The Constantia Valley is the oldest wine growing region in South Africa. It produces distinctive wines which have established the valley as a world renowned appellation. Buitenverwachting Wine Estate is an integral part of that distinction.


Buitenverwachting Restaurant has beautiful views of the vineyards, the mountains and, of course, the full range of Buitenverwachting's excellent wines to inspire and pair with the delicious food.

The focus is on the farming character of Buitenverwachting. The glassed in terrace is casual with oak tables and comfortable chairs overlooking the vineyards.


Light and airy, dressed in shades of cream and surrounded by exquisite artwork one is immediately filled with a sense of anticipation of finer things to come...

Chef Patron Edgar Osojnik's cuisine is a delicious mix of the innovative and the traditional one of a few gifted, creative chefs in the Cape. He uses free range and organic produce wherever possible.

The menu is categorised in four sections with each section offering around five dishes:

'some classics' represent fresh and easy dishes such as starters and the most popular dishes such as Edgar's Caesars Salad or Steak Tartare.

'rustic affairs' offers hearty dishes such as Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder, Fish and Chips or Chalmar Beef".

'indulge' is for those fine dining aficionados.

'desserts' offers a fresh and delicious Raspberry Souffle; or for the serious chocoholic the 'Buitenverwachting Chocolate Variation' amongst other yummy treats for those who have a sweet tooth.

Restaurant Manager, Michael Welsh will ensure a superb experience to this world class Restaurant.



Chef Edgar received his 18th Award at the American Express Platinum
Fine Dining Awards Ceremony held on 5th September.

The annual American Express Platinum Fine Dining Awards Programme, now in its 18th year, seeks to recognise the enormous artistic, social and business contribution that our finest chefs and restaurants make to South African life. The award is at the forefront of re-defining notions of fine dining in a modern and international context and as such reflects cutting edge trends and the delicious diversity of South Africa's food industry.

'The American Express Platinum Fine Dining Programme identifies and honours the country's restaurants that are at the top of their game across a wide range of food styles.'

Buitenverwachting, Klein Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa
Telephone: +27 (0) 21 794 5190 | Facsimile: +27 (0) 21 794 1351 | Restaurant: +27 (0) 21 794 3522
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