Bistro Sixteen82

Price guide: Mid-range

Steenberg Vineyards, Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Road, Tokai, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7945

Price guide: Mid-range

#12 of 25
expert-rated restaurants in Cape Town
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.9
3.9
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with younger children, Foodies, Singles, Chilling out, Design and architecture, Trendiness

Expert review of Bistro Sixteen82

This sexy bistro and tapas spot brings joy to suburban-based foodies.

I love this newish eatery. It's just down the road from where I live yet it's based on a swanky wine estate so even breakfast feels like an occasion. It's perfect for a bite when you'd like a quality meal and perhaps a glass of wine but you'd still like to be home for an early night - the kitchen takes last orders at 7.30pm so that's a given.

Food and drink: 

Inspired breakfast eats ensure there's rarely a free seat here on weekends, the lunchtime menu features bistro classics with a contemporary twist by chef Brad Ball and the suppertime menu is tapas based. Estate wines are predominant - sadly not at ex-cellar prices.

Recommended dishes: 

For breakfast the eggs Benedict are deservedly loved, Brad's gnocchi or risotto of the day is always a joy (the pea and pancetta risotto is amazing) as is the famed beef tataki. If there's pork belly going, do try it. I'm a tapas regular and love the charcuterie plate featuring local artisan cured meats, the crumbed crab is a sure-fire bet as are the spicy prawns. Salt-flecked foccacia squares accompany the moreish choices.

Ambience: 

The restaurant is a design-driven space with references to the surrounding vineyards in the vine wood mobile overhead. Yummy mummies and well-clad locals fill the space with their chatter - which can rise to extraordinary levels on days when it's cold and the terrace tables are not do-able.

Service: 

The service is friendly but can be scatty, especially when the space fills up.

Location: 

Steenberg Wine Estate in Tokai.

Price advice: 

Breakfast dishes at the 60 rand mark, lunchtime at, on average, 70 rand and tapas at around 50 rand per wooden platter of bites.

Tables to book: 

If it's nice weather, a table on the terrace, looking out onto the manicured green surrounds and vineyards is lovely.

More information on Bistro Sixteen82:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bistro, Tapas bar, Wine bar
Food:
Modern, Tapas
Address:
Steenberg Vineyards, Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Road, Tokai, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7945
Telephone:
021 713 2211
Website:
http://www.steenberg-vineyards.co.za/
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 9am-7.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
steenberg estate

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