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Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg

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Steenberg Road | Steenberg Estate, Cape Town Central 7945, South Africa
+27 (21) 713 2222
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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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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 12
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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
Excellent quality food

Love the origami styled crane-like swans above the restaurant. Very fresh oysters. Staff unflappable as we two Asian ladies wanted to share our main course. Finished off meal with Vin de Constance. Would recommend again & again & again

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
YoungOmma
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Love the origami styled crane-like swans above the restaurant. Very fresh oysters. Staff unflappable as we two Asian ladies wanted to share our main course. Finished off meal with Vin de Constance. Would recommend again & again & again

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71 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Very frustrating as my wife and I are from SA but live abroad and have been to this estate a few times in the other restaurant and for wine tasting. Our best friends brought us here on their recommendation. Truthfully I'm actually upset. Yes it was a lovely location and all the staff were excellent and friendly. Our amouse bouche... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The food was really good! Really. We had a special occassion to celebrate and immensly enjoyed the items we ordered from the a la carte menu. The seafood platter was the best I EVER had. Service was good, but perhaps a tad slow here and there.

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Fish Hoek, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We went to Catharina's on Wednesday and may I say it was the best best best experience we have had in a restaurant. The service was top notch, the food was amazing and the ambiance was to die for. We had the lovely winter warmer special and the milk tart brulee was by far the best desert I ever had.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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86 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This restaurant is set inside the winery that is quite stunning, both outside and in. The meals were mainly tapas offerings. Share plates generally were for two people, and there is a good variety of selections. The oysters were freshly shucked and delicious. We were all disappointed that a number of our selections were quite cold, a pity because they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

We had the pleasure of stumbling apon catharinas after wine tasting at Steenberg What a find!the service was friendly the setting is stunning and we passed a lovely afternoon sitting under the oak Trees enjoying some truly delicious food, which by the way was not as pricy as I had thought it would be, we will definitely be back,if only... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had lunch here today. Damn, the best fish and chips i have ever had anywhere. And do you know what was even better, Garth the Chef came out to say hi and asked if we were keen to have it as it was not 'officially' on the menu. Such an awesome spot. everyone is friendly, the service amazing and... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I had heard a lot about Catharina's and was looking forward to experiencing an evening out with friends. We had a fairly good start with an attentive and pleasant waiter but that's where it ended. We had to wait a very long time for our food as there was a large party and the poor waiter had to come out... More 

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Paris, France
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

the view is great. The restaurant buildings and the vineyard are full of history. Food is nice and based on the price we expect more. The wine list is really long, but they put twice their Steenberg wines. We can't have by glasses any wine of the house Steenberg, which is not helping to taste the wine. Yes there is... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Had a disappointing meal which I chose to send back because of the fishy taste . The manager then chose to argue with me about the merits of he fish after including the full cost of the returned item on the bill.

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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: +27 (21) 713 2222

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic

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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