Neo-bistro cuisine focusing on seasonal dishes created by Chef Kerry Kilpin

Named after the year in which Steenberg was established, Bistro Sixteen82 first opened its doors in 2009, and has been the tapas and bistro-style darling of the dining world ever since.

An innovative and interactive wine and food destination, the Bistro sits adjacent to Steenberg’s winery, and spills into its surrounding indigenous gardens with a terraced dining area leading to reflective water features, unfurling into views of the magnificent stone mountains and expansive winelands.

The Bistro Sixteen82 menu is a constant evolution, keeping up with seasonal produce and featuring inventive dishes that complement the finest locally sourced ingredients. With Breakfast, Lunch and late-afternoon Tapas menus to choose from, the Bistro provides dining with an inimitable contemporary spirit.

Executive Chef, Kerry Kilpin, loves to create food which is seasonal, flavourful and bursts with freshness. "My greatest inspirations are derived from significant occasions in my life. On my travels to Thailand I developed a love and passion for Asian food. From shopping at the local food markets to creating my first authentic Thai dish, I was in heaven. You will notice a common thread in what I do and who I am. Love. I cook with love and my food is love."

Internationally, Bistro Sixteen82 has been recognised in the list of 20 of the World’s Best Winery Restaurants by Canada’s renowned Wine Access magazine. Locally, listings included prominent mentions in Fleur du Cap’s Top 100 Places; Eat in Cape Town; and EAT OUT’s Best Bistros list.

Kindly note that reservation enquiries via email are only attended to on weekdays (Monday - Friday) from 08:00 - 17:00.

News & Events at Bistro Sixteen82

April 16, 2019
ABALOBI fisher


STEENBERG CHAMPIONS A YEAR OF SUSTAINABLE FISH WITH ABALOBI One year after Steenberg’s popular Constantia eatery, Bistro Sixteen82, became the first restaurant to partner with ABALOBI, the small-scale fisher initiative supplying chefs with responsible and traceable fish, the enterprise has grown to over 100 Western Cape restaurants.   Through the use of the ABALOBI app, Steenberg Executive Chef Kerry Kilpin works directly with fisherfolk who supply her with their daily catch.  All the fish caught by these small-scale fishers is completely […]
April 15, 2019
Easter Pickled Fish Recipe by Chef Kerry Kilpin


EASTER PICKLED FISH RECIPE by CHEF KERRY KILPIN Pickled fish is an Easter tradition and a treat in the Cape. Our recipe for pickled fish was a team effort with everyone in the kitchen offering ideas and changes to the recipe based on how their family enjoys pickled fish. Try our recipe this Easter – its full of love: Recipe Ingredients Pickled Cape Bream 1kg Cape Bream, cut into portions 150 g sugar 500ml white vinegar 5ml whole cumin 5ml […]
April 15, 2019
Tapas Winter Spacial at Bistro Sixteen82


WINTER TAPAS SPECIAL AT BISTRO SIXTEEN82 The chef’s special Tapas menu selection of five tapas dishes for R325 for two people sharing is ideal as an early supper every day of the week between 17h00 and 20h00 until 30 September 2019. This is the perfect after work indulgence with your choice of top notch Steenberg bubblies and wines. To book, call 021 713 2211 or email

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