Jonkershuis (Constantia)

Jonkershuis (Constantia)
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R110 avg main meal
Coffee, Groups, Kids, Quick meals
Bakery fare, Modern, South African
Amex, Mastercard, Visa

Owners description

Jonkershuis Constantia is nestled inside the historic core of the Groot Constantia Wine Estate, with panoramic views of the peninsula and the majestic Constantia Valley. The Cape Malay-influenced bistro, which opened in December 2005, lies next to the manor house and is surrounded by ancient oak trees and the legendary vineyards. Dine alfresco overlooking False Bay or in the courtyard under the vines. Inside, dining is elegant and informal, with a double-sided fireplace. The function room next to the main restaurant has a fireplace at each end and wooden ceilings leading out to the old wagon courtyard, offering old-world charm. The venue and restaurant can also accommodate private parties of all sizes.

User reviews

  • Jonkershuis is a firm favourite with my family. The vibe is relaxed (on occasions a bit too relaxed, but when you're having Sunday lunch, that's acceptable) and the fairly traditional food is hearty and delicious. The restaurant consists of a number of different eating locations - in summer it's best to be outside on the patio area; in winter, the inside section is super cosy; and for anytime in-between, the covered courtyard is a good bet. As far as the food goes, my favourite is the traditional Cape Malay curry, which comes with rice, poppadom, roti and sambals. It has a good balance of sweet and spicy. Often the specials board will have some sort of roast (lamb on the most recent occasion), which received a big thumbs up from my family. Leave space for dessert, because Jonkershuis does great versions of SA staples like malva pudding and melktert. It will indeed feel like having Sunday lunch with your family!
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  • I live in SeaPoint and have driven all the way out to Constantia to have breakfast at Jonkershuis on numerous occasions. We used to do Airbnb with our one room in our appartment and whenever we had a guest staying for a while we would take them out to Groot Constantia. I've only ever been for breakfast and lunch and have never been disappointed. The setting is idyllic under the large trees with views down towards false bay over the vineyards. The coffees are great and the breakfasts spot on. I mostly have the Cape Malay food from the lunch menu which is always packed with flavour and ample in portion. This place can get crazy busy but the service always seems to be friendly and they are always on top of things. -Henry Smith
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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Dog-friendly
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair

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