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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
Ashford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Lovely hotel - very quaint building. Food was excellent as was the service. Wished we were there for lunch so we could enjoy the views

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The proper fine dining experience! Group of 12-15 people, served by a couple of waiters. Food and wine was fab. Worth every penny. Will be back.

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Less than 2 Km from the Table Mountain Cable Car, good to have a meal here when making that visit. Beautiful scenery of the Bay enhance the enjoyment of hot pots of Cape Malay cuisine. We ordered almost all the dishes and shared. Spicy briyani rice, pappadum crackers, chicken curry, slow roast pork neck, oxtail potjie, black mussels - All... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Treated by my partner to birthday lunch today. Weather not good but did start clearing and we were able to enjoy the great setting, with a panoramic view over Camps Bay from a table next to the window. The manager, Mike, explained that the lunch menu comprised "polite" portions, by which he meant quite small portions brought to the table... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful honeymoon dinner here. The view from our table was amazing and the food was just as good! The service was very friendly but a little slow. Definitely worth checking out.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We thought the soups were outstanding, and the white peach souffle better than in Paris, but the main courses (chicken in particular) were so-so...might have just been what we ordered. Also, even though the restaurant was not even remotely crowded the service was still very slow (2.5 hour dinner).

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We arranged a birthday dinner for our mother's 80th birthday. The food was outstanding and presented beautifully. The 4-course meal unpaired (with wine) worked out for the larger group but I can imagine the pairing is just as good. The size was perfect for all the courses and you will not leave unsatisfied. Be prepared to pay a pretty penny... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We visited the Roundhouse Restaurant after a long absence and were not disappointed. The location is prime with a wonderful view over the ocean and the lights of Camps Bay below: come before sun set and book a table at the window. The reception was very friendly and the Winter Menu fabulous. I liked the Orange and Star Anise Pumkin... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Roundhouse is located in the hills above camps bay. The Restaurant is from the 17th century and you have a perfect view to Camps bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The location it self is stunning. The garden is perfect for weddings or just enjoying the sunset. Within the holiday season you should make a reservation otherwise it might get... More

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I had heard about this establishment from friends who are foodies.... I was not disappointed! .. fine dining in Cape Town :-) excellent, attentive yet discrete service from the waiting staff... Excellent cuisine! .. highly recommended :-)

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