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Poplars Restaurant

) #37 of 74 Restaurants in Durbanville €€ - €€€ European, International,
Racecourse Road | D'Aria Winery, Durbanville 7550, South Africa
+27 21 975 5736
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible17%
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European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Racecourse Road | D'Aria Winery, Durbanville 7550, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is run by kids. First time we were starving, we waited 20min for service, then we were told kitchen was already closed for 30min (sign outside says OPEN). For my husbands birthday they got our reservations wrong/mixed up& gave our place to other...More

1  Thank ylvbfh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I agree with many of the other reviewers that the service at the Poplars is totally unacceptable. I wanted to leave within minutes of arriving there due to the unfriendliness and even total rudeness of the waiter. We stuck around because we had elderly people...More

2  Thank Familyvacations_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for a Birthday celebration breakfast. Very disappointed with the menu and service we got. But worst of all was the minute portions that they serve. Hardly anything on the plate. The food was also not prepared as requested and served at different times. Some...More

Thank LeondeBeer23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hosted a big birthday party at Poplars Restaurant on 01 July 2017 and received the greatest assistance from Rory and Lisa. Thank you for the good quality pizzas and walking the extra mile in ensuring customer's satisfaction! Lisa and Rory, you were amazing, thank...More

Thank inge249
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the worst experience at Backyard bar on Saturday night. We are regular customers at Poplars restaurant and will never go back there again. Staff that has NO respect for other people or the actual venue (complained about the owner). We booked a table...More

1  Thank Nastassha M
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We had dinner here in June 2017. The service was really slow to get going and we waited approximately 20 mins before we had drinks. The menu is very limited- there was not even a chicken option on the menu.The food was well prepared and...More

2  Thank Katrina69
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

I was part of a group of about 20 people. We decided on Poplar for dinner based on a recommendation. We arrived and it was chaos. It took at least 20 minutes to take our 1st drinks orders. People were getting frustrated! Imagine 20 minutes...More

1  Thank HeinDG
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We decided on the spur of the moment to have Sunday lunch at the Poplars restaurant and were pleasantly surprised with the new menu and excellent service. This restaurant has a beautiful setting and sitting inside next to the fire in a chilly day added...More

1  Thank CraigHouseham
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Irina and I decided to go for lunch to this beautiful venue. We were not disappointed. The food was to die for. We had the soup , mains -- lamb and pork , which was mouth watering. The wine was excellent .But the desert was...More

Thank etienne6524
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Having not tried Poplars for a number of years we thought we would give it a try again. Being a Saturday we expected the place to be very busy but not at all, maybe that is the sign of the service / food? Being of...More

1  Thank Rob G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View
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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