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Avontuur Estate Restaurant

Cost
R165 avg main meal
Ambience
Classic elegance
Food
Contemporary fare, Country-style fare, French, Light meals, Mediterranean, Modern, South African, Vegetarian
Payment
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
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Owners description

Put us on your G.P.S….
Avontuur Estate, nestled on the Helderberg mountain, with horses, vines and Table Mountain in the distance is a calm haven from the hustle and bustle of the city.
A mere 45 minute drive from the airport with ample parking, Avontuur is a destination you should have on your GPS.
Award winning wines and knowledgeable tasting room staff will pique your taste buds regarding our wines and our restaurant with inside as well as outside seating, has panoramic views to take your breath away.
Hearty portions, aromatic flavours and delectable food is the order of the day at the Restaurant, with attention to detail and service excellence being the norm.
Call us to book your table, your guests won’t be dissapointed.
021 855 4296

User reviews

  • Very pleasant ambience with beautiful views. Excellent service with a smile. Food very good but menu could be changed more often. Altogether to be recommended!!!
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  • An excellent breakfast and environment. Loved the company, outstanding service and the cherry on top was the beautiful picture outside with the horses against beautiful mountains.
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  • Avontuur is a diners dream. The food is very well presented, appetizing and scrumptious. Excellent wines. The service is perfect with friendly and helpful staff. I've always felt very special dinning here. My favourites being freshly baked bread, Luna de Miel Chardonnay Reserve, the duck and deep fried ice cream. Truly a wow experience.
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  • Allen was great! He made suggestions on what we should try, was efficient and was very friendly
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  • We had a fantastic lunch at Avontuur, and great service from our waitress Thandi
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  • Lovely setting over looking the horse paddocks. Were quickly seated and drinks served before we had settled in. No two tables too close to each other. Menu was explained succinctly and hardly any wait before the food was delivered. Quality was superb. Generous helpings and value for money just can't be beaten. Will be back again.
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  • Great food, infact AMAZING !! Lovely and romantic environment nessled in between horses and vinyards. A must!
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  • This is surely the best venue for breakfast in the area. The perfect view Friendly and proffesional waiters Value for money Excellent food that is well presented My favorite stop once a week when I am in country
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  • My husband and I have been coming to Avontuur for more than 8 years. We can honestly say that we have never been disappointed. We highly recommend Avontuur to all our friends and family from near and far. The ones that come from overseas always make it their mission to come back to Avontuur. The service is absolutely great and the staff is always friendly and very polite. Let's say we all like one big family. Each and every time we drive onto the estate we get this happy feeling because we know that we are going to have a good meal with excellent ambiance. Our most favorite meal to have is the chicken livers and salmon roses for starters, the duck(oh so yummy) for mains and the affrogato for dessert. In fact everything is amazing!! My husband loves the Cabernet Franc and I love the Chardonnay Pinor Noir. We are so spoilt by Avontuur that is difficult to find other restaurants that can compare with service,quality,amience and food. Zunia and Melanie are always up for a chat. Oooooh we love AVONTUUR !!!!
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  • Of the many business networks I have been to, Avontuur's breakfast's have always outshined every other venue I have been to. And when the occasion allows, we have dinners there too and we're never disappointed.
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  • We had our wedding here in 2008 and were spoilt with a sunset over the bay with the vines and the horses surrounding us and the most incredible food! Mel & Zunia run a tight ship and I can still taste that steak and their crème brulé is legendary!! A gorgeous venue for family brekkie, a girly lunch ( the Rosé is fab ) and I'm waiting for my hubby to book us for dinner now that we are back in the Cape so I can have that Creme brulé again!! We love Avontuur x
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  • We have been going to Avontuur for over 10 years and I can honestly say that the experience is always extraordinarily satisfying! But last night was even more spectacular. It was our first time for an evening meal and I got to say it was superb: the setting, the food and the service were absolutely delightful, our guests were truly impressed and we definitely created some lovely memories. The desserts are an absolute must (pretty much all of them!) Not to mention the starter with mushroom which we all had, and all of the main courses were yummy! Thank you very much Zunia and the team, we had the best time ever xxx
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  • Had lunch with a friend at Avontuur Estate Restaurant last Saturday and couldn't recommend it more highly. The welcome and service were great, and a special thanks to Zunia for the complimentary glass of wine - an unexpected bonus (it helps to know the chef!). The starters and mains were amazing - great flavours, interesting combinations and hearty portions - and the desserts were divine; we shared a dark chocolate ganache slice with brandied maraschino cherries and hand-crafted vanilla bean ice cream and deep fried ice cream with butterscotch sauce. All in all, a great dining experience in a stunning setting.
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  • Great value for money Hot plates ,great presentation Excellent taste with each course You need to try this
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  • Had a wonderful dinner at Avontuur last night. Fabulous food, delicious bubbly & sublime desserts. Best place to celebrate a special occasion, making memories. Thank you Zunia & Mel, & Vicolene & Michael, you rock!
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  • We had our family Christmas celebration at Avontuur on Saturday and can highly recommend it. Being a stunning summer's day, we could sit on the patio with the beautiful views. The food, wine and service was all excellent, and we will certainly be back again. Thank you very much to Zunia, Mel and all the wonderful staff for a great experience.
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  • One of my most favorite places in the Western Cape. I have been here on numerous occasions for breakfast, lunch and dinner and haven't been disappointed once. I also take every visitor there. The food, the view, the ambience, the service, it's just all great. Splendid times are to be had at Avontuur!
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  • We have dined at Avontuur Estate Restaurant several times and always love it! An important part of the dining experience is not just to enjoy your meal, but for your table mates to enjoy theirs as well. That has been the case for me at Avontuur every time. We love the atmosphere, the friendly service & the unique offerings on the menu. It is now our restaurant of choice for celebrations in the family. I have invited 60+ of my closest family & friends there for my 40th next weekend and I know it is going to be fantastic! I highly recommend the restaurant to anyone who travel in the area or want to take a drive out there. (Pssst, have the kingklip!)
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  • Our lunch at Avontuur was an absolute treat, from the moment we arrived, we were greeted as friends and made to feel comfortable and welcome. Our meals were superb, every bite a delight and the dessert was to die for. I would recommend Avontuur to anyone who enjoys an excellent dining experience, from atmosphere to quality, Avontuur lives up to it's promise.
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  • Have had breakfast and dinner at Avontuur and decided to celebrate my birthday there. The food was imaginative, well presented and the service excellent.

