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The Restaurant at Waterkloof

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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 221
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  • 58
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 20
    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
Superb meal

Superb position with stunning views down the mountain and across the bay. The food was equally superb. The courses were all delicious and adventurously presented. The pea starter was amazing and will stay in my memory for a long time. The service was efficient and friendly with good course... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
JandB39
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Stevenage, UK
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Stevenage, UK
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Superb position with stunning views down the mountain and across the bay. The food was equally superb. The courses were all delicious and adventurously presented. The pea starter was amazing and will stay in my memory for a long time. The service was efficient and friendly with good course descriptions by an obviously well trained waiter. The wines were delicious... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

De venue is great , the food is ok but the portions are way too small . In the area you can find the same quality for less money for twice the size ! The venue is superb tough and a experience !

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Pretoria, South Africa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Waterkloof restaurant situated on the wine farm is stunning. As far as fine dining restaurants go I cant say it's one of the best. Having said that my wife's vegetarian dishes looked amazing and I actually wish that I had gone the vegetarian route. The meat dishes were ok but nothing to get too excited about. Overall a little... More 

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Randburg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My wife and I were thrilled when her brother invited us to this "fantastic" restaurant on a wine farm during our recent visit to the Somerset-West area. We anticipated a great evening out with superb food and wine, especially considering their prices. The view from the mountainside where it nestled (especially at night) was worth the drive. Magnificent! For a... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Waterkloof is in a stunning location with the most beautiful view. The restaurant is placed high up in the hills, overlooking the mountains and the sea. Service was very good, the food was beautifully presented but the portions are minute and for my personal taste the food is not particularly well seasoned. If you like good food which is presented... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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78 reviews 78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Setting: 10/10. Expectation: 10/10. Result: 4/10. Modern with stunning views of False Bay and the surrounding mountains with quirky architecture. I think they are relying on either reputation or the foreign visitors with lower expectations... Service was abysmal with a real search to find who was actually our designated waiter... For the prices the "fine dining" portions weren't great. I... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It felt like eating inside a huge warehouse! This is a wine cellar, decor cold and uninviting. Food above average.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is the 4th time I have visited this restaurant. The food is always good but portions are far too small. I have given it an excellent revue every time, but this time was a little disappointed as the waiter was not very attentive and his body odour was something else. Surely the manager could have mentioned something. The view... More 

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La Habra, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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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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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: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic, 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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