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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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Truro, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

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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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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 

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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We had an excellent meal here in early March. We had been a little wary about booking (done well in advance) because of some comments suggesting uneven performance but the evening turned out to be a real delight. Excellent food: duck parfait and Yellowtail (our first experience of this delicious fish) and we shared a raspberry souffle. The service was... More 

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Thank Charles G
Taunton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Although we hadn't booked, a table for two was made available to us. Everything about this restaurant is lovely. The waiting staff were able to talk about and describe the meals, and we were provided with starters, sorbet, main course and some individually made sweets. The meals were prepared and served beautifully. Great wine accompanied the meal. It was indeed... More 

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Thank 13Amanda13
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had an opportunity to have a "date day" today without the kids. Went for lunch at the restaurant at Buitenverwachting restaurant and wine tasting at the tasting room afterwards. The food at the restaurant was beautifully presented, the service was very attentive and the view from the restaurant was lovely. Definitely a worthwhile day out!

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1 Thank SLP888
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a lovely, welcoming entrance past a water feature. You can choose to sit on the patio overlooking the central courtyard, indoors or in a glass conservatory overlooking the mountain and vineyards (our choice). There is a good selection of starters and main courses on offer with lighter salad options and some great starter options which can be... More 

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Pointe de Flacq
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Service for a drink was slow.... Food was not as great as expected, could be more simple and better in taste. A bit disappointed with the diner we had last week.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I have been to Buitenverwachting on a number of occasions for dinner and although the food is reasonable I certainly can't get excited by it. To start, I find the place a little dull and drab and the service is average.

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The food is absolutely out of this world. It is like a taster menu on each plate. The attention to detail amazing. I found myself savouring every mouthful with delight .

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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?