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Poplars Restaurant

Racecourse Road | D'Aria Winery, Durbanville 7550, South Africa
+27 21 975 5736
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good19%
  • Average12%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (13 reviews)
“sirloin” (5 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
12:00 - 22:00All hours
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Racecourse Road | D'Aria Winery, Durbanville 7550, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wraps & red wine for lunch, always a winning combination. Lloyd, the stunning new chef @ Poplars gave us a taste of his brand new menu & it was absolutely stunning. Can't wait to see what the pizza's will be like.

Thank MotherBroomStick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is average, the staff not the friendliest and the price tag pretty high for what you receive. Beautiful setting, but just not value for money or a relaxing experience.

1  Thank sumiherholdt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a table of 4 for a lunch time visit. Right in the beginning we were told that we would only be able to pay cash, if we wanted to pay by card we had to walk down to the wine tasting which wasnt...More

3  Thank Miss_Tasha123
Reviewed 9 August 2017

In close location with many excellent options available for breakfast, Poplars was really disappointing. I ordered a duck based breakfast and after waiting 30 minutes. the waiter informed me the kitchen staff cannot find the duck confit. Being patient, I changed my order to simple...More

1  Thank ernanel2017
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The food was good. Service as well. We had a problem with the description on the menu and the food we received. This was taken up with the manager and was sorted out. I think over weekends it might get busy nd noisy. I don't...More

2  Thank Colin S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Short menu, shabby service, sloooooooooow kitchen, warm wine, small portions with all sides charged for. Poplars isn't cheap by any means, and at that price you expect decent service and a decent meal. To be fair, the food (when it eventually came) was good, but...More

2  Thank Leon_de_Wit
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at Poplars and decided, on the recommendation of our excellent and friendly server Wesley, to try the pork duo. It was divine. We finished off with the most decadent chocolate brownie. Great, relaxed atmosphere. Definitely will visit again.

1  Thank MichelleAnneDeLange
Reviewed 2 August 2017

A few friends got together at what should have been one of the best restaurants in Durbanville for lunch. Our waiter was very good, but unfortunately that is where the positives stopped. The barman told us at 13:00 with a verybad attitude that he is...More

3  Thank 19liesel73
Reviewed 2 August 2017

So we do a monthly lunch club and yesterday August 1 was the day - we ventured there with relatively easy expectations - nothing out of the ordinary - but the ordinary was a far cry from reality - Rude waiters / disgusting bar manager...More

5  Thank Robin F
Reviewed 2 August 2017

A group of us went for lunch on Tuesday 1 August. Expecting great service and food was obviously expecting too much. Ordered a whiskey at the bar only to be told they had no whiskey glasses, offered a choice of wine or beer glass. When...More

5  Thank JamesScott2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, 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, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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.
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