Wine & Dine in The Constantia Valley
The Constantia Valley is world-renowned for its gourmet delights and excellent wines. With an array of award winning restaurants to choose from you are sure to find the perfect dining venue to tantalise your palate.
Buitenverwachting Restaurant is situated in the original Cape Dutch building on the historic wherf of Buitenverwachting. The mountain facing terrace allows for iconic views over the vineyards onto the picturesque Constantiaberg, The cuisine is fine dining with a sophisticated, contemporary feel. The menu is divided into four categories, catering for relaxed and deli style lunches / dinners, but also offering a limited selection of fine dining dishes.
Loved by local gourmands and international guests alike, Catharina’s offers exceptional cuisine in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The innovative menu epitomizes sophisticated contemporary South African cuisine, whilst the exceptional flavours and superb wine list will make your dining experience at Catharina’s Restaurant one to remember for years to come.
Originally founded on the historic Constantia Uitsig wine estate, La Colombe has recently relocated to the picturesque Silvermist organic wine estate at the top of Constantia Nek, with breathtaking views overlooking the Constantia wine valley, False Bay and Hout Bay. La Colombe, one of Cape Town’s most well-loved and awarded restaurants. Contemporary French-meets-Asian fine dining.
Open Door Restaurant, the latest venture by restaurateur and sommelier Neil Grant and business partner Barry Engelbrecht of Burrata and Bocca fame, is now open in Constantia on the former River Café premises at Constantia Uitsig. The existing restaurant space has been opened up and stylishly revampe dby Inhouse Architects to offer several dining areas with menus that will cater for all palates and appetites.
Harbour House Kalk Bay
Situated in the picturesque old world charm of Kalk Bay’s working harbour, the Harbour House has a world-class location. Built on the breakwater, the restaurant has exquisite views overlooking False Bay and the mountains beyond on one side and, the colourful harbour on the other.The restaurant is elegant and simple, a quality reflected in the cuisine. Meals are simply prepared and yet present a fresh complex palate showcasing the freshest flavours.
Steenberg Bistro 1682
A modern and sophisticated daytime restaurant, Bistro1682 has succeeded in the fusion of food and wine in a feast of the senses. Set amidst the vineyards at the foothills of the Steenberg Mountain , the inviting and visually interactive modern space with eclectic design creates an experience which is best described as opulently chic. Indulge in Bistro food created to the highest standards whilst enjoying excellent value for money.
The Greenhouse expertly showcases the cuisine of Cape Town’s first Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef, Peter Tempelhoff and his talented team. Here, the tasting menus are inspired by the bountiful local produce and diverse cultures of South Africa. The cuisine playfully combines international techniques and styles with local ingredients and flavours, resulting in dishes that surprise and leave a lasting impression.
Jonkershuis @ Groot Constantia
Dine alfresco overlooking False Bay or in the courtyard under the vines. Bring the family and enjoy a leisurely lunch while the kids play on the lawns. Laurence Burgess controls the colourful palette of culture and style in the Jonkershuis kitchen creating a menu which is vast, yet approachable, serving a healthy blend of traditional Malay classics and other contemporary favourites.
The Brasserie is a neighbourhood “local”, a sanctuary for Capetonians and visitors looking for a home from home. Inspired by classic Brasseries this unpretentious space includes a diner’s bar, kitchen counter dining, a semi-private area upstairs as well as al fresco dining in the walled garden. The menu offers comfort food prepared with flair using seasonal produce.
Simons @ Groot Constantia
Located in the heart of the Constantia Valley on South Africa’s oldest wine farm, Groot Constantia, Simon’s restaurant is the ideal setting for a long, sun soaked lunch or cosy winter’s meal. Open for lunch and dinner, this is Brassiere dining at its best. The menu is characterised by an assorted mix of fresh Cape produce prepared with a Colonial twist.
Peddlars & Co
A landmark since 1993, Peddlars is one of the most beloved destinations in Constantia. Its casual upscale ambience permeates throughout the venue which comprises of a versatile restaurant and garden area. Their food philosophy follows the belief that good food should be simple, healthy and well priced. Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine which will satisfy even the most discerning diner.
Simon’s Deli, situated next door to Simons on Groot Constantia Wine farm, is a place to relax and enjoy the views and sunshine. A convenient lunch spot to order a conveniently pre-packed picnic basket or design your own picnic basket with local produce from our Deli. South African Gifts and curios are also available. An idyllic break from the hustle and bustle, filled with good food, good wine, green lawns and great company.