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    2017/2018 Menus:
  A La Carte Rustic Affairs Menu »
  A La Carte Indulge Menu »
    Restaurant Reservations »
    2017 Xmas Menus:
  Xmas Eve Dinner Menu»
    We have 3 seatings available for Christmas Eve.
1st seating 18:30, 2nd seating 19:15, 3rd seating 19:45
  Xmas Day Lunch Menu»
    We have 3 seatings available for Christmas Lunch.
1st seating 12:00, 2nd seating 12:45, 3rd seating 13:30
    For reservations for Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas day Lunch and New Year’s Eve Dinner please e-mail: restadmin@buitenverwachting.com - NO TELEPHONE calls or E-mails to the restaurant for reservations will be accepted.

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Buitenverwachting, Klein Constantia Road,
Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa
Winery: +27 (0)21 794 5190
Restaurant: +27 (0)21 794 3522


The Restaurant is situated in the original thatch covered and white washed Cape Dutch building and forms part of the historic werf of Buitenverwachting.

The mountain facing terrace allows for iconic views over the vineyards onto the picturesque Constantiaberg, forming part of the UNESCO - World Heritage Site (Table Mountain range).

The courtyard with established stinkwood trees and traditional Cape fountain is integrated with the Wine Tasting Centre - Coffee Bloc and is geared for informal and relaxed breakfasts, lunches & dinners.

The menu, consisting of retro cuisine, is divided into four categories, Light & Easy, Rustic Affairs, Indulge and Desserts, catering for relaxed and deli style lunches / dinners, but also offering a limited selection of fine dining dishes.

The Chef Patron & Partner

Edgar Osojnik’s Austrian roots are evident in a dining experience, which is a delight for the taste buds of the connoisseur.

Edgar’s sense of artistry are portrayed to perfection adding a mouth-watering experience for all palates. Menus are frequently changed, using only the finest produce sourced locally and internationally.

Relax and savour Edgar’s retro-style dishes …

“Voted one of the Top 100 Restaurants” American Express Platinum Fine Dining Awards - 2016.

Trading Hours for the restaurant

April to October:

Tuesdays to Saturdays lunch: 12.00 – 14.30 (Last orders in the kitchen)

Thursdays to Saturdays dinner: 18.30 – 20.00 (Last orders in the kitchen)

November to March:

Mondays to Saturdays lunch: 12.00 – 14.30 (Last orders in the kitchen)

Mondays to Saturdays dinner: 18.30 – 20.30 (Last orders in the kitchen)

Public Holidays the restaurant is Open/Closed

Public Holiday (Monday 12-12-2017) - Open
Day of Reconciliation (Saturday 16-12-2017) - Open
Christmas Eve (Sunday 24-12-2017) - Open only for Dinner and closed for Lunch
Christmas Day Monday (25-12-2017) - Open only for Lunch and closed for Dinner
Day of Goodwill (Tuesday 26-12-2017) - Open
New Year’s (Sunday 31-12-2017) - Open for Lunch and Dinner
New Year’s Day (Monday 01-1-2018) - Closed
Human Rights Day (Wednesday 21-03-2018) - Open
Good Friday (Friday 30-03-2018) - Closed
Family Day (Monday 02-04-2018) - Open
Freedom Day (Friday 27-04-2018) - Open
Workers Day (Monday 01-05-2018) - Open
Youth Day (Friday 16-06-2018) – Open

Kitchen Employment: kitchen@buitenverwachting.com

Front-of-House Positions: maitred@buitenverwachting.com