Where to Eat in Constantia: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 20, 2017 Velvet Mowry

Discover the best restaurant in Constantia, South Africa including La Colombe, Simon's Restaurant, Buitenverwachting Restaurant, Greenhouse, Myoga, Bistro Sixteen82, Massimo's, A Tavola, Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia, Tashas
Things to do in Constantia

1. La Colombe

Constantia Main Rd | Silvermist Wine Estate, Constantia 7806, South Africa Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +27 21 794 2390
Excellent
84%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

La Colombe

La Colombe, one of Cape Town's most well-loved and awarded restaurants. Contemporary French-meets-Asian fine dining.

Reviewed By twogardeners - Bridport, United Kingdom

Not surprising La Colombe features in lists of the world's top restaurants. The set lunch menu is indeed a performance: as the chef says:"food is our theatre". And all this in a lovely setting overlooking the wooded hillside and vines. Predictably excellent staff, exquisite tastes in each of the numerous courses, delicious wines.

2. Simon's Restaurant

Groot Constantia Road | Groot Constantia Wine Farm, Constantia 7800, South Africa Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards International, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$141 +27 21 794 1143
Excellent
40%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
7%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 492 reviews

Simon's Restaurant

Nestled in the fertile Constantia Valley lies a 300-year old wine estate, Groot Constantia and on it, Simon's restaurant, where we celebrate the riches of the Cape winelands by transforming the freshest ingredients into memorable meals. Revel in the Cape Town summer by dining al fresco on our Terrace with panoramic views of the Groot Constantia vineyards. Savour the wines of the valley or enjoy our wide selection of craft beers. As the weather turns, join us inside where we like to light a giant fire on chilly days

Reviewed By Temer2 - Surrey, United Kingdom

My husband and I were wondering where we should go for lunch on the last day of our holiday and, despite having driven from Constantia to Cape Town central, decided to make a round trip and visit Simon's Restaurant and what a great decision that was.
We'd eaten in Jonkershuis Restaurant, which is also on the Groot Constantia estate the night before and was so impressed that we thought it would be worth doing the 15minute drive back to try Simon's.
Just the drive through the stunning vinyards makes the trip worth it and the warm welcome from the fabulous staff brightened up an overcast day.
We were offered inside or outside Seating and selected outside- we arrived quite early and had a choice of tables but it got busy with the lunchtime rush even on a Tuesday.
I had eaten breakfast before checking out our hotel so wasn't particularly hungry but my husband hadn't eaten and we had a long day ahead with a flight that evening so I went for a burger and my husband had fish and chips and both dishes were delicious.
I found the burger quite large for lunch but that's not a complaint- I was just disappointed I couldn't eat it all. It was fat, juicy and mouthwatering and the chips were soft, fluffy and crispy on the outside.
The restaurant itself is very attractive - modern and tasteful - it's just the sort of place my husband and I would frequent if we lived nearby. The staff were superb with warm welcome and cheerful farewells and the service was quick and efficient whilst being really friendly.
The restaurant has a pretty outlook and is surrounded by vineyards and has a great varied menu. Simon's Restaurant was definitely a great choice for our final meal in Cape Town and well worth a visit.

3. Buitenverwachting Restaurant

26 Klein Constantia Road | Constantia, Constantia 7806, South Africa Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +27 21 794 3522
Excellent
68%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 862 reviews

Buitenverwachting Restaurant

Buitenverwachting offers a elegantly casual dining experience, with design and menu reflecting the authentic character of the wine estate. A new wine library was established for pre-dinner drinks and tasting experience of rare and vintage wines.

Reviewed By 811michael - United Kingdom

We dined at this rather lovely restaurant after visiting the winery and vineyard. This restaurant is situated in one of Buitenverwachting's beautiful and original thatch buildings and forms part of the wonderful complex of the wine estate. This restaurant is in a stunning location with views to die for and after dining here, the food that we had was of a good quality as everything was beautifully seasoned to ensure rather fresh, natural tasting food. The ingredients used for the dishes were so fresh and natural that it gave an extra added natural flavours to the overall texture of the dishes. The usage of the herbs and spices was perfected rightly to ensure a finely balanced taste and flavours of the dishes. The service at this restaurant was fine with nice, friendly waiting staff, while the wines accompanying our meals, especially the reds, were fantastic and of the highest quality. Overall this was a great dining experience with good food, good service, fantastic wines in a relaxed and comfortable environment in such a beautiful and tranquil settings. We left extremely satisfied and happy to have dined here.

4. Greenhouse

The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel | 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia 7800, South Africa Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +27 21 795 6226
Excellent
82%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 656 reviews

Greenhouse

A state of the art dining room and cutting-edge kitchen sets the scene at Greenhouse, where produce of the Constantia Valley and the region are presented as culinary creations in an intimate taste space. Here guests are invited on a multi-sensory journey of distinctly South African flavours and hospitality, as they savour and indulge in the delectable creations of Peter Tempelhoff and his team. Greenhouse stretches the boundaries of traditional South African cuisine, brings conceptual creations from the garden, veld and sea to the plate and shares local stories and culinary insights through the dining experience. Expect the unexpected... Greenhouse is where meals translate to memories.

