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Bistro Sixteen82

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Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Road | Steenberg Road, Constantia 7945, South Africa
+27 21 713 2211
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09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
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12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Wyncote, Pennsylvania
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251 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This is a stunning property. The food is simply delicious and very beautifully presented. All of the dishes were superb. The staff is gracious and most helpful. A must for dining in Constantia.

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Thank Joan K
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went twice during our stay in Constantia & will definitely go again in our next visit because the interior of the Bistro is brilliantly thought out & laid out. The sparkling wine in particular is gorgeous and as for the tapas it is the equal of Spain's tapas capital San Sebastien( which we also adore!). Lovely attentive staff, fabulous... More 

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Thank Nigel John E
Johannesburg, South Africa
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cape Town traffic made us horribly late for dinner, but the staff were fantastic, advising on ordering techniques and portion size. Even though the kitchen was supposed to close 15 minutes after arrived, we were never rushed or felt we had to leave. Saying that, in hindsight, it's probably a better place for lunch than for dinner. If the weather... More 

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Thank Mandy B
Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Mandy B Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our tapas. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. It was absolutely delightful to receive such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved everything about this place. Everything is immaculate in presentation from the decor to the food- everything appeals to all your senses. Everything was beautiful to behold, the sound of the water trickling along its feature and the comfortable furnishings all ensure that as you catch that scent of food arriving at your table, you are all ready to indulge.... More 

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Thank CrispSa
Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear CrispSa Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our food and service. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. It was absolutely delightful to receive such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry... More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had many breakfasts & lunches here. Always a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Great staff, good food, wines not too good BUT they do allow BYO with a corkage. So overall totally satisfied and will continue to visit 1682. Although no vegan options, chef is very accommodating.

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Thank Adrianamartini
Kerry K, Head Chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Adrianamartini Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our food and wine. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. We have a separate vegetarian menu which is adapted into a vegan menu on request and are more than happy to try accommodate dietary requirements. We... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one beautiful wine farm and restaurant. The setting is spectacular and the food is always good. I particularly enjoy the architecture and interior design ... all well done.

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Thank CarolynOnTheGo
Kerry K, Head Chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear CarolynOnTheGo Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our food and beautiful estate. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible and look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely one of the best restaurant in the cape region. We loved the food, the wine and the service. Värt en resa (swedish)

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Thank Gustav48
Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Gustav48 Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your fabulous compliments on our restaurant. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible. It was absolutely delightful to receive such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682 More 

Rustenburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tapas concept works well here. We ordered several of the dishes and was not disappointed by a single one. The food was tasty. The service was quick. The Stellenberg wines were the best we had all day. This venue is well worth the drive. Take your friends and family and enjoy a leisurely meal, taste a whole handful of... More 

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Thank WynaPret
Kerry K, Head Chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear WynaPret Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our tapas and service. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible and look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

Petersfield, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sixteen eighty two has added a number of tables this year where the kitchen used to be. They are to the left when one enters the restaurant and I would not choose to sit there away from the action. I suspect that the new kitchens are bigger and better equipped since the service was immaculate and the food right up... More 

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Thank David C
Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear David C Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our food and service. Our Cellar View section on the left-hand side of our restaurant was created for our guests who prefer to dine in a quieter area of our Bistro. We find that for this reason, it has been immensely popular!... More 

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I do love these restaurants set in vineyards and this is a particularly good one. The place was buzzing , the views great and the service very friendly. I started with chicken livers followed by fillet steak. Both were delicious and cooked to perfection.There was no hard sell just a helpful chatty waitress. The price was fair having regard to... More 

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Thank Michael L
Kerry K, Head chef at Bistro Sixteen82, responded to this review

Dear Michael L Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your delightful compliments on our food and service. We strive at Bistro 1682 to make your experience as memorable as possible and look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful restaurant. Regards Kerry Kilpin Kerry.kilpin@bistro1682.co.za More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Cuisine
European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Monday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Thursday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Road | Steenberg Road, Constantia 7945, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Constantia
  • Phone Number: +27 21 713 2211
Description
Named after the year in which Steenberg was established, Bistro Sixteen82 first opened its doors in 2009, and has been the tapas and bistro-style darling of the dining world ever since.

An innovative and interactive wine and food destination, the Bistro sits adjacent to Steenberg’s winery, and spills into its surrounding indigenous gardens with a terraced dining area leading to reflective water features, unfurling into views of the magnificent stone mountains and expansive winelands.

The Bistro Sixteen82 menu is a constant evolution, keeping up with seasonal produce and featuring inventive dishes that compliment the finest locally sourced ingredients. With Breakfast, Lunch and late-afternoon Tapas menus to choose from, the Bistro provides fine dining with an inimitable contemporary spirit.

Executive Chef, Kerry Kilpin, love to create food which is seasonal, flavourful and bursts with freshness. "My greatest inspirations are derived from significant occasions in my life. On my travels to Thailand I developed a love and passion for Asian food. From shopping at the local food markets to creating my first authentic Thai dish, I was in heaven. You will notice a common thread in what I do and who I am. Love. I cook with love and my food is love."

Internationally, Bistro Sixteen82 has been recognised in the list of 20 of the World’s Best Winery Restaurants by Canada’s renowned Wine Access magazine. Locally, listings included prominent mentions in Fleur du Cap’s Top 100 Places; Eat in Cape Town; and EAT OUT’s Best Bistros list.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?