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  • I love the way this restaurant takes care of you, service is very good here, and the food delicious!

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  • I think it was Julia Child who said "Cooking is like love; it should be entered into with abandon or not at all". Well...I could easily have a love affair with the Avontuur Restaurant! Driving into the estate is breathtaking. The day we went there was a crisp, cold day when your breath forms endless magical shapes in the air before making its icy presence felt deep in your lungs. The horses were out making the most of the lush green paddocks and the wild roses were out in full bloom. The fires were burning in the restaurant and the hint of wood chips together with freshly baked bread greeted us as we stepped into this little nirvana! The food was superb, the wine was worthy and the deep fried ice-cream was delicious. Zunia, co-owner and joint chef was generous in sharing this recipe with our 13 year old guest who imagines that he too will be able to cook like this one day! Avril waited on us with grace and aplomb. The passion for what they do is obvious and contagious. I subscribe to the notion of mindfulness and this is one of the few eating experiences I have had in Cape Town where I believe my sentiments are echoed. Thank you.

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  • Avontuur is simply a wonderful restaurant, with great food, great ambience, and a view like no other! It is welcoming and the dining experience is an invitation to relax and enjoy!

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  • Love, love, love. Avontuur is a local for even non-locals, a warm and friendly place where you can hang out with great views over the Winelands, and eat the breakfast you wake up on Sunday mornings for. When the motorcycle breakfast run guys discover it, you won't be able to get a seat, so get in now.

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  • My wife and I have visited the Avantuur Estate Restaurant on a regular basis for the past 10 years. The service was always and still is not only excellent but also personal. The food is of the highest quality which, remarkably, is being maintained for all those years.

    Friends and family which we introduced to the restaurant were equally impressed. It is certainly a place to enjoy excellent food, good wine, honest hospitality, a great view and at the same time get the feeling of relaxing in a home from home.

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  • My husband and I loved visiting your restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised by the tranquil setting. The view from your restaurant is picturesquely beautiful! To sit there outside and enjoy red wine whilst watching the horses, and far in the distance Table Mountain… Then your food! My mouth is actually watering as I’m writing this - thinking about your scrumptious food, not only beautifully served but also delicious every time! This was an experience to be recommended – hope to see you soon!

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  • I attended the Greeff/Lake wedding at your venue on Saturday 10th March 2012 and would like to rave about your staff. The staff were very efficient and Vicolene in particular was amazing. The food was absolutely gorgeous and the whole atmosphere at the Estate was disciplined, yet friendly and warm. Well done to the staff for their efforts. Regards, Brenda Webster

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  • As a guest last week at a private celebratory function at Avontuur Restaurant , I was pleasantly impressed by the view from the terrace where drinks were served, the attractive interior and festively set tables, the presence at times of the restaurateur/chef , Zunia boucher-Myers, herself amongst the guests, the preperation and presentation of all three courses. The fillet steak was absolutely superb - and the friendly and efficient service, all of which made for a most enjoyable and memorable evening.

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  • My fiance and I stumbled across this lovely little spot after having visited Monkey Town. It was late afternoon already so we just had something light. He had a cheese platter and I had a Greek salad with chicken. Both meals were absolutely delicious and fresh! Exactly what we were after! We washed it all down with a bottle of Avontuur Sauvignon Blanc 2011, which was just as amazing! If you are ever in the area, this lovely restaurant is definitely worth a visit!

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  • This was an awesome lunch experience from the time we arrived till we paid the bill. Herb crusted king klip is a must. Thank you Avontuur.

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  • Been there twice. Once for the special which was good value for money. However, you'll never find duck on the special menu. The duck is definitely really not superb. Had better duck before, and yet you are obliged to say its excellent when asked by the chef. Don't want to burst their bubble on their speciality. The deep fried ice cream is definitely delicious suprising. The view is gorgeous for sundowners. I find it's a bit pricey when ordering a la carte. Will maybe go back for the special only, if it's something I would order. The cutlery and crockery should probably be renewed!

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  • Having had the privilege of working in three top restaurants in my early years of working - Movenpick (East London) Belvedere House and Bellenzona (Cape Town) and now back in East London and have my own company Catering on the Move I can freely say that the experieance I had on Tuesday 7th April 2010 was a memorable one. We were pleasantly greeted by friendly staff members seated and attended to by an experienced waiter, who knew the wine list and also had extensive knowledge of the menu, to the point that the duck that I ordered was as he described it. It had a disticnt undertone of Van der Hum, not over-powering at all and as for the dessert - the brandy snap basket with vanilla ice cream and a white chocolate fudge suace was not only good to the eye but had the taste buds teased. The next visit to Cape Town you can be assured that I will be back at Avontuur to try out some new dishes - keep up the good work.
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Booking required
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Fireplace
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Live entertainment
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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