Set amidst the vineyards at the foothills of the Steenberg Mountain (Stone Mountain), with spectacular views across the vineyards, Constantia Valley, and with False Bay in the distance, the inviting and visually interactive modern space with eclectic design features an open flow plan
The packed restaurant on a Monday testament to the deliciousness we experienced at Bistro Sixteen82. There is the option of a la carte or 'tapas for 2' - there were 8 of us, and we all opted for the tapas for 2. Such a great and easy way to eat - the meal was broken up into 3 courses with dishes ranging from tasty fish tacos to cheesy croquettes and beefs potsticker with polenta chips. The meal, with wine (which is quite spendy), water & tip came to R375 per head.
I just looove this place! Our favorite breakfast spot in Cape Town. The food, ambiance, tranquility, everything :) Always worth the visit when we’re in the Western Cape :)
Such a beautiful spot for my birthday lunch. Wines superb, menu varied - beautifully prepared dishes with fab flavour profiles. Stunning service and atmosphere
For lunch out with visiting family, we opted for Bistro Sixteen82 as it has long been one of my favourites. The food is still excellent, but service from our waiter was a bit lacklustre. I had the Roast Pork Belly which was beautifully prepared and paired with a glass of semillon. My sister had the Risotto which she said was amazing. The Bread and Butter Pudding was the perfect end to the meal.
We have always loved Bistro1682 and the setting will always get it 5 stars, however our experience last weekend was definately not one to remember. We couldn't help wondering if all staff were tired or whether the kitchen can't maintain it's quality levels anymore.
There were 4 of us and we ordered 3 starters between us; Steak Tartare, Patagonian Calamari and Panko Crusted Cheese Fritter, all were good, but not special.
The problems arrived with the main courses - i wanted the risotto, which has been delicious and a bit of a staple for me when all else fails - however on this occasion I was horrified to discover that It was pre made with Truffle Oil included. I do not believe that a kitchen with the reputation of Bistrot 1682 should be unable to make a risotto without something as "divisive" as truffle oil, when asked. I ended up with a starter portion of scotch eggs, which were not very well made.
The other mains ordered were the beef fillet, sustainable fish of the day and the pork belly - the fillet was not cooked as requested and the other 2 dishes were just ok.
I hope this was just a bad day in the kitchen and not a reflection of this beautiful restaurant dropping its game.