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Serendipity Restaurant

Freesia Avenue, Wilderness, South Africa
+27(0)44 877 0433
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Ranked #1 of 20 restaurants in Wilderness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I went to Serendipity for dinner with friends, and it was as close to perfect as you can get. I have eaten out in many, many restaurants, but this was one of my top dining experiences ever. Our pre dinner drinks, food, wine, knowledgable service etc etc was faultless. Rudi and Lizelle are a fantastic team, and their personal service... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner at Serendipity last night, an all-round special experience. It is a set menu with choices and the only criticism was that the main course choices were somewhat limited between kudu, quail and vegetarian curry, and all three were rather too exotic for my taste. Otherwise service was outstanding to compliment the amazing food - highly recommended for... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I booked the dinner a couple months earlier for my husband's birthday after extensive researching of restaurants in the area - This one came up tops! And it didnt fail to impress. We visited on 24 May 2014. The entire experience- Service, attention to detail, explanation of the meals by the chef Lizelle, ambience and most importantly the delicious food!... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A sumptuous dinner for my wife on her birthday planned by our daughter & son-in-law was the highlight of our 3 day stay in Wilderness. The locale, the ambience, the mouth watering dishes & excellent service topped up by the detailed explanation of each dish by the Chef Lizelle made our evening. And there was the ‘toothpaste’ to cleanse the... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Best restaurant around Wilderness. Beautiful location, friendly Staff. High level food and service . Nice terrace for the apero, good wine selection at reasonable prices

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Serendipity is right on the Touws River in the Wilderness - a beautiful setting and great ambiance. The Restaurant is run by husband and wife, Rudolf & Lizelle Stolze. Rudolf takes the guests out onto the stoep overlooking the lake, offers a aperitif drink and spins stories on wines & the food. We were then served an Amuse Bouche consisting... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Not an easy place to find in the dark (as mentioned earlier), but was most definitely worth finding! R380 per person is not cheap but the welcome, aperitifs, food and ambience is most certainly worth it. We were led to the veranda overlooking the lagoon and given aperitifs to start the evening. The host then came out and explained what... More

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George, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Despite being (by far) the most expensive meal I've ever had, I don't feel "cheated" in any way. Always difficult to compare with ones previous dining experiences, but I left thinking it was the best I've ever had (and I don't think it was merely cognitive dissonance talking, as I'm always mindful of that bias). My tongue&nose would love to... More

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George, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The food is out of this world, dine dining to a T, we enjoyed so much that i have been back a few times, service is excelent, food to die for, it would take to long to write about our experience so better to find out, try it for yourself.

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England
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Very difficult to find in the dark but well worth it. Delightful reception by Chef / Patron and from the first to last course of the 8 course tasting menu it was tastefully presented and expertly cooked. A perfect evening.

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