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The Restaurant at Waterkloof

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International, Contemporary
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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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Hours:
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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  • 219
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 18
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  • 11
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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
Excellent view, great value for the excellent quality

Great food, wonderful service and outstanding views. We were a bit late for our reservation and almost didn't make it as the kitchen was closing but they were very nice to accommodate us. Great prices for an excellent meal. Wonderful presentation. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
leecali
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La Habra, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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La Habra, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Great food, wonderful service and outstanding views. We were a bit late for our reservation and almost didn't make it as the kitchen was closing but they were very nice to accommodate us. Great prices for an excellent meal. Wonderful presentation. Highly recommended.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I had been wanting to go to Waterkloof for ages and we had a birthday to celebrate so it was the ideal excuse! The service is friendly and welcoming - I was really impressed with the relaxed but professional manner of the staff. Onto the food - absolutely divine. We did the degustation menu which was perfectly put together. The... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This restaurant is unbelievable. I have visited 4 times in the last 6 months and the standard of the food, presentation, atmosphere, setting, wine etc is never below 100%. I really can't think of any reason to fault this place, and for the price you pay, it is exceptional value. A must visit for anyone in Cape Town.

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40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I was lucky enough to be treated to a decadent luncheon at Waterkloof for my birthday. Our table had the most beautiful view. The presentation of the food was outstanding. Each course was simply divine. A true gastronomical fine dining experience...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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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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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 - 65
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary

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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