Reviewed By Testkitty - Munich

We visited the restaurant for the third time. Again it was fantastic. Excellent service. Extremely creative and outstanding quality and passion! We already look forward to our next visit!

5. Myoga

60 Colinton Road, Newlands 7700, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$63 - HK$157 +27 21 657 4545
Excellent
72%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 845 reviews

Myoga

Set in the gracious grounds of the Vineyard Hotel, Newlands Cape Town, Myoga has a very relaxed, engaging atmosphere, where diners are encouraged to feel at home & offers a contemporary fusion cuisine menu which entices the mind, excites the eye and tantalises the taste buds to new extremes. It is what Chef Mike Bassett calls " the four corners menu" Try the famous eight course tasting menu with a wide variety of choices, you won't be disappointed.

Reviewed By AlD134634 - Fleet, United Kingdom

Mike Bassett you and your team continue to excel to make diner a memorable occasion!
We chose the seven course tasting menu with wine parings as were deliberately staying at the Vineyard Hotel next door. With four choices for each individual course its a tough pick what to eat. Luckily my wife chose different dishes so I got to sample a few more than my seven..... heaven.
Based on my taste buds the best picks were, Scotch Egg, Mexican Bowl, Cannelloni, Grilled Ostrich,Chocolate Parfait - two pallet cleansers to add.
This was a great experience again. We always treat ourselves to one visit to this fantastic restaurant each year we visit Cape Town this was yet again a special night.
Many thanks Mike.
The wine parings are an added cost but add to the experience. For me the outstanding wine was the Domain Chardonnay ( Hemel en Aarde)
Apart from the food you need to see the wonderful views across the garden to Table Mountain from the Newlands side - it make the experience more memorable looking up at the iconic mountain!

6. Bistro Sixteen82

Steenberg Estate, | Steenberg Road, Constantia 7945, South Africa Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$141 +27 21 713 2211
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 830 reviews

Bistro Sixteen82

Named after the year in which Steenberg was established, Bistro Sixteen82 first opened its doors in 2009, and has been the tapas and bistro-style Darling of the dining world ever since. An innovative and interactive wine and food destination, the Bistro sits adjacent to Steenberg’s winery, and spills into its surrounding indigenous Gardens with a terraced dining area leading to reflective water features, unfurling into views of the magnificent stone Mountains and expansive winelands. The Bistro Sixteen82 menu is a constant evolution, keeping up with seasonal produce and featuring inventive dishes that compliment the finest locally sourced ingredients. With Breakfast, Lunch and late-afternoon Tapas menus to choose from, the Bistro provides fine dining with an inimitable contemporary spirit. Executive Chef, Kerry Kilpin, love to create food which is seasonal, flavourful and bursts with freshness. "My greatest inspirations are derived from significant occasions in my life. On my travels to Thailand I developed a love and passion for Asian food. From shopping at the local food markets to creating my first authentic Thai dish, I was in heaven. You will notice a common thread in what I do and who I am. Love. I cook with love and my food is love." Internationally, Bistro Sixteen82 has been recognised in the list of 20 of the World’s Best Winery Restaurants by Canada’s renowned Wine Access magazine. Locally, listings included prominent mentions in Fleur du Cap’s Top 100 Places; Eat in Cape Town; and EAT OUT’s Best Bistros list.

Reviewed By susieQ321_12 - Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Firstly the wine tasting, well organised, knowledgeable, friendly staff and fabulous wine. The Capensis chardonnay is great, I don't drink much white wine but we visited a second time just for this wine. The setting is beautiful, modern and relaxing.
The bistro -1682 was very good, popular and trendy. We had the chef's choice as we wanted to try something different, all were tasty and well delivered. A good place to visit to enjoy good wine and food in a lovely setting.

7. Massimo's

22 Main Road | Oakhurst Farm Park, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$8 +27 21 790 5648
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 462 reviews

Massimo's

Open every day of the week for lunch & dinner.We make amazing pizza plus daily specials, using only the best, mainly locally sourced ingredients, and the owners are always present to ensure quality & consistency. Check us out on google for more information<br>amazing new vegan menu

Reviewed By my_world_explorer - Perth, Australia

After taking to numerous people we were recommended Massimo’s... we arrived early and our son enjoyed the kids area a lot...
But an hour later we still didn’t have any food, then when I asked if they could at least get the kids pizza through it arrived and was cold already (been sitting around) most of the rest of the food then arrived but the final dish only arrived when we asked where it was... so the starter arrived after we had finished mains!
Apparently they were understaffed so be careful of when you go?? Not sure how you check that!

