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Catharina's The Restaurant at Steenberg

Steenberg Hotel, Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Road, Tokai, Cape Town Central, South Africa
(+27+21) 713 2222
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: African, Continental, Contemporary, International
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Food was unpretentious and well presented. Service slick and not obtrusive. Overall a nice experience! Just don't know what the plastic chairs are doing in this actually very nice newly renovated and decorated restaurant

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Top Quality for African standard, very good service and great location, what do you want more? Short and in a box, try it!

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Lugano
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117 reviews 117 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Very disappointing to see the "new style" of this venue. We have been going to Catharina's for over 10 years and the new design is an absolute disappointment. It is cold and lost all its atmosphere. The restaurant looks like any tourist trap. Having said that the food continues to be devine but it is not worth to drive all... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I was here in 2011 and had to visit again, Its so relaxing to be in such beautiful surroundings eating and drinking. Now I'm back in the UK its back to normal.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had a delightful eating experience sitting outside and enjoying the views of the beautiful gardens. The service was friendly and good - the food was a little fancy but well cooked and tasty. Altogether a lovely place to visit for lunch, we were not disappointed.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I have eaten at quite a few excellent restaurants all over the world. I can truly say that this is one of the best, if not the best. The food, even if you order well known dishes, is totally differently prepared from the normal. How they manage to have that quality and level of excellence with regards to taste, perfectly... More

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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214 reviews 214 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We were surprised to be led into what was the old champagne bar when we arrived this year. "Old" restuarant is still there, but the very comfortable refurbished former bar is brand new - and very nice for couples (all twos, mostly in banquets). Food is just as good as ever, but the "runner" forgot our bread. I think I... More

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New York City, New York
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146 reviews 146 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Catharina's restaurant at the Steenberg Hotel and Winery is one of the finest restaurants I've eaten in. The hotel is located on 66 hectares approximately twenty minutes from Capetown. The venus is also a winery and we attended a paired dinner. The filet mignon was outstanding but this place is more that just the food. Impeccable service, romantic setting, grounds... More

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We had sunday's lunchbuffet. Very good food in a amazing setting, very nice wines and friendly service. Makes it a special reason to visit Capetown. Spoil yourselft, it is not cheap but gives an unforgettable experience.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

We were looking forward to Catharina's for Valentine's Day on our trip to Cape Town. We had to book in advance and pay a deposit online to reserve our table which was a real pain, but seems the norm for special days at Cape Town restaurants. I hope in the future the restaurants reconsider this policy as it leaves a... More

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