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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
nice spot for a sun downer in summer

Lovely soft jazz at the end of the day offered by this reclusive and exclusive accompanied by great wine althogh pricey , well worth the visit. there are some nice walks from here down the valley to Camps bay.Nice venue but closed in winter.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
WillGubb
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Fabulous refined and elegant setting and decor connects the past to the present with excellent service, exquisite food, and a cozy atmosphere by the fire in winter. Tasting menu with wine pairing was the perfect way to sample the variety of traditional dishes made new again in the Roundhouse repertoire.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Lovely soft jazz at the end of the day offered by this reclusive and exclusive accompanied by great wine althogh pricey , well worth the visit. there are some nice walks from here down the valley to Camps bay.Nice venue but closed in winter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I have eaten at the Roundhouse for many years and I have to say the chef they have now is producing the best food I have eaten at the Roundhouse. His fine balance of textures and flavors produce amazing We ate from the normal menu which without wine pairing is R695 but they also have a very good winter special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Our hotel in Cape Town booked us up for dinner at this restaurant on the second night in the city. It was by far the best restaurant we've been to for fine dining. It was incredible. The service was exceptional and at times almost overwhelming how they would think of everything before you would even have the slightest clue of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A beautiful mountain side location with wonderful views, this was our first Cape Town dining experience. The menus were customized for my wife and me (I must have mentioned to our hotel concierge than I didn't eat fish and my wife didn't eat red meats). The wait staff was professionally friendly, helpful, and efficient. The decor is excellent, the tables... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Ate her with 3 friends for a celebration dinner. It was quite formal and a very quiet restaurant. The entrance way was cobble stone and it appeared old. It was evening (dark) so there was no view. The menu is fixed price with several courses. We had called ahead and asked if they would allow us to bring a special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Dining here is a lovely experience. This is elegant, formal fine dining at its best. The food is delicious. The service is first rate. Most of the staff is from Zimbabwe and they perform brilliantly. There is an extensive wine list. The views from its location high up a mountain in Camps Bay is stunning. In fact, many weddings are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was the first restaurant my wife and I went to in Cape Town. I had made reservations in advance and requested the room with the view. Upon arrival the restaurant did not have our reservation. At that moment I was a little concerned that this could end up being a bad experience. Fortunately for us it was far from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Had a very pleasant lunch on the terrace high up overlooking Camps Bay and Bakoven. Location is on its own on the hillside , not in easy walking distance of the main hotel areas. Friendly Zimbabwean manager Good food large portions. Had the Hummus pot and Caesar salad both very good

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Additional Information about The Roundhouse Restaurant

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

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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, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups

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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