Simon’s at Groot Constantia

5 Reviews
Bistro fare, Deli fare, French, Light meals, Modern
Phone Number 0217941143 Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 11am to 9pm


Menu - Simons_Restaurant_Winter_Menupdf- Updated June 2018 Simons_Wine_Menu_Summer_2018- Updated June 2018


R120 avg main
Bistro fare, Deli fare, French, Light meals, Modern
No corkage
R120 avg main
Bar scene, Special occasions, Views
Amex, Mastercard, Visa, Zapper
Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Beer served, Child friendly, Cocktails, Dinner, Fireplace, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Reservations recommended, Serves food, Smoking, Wheelchair, WiFi

Owner's description

Nestled in the fertile Constantia Valley lies a 300-year old wine estate, Groot Constantia and on it, Simon’s Restaurant, where we celebrate the riches of the Cape winelands by transforming the freshest ingredients into memorable meals.

Revel in the Cape Town summer by dining al fresco on our terrace with panoramic views of the Groot Constantia vineyards. Savour the wines of the valley or enjoy our wide selection of craft beers. As the weather turns, join us inside where we like to light a giant fire on chilly days.

Less than 20 minutes from Cape Town city centre. Less than 15 minutes from Hout Bay and only 12 minutes from Newlands, Simon’s is the perfect winelands dining experience.

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    We had lunch here today and what an utter disappointment, after really looking forward to it - we haven’t been in years! The setting is so lovely, the food is delicious but the whole experience is spoiled by a few things: 1) It’s a dirty restaurant The floors look like they haven’t been sweeped in days, even weeks. The toilets are filthy. When we asked for tomatoe sauce, the bottle arrived dirty and in that typical cap-hasn’t-been-cleaned state. 2) Service is slow Although Grant, our waiter, was friendly and tried his absolute best, there was a lack of attentiveness. Took forever to come back to take our food order, no cutlery when food arrived, empty plates on table for a very long time. The worst part... there was a collection of all the empty glasses, cans, bottles and dessert bowls on our table until the very end. Not once did someone bring a tray and clear the table. 3) No presence of management There wasn’t a manager in sight. Waiters walk around empty handed when tables are full, the full restaurant needed extra hands. Unfortunately we won’t return unless management steps it up and gives the potentially good waiters some needed training.
    My partner and I always got to Simons as a treat. The restaurant has a inside and outside area that flows seamlessly. The outside area that overlooks the vineyards is beautiful in Summer. They have an amazing fillet steak that is always cooked perfectly. They have a large selection of amazing local wines. We recommend their crème brûlée which is the best I have ever had.
    Had lunch at Simons, the food was amazing! I had their burger with bacon and Cheese, not only did it look great it tasted even better. The Chef cooked the pattie to a perfect medium while the cheddar cheese was melted on top. My wifes prawns also looked fresh and she said they were really good. The service was great, our waiter kept our glasses full and brought our food from the kitchen without us having to wait to long. We can't wait to go back!!

    I dined with a group of friends last week and can safely say that I will never return!

    I ordered the tuna Niçoise salad. Luckily I ordered the dressing on the side because it came with honey mustard dressing. It was not ideal for this salad and was not a tuna Niçoise dressing. I asked our waitress for lemon and olive oil instead. When I eventually got my lemon juice it was from a bottle.
    Our waitress did not seem to think this was an issue!

    My friends all felt that their meals were very average and the quality of ingredients not great! Our waitress was terrible and made no effort to engage with our table. She added bacon to my friend's meal which was an addition at an extra cost and when questioned she said it came with bacon.

    I did not want to create a scene as we were with people so I did not speak to the manager. I just wanted to leave and never return.

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