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The Avontuur Estate Restaurant

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European, International, Contemporary
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The Avontuur Estate, | Western Cape, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 855 4296
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
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Kloof, South Africa
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Great food, friendly and efficient service and a beautiful setting. The duck was delicious and the coffee was also very good

1 Thank BarryHgo
Durbanville, South Africa
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403 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

Eight of us met for Sunday lunch and we were shown to a table in the shade. The view across the valley is very attractive. Our waitron was Viki, who was excellent in all respects. Three of us had duck, which was good. The portions were generous but we all thought that a few more vegetables would have been nice.... More 

1 Thank georgestof
Somerset West, South Africa
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

We were recently joined friends from Pretoria for lunch which suited their wish to enjoy an uncomplicated menu, traditional style cuisine, sincere service and value in the Winelands. Not only is the Estate perfectly situated to offer breathtaking views of the Peninsula, it was easily accessible for our friends. A great value experience.

1 Thank AllisonCdR
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

We had Sunday lunch at Avontuur, and it was a super experience. The food was tasty, perfectly prepared and the portions were not too big, not too small, just right! By European standards the food offered great value; for six people having starters, mains and desert, with wine and coffees the bill came to less than £100. The service was... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

If you look for a wonderful place for your lunch, here it is. The views are stunning, the place has a lot of atmosphere. The welcome is friendly, the food and the wines are very good. No matter if you sit inside or outside, all is clean and nice (during winter its cosy beside the fireplace). You better book in... More 

Thank Gero T
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

If you want to enjoy good food in a beautiful setting and homely atmosphere, Avontuur's the place! !

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

We have lunched here several times over a number of years and were pleased to find, on our latest visit to the Cape, that it was as good as ever. A short wine tasting before sitting down to a wonderful meal with a magic view over winelands to Table Mountain in the distance. Duck for me and steak for my... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Beautifully cooked, honest food. We keep meaning to try something other than the crispy duck, but it is so delicious! The baked ice cream is also a real winner. Visiting with a wheelchair-bound guest the staff could not do enough to make sure we were comfortable. The Avontuur wines offered with the meal are also delicious and well-priced too.

Thank Chris H
Strand, South Africa
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Yes, we had a Cheese Fondue and some different wines to taste at The Avontuur Restaurant. We booked a special private room which we appreciated as we had a big family gathering at the time. Staff very nice. The private room in the evening worked out well for us. Bit noisy in the daytime outside in the garden at the... More 

Thank Suzette L
Zed B, Owner at The Avontuur Estate Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Suzette. Please can you confirm that you had the fondue at Avontuur as we do not have fondues here. Eikendal has cheese fondues, was it perhaps there? More 

Somerset West
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Ok so let me start right away ...you need to try the duck main and the brandy snap basket for dessert. Then when you are tired of these you can enjoy the rest which are also very good. Indoors you will find white tablecloths flowers on the table and, if cold outside, a fire will be glowing. Summer outside overlooking... More 

Thank Sharon C
Zed B, Owner at The Avontuur Estate Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sharon. Thank you for taking the time to write such an awesome review! We cannot wait for summer either! See you on the patio. ZBM xx More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
European, International, Contemporary
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Avontuur Estate, | Western Cape, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 855 4296
Two passionate women, cooking from the heart on the magnificent Avontuur wine estate and stud farm. Thirteen years of 'good looking cooking'.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?