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Serendipity Restaurant

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Freesia Avenue, Wilderness, South Africa
+27(0)44 877 0433
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 234
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Simply the BEST!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
BeverleyMcC
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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280 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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Solothurn
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I only can confirm whatever good comments and descriptions were given so far. I had an absolutely wonderful birthday evening at Serendipity and have nothing more to say than: Bravo!. Keep on going on, I hope that I can make it again sometime!

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Niagara -on-the-Lake
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband booked this restaurant from Canada to ensure that we would be able to enjoy a special Valentines Day Dinner while on vacation in Wilderness. We had been to this lovely restaurant two years previous on the recommendation of our hosts. We are Foodies and travel extensively throughout Europe and have had many Relais & Chateaux designated meals. Serendipity... More 

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Zurich Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This restaurant seems like in a transformed family home. The menue is fine, but the we do not understand, why this should be the best restaurant in Wilderness. It is also rather expensive for South African standard.

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you eat out just once on your visit to Wilderness, make sure it is at Serendipity! A totally amazing experience and even better food! One to remember!!

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George, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The menu is set with some options in each course. We started with an amuse bouche with rocket, pomegranate and biltong. The 1st course was a choice of boboti or a South African Caprese with mieliepap; then a refreshing mint and fennel sorbet as palate cleanser. Main was a ostrich steak, butternut crumpet of yellow tail. All very delicious. I... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Just excellent! The food, the atmosphere and the service. Everything is perfect from the minute you walk through the door.

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had a delightful time at Serendipity. The owners are very hands on and greet you and even serve the food. You are greeted with a seat on the patio and a cocktail while the chef/owner explains the fixed price menu. The dining room is comfortable yet not so casual that you don't feel special. After reading the other reviews... More 

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London
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Dinner at Serendipity is an absolute must for anyone visiting the area. Husband and wife team, Rudulph and Lizette, create a wonderful dining experience that's as elegant as it is relaxed. Get there earlier for one of their creative cocktails on the terrace overlooking the lake before dinner which is a five-course set menu focusing on authentic South African flavours... 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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?