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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, 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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  • 234
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  • 65
    Very good
  • 32
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  • 22
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  • 12
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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
Wine tasting

Enjoyed a lovely winetasting with awesome views, I recommend the white blend most of all. Helpfull and informative staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Somerset West, South Africa
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a lovely winetasting with awesome views, I recommend the white blend most of all. Helpfull and informative staff.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very impressed with everything here from the extremely friendly Kim who handled the wine tasting around a roaring fire , the excellent lunch and complementary sweets to round the lunch off.

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Cape Town
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very good service although having the superb white wine (Sauvignon Blanc) decanted was a bit unusual. Enjoyed gravlax salmon, farmed cob finished off with an expresso.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were very impressed overall with Waterkloof. Great location, great contemporary architecture,great staff at the winery and restaurant, fantastic views and interesting interior design. The food it's self was beautifully presented. In fact some of the best looking food I have seen. However of the four dishes we tried only the Cob stood up to the promise and grandeur of... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

What an experience! I thought I died and went to heaven! What a gastronomic experience from the amuse bouche to the three little deserts accompanying the coffee four hours later. This chef and staff no doubt know what they are doing and how to treat their guests to the best experience ever! We had amazing starters, with the Alaskan crab... 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 July 27, 2015

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 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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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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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: Seafood, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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