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The Restaurant at Waterkloof

Sir Lowry's Pass Road, Somerset West, South Africa
0027+21 858 1491
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $59
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Wesselsbron, Free State, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Great views from the glass room! Each course were an food journey. Explotions of taste! What a experience!

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Irvine, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This restaurant set in the hills overlooking False Bay provides a beautiful setting to taste some wine and enjoy delicious food. I stopped here after making my way from Franschhoek via the Franschhoek Pass and driving along R321 before joining N2 while making my way to Stellenbosch. Yes, it was the long way around, but I wanted to do some... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A contemporary Glass box with a great view, did not really make up for the grumpy waiters and lack of attention. For the first time in years I could not find a starter that appealed , so opted for two mains. Luckily the portions are small ! Food was the regular artistic presentation, with lots of ingredients blended into a... More

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Service was excellent. Waiter Benedict was easily accessible and helped us well with any question we had about the food. Sometimes it was hard to hear what he said. The dishes were beautifully presented with lots of different tastes, structures and colours on the plates. Jerusalem artichoke was very good, but the Serrano ham was a bit common ('out of... More

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jacksonville, florida
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The dining setting is majestic with soaring ceilings and lovely views of Somerset West. The service and food was excellent. We had been to the top restaurants Test Kitchen, Rust en Vrede and Indochine and this restaurant with its lovely setting is in the same league. Food was beautifully presented and tasty. If you are in the Somerset West area,... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Beautiful location, friendly staff, quality food. Be sure to eat prior to visiting this restaurant though. The portion sizes are so small that a cat would leave hungry. Shall not be going back.

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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We celebrated my birthday there and although it has a beautiful setting and the place it self is fantastic, we won't go back there again. Definately not a place to take your adult boys there when the are starving. Portions are extremely small and my fillet was ice cold as i asked for medium rare and all the others were... More

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I had dinner with a large group which I think was not ideal to fully experience the special atmosphere the restaurant offers. Starter and dessert were very, very good, the main was rather common. A big piece of meat is not immediately my idea of fine dining. The staff, though very friendly is not very trained in serving large groups.... More

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Stellenbosch
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Our best Sunday lunch this year. It was our second time at Waterkloof, last time was about 3/4 years ago and we were slightly underwhelmed at the time! Well, our palates are probably better trained now and we enjoyed the food tremendously. We tasted 9 dishes all together, only one was a little weird for us, but not of any... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Went to lunch to celebrate a big number birthday with a friend and the service was wonderful. We were a party of 4 and the food was top quality. The foie gras was exceptional with combinations of flavours of the accompaniments (apple compote) is a must. The porcini mouse should also not be missed. The fillet with apple was also... More

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