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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
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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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The setting with the view to the ocean was great. to be asked one' s surname is rather irritating The tounge was not tender as announced. The meat was tasty. A palate cleanser after all courses but before the dessert was misplaced. Staff friendly and helpful.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

We came here twice for lunch as we enjoyed it so much. Beautiful setting, pleasant attentive staff and lovely food. A lovely place to relax in the sun on the lawn or terrace over a lazy lunch. I would recommend you book - we were lucky the first time but it is popular so we booked ahead the second time.

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Cape Town
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Booked for lunch outside on the lawn with my aged parents on a gorgeous sunny Sunday afternoon. We had no sooner ordered our lunch than the surly management insisted on taking the umbrellas down which meant eating our lunch as quickly as possible when it arrived as we were in the scorching heat. The wind had picked up somewhat but... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Recommended if you can get in (well, there is no 'in' it's all outside). Lovely for Sunday lunch. It's like an outdoor served picnic restaurant with tables and a great view and lots of space. More people to go with the better

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This was one of the more expensive meals that we had in Cape Town but it was definitely one of the best. The waiters and waitresses were very attentive, we had a lovely table, the food was good and we had a great bottle of wine. We wanted an after dinner whiskey and were shown into a private room to... More

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Denver, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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

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
27 helpful votes 27 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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34 reviews 34 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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Additional Information about The Roundhouse Restaurant

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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