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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 2014
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
Cape Town, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Went to the Steenberg spa and decided to try Catharina's afterwards while I was there. Restaurant was empty when I arrived but the hostess still had to consult a list to see if I could be seated. Since I hadn't made a booking this was fair enough. My particular waiter was a young man (the others seemed older). Unlike a... More

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was chosen as it has a private room for special occasions. Ours was a 90th birthday dinner. The servers are to be commended for their constant attention. We started with drinks in the adjacent bar - the hanging origami birds are a delight. Interior decoration very modern. We had a pared down menu for the occasion and asked... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had a special occasion to celebrate (which was mentioned at the time of booking) and could not have chosen a better setting. From the service to the choice of wines and food, we had a most wonderful evening. We all had 3 courses and every dish was an explosion of tastes. The evening was topped off with a special... More

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York, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have to say that the staff here were without exception some of the best I have had met in one of my favourite countries in the world. They were fun, friendly knowledgeable and so very kind. Thank you for looking after us so well each evening we ate with you. I also must mention the breakfasts which were as... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I ate here twice for dinner during a short stay at the Steenberg Hotel. On both nights, the food was excellent. There were plenty of options and all our dishes were wonderful. We both felt these were the best meals during our Cape Town visit. Service was friendly and helpful though a little short-staffed / slow on... More

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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

we booked a table for 9 on Saturday evening. service was very slow from the kitchen and under staffed I think. waiters were friendly, but very hard to get hold of. food was decent, but overall experience very disappointing. not 5-star at all !! exactly same experience sunday at breakfast--- disappointing

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was there for dinner on Friday evening and thoroughly enjoyed my starter - the green salad. My friend and I both had the potato gnocchi as our main which was described with exotic mushrooms - all we got in our gnocchi was button mushrooms - I am sure that button mushrooms are not exotic A restaurant of this stature... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

4 days ago I make a reservation at the Catherina's restaurant at Steenberg hotel. It was for Yesterday the 9th of august, my husbands birthday. I ask the table on the fire place for 2 peoples. Everything was OK and I get a confirmation on my cellphone. We arrived and a unfriendly girl want to seat us outside. I said... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I enjoyed eating at this restaurant. Steaks and fish dishes excellent. Breakfast - wide selection on menu with prompt service.

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Townsville, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Had Sunday lunch here with a group of friends. I was grateful for the lovely fire in the bar where we had aperatifs. Friendly staff welcomed us into the dining area, our large group accommodated easily. From entré to dessert and coffee the food was delicious. The wine excellent and to add an extra touch a group playing and singing... More

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