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The Roundhouse Restaurant

Kloof Road, The Glen | Camps Bay, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
021 438 4347
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Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We had a spectacular window table. Courses were artful and creative in appearance and flavor. Great selection of wines and staff paired them nicely with our dishes.

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Perth
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was exceptional ! The staff/ food and wines were excellent . Although this restaurant is very expensive comparatively to other SA restaurants - it was an unbeatable dining experience and I would highly recommend it .

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I love breakfast here, especially when Camps Bay is dreadfully hot . You are perched on the side of a hill in the beautiful forest of the Glen with the sea in the distance ... What could be better! It's not fancy but it's very comforting sitting on the white washed benches sipping your tea and being away from the... More

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West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We were recommended by our hotel to try the Roundhouse and attempted to book for dinner but they were fully booked so settled for lunch. The day before, the Roundhouse phoned to check that we were still planning to eat there. We were initially impressed by their checking. On arrival on a very hot and sunny day, were shown to... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

It starts well and they have high ambitions but ends flat case! A kitchen that believes it can serve gluten-free up to 90% have major problems and everyone can make mistakes, but not twice same night with the same guest! And the service level is high but no joy! You can almost think that everyone is terrified of making mistakes!... More

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expat The Hague
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Great location, although disappointed not to get a window seat despite booking months in advance. Attentive service without being overbearing. We followed the taster menu with wine pairing which was good. (Would have been improved with a written description of the wines.)

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Eating at this place is so relaxed and enjoyable.. the food is divine with a twist.. service is professional with a wonderful atmosphere of fine dining.. a simple decision to make. Book your table now

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Toronto, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The food was very heavy and the atmoshere and menu were old fashioned. Only tourists dined here. I didn't like the waiter's suggestions.

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

This place is in the most stunning location, especially beautiful at sunset. They offer good food and lovely service. Very chilled out, children welcome and there are gardens for them to run around in. I would recommend this lovely place to anyone visiting Camps Bay.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We arrived on time but our table wasn't ready so we were served complimentary sparkling wine. Within 5 minutes we were at our table and served complimentary canapés. The 4 course menu was exotic with excellent vegetarian options. Wine pairing for each course was available at a very reasonable addition. The food and service were excellent. The filet of beef... More

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