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The Restaurant at Waterkloof

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Seafood, 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 22
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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
Great place for special occasions

Great location and stunning interior design, the view from the balcony could be even much better if there was not some (storage) building directly on the right side blocking parts of it. Could probably have been better thought trough when built. Food and service excellent, you will need a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
TouroperatorHajo
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great location and stunning interior design, the view from the balcony could be even much better if there was not some (storage) building directly on the right side blocking parts of it. Could probably have been better thought trough when built. Food and service excellent, you will need a reservation, especially in season. Have a aperitif around the fireplace in... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful surprise! The entrance is not great but don't let that put you off. Once you drive up the drive the local "Fynbos" along the side of the road is just magnificent. The staff are so friendly and knowledgable and very well trained, the service could not be faulted. The food was artisanal, beautifully prepared and so tasty,... More 

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Cape Town
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

An attempt at cuisine that is obviously above the capabilities of the chef! The result - pretentious food that just does not live up to the expectations. A HUGE disappointment - especially at that price.

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new york city
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We felt very lucky to be able to have dinner here and every part of the meal was first-rate. The setting is spectacular, the staff are professional and the chef is creative with all parts of the meal. Highly recommend for lunch, dinner or even just a wine tasting. Great value for a incredibly special meal.

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Such an incredible place with fantastic wine, great food, and good service. The newly paved road makes it much easier to get up to the (quite) high restaurant. Modern architecture at its best, along with inspired modern South African cuisine.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

What a beautiful setting - amazing building - could have been exceptional but a Complete lack of concept of what Father's Day is about? (Teenage) Children eating with parents and grandparents Starter - salmon Main 1 - cob fish (two portions under cooked) served with endives Main 2 - springbok with broccoli purée Dessert - buffalo yogurt & quince Most... More 

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Cape Town
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A spectacular view of false bay compliments the really good food. The massive size of the restaurant made it difficult to warm up on a coldish evening. Again I wasn't impressed by their waiters. If a menu have more french words than I can translate on google, I need the waiter to explain to me exactly what I will get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

You have to find the place, that's the hardest part, pass the gate, drive up the hill and here it is. A new buidling overlooking the area and the sea . We went there in the evening and had a wonderful sunset with the moon reflected by the sea, wonderful . The setting is superb, the service is great, a... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is the most beautiful setting and views. The waiter was very knowledgeable and explained in detail each dish. The meal was perfect - including the best bread rolls I've had. The presentation is artful and the taste a great combination of flavors. The wine was amazing so I'll have to go back for a tasting soon. A very smart... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Finally visited Waterkloof for my birthday. The drive up was lovely and the views are beautiful! Loved the warm cosy atmosphere inside but front line staff could be a lot more attentive and friendly. Spent some time on the couches around the fire before having to ask if we could be seated at our table. After being asked about dietary... More 

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Additional Information about The Restaurant at Waterkloof

Address: Sir Lowry's Pass Road, Somerset West, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
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
Average Prices: USD 22 - 66
Cuisine: Seafood, International, Contemporary

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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 - 66
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Doing business

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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