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The Roundhouse Restaurant

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Vegetarian, 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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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
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.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Stunning view

Just a super view of the mountains and the ocean. Then there's the food. We ordered 2 gourmet pizzas and 2 bottles of wine for $20 US dollars. Pizza alone easily $40 back in Austin Texas. We didn't even delve into the fantastic menu at the adjacent restaurant on the property. Must do!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just a super view of the mountains and the ocean. Then there's the food. We ordered 2 gourmet pizzas and 2 bottles of wine for $20 US dollars. Pizza alone easily $40 back in Austin Texas. We didn't even delve into the fantastic menu at the adjacent restaurant on the property. Must do!

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Thank reggieta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Still very trendy although not recently opened, this amazing restaurant offers very innovative cuisine based on prime quality products. Very professional and kind staff. High prices, but with the experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went for the 8 courses paired menu, while not cheap by RSA standards it is obviously very reasonable if you are coming from the UK. The food is fantastic and the wines are well matched for intensity to compliment the flavours. Service perfectly combines South African friendliness with professional standards .

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Roundhouse_Team, Manager at The Roundhouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us at The Roundhouse and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Your Roundhouse Team More 

Münster
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109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful location, wonderful reception, wonderful ambiance. Fine dining with an absolutely superb 8 course menu. Perfect portion each. Very creative and very well presented. Attentive service with excellent wine accompaniment. Truly our best dining experience in cape town.

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Thank drkhs
Roundhouse_Team, Manager at The Roundhouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us at The Roundhouse and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Your Roundhouse Team More 

Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed everything from the very beginning, till the end! The 8-course menu was a quite experience! It is followed by the selection of wines, explained by the pleasant sommelier. All in all it was agreeable night with a magical sunset over Camps Bay and great food, excellent service, that we will remember for sure!

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Thank Tamaratrg
Roundhouse_Team, Manager at The Roundhouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us at The Roundhouse and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Your Roundhouse Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful setting starting on the grass outside the Roundhouse overlooking Camps Bay beach and the Twelve Apostles while the sun set bubbly in hand waiting for the rest of the family to arrive. The staff and service even though maybe a little overly formal for my (or their taste given the heat) were great and very accommodating. I've been... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was excellent and worthy of 4 stars; but the downfall for me was that the restaurant is too pretentious and formal. From the off/officious greeting when we arrived, to the continual fussing of the waiters, it's difficult to relax. Food wise, the tasting menu provided some excellent dishes, though some split opinion. A couple of standouts. And at the... More 

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Thank RMBC3
Roundhouse_Team, Manager at The Roundhouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review and feedback, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your our tasting menu and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Your Roundhouse Team More 

Glencairn, Western Cape, South Africa
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful setting, especially in late afternoon/evening for late lunch or drinks. Reasonable prices, and nice outdoor table space.

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Thank Justin H
Roundhouse_Team, Manager at The Roundhouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review for the Rumbullion Restaurant, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. Perhaps next time you might want to join us at The Roundhouse, our fine dining restaurant, also located on the property. Your Rumbullion Team. More 

Gothenburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited The Roundhouse Restaurant shortly after Christmas. We had a nice glass of sparkling wine before the dinner. The location of the restaurant is great and the view as a consequence is fabulous.The restaurant was crowded, but the kitchen managed to serve the dishes without to much waiting in between (a set menu with 8 dishes and our names... More 

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Thank GothenburgProfessor
Roundhouse_Team, Manager at The Roundhouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us at The Roundhouse and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Your Roundhouse Team More 

Dallas, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Place is awesome. We had a private room just for my husband and I for our anniversary, with a set 8 course meal with wine pairings, and even got to meet the chef after! It was such a special experience and the food was fabulous.

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Thank Jenny D
Roundhouse_Team, Manager at The Roundhouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your anniversary dinner with us at The Roundhouse and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Your Roundhouse Team More 

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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: Vegetarian, French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic

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.
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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