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Serendipity Restaurant

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Freesia Avenue, Wilderness, South Africa
+27(0)44 877 0433
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7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 243
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
More than excellent!

Hands down, this is one of my top three favourite dining experiences I've had in my adult life. Rudolf and Joseph is extremely friendly, we were the only table that evening but we felt at home from the moment we walked in. Menu and drinks and specialised and DEVINE. Do not miss this restaurant if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
temptasian3
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Cape Town, South Africa
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Hands down, this is one of my top three favourite dining experiences I've had in my adult life. Rudolf and Joseph is extremely friendly, we were the only table that evening but we felt at home from the moment we walked in. Menu and drinks and specialised and DEVINE. Do not miss this restaurant if you are ever around the... More 

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South Africa
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Thank you so much for the wonderful evening! Intimate, beautiful setting with mouthwatering cuisine. The evening felt very special and is a must for a travellers in the area. Six course meal with wine pairing for a very reasonable price, we feel this place is a gem!

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George, South Africa
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

From the moment we stepped into Serendipity, Lizelle, our host made us feel at home. We received a welcome drink and sat in the cosy lounge until all the guest arrived, she explained the menu choices to us. Both her and the server for the evening had extensive knowledge of the food and wine. The food was the best I've... More 

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Addo, South Africa
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We have visited Serendipity many times before and have never walked out without feeling thoroughly content and inspired. The exceptionally high standard of cuisine and service never fails and on a cold Winters' night the fireplace and excellent selection of wines to complement the food makes for a magical culinary experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Stayed overnight at the Serendipity B. & B. and ate in the dining room of the accommodation. The whole experience was wonderful. We were made to feel so welcome and the food, service and ambiance were excellent.

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Snobs will not agree with me but the food and wine is not worth the prices they charges - way overrated. The hosts are very knowledgeable, the food is different and very well presented and also well prepared, the setting is good but all of this does not justify the bill at the end of the evening - not even... More 

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Lizelle S, Owner at Serendipity Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Steven d, Thank you for taking the time to post a review about Serendipity. You seem to have enjoyed your dining experience but are of the opinion that our price is high. I compared our Table d’ Hôte price of R415 (currently) against “probably” the most popular steak house in South Africa (You can find one in any mall).... More 

Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

WOW!! This is definitely thee best restaurant I have EVER been to. Yes, it is VERY expensive but it is so worth the treat! You should budget for about R1000 for two people... but consider it as a once in a life time thing if that will convince you to go :) The food is beautiful and absolutely delicious! It... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

What a wonderful experience - from the friendly, attentive and gracious hosts to the delicious food prepared with care and skill. The evening was pure perfection from start to finish. We will be back again. Consider the wine pairing - a great add-on to make the evening and the food even more enjoyable.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

What can we say about this superb restaurant that has not already been said? Not a lot probably but we will give it a go! The most important ingredient is the total involvement of Lizelle and Rudi who attend to every detail of the food, wine and service. We were celebrating a birthday and they saw to it that we... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Perfect food in a perfect surrounding. Super nice hosts. Lovely menu, everything was really good and paired with great wines. If you can you should go. You're garanteed To have a really good evening! So GO!

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Additional Information about Serendipity Restaurant

Address: Freesia Avenue, Wilderness, South Africa
Phone Number: +27(0)44 877 0433
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Wilderness
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Freesia Avenue, Wilderness, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Wilderness
  • Phone Number: +27(0)44 877 0433

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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