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Jonkershuis (Constantia)

Jonkershuis (Constantia)
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Cost
R110 avg main meal
Ambience
Family friendly
Food
Bakery fare, Modern, South African
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa

Critic's review

An exquisite wine farm featuring with marvellous food with distinct Malay flavours. It’s a family-friendly spot in the ‘burbs with tables out under the oaks. (Don’t expect a quiet, romantic time.) Order scrambled eggs and bacon on a croissant and excellent burgers.
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User reviews

  • Jonkershuis, located on the Groot Constantia Estate, Cape Town South Africa have three different seating locations. You can either be seated outside overlooking the vineyards; this was a beautiful view. The day I visited it was a bit windy and moved inside. They also have a beautiful courtyard with people talking and enjoying their breakfast. The atmosphere throughout the entire restaurant was very relaxed, that with their vintage décor added some nostalgia to the experience, taking me back to a time when I was just a young girl, having a Sunday dinner at my grandparent's house. Their staff throughout the service was very professional and friendly. I enjoyed their coffee, accompanied with a rusk. The menu had a few good breakfast options, but I decided to ask the chef for his recommendation. My breakfast arrived, poached eggs on a toasted sourdough bread with bacon and a fried tomato. As I cut into the eggs, it was over cooked, and the waiter noticed it as well. Personally, I think the over cooked eggs should never have left the kitchen, but I guess even the best of chefs sometimes have an off day. They did replace it quickly and the second time around the eggs was cook perfectly. As I received the bill, I did notice that they removed the coffee from the bill, as a gesture to make up for breakfast. I appreciated it but did not feel right to have it for free as I was there to review the restaurant. My overall experience of the place was good, and with a few friends it makes for a great atmosphere, but I am not sure if I would go as far as to say I would make this my weekly breakfast spot.
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  • This place is by far my favourite Eatery for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. The owners are so hands on and it shows from the service to the food. The food is always consistent with generous portions full of flavour. Each dish is always a masterpiece. They staff are super knowledgeable and friendly and the vibe is great. Whether you are going for a celebration, a chilled weekend breakfast or a romantic dinner, Jonkershuis is always a winner for family and friends.
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  • When I think about lunch on a wine farm in the Constantia valley, I admittedly don't often think about Groot Constantia. A friend booked for lunch a few months ago and it was surprisingly lovely, so thought to try it again this last weekend. I don't often order fried fish and chips, but did so on both visits to Jonkershuis - it was that delicious and did not disappoint the second time. The soda-battered hake fillet (R110) is perfectly fried - crisp on the outside, leaving the fish itself firm and tasty; it is served with crispy fries and tartare sauce (which I must note I don't generally eat either, but this one is great!). The Groot Constantia Blanc de Noir is great for a sunny day, too. Tip when booking: the outside seating is far nicer than inside, which is very traditional / old-school.
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  • I had the pleasure of visiting Jonkershuis for the first time for lunch a few weekends ago on a day with great weather! I had the "nicoise style" salmon trout which was surprisingly well done converted from a salad to a cooked dish. The portions were large, but I did find them to be slightly out of the normal ballpark I'd be willing to pay for a lunch. It was a treat though, and good day out! It was lovely to be able to walk off our large lunch on the grounds of Groot Constantia!
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  • Food was terrible bland and over priced.
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  • We had Sunday lunch at Jonkershuis recently. The food was ghastly - overpriced, overcooked and nutritionally deficient. They cashed in on the current fashion of the fish/meat hiding how small the rest of the meal is. Our Yellowtail was a slab of overcooked fish on a couple of spoons of unrecognisable overcooked veg with some oily mashed potato. My husband did not like his pancakes, and my baked cheesecake, while very nice was overlarge and overpriced. On the positive side - bottles of water on the table, friendly waiters, nice venue.
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  • We have been to Jonkershuis on quite a few occasions, but today was the first time that I have noticed people bringing their dogs into the courtyard area. While I love dogs, I would expect them to be restricted to the outside area and not in the enclosed dining areas.

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  • I am a frequent visitor to Jonkershuis. Not only is the food authentic and delicious, but the staff are friendly and very accommodating. The views are amazing and the kids can run around after squirrels whilst we enjoy our breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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  • I am a frequent visitor at Jonkershuis Constantia. Not only is the food authentic and delicious, but the staff are friendly and very accommodating. A definite must visit if you have not already been there. The views are amazing and the kids can run around after squirrels whilst we enjoy our breafast, lunch or dinner.
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  • We love the setting at Jonkershuis - perfect for relaxed family meals. But our lunch there over the weekend was extremely disappointing. The kiddies picnic bags is a nice idea (cheese roll, juice, chips and a packet of chips) although pricey. The adults food was very mediocre. My lentil and veg curry was bland, the poppadums oily and stale, and the side dishes very tired-looking. My husbands burger was served on an almost-stale small white bread roll and the patty was overdone. Not sure who the chef is, but we were really disappointed and felt we had to pay far too much for very ordinary food.
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  • Groot Constantia is consistently a superb wine estate but I cant say the same for Jonkerhuis as a restaurant. Firstly the battered hake on the kids menu was not deboned, so parents beware. Secondly the chicken burger was over relished with an unappetising steamrolled chicken breast. Overall very good service but disappointing meal.
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  • Well, my family & I simply love Jonkershuis! any excuse & we are there. simply the best venue, the food is great & the kids can run around & have fun without having to worry about bothering other diners, since there is so much space. Oh - and the malva pudding, honestly the MOST DELICIOUS malva pudding ever eaten! EVER! I would even eat it for breakfast!
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  • The winter special of 1 Aug 2008 was no better than canteen food and totally over priced for the offering. The soups (mushroom(?)was unidentifiable and the butter nut was very ordinary.Fish pie had no fish, curry was over stewed, malva pudding served out of a school canteen type tin. Vegies and rice were cold.Popodoms were best part of the meal!!Veru disappointing especially when I took overseas guests. In addition the service was surly and indifferent. Clearly the restaurant is trading on its location. We wont be back.
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Dog-friendly
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair

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