The Bistro at Klein Constantia – Jan ’18 – by Nicole Brown

This was a beautiful little restaurant situated in Klein Constantia Wine Estate where we were greeted by friendly and professional staff. We chose to sit on the outdoor patio area which was intentionally wrapped around a tree that provided shade for the seating area.


The attention to detail could be seen once the waiter came to set our table when the “Klein Constantia” emblems on our plates were set down facing us.

We started out with Wildfire sourdough bread with some Anwilka Olives, the bread was fresh with a Crispy crust that went well with the butter.


Woodfired sourdough & Anwilka olives R45



Coal baked beetroot & Chevre Frais salad R85


Country pork terrine R105


Trout mi-cuit with crispy capers & dill sauce R115



Smoked tomato parpadelle with basil and local aged parmesan R125


Linefish with greens & lemon mayonnaise R175


Duck confit, prune & olive relish with green sauce R205



Chocolate Almond torte with lime cream and berries R80


Local cheese platter R135

Kindly note that a discretionary 12% gratuity is added to the bill

The menu offered 3 choices for starters and mains. The starters ranged from a coal baked beetroot salad, to country pork terrine and a trout mi-cut with Crispy capers and dill sauce, I opted to for the country pork terrine, which was served with fresh greens and what seemed to be a sweet jam with raisins, this complimented the pork terrain so well.

For the mains offered we choose smoked tomato pappardelle, to the catch of the day and duck, I chose to have the catch of the day which was cod that was done to perfection, the cod was served with a green salad and lemon mayonnaise. This dish was very light yet satisfying.

Dessert was choice between a local cheese platter and a chocolate almond torte, and I settled for the torte which was served with lime cream and fresh berries, this was a sweet way to end a three course meal.

This was a well put together, simple menu that will satisfy the taste buds. The setting is just perfect for a beautiful summer’s afternoon which will definitely have me driving through the vineyards for another chilled experience.



Restaurant Info:

The Bistro at Klein Constantia

Klein Constantia Road



Tuesday to Sunday between 12.00pm and 2.30pm.

The kitchen closes at 3.00pm.

Cheeseboards are still available thereafter until close at 4.00pm.

Tel No: +27 21 794 5188


Reservations Link Click: HERE

Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Nicole Brown

Photography for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jason “Dubbz” Petersen


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