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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Wow, this was the most expensive meal we had in Cape Town, and the WORST! We would not have blinked at the cost if the food and service lived up to it. We did the tasting /wine pairing meal which we have done in many restaurants. The service was just horrible, the staff unfriendly and no attention paid to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

I have always enjoyed coming here for Sunday lunch but have always been disappointed with rather bad service. It was just the surroundings and the decent food that would have me come back. This summer however there seems to be a much more attentive management and staff compliment making the experience much more enjoyable. A definate place to chill on... More

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Hampshire, UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Good location, service and food, but way over-priced by Cape Town standards. We enjoyed meals at other restaurants in Cape Town more than this and paid half the price! It is just not worth what they charge.

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Western Cape, South Africa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Not too often I can let my energetic 5 year old run around and feel safe! Even though he had a tumble and scratched himself ...but before we knew what, the management had plasters whisked out and he was again running around whilst we enjoyed a superb lunch. Wine pricing and selection was very good, and we were blown away... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Roundhouse is a nice place with good service staff, however we were disappointed by the food quality and the slow service..I was struggling between two or three stars but given the high price and the general high quality of food in South Africa, I think 2 stars is more appropriate. They only offered a fixed 4 courses menu for dinner,... More

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Bristol
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is well worth a visit if you get the chance!! You would need to book a table in advance for supper, when you do ask for a table by the window. is also recommended to go early before you reservation for some sundowners. The service is unbelievable - you get greeted outside the restaurant when your taxi pulls up... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was our last meal in Cape Town to sum up a fascinating 8 day trip to South Africa. I had read about them online and had my fingers crossed that the Rumbullion lawns would be open when we arrived. We spent the morning riding the Table Mountain Cable Car and this place is barely 7-8 minutes from there. We... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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160 reviews 160 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is an excellent restaurant with great food, however it comes with a hefty price tag. We had a tasting menu with paired wines, all the courses were beautifully prepared and presented. Service was OK. However in terms of value and atmosphere I can think of better places to eat in Cape Town that are much better value than here.... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

With being tucked away is what makes this restaurant special. Fantastic seaboard views. Food is good, though I must point out that you Must book in advance. Even if you arrive and it looks empty, the attitude is a bit poor when you walk in not having reserved a table. If you can find it, book and go and enjoy... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Following on our visit of almost a year ago where we had been blown away and highly impressed we had pencilled this down as a definite return visit. As in our previous visit we chose the tasting menu with wine pairing. The title sums it up as in "Good but no Cigar" they did not quite hit the spot with... More

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Address: Kloof Road, The Glen | Camps Bay, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Phone Number: 021 438 4347
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: French, Contemporary

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