Buitenverwachting
Buitenverwachting
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carpeDiem
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We discovered Buitenverwachting while exploring neighbouring estates.
Tranquil setting, good deli and airy restaurant, beautiful lawns for picnics and a relaxed, chic tasting area.
Be aware...restaurant kitchen closes early. We arrived just after 3pm and were too late for ordering meals.
Various platters available at the wine tasting area.
Written 16 March 2024
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Sue W
Dorset, UK58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I first visited Buitenverwachting in 1993 and have been coming regularly until my last visit in October 2014.

I eagerly anticipated a return 30 years on since my first visit.

Understandably the place has changed considerably over the years but I was sad not to see the huge visitors book which I signed on every previous visit. The new decor and layout maximises the view and is modern and stylish. However, for me it lacked the grace and intimacy of the old arrangement. You were much more conscious of other tables around you and the hard surfaces made acoustics sharper, whereas the old arrangement you felt you were in a private oasis with tables around by not close or intruding.

The food is very good, but unlike tasting menus of old there was not that knock out dish that transported you to another level. Also gone were some of the old touches, such as the palate cleansing sorbets between fish and meat courses, and meat and desert.

Similarly the petit fours at the end were not homemade.

The service was as always exceptional. Staff were knowledgable and helpful and never tried to oversell, in fact a couple of times they advised slight less expensive choices from the wine menu taking account of what we were looking for.

It was our best meal this visit in South Africa so far but not the transporting experience of old, as such I don’t think I will return, unless they can find the old visitors book!! Instead I will savour the many happy memories of my visits here of the last 3 decades.
Written 1 February 2024
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June R
Stellenbosch, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Excellent wine farm. Authentic, nice wines, friendly staff and not pretentious (unlike Beau Constantia and Steenberg).
Written 8 January 2024
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Debra J
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Beautiful open air venue. Good facilities, pleasant patrons and extremely helpful staff. Good parking facilities and catered for those needing easier access.
Written 19 December 2023
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TokyoJacko
London, UK77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The wine, the location and the sharing platter - all superb
Plus s you can select the wines for your tasting on an individual basis
Can’t think of a better wine tasting
And our host Beni was so knowledgeable and friendly
Written 4 December 2023
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TRUTRAViEW
Berkshire, UK62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
We came here for the second time with friends, we were seated in the new wine tasting area, where we sampled the varied selection of wines and grazed our way thru some fantastic cheese and meat platters. Staff appropriately attentive and well informed.
Written 5 February 2023
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Harald Gracholski
Cologne, Germany6,898 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
While Stellenbosch & Franschhoek rightfully capture peoples imaginations, when it comes to South African wine regions it turns out that very much suitable alternatives are readily available right in the city of Cape Town. Still having a few days to spend and feeling that we haven't tasted enough Chardonnay, did we embark for a day trip to Constantia and never looked back. Buitenverwachting maybe being the most known winery did we plan a stop here and indulged in their amazing selection of wines, particularly liking the Chardonnays. It's a nice place to taste (no reservation needed) wines and also have a snack at their restaurant, just be aware of early closing hours.
Written 4 January 2023
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Fuhrmjo
Denver, CO35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Spent an afternoon of wine tasting in the beautiful setting. We ordered the charcuterie boards which were outstanding. The atmosphere and service were impeccable.
Written 21 December 2022
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Deltablade
Buckinghamshire, UK564 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
2nd time here (for dinner) and so good to be back. We were a party of six.

Cuisine superb, wines exquisite. Delightful decor and a real ambiance to excite your taste buds!

Our engaging waiter Scholl (apologies if I've got the spelling wrong there) was great and was bang in tune with our humour level! He explained all the dishes wonderfully which made them all the more appetizing. He was always on hand if needed but allowed us space to enjoy our evening without interruption.

If you are a discerning foodie this place this is a must for you!
Written 18 November 2022
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Pieter B
Cape Town Central, South Africa12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Man o man we didn’t plan popping in but what an experience… Had the harvest platter and a wine tasting and everything was superb. The service and passion from the sommelier was excellent! We live in the area and forget that these gems exist..
Written 1 October 2022
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