8. A Tavola

Shop #1 Library Square | Wilderness Road, Claremont 7708, South Africa Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$63 - HK$94 +27 21 671 1763
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 206 reviews

A Tavola

Authentic Italian Food We specialize in fresh, home-style Italian fare & seasonal ingredients, with an emphasis on simplicity and flavour. A Tavola brings the real taste of Italy to the leafy suburbs of Claremont. Our open piazza-style dining and relaxed tables buzz with passion, while hearty aromas waft from the open plan kitchen. With an emphasis on freshness, seasonal ingredients and key ingredients imported from Italy, we serve authentic Italian fare freshly made to secret recipes passed down from generation to generation. Come and enjoy a truly authentic Italian experience or browse the deli for fresh assortments of Italian cheeses, cold meats and pasta sauces. A Tavola is easily located on Library Square just off Wilderness Road.

Reviewed By Dewar S

After much scouting around I elected to try Atavola as the final destination for our anniversary dinner.This unobtrusive beacon of Italian cuisine is nestled in the medical district of Claremont. They never disappointed... Our waitress Siphokazi expertly led us through their menus and provided a...MoreThanks for choosing A Tavola to celebrate your anniversary, Dewar - congratulations! Hopefully we'll see you both again before your next anniversary!

9. Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia Road | Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Constantia 7848, South Africa Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +27 21 794 6255
Excellent
45%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 718 reviews

Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia

Jonkershuis Constantia is nestled in the historic core of the Groot Constantia Wine Estate next to the historic Manor House and surrounded by ancient oak trees. Your first impression is dominated by sweeping views across the oldest wine producing vineyards in South Africa, down the valley to the enveloping coastline of False Bay.<br><br>This family owned and managed bistro boasts a diversity of locations from private dining grandeur, to intimate interior fire side dining, to typical Italian village gatherings in their vine covered courtyard to family style lunches on their front lawns, were children can safely play reminiscent of a bygone era.. <br><br>Partner Chris Coetzee, a father of two energetic young sons says, "Our close proximity and strong association with Iziko Museums is very important to me, it is a privilege for my children to be raised surrounded by so much of their heritage."<br>The rich cultural history of Jonkershuis lends a magical and old world charm to any occasion held at the beautiful Jonkershuis. <br><br>Tammy Botbyl (partner), "The strong legacy of history and tradition has inspired many couples to share their vows here and celebrate their union in style. It is a privilege for us to be part of the beginning of so many new legacies."

Reviewed By Temer2 - Surrey, United Kingdom

We were recommended Jonkershuis by our hotel manager and upon arrival fell in love with the stunning scenery, relaxed atmosphere and mouthwatering dishes.
From the drive through the beautiful vineyards, to the short walk from the car park, everything is a treat for the senses.
My husband and I went for an early dinner and were lucky enough to get a table outside - there are quite a few but it started getting busy as we were leaving - and our waiter brought our drinks very quickly enabling us to peruse the varied menu while enjoying a beverage.
My husband chose mussels to start and venison for his main, whilst I went for the pork belly for main and skipped a starter.
Hubby loved the mussels and though I'm not a fan, the accompanying bread dipped in the creamy garlic sauce was very tasty.
When our main dishes came, I was extremely impressed at the presentation, which is fine dining style. Both dishes came with the most fabulous accompaniments - my pork, which was cooked to perfection had pork croquettes instead of usual potato ones and they were amazing.
Unfortunately we were too full to eat a dessert so we instead went for a walk to see the vineyards (which were part of the view whilst dining) and enjoy the setting sun over this beautiful establishment.
What I love about going out in South Africa is the relaxed way people dine. Some people dress up (I love to get my best dresses on) and other people are more casual - most things are acceptable and I'm not bothered if I'm too OTT - but the one thing I would say about visiting places like Jonkershuis is, ladies wear flat(ish) shoes (or stick with wedges). It took me quite a while to get used to that but it's so worth it as it means you can walk across the shingle, then for a meander to see stunning views.
Jonkershuis was definitely the best restaurant we visited whilst in South Africa this time and we were so taken with it, we drove back to the Groot Constantia estate to try their other restaurant (Simon's) from central Cape Town the following day for lunch.
For our last night in South Africa, this was the perfect ending to a lovely holiday.

10. Tashas

Constantia Main Road and Spaanshemat River Road | Shop 55, Constantia Village, Constantia, South Africa Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Mediterranean, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +27 21 794 5449
Excellent
39%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 274 reviews

Tashas

Beautiful food. Stunning environments. Engagingly delivered.

Reviewed By Adam C - Callian, France

This is nothing like Tashas in Sandton City Johannesburg where the service is great and one can pop in for an exotic imported beer or two. Here we were seated and told the only 'imported' beer was Heineken or a Windhoek Lager. Seriously? Then after we begrudgingly ordered one of the two the waitron then informed us, very rudely, that we couldn't have them because it was 15 mins before 11am. Beer she said would only be served after 11am. We left.

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