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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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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank Charles G
Taunton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank 13Amanda13
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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!

Thank SLP888
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Ali V
Pointe de Flacq
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Adam N
Greater London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Terry K
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 .

Thank Lynda H
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visited this place 3 times before for wine tasting but had never been able to get a table for lunch.The views from our table were stunning and the food was excellent and superbly presented.My dish of Yellowtail looked an absolute picture and was as good as any fish dish I have ever had.Desserts did not fail to impress... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked the restaurant for lunch following a very enjoyable tasting at the estate. We were obviously keen to try some of the wines we had already tasted. The restaurant is a beautiful calm space with wonderful views over the vineyard. The staff were exceptional, very welcoming and efficient. One of the waitresses was obviously a trainee and we... More 

Thank RHofBath
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were unfortunate to have a shocking experience at Buitenverwacting. I had guests from the U.K. and chose this restaurant as we've been so happy with others in constantia. The wine was poured incorrectly (waiter topped up our glasses with another vintage), food took an hour and a half to arrive (we were two bottles down when it eventually came),... More 

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LorenzoMarco, Owner at Buitenverwachting Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Doug H your version of the night in questions is in complete contrast to feedback of our guest, staff and security camera recordings. Not once did you complain during the evening. Your complaint only started after having received the bill. Of course, you had already enjoyed the meal and two bottles of our flagship wine, Christine. Only then did... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?