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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 22
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  • 29
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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
worth a visit!

very personalised service with names on the menu! well thought out courses and prepared in a tasty manner. guests were seated too closely together given that it wasnt too busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Jen Heng P
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

very personalised service with names on the menu! well thought out courses and prepared in a tasty manner. guests were seated too closely together given that it wasnt too busy.

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NEW DELHI
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Well, it can't get better. Dinner at a place that gets you some real nice scenes all around with amazing service will make your day really special. Don't miss the seasonal flavors here!

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I was fortunate enough to eat at round house 3 times during 2014. And well, every single time they brought their A game and delivered. The food can be simply discribed as WOW. The winelist dilligent. The staff, simply the best. It is the little deatials that make this place so special. They made a special customized menu for my... More 

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Cape Town
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This I would have previously classified as a great restaurant. Yesterday on trying to make a booking I found I was not on their database, as they started a new one recently. Then I was offered a table for two, but was requested a credit card number. I was not told why, so I had to query this. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

wow, what an amazing dinner , setting and servers. We ate at the roundhouse and were blown away by the level of professionalism and service. The wine not only accompanied the food but was paired so well it was in all it entirety an exceptional dining experience. Thank you to the round house team for an amazing dining experience, not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Went to the restaurant inside not the outside eating area on advice that the chef Dylan is second to none in cape town and I was not disappointed. A full meal and pairing with excellent wine was to die for. I could not fault a thing and could remember something unique from each dish that left you wanting more and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A lovely setting in the gardens, very good service from pleasant staff, the food was excellent and very large portions, only one visit but would go back again, bill was very reasonable.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Sat outside on a sunny but windy day but that's Cape town this time of the year and it wasn't too bad. Food was very good and no problems with the service. View was good but if you're fortunate enough to live in Cape Town and therefore spoilt with views, I wouldn't say it was that great in comparison to... More 

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Oakland, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We loved eating outside at The Roundhouse on our first day in Cape Town. The view over Camps Bay is amazing. There are trees and umbrellas, so you can eat in the sun or shade. The menu has a good selection of bar food--pizza, salad, burgers, fish and chips. Their hours seemed to be a little strange on Sunday. We... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The views across camps bay are incredible and while the sundowner menu is not very big its tasty bread and yummy tapas with hot fresh tasty pizza. Cocktails and great craft beers are served ice cold and the service is fantastic. Take in yummy foods surrounded by incredible views

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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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