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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 245
    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
Marcus Els

Always a wonderful experience no matter the occasion. The best food and wine in the garden route.Rudolf a great host always entertaining and Liesl always delivers an unforgettable taste explosion. A must for all food and wine lovers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Marcus E
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Always a wonderful experience no matter the occasion. The best food and wine in the garden route.Rudolf a great host always entertaining and Liesl always delivers an unforgettable taste explosion. A must for all food and wine lovers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Really amazing and worth every penny. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone who want to have a special evening Five stars all the way.

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cape town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Serendipity was a perfect meal..from the warm welcome by Rudolf, to the delicious dessert.The menu itself was incredible - every course was flavoursome and memorable. The entire evening was fantastic. Lizelle and Rudolf are both such wonderful hosts and we couldnt have asked for a better treat for our holiday. Many thanks to them both and to all the staff!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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
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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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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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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
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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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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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