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Poplars Restaurant

Racecourse Road | D'Aria Winery, Durbanville 7550, South Africa
+27 21 975 5736
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible16%
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“pork belly” (11 reviews)
“sirloin” (5 reviews)
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European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Racecourse Road | D'Aria Winery, Durbanville 7550, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having not tried Poplars for a number of years we thought we would give it a try again. Being a Saturday we expected the place to be very busy but not at all, maybe that is the sign of the service / food? Being of...More

Thank Rob G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brought our kids and what a terrible experience! Not wheelchair friendly and overpriced over rated disappointing food...

Thank 430tersiav
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been disappointed on many previous occasionas, this was beautiful. Nice space on the scope, good service and lovely food. Will definitely go back if they keep up the standards.

1  Thank borguelady
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The service and support with organizing a large group of people were welcomed. The outside setting under the trees and the ajoining wine tasting room give a relaxed and romantic atmosphere. The inside is smartly decorated and excellent for fine dining. Food were dished up...More

1  Thank moments_ago
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Have has breakfast at Poplars on 2 different occasions, I have a friend that we meet monthly for breakfast. Small menu,but I ordered the French toast on both occasions and the 2nd was even better than the first time. Very attentive waitress and there was...More

Thank Janice D
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I took a friend to the resturant as the place seemed nice when we passed it during wine tasting! We came there and had to get our own seat. Not long after to couoles came and were seated and drink orders were taken. We asked...More

Thank Lindsay C
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We had Sunday lunch at Poplars - heard about the restaurant and it generally had good reviews. We found the portions to be very small for a main course. The risotto was basically a decent starter portion - not a main course. The pork belly...More

Thank 996christinen
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Poplars backyard - Waited very long for food. Ordered the pulled pork pizza and got next to no pork on it. My friend got exactly 5 chips with his measly portion of ribs. Very overpriced for the quality and quantity of food you receive. Would...More

Thank brentburt
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I used to love this place. Today I went there for a wine tasting and a burger. The food was delicious, but one of the staff members (TJ) was literally the worst server I have ever had. Poor attitude and very bad service. I will...More

2  Thank Ruan C
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

After a great lunch in Paarl Fairview I can't help but be disappointed. Ordered the cold meats to share and a off the menu salad. The meats arrived with two butter portions already opened and empty. I wondered what else had been recycled. The salad...More

Thank Don M
Chef_Hayley, Manager at Poplars Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Day Don M, We would like to offer our sincere apologies for the lunch you experienced at Poplars Restaurant. We have taken your comments on board and we strive to improve upon the mentioned issues. We hope that you join us again so that...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Racecourse Road | D'Aria Winery, Durbanville 7550, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Durbanville
  • Phone Number: +27 21 975 5736
  • E-mail
Nestled between mature gardens on the beautiful D'Aria Wine Farm, Poplars Restaurant is housed in a heritage Cape Dutch Farmhouse, one of the oldest in the Durbanville Wine Valley. The elegantly decorated rooms provide for intimate but relaxed winter evenings in front of the many open fires. The large shaded garden provides an idyllic spot to wine away lazy summer days, whilst sharing charcuterie and mezze boards. The Italian inspired menu caters to a wide range of tastes that is complimented by award winning wines from the winery and surrounding area. Both the 'Backyard' (braai area) and Bar are popular with locals in the evenings, with a live music a weekly occurrence. Only 30 minutes from both Cape Town city centre and the International airport, Poplars is the ideal escape for conferences, corporate events and private events, including weddings. The restaurant is open daily from 10am for breakfast, lunch and dinner.