Diners flock to this gorgeous lunch and brunch venue for homely, farm-style cuisine that reflects the quaint country setting. Weekend lunches in their exquisite gardens are particularly popular.
For starters, it’s a toss-up between sweet and spicy bobotie tart encased in golden phyllo pastry and the grilled asparagus topped with hollandaise sauce and parmesan.
For mains it’s hard to beat home-made chicken pot pie, a generous portion of succulent chicken and vegetables enrobed in a rich gravy and topped with crisp puff pastry, braised oxtail served with creamed garlic potatoes and the succulent fall-off-the-bone lamb shank. It’s a celebration of comfort food made with love, and while plating sometimes lacks finesse, the generous portions make up for it.
The dessert menu consists of an assortment cakes, puddings and sundaes. A dense and flavourful carrot cake with cream cheese icing pairs perfectly with a cup of Earl Grey. Watch the kids go crazy for brownie sundae jars brimful of chocolate, toffee, cream and nuts.
The wine list offers a good variety of easy-drinking favourites and special-occasion bubbles – something for every taste and pocket.
The venue is vast and gets very busy on weekends, so patience is key. Waiters are attentive and management regularly checks in with tables to ensure your every need is met.
The setting is simply magnificent, a hidden gem in the heart of Broadacres. The old Cape Dutch building with wooden beams and a high thatched roof and fireplaces is perfect for chilly winter days, but the manicured gardens and koi pond are the real attraction, with fountains and foliage at every turn.
Big group or family lunches and dinners.
Eat Out critics dine unannounced and pay for their meals in full. Read our full editorial policy here.
Buitengeluk did some catering for a readers day event we hosted and the food | service and professionalism was outstanding !!!!
Tracy Lee  Hogarth
We reserved a small bridal shower event at Buitengeluk, and wow are we blow away! The venue's planner Fern bent over backwards to accommodate out needs and special requests! We had such a wonderful time and can not wait to go back!
Sadly my review on Buitengeluk Restaurant is not as nice as the others on your website, but it is something that I think management should be aware of. My husband asked my daughter in law to make a booking for us, to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary on Sunday 21 September 2014. She called the restaurant on Sunday morning to confirm that the table had been reserved and to make it special for us. Upon our arrival we went to the empty booking desk outside which was filled with menus and no staff member in sight. We asked one waitress, a lady with braids in her hair about our booking and she said, "Just sit at that table over there and she would clean it now", still laden with dirty dishes. When we told her we had a booking she started asking other waiters who were a good few meters away in a loud voice, what she should do. We were told to sit anywhere and they would see to us. All the staff then disappeared and we were left standing there for 20 minutes, after I asked a waiter to call the manager. 20 Minutes later Teddy arrived with the booking schedule and said yes, Cedric's name was on the list and we could sit wherever we liked as due to weather conditions, the table was not where it should have been. Although, by this time, the sun was shining. When we told them a table should have been ready and we have booked, he shrugged his shoulders. We told him that we were leaving and would go somewhere else and he said, OK! I cannot believe the horrendous service and how Buitengeluk managed to spoil a surprise that my husband had prepared a whole week before. I hope this matter will be taken up and I would appreciate an apology in this regard.
Venue is beautiful.
Service is non-existent, which is a clear reflection of Management, not the waitrons.
Food was good!!
Overall - there are better options.
Anabela De C
Hi Phern and Jill.
Hope you are all doing well.
Just want to say a very big Thank You for being so professional in your dealings with me for my daughters baby shower on 9th August 2014.
A good time was had by all and I definitely score a ten out of ten for the service received, venue lay out and the food was outstanding!
Thank you ladies...you should be awarded a gold star. You are quite an asset to Buitengeluk!
Will definitely be making use of this venue in the future!
Have a good day!