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The Restaurant at Waterkloof

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Contemporary, International
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Sir Lowry's Pass Road, Somerset West, South Africa
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Fine dining in the heart of the winlelands with spectacular views over...
Fine dining in the heart of the winlelands with spectacular views over False bay . Lunch Monday to sunday 12 to 2 pm . Dinner monday to saturday 7 pm to 9 pm
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 214
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lunch with a view!!

We had spent the morning being kindly shown around this bio-dynamic wine estate by Zandri, the tasting room manager. Following an enjoyable tasting our lunch in the modern restaurant with a superb view was one of the best we had on our holiday. The food was really good and the service very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Roguejumbo
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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325 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We had spent the morning being kindly shown around this bio-dynamic wine estate by Zandri, the tasting room manager. Following an enjoyable tasting our lunch in the modern restaurant with a superb view was one of the best we had on our holiday. The food was really good and the service very attentive, if a little on the slow side... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

In general the food was good and the presentation was very nice. The cook made a lot varieties with beetroot and placed them on every plate we got. That may be less next time

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Somerset West, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

very scenic and the food excellent. they waiting for approval of their liquor licence but one can take your own.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The building of Waterkloof Winery sits on the winery's hill like a boulder thrown by a giant. Its naked concrete, its cubic form is a stark contrast to the lovely wineyards around. You can love it or you'll hate it, there is no middle ground. Naked concrete also inside, with a minimalistic architecture and a restaurant surrounded by an active... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Having been to this scenic dining place for some years, had a beautifully presented meal, served Luke warm, steak not cooked properly , we then waited 15 minutes for it to return to the table. Service was slow and for once inattentive. No longer able,to serve their wine at dinner which is ok as you can take your own but... More 

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Wilnis, Utrecht, Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Lunch is i think the Best time to enjoy both THE excellent beautifull presented food And the splendid view over THE wine fields and false bay. THE degustation menu presents every dish as an artwork and delicious different daring flavours. They are not allowed to serve wine at THE table, but you can simply buy their excellent wines from their... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The food ambience and staff are brilliant. This is the third visit and it has never disappointed. This year there was a problem with their licence and you could take your own wine or buy directly from the winery. This made the wine very reasonable. We gad the six course tasting menu - simply delicious. In fact the food is... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We were having the lunch degustation menu at the restaurant at Waterkloof winery in the modern setting of the cubical glass and concrete house on the hill above False Bay. Each and every dish was a revelation of different flavours in a composition of art on a plate. As the restaurant doesn't have the liquor licence, you have to select... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

No complaints only extreme praise, every aspect of our lunch was stunning, environment, food and service. They don't have a drink license so you need to take your own wine, which is no hardship. I am thinking that I may have just eaten the best meal I have ever had, its that good. and the price for 4 of us... More 

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Sir Lowry's Pass, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We have been to this restaurant on a number of occasions, but this time they exceeded our expectations, the food was wonderful, the service professional and a superb location with a brilliantly clear evening enabling us to see across False Bay to Cape Point and its light house as it flashed whilst the evening drew on. I strongly recommend Waterkloof... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sir Lowry's Pass Road, Somerset West, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 67
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

Fine dining in the heart of the winlelands with spectacular views over False bay . Lunch Monday to sunday 12 to 2 pm . Dinner monday to saturday 7 pm to 9 pm
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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