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The Roundhouse Restaurant

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French, Contemporary
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Kloof Road, The Glen | Camps Bay, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 438 4347
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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Steeped in over 300 years of history, the former guard house, tea room...
Steeped in over 300 years of history, the former guard house, tea room, hotel and the hunting lodge of Lord Charles Somerset has been elegantly restored with the charm and sophistication of the Grand Old Cape. The style of cuisine at The Roundhouse is uncomplicated, contemporary French, inspired by seasonal ingredients and paired with one of the finest boutique wine collections in South Africa. South African born, PJ Vadas combines his worldly culinary skills with influences from the Cape to create an exquisite four course menu.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friends reunion

Food wine and service very good but the decor is really getting tired. I would recommend the restaurant for imaginative food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Rob K
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Food wine and service very good but the decor is really getting tired. I would recommend the restaurant for imaginative food.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The setting is stunning, the service was amazing, and the exciting and innovative food was an absolute treat - the taste sensations, quality and presentation were exceptional. Chef Dylan and his team are to be congratulated for a top notch dining experience in all respects. We will definitely be back !!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had high expectations, we heard some really good references. To begin with, we were seated in a kind of foyer as the only guests - everybody else was in the main dining hall. It had very much the feeling of a transit area, which they used for the service staff and somehow we felt "forgotten". When we asked for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I was utterly amazed by the impeccable service, it was as if they could anticipate when and if you needed anything. The food was world class and innovative. We can't wait to return.

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San Mateo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Roundhouse was such a nice surprise of a restaurant! Beautiful, quiet dining, without being overly pretentious. Highly recommend the tasting menu- each course was thoughtfully presented. Staff is exceptional!! The menus have quite a few price points- very easy to dine economically if you go with their seasonal tasting menu -almost half the price.

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Athens, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The roundhouse requested that I complete a form that included my credit card information as well as dietary preferences. I had assumed that the dietary preferences would be used to prepare food ahead of time. Instead our customized menu contained menu items not suited to our presences. I could only select from to of the 4 courses. My meal was... More 

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Roundhouse_Team, Manager at The Roundhouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Good day Thank you for the time taken to inform us of your experience. It is certainly not the way we intend for our guests to experience The Roundhouse. Please provide us with your name and details of your reservation so that we may revert to you. Your Roundhouse & Rumbullion Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a must eat place if you visit Cape Town either summer or winter. I have done both times and the food is amazing as well as the wines . Service is impeccable and they personalise your menu when you book !

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stellenbosch
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Over priced wine, tiny food portions except for the cheaper stuff like mashed potatoes to make up for the minute mains. Poor service. We had to wait for part of our order not delivered with the rest, resulting in the rest of the food getting cold while we waited. We paid what we ordered and left. Sadly, a great view... More 

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Roundhouse_Team, Manager at The Roundhouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for taking out the time to share your experience with us. We 're very disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. Please provide us with your name and details of your reservation so that we may revert to you. Your Roundhouse & Rumbullion Team More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I really don’t like to write negative reviews, especially as I see so many people abuse a platform like Tripadvisor. I prefer to give people the benefit of the doubt, having worked in restaurants for many years myself, I understand that sometimes things go wrong, but today’s experience at the Roundhouse was just a massive let-down, especially after reading such... More 

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Roundhouse_Team, Manager at The Roundhouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Good day and thank you for the time taken to inform us of your experience. It is certainly not the way we intend for our guests to experience The Rumbullion inside. Please provide us with your name and details of your reservation so that we may revert to you. Your Roundhouse & Rumbullion Team More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I recently went to the Roundhouse for my anniversary and after one the most spectacular dining experiences of our lives, I felt compelled to write a review. I had requested the vegan winter special which typically comes with 4 courses and an optional wine pairing. On arrival, we were greeted by the incredibly friendly staff who welcomed us, and brought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kloof Road, The Glen | Camps Bay, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 438 4347

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Romantic

Description

Steeped in over 300 years of history, the former guard house, tea room, hotel and the hunting lodge of Lord Charles Somerset has been elegantly restored with the charm and sophistication of the Grand Old Cape. The style of cuisine at The Roundhouse is uncomplicated, contemporary French, inspired by seasonal ingredients and paired with one of the finest boutique wine collections in South Africa. South African born, PJ Vadas combines his worldly culinary skills with influences from the Cape to create an exquisite four course menu.
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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