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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
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Heard good reviews. Went on Sunday lunch for our anniversary. Our waiter introduced himself and told us he would be looking after us! Menus given but not really explained, just said...order 2 or 3 dishes. That's OK. Had chosen wine whilst outside. Domaine Grier rose. Buy it at Woolies for R60. R275 here! Ordered Mussels, Short Rib and Chicken curry.... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Location, service, food, atmosfere... All really good. Special thanks to staff for making our experience perfect!

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Washington, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The king-clip fish was one of the best dishes I have EVER had. It was simply amazing. I loved the salad, carpaccio, and everything else. I ate a three high-end restaurants (with trip advisor reviews much higher than this), but the food here was by far the best of the three. We did walk here. VERY BAD IDEA! It is... More

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

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
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181 reviews 181 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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