommend breakfast, lunch or dinner here as well as the wine tasting.
Written 16 February 2022
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j0766
Robertson203 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
The food was good, but the overall experience below expected. There's a lot of potential but mostly needs a more versatile and expanded menu. I'm glad we could swop to lunch menu as the breakfast one was not enticing at all.
Written 18 June 2024
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elliecourts
Cape Town Central283 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 family
We were too late for the black board menu, so ordered burgers, soup and calamari. The food was tasty and nicely presented. The wine was delicious and the service good. Lovely to sit under the trees. You do need to walk through the garden. It is beautiful
Written 15 March 2021
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delia200
Dear Ellie, We are thrilled that you enjoyed our offering and hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Delia
Written 12 May 2021
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XeniaCapeTown
Malmesbury46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 couples
We have dined here before and everytime we were thrilled by the setting and food. I had the Thai Chicken wrap and hubby a pizza with a bottle of van Loveren Rosé. The food was fresh and tasty, the setting gorgeous and outside, the service was friendly and efficient. A lovely experience
Written 16 February 2021
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delia200
Thank you for your wonderful Review! We hope to see you soon again!. Kind regards, Delia
Written 12 May 2021
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Venessa
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 friends
After our 5km race at Van Loveren we went for a brunch. Super awesome lekker food. (not sure if it was the wine's fault we had at the "water point") Good service as well and then of course the ever so lovely, friendly four legged to end it off. Really worth it!
Written 27 August 2022
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Mina R
Paris126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 none
Great place for breakfast & lunch. Had to come back again! Their food is scrumptious, staff very friendly but most of all - their amazing garden is just a STUNNER! I could walk around there for hours. A great retreat & excellent wifi - so ideal for a working break. Charming atmosphere & nice & shady for those hot summer days. A winner!
Written 25 March 2021
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delia200
Dear Mina, Thank you so much for your great review. We hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Delia
Written 12 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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