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Catharina's The Restaurant at Steenberg

Steenberg Road | Steenberg Estate, Cape Town Central 7945, South Africa
+27 (21) 713 2222
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $29
Cuisines: Continental, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Greyton, South Africa
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169 reviews 169 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
448 helpful votes 448 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A magnificent spread of excellently prepared foods. We had a large group(8) and the service was very good. The buffet selection was fresh and appetising and the accompanying Sternberg bubbly was very palatable. Wonderful approach from management and staff who were friendly, courteous and highly efficient. Tracy was a Five Star! Thanks Nicci and the team and well done.

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Kenridge, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had lunch on 9 Jan 2015; we sat outside under the oak trees; our kids (age 6&8) thoroughly enjoyed it; special menu for kids; our waitress (Tracy) provided us with excellent service; she interacted with the kids as well. We enjoyed the oysters, salmon tartar and carpaccio for starters; for mains, Prawn risotto was really tasty and a winner... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A casual visit for lunch. An unwelcome greeting and a sullen attitude met our request for a light lunch. We were told we couldn't sit outside and were offered the bar, despite there being a number of tables available. In the bar area we were taken over by Paul, who could not have been more friendly and helpful! He took... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We often go to Catharinas but think we will give it a miss now. It has become very expensive and the servings are not great portions. If you bring it to the managers attention he merely says "well that's the way we do it". He is right, but come winter he might find that a more accommodation attitude might result... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had lunch at Catharina's on the last day of our vacation, a Saturday. Although the Cape Town winds were stirring up the day was gloriously sunny and sitting outside, under the umbrellas over looking a lush green lawn peppered with sculptures and listening to a very classy duo - it could not have been a better venue. On top... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Perhaps one of the finest fine dining restaurants in the Western Cape A fine kitchen brigade, male and female ( ! ) for whom nothing was too much trouble , as were the front of house staff Our 5 night stay did not provide enough dinners!!!! Their Risotto was just super,,their Duck dish was one of the best ever eaten!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The chef here is outstanding. He is prepared to cook almost anything you ask if you want something not on the menu. The staff are amazing - so professional and courteous. This is one of the best Restaurants we have eaten in anywhere in the World! You need to book well in advance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Beautiful venue .Excellent service.A big variety of food of superbe quality .Fish and meat. Good wine.A lot you get for a small amount of money

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

While staying at the Steenberg Hotel, my husband and I ate at Catharina's twice, and really enjoyed both meals. Lots of great local ingredients, fresh and original cooking. Portion sizes were just right. Service was was swift, friendly and attentive. I would like to have seen more attention paid to wine pairings with the mains, given the setting on a... More 

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Hout Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
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8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Arrived at 10:25am to see a lovely breakfast buffet laid out. Beautiful setting. We were greeted by the hostess and were told that breakfast is over and they are now preparing for lunch. I found that inflexible and unwelcoming. Breakfast in most reasonable restaurants is served until 11 or 12pm. With the buffet still laid out and people still being... More 

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Address: Steenberg Road | Steenberg Estate, Cape Town Central 7945, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (21) 713 2222
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
Average Prices: USD 7 - 29
Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary, International

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