Beau Constantia is a boutique wine farm situated at the top of Constantia Nek overlooking False Bay. Vines are planted to an elevation of 350 metres above sea-level on some of the steepest agricultural slopes in the Cape. These lovingly nurtured vines are spoilt with panoramic views of the Stellenbosch and Helderberg Mountain ranges and over False Bay as far as Hangklip.
One of the few upsides to the COVID pandemic in SA is at home fine dining. Chefs Warehouse has a reasonably priced 5 course meal, that is stylised to their normal menu. You have to collect, this gives the team the chance to introduce their dish, what goes with what and heighten the excitement. Coloured dots helps match things up as they come out of the box, at home. The food is delicious, presentation excellent and a wonderful experience while we wait for lockdown to allow us the full experience sometime in the future. Great stuff!
Love this restaurant and everything run by the Chef Warehouse group. View is stunning. Food superb. Staff excellent.
Being a constant customer at Chefswarehouse beau Constantia... other than many competitors the team does not only constantly improves performance and innovation... it firstly sets clients and customers first and does not celebrate itself like all Luke Dale Roberts people... this is real commitment and high caliber performance that goes far beyond the selfish egomaniacal attitude of many others .... in Europe and in case that would mean anything this team would achieve 3 Michelin stars straight away
It was our third visit in about 18 months.
I want to start by asking a serious question: who in SA makes better food than this establishment? No, really. Please tell me.
As someone who's first impressions of a place lingers long after the moment has passed, all I can say is that the security guards at the gate of this establishment seem to be unaware of people coming for dinner. We stood outside the gate for quite some time before the guard mosied out of his post to come open the boom. Our booking was for 7:30pm, so I find it strange that they were so reluctant to open the gate. Also, the same happened on our way out. The security wouldnt let the Uber in to fetch us, and we had to walk down the cobble road (in my nice heels, nogal) to the gate.
Other than this, the experience was flawless. From arrival at the restaurant until we left. Service was friendly, efficient and food came out at a steady pace and was explained to the table properly.
The food was, once again, exceptional. Flavours were balanced and complex and every mouthful was a taste sensation. Only the pork dumpling with confit egg yolk seemed a bit out of place in the third course. That said, it was an incredible dish.
As per our tradition, we had the lavender creme brulee with smoked cassia ice cream, which is categorically the best dessert I've ever had.
The ambiance was festive and bubbly. The evening was chilly but inside it was cosy. We had a large booking at a table by the side of the venue, so we not only had a little privacy, we also had breath taking views.
This venue will keep getting my vote for the best SA has to offer. There is no dramatic fanfare, just incredibly delicious food and superior service. 10/10 again.
100% worth it. Stand out experience. I am still dreaming about the amazing delicious food.