Bishopscourt – Coffee Shops & Restaurants

“If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul,” said Clifton Fadiman.

Constantia is certainly endowed with some of the world’s best wines and residents are also able to boast of a wonderful array of Constantia restaurants as well.

One of the factors to take into account when deciding on which area to live in is the amenities in close proximity. If you are considering purchasing a property in Constantia you cannot help but be impressed by the wide array and quality of the Constantia Restaurants.

Below we feature just a few of the favourite Constantia Restaurants:

Bhandaris Restaurant

With master chefs from Northern India specializing in tandoor and Indian cuisine, Bhandaris Restaurant in Westlake guarantees an authentic Indian experience.

Bistro 1682 & Catharina’s

Bistro 1682, in Tokai was named after the year in which Steenberg wine estate was founded. With an informal ambience and offering an interactive dining experience, Bistro 1682 seamlessly complements Steenberg’s popular fine dining restaurant, Catharina’s.

A modern and sophisticated daytime restaurant, Bistro 1682 brings food and wine together in a feast of the senses, incorporating the state-of-the-art Steenberg Winery, Wine-tasting Bar and Tasting Lounge.

Catharina’s is a stylish and contemporary restaurants on the grounds of Steenberg Estate. Garth Almazan, the chef was born and bred in Cape Town. Born to a Philippino father, Garth has a multifaceted, international food backround. Garth has been presenting South African cuisine in Switzerland, the Netherlands and Ireland where he competed in various food competitions. His cooking philosophy is to use the freshest produce available and to keep things simple.

Constantia Restaurants in Cape Town

Constantia features some of the best restaurants in the world

Buitenverwachting Restaurant & Café Petit

An elegantly and timeless vineyard, Buitenverwachting is perfectly positioned in the old parts of the southern suburbs and has long been considered one of Cape Town’s most upmarket restaurants.

The Courtyard is the elegant but casual and relaxed garden restaurant. Big windows overlook the vineyards and Steenberg mountains.

An Austrian Chef serves contemporary South African cuisine. The menu changes frequently so that even local Bishopscourt residents never get bored. The cooking as well as the setting are so internationally reknown that Tripadvisor gave it its Certificate of Excellence and it was was elected as Brian Berkman’s Top 10 Cape Town Restaurants in

Cape Town Fish Market

Cape Town Fish Market in Tokai is a vibrant restaurant, equally suited for family dinners and romantic dates. With Restaurant, Teppanyaki Grill and Sushi Bar Cape Town Fishmarket is chic yet informal and brings a feast of tastes and flavours to its customers. The extensive menu offers a great combination of both South African and Japanese cuisine. For wine connoisseurs a carefully selected range of the finest South African wines are available. Cape Town Fish Market offers a take-away option, secure parking for your vehicle and function facilities.

Cattle Baron Grillhouse

The Cattle Baron Grillhouse, is the delight for every true South African. All cuts of meat are available and grilled to perfection. The service is outstandign, professional, friendly. While the food tastes home-cooked the ambience is that of an up-market grill-house.

Constantia Uitsig Restaurant

Constantia Uisig is another gem in the network of upmarket wineland restaurants. Chef Clayton Bell builds on the indelible legacy of famous chef , Frank Swainston. The menus are Italian insfluenced with forays into exotic Asia.

Since Constantia Uitsig Restaurant was founded in 1992, Constantia Uitsig Restaurant has consistently featured in theTop Ten Restaurants of South Africa.

Greens Restaurant

Situated in the leafy surrounds of High Constantia Shopping Centre has beautiful outside seating for alfresco lunches in stylish atmosphere with like-minded people. Greens is a firm favourite of the Constantia locals. The breakfast menu, unlike other restaurants is available all day. The Eggs Benedict is a serious crowd pleaser.

Jonkershuis Constantia Eatery

Perfect place for alfresco lunch under old oak trees, with views over False Bay. Dog fiendly and child friendly, this place is upmarket, yet casual. The menu is a blend of traditional classics such as Bobotie and Malay Curries and other contemporary favourites.

La Colombe

La Colombe is a different league altogther. This Constantia Restaurant is the winner of both Chef of the Year and Restaurant of the Year in the Prudential Eat Out Awards 2008, has once again been honoured with the prestigious Restaurant of the Year title for 2009.

La Colombe Restaurant has also been voted as one of the top 50 restaurants in the world by the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2009 and has received the highest three star rating in both the 2009 and 2010 issues of the acclaimed Rossouw’s Restaurants guide.

Mamma Mia Restaurant

Tuscan Mamma Mia Restaurant in Steenberg previously known as Mamma Roma Restaurant Steenberg Tokai has been cooking up a storm for years. The environment is unpretentious and immersed in timeless glamour.

Pastis Bistro Brasserie

Traditional French country cooking of the highest standard and a warm and informal setting, characteristic of the Constantia Valley, combine to ensure an unforgettable dining experience. Enjoy hearty meals at affordable prices in the bustling and friendly bistro ambience. Situated alongside the world-renowned Groot Constantia vineyards, Pastis Bistro Brasserie is open 7 days a week.

Peddlars on the Bend

Peddlars has been a favourite Rugby watching location for CapeTonians for 15 years. It has matured well over the years and has a substantial following of loyal customers. The garden and bar are jolly yet upmarket.

The Cape Malay Restaurant

Dating back to the 17th century the Cape Malay Restaurant at The Cellars Hohenort is one of the few venues where tourists and Capetonians can enjoy traditional local fare and unique dining experience. The menu is comprehensive with a vast array of dishes from the subtly smooth to the fragrantly aromatic.

The Greenhouse restaurant

The Greenhouse in its beautiful new home, shines through a new look and exciting new menu, including one of the best tasting menu in South Africa. With award-winning Chef Peter Templehoff and an exquistly trained service team, this is a very special dining experience.

The River Café

The River Cafe has a friendly reputation of being the social haunt in the Constantia Valle. Its well-known for its sumptuous breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas.

This popular meeting spot has undergone a re-awakening, since previous La Colombe Executive Chef Luke Dale-Roberts took over the restaurant. Luke Dale-Roberts has now appointed his protégé, Scot Kirton, as the Head Chef of the new River Café.

Wang Thai Constantia

Wang Thai has consistently been voted the best Thai restaurantin Cape Town. It was the winner of the Thai Prime Minister’s international award for Best Service Provider. The atmosphere is authentic Thai. Wang Thai is equally a cosy winter spot and a pleasant summer location.

When you are buying a new property, it’s the small things that make the difference. Things like the local Constantia restaurants that can be enjoyed. With SAHomeBuyers we know detail matters, which is why we work towards ensuring you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your next purchase.

Our area Constantia buyers’ consultant, Marco Garuti, can be contacted by email here
or by phoning + 27 (0) 83 265 8800.