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Serendipity Restaurant

Freesia Avenue, Wilderness, South Africa
+27(0)44 877 0433
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Ranked #1 of 21 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
Wilderness, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My son and daughter (both London foodies and over here on holiday) booked a table for the 4 of us, on the strength of Trip Advisor reviews, for dinner on my 73rd birthday. We knew that Serendipity had a very good reputation and was priced accordingly and we were all looking forward to a leisurely evening of food delicacies and... More

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Doha
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Absolutely fabulous meal. Genuine fine dining, passionately good food. Book now, so you don't miss this intimate experience of unforgettable food.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Loved the intimacy of the space, the service was great and the food was really interesting and tasty. Sorry we couldn't visit this time round as they were closed for annual hols. Next time!

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Frankfurt
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Must go in Wilderness! Very nice owners, fantastic food and great location.We are food lovers and did research each restaurant we wanted to eat in SA before our 2 weeks trip. Serendipity did not disappoint its good reputation. One of our best dinner experiences we ever had in our live. Do not forget to reserve in advance.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
Senior Contributor
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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