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Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg

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Steenberg Road | Steenberg Estate, Cape Town Central 7945, South Africa
27217137178
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Description: Steenberg is one of a kind. Its unique historical background and...
Steenberg is one of a kind. Its unique historical background and irreplaceable situation make it a magical place to holiday at. The hotel nestles in the tranquil Constantia Valley, against the slopes of the Steenberg Mountain, offering sweeping views over the False Bay. This boutique hotel is a haven of serenity and gracious hospitality with a choice of 24 elegant, air conditioned rooms, three of which are the luxurious Heritage Suites. Each en-suite room is tastefully furnished, some with exquisite antiques and all overlooking the vineyards or manicured gardens. Award-winning chef, Garth Almazan, will host you at the Catharina's Restaurant where guests are invited to relax, dine in style and enjoy sophisticated South African cuisine. The estate boasts a state of the art modern winery, Steenberg Vineyards, which is recognized as one of the top white wine cellars in the country, and features a popular new cellar door restaurant, Bistro Sixteen82. A championship 18-hole golf course, designed by Peter Matkovich, surrounds the hotel. Guests are given special rates and can enjoy a round of golf on a course that was designed to make full use of the natural features and hazards.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sunday lunch buffet

There is a vast array of starters at Catharina's Sunday lunch buffet, it is clear that the chef is determined to cater for every taste. My only advice would be to leave room for the mains which include joints of beef lamb and pork since these are generous in size too. For those with real stamina... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is a vast array of starters at Catharina's Sunday lunch buffet, it is clear that the chef is determined to cater for every taste. My only advice would be to leave room for the mains which include joints of beef lamb and pork since these are generous in size too. For those with real stamina there is a good... More 

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Thank David C
Brighton, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On arrival we were greeted with a very warm welcome the staff were fantastic very polite and knowledgeable,the menu was excellent as was the wine list,there were eight of us and all our meals were perfect,put this on your list of restaurants to visit.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cape is a rollercoaster between excellent restaurants and really really bad ones. Catharina's was an experience I would not like to have missed. From the decor, to the professional way were told about the menu and preparation of such, to the super service - nothing was left to chance. The mussels in a safron cream sauce would be a... More 

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment you arrive you are welcomed with the attention you only receive from a top quality establishment. A drink along with the menus appeared as by magic. The choice of food and wines were extensive and interesting. When the food arrived it met with the excellence of the place. Beautifully presented full of different flavours. The attention of... More 

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Thank djbeecroft
UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best place we have eaten in our 3 week holiday in cape town. We booked in for lunch and had a table by the window over looking the mountain. The views are stunning. The service from the waitress and the front of house was impeccable, we could not fault it. Other estates could learn from this. We... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent restaurant (fine dining) for both lunch and dinner. Beautiful dining excellent. service The restaurant is one of our favorites in the area

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our annual trip to Capetown we ate in many fine dining restaurants but nothing to date has surpassed this beauty. Our table was amazing right at the back of the big beautiful dining room, in front of 2 big glass doors with an amazing view behind. We love Chenin Blanc and had a reasonably priced bottle....Well 2 bottles by... More 

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Thank Wayne G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We recently enjoyed lunch at Catharina's at Steenberg. The restaurant is very beautifully set up with stunning views of the mountains and surrounding areas. The menu is relatively small but caters for all tastes. I opted for the peach and parma ham with walnuts salad as a starter - quite a generous portion and very tasty. The rest of the... More 

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Thank Emile_12
UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

With perfect surroundings, lush green lawn, stunning vistas and a nice relaxed vibe Catharina's was the perfect place for Sunday lunch. We had a large family group and the staff were very good at moving umbrellas etc around to accommodate for the fact that we had a baby with us and needed shade. The lunch was a buffet but it... More 

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Really nice dinner with the family. Service and quality of food makes it well worth a visit. The design is lovely. Maybe a tad bit pretentious but the food, service and general atmosphere makes up for it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Steenberg Road | Steenberg Estate, Cape Town Central 7945, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 27217137178

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 29
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

Steenberg is one of a kind. Its unique historical background and irreplaceable situation make it a magical place to holiday at. The hotel nestles in the tranquil Constantia Valley, against the slopes of the Steenberg Mountain, offering sweeping views over the False Bay. This boutique hotel is a haven of serenity and gracious hospitality with a choice of 24 elegant, air conditioned rooms, three of which are the luxurious Heritage Suites. Each en-suite room is tastefully furnished, some with exquisite antiques and all overlooking the vineyards or manicured gardens. Award-winning chef, Garth Almazan, will host you at the Catharina's Restaurant where guests are invited to relax, dine in style and enjoy sophisticated South African cuisine. The estate boasts a state of the art modern winery, Steenberg Vineyards, which is recognized as one of the top white wine cellars in the country, and features a popular new cellar door restaurant, Bistro Sixteen82. A championship 18-hole golf course, designed by Peter Matkovich, surrounds the hotel. Guests are given special rates and can enjoy a round of golf on a course that was designed to make full use of the natural features and hazards.

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