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Buitenverwachting Restaurant

26 Klein Constantia Road | Constantia, Constantia 7806, South Africa
+27 21 794 3522
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
26 Klein Constantia Road | Constantia, Constantia 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a delightful trip to Buitenverwachting and a scrumptious tea . The setting is so pretty under the oaks , and the scones were freshly baked and well presented! If you enjoy a rural surrounds , and a good tea close to town ,...More

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love food and I love this venue. Waitrons are impecable and the food simply sublime. The decor is sumptuous and view breathtaking. Always a treat and a reminder that great food and superlative service is on my doorstep.

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service and scenery were AMAZING! I was there with the whole family celebrating a special occasion. The service and atmosphere made the day an unforgettable memory!

Thank caitygriffin13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our reservation was for a special occasion. The restaurant is set in an amazing setting with one wall of glass overlooking a lawn, gardens, vineyards, and the mountains above Constantia. Excellent service of well-trained staff who presented themselves well and understood the menu in detail....More

Thank Catherine2200
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We had no reservation, but they were able to accommodate us at the last minute. The food was excellent. Good value, especially considering the complimentary courses (palate cleanser and petit fours). Actually I shouldn't have mentioned that... we were so pleasantly surprised. Hope you are...More

1  Thank RossouwPierre
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived for casual lunch and was spoilt with excellent service, amazing food and a view you seldom see. I will definitely be back! Well done!

Thank Dirk S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

There is nothing nicer than sitting on the new wine tasting room stoep or on their lawn with a bottle of Buitenwerwachting SB and one of their Cheese Boards. A generous helping more than enough for 2. A most amazing olde worlde Cape Dutch rural...More

Thank pebconwc
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I held my 60th Birthday Function for 50 people at Buitenverwachting and it was an evening to remember - exceptional food, great service and beautiful wines. Edgar, the chef created a wonderful menu for me, Thinus, the wine expert paired the best Buitenverwachting wines with...More

Thank MargotRudolph
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

You rarely get a bad meal in the region, this place is no exception, well presented fine dinning in a relaxing setting all of course washed down by excellent wine, attentive service, liked it.

Thank ckypros
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My wife and I visited South Africa 21 years ago in April 1996, and our most memorable meal was at Buitenverwachting. Returning to South Africa with our children was a dream realized in March 2017, and it had to include a return dinner at Buitenverwachting....More

Thank pmichalski
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Maressa F
In avarage how much would a couple pay for a meal at this restaurant?
15 April 2017|
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Response from LorenzoMarco | Property representative |
Good day ! Our starters range between R 120 - R 150, Main Course is at around R 210 to R 250 and Desserts at R 95
Leo d
What are opening times during the winter period?
15 June 2016|
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Response from 337Hans_M | Reviewed this property |
Not open in the winter months. I also believe the owner of Buitenverwachting has closed the picnic's forever which is a pity.
I'm actually asking about La Colombe and Greenhouse as well as Buitenverwachting. Their websites only mention very expensive tasting menus. Do they have a regular menu to order off of as well? Thank you.
13 April 2016|
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Response from Nina V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they all do have regular A la Carte menus.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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