We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Karoo Lamb beautifully done!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cluster d'Hote

Cluster d'Hote
Piet Retief Street, Sutherland 6920, South Africa
0235711436
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Sutherland
Cuisines: International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: email: clusterdhote@mweb.co.za
Cromer
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Karoo Lamb beautifully done!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Sutherland is a small town in Northern Cape, South Africa. I was there on a trip with my family to do some star gazing and we had a superb meal at the Cluster d'Hote, Johann is such a wonderful host and his wife Anelia is an amazing cook. The lamb shank was done to perfection and we were made to feel very welcome indeed. Thank you.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

52 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    34
    10
    6
    2
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
A TripAdvisor Member
“Pleasant hosts and great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

A must to visit when in Sutherland. You are served by the owners, whom are down to earth people. And the food was delicious, the lamb shank is a winner. Thanks Johan!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Absolutely first class service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

My brother and I visited this restaurant along with our hosts in Sutherland. It was our first time in Sutherland and a long night of stargazing lay ahead. I'm not a regular fine dining restaurant visitor but I will say that we were very warmly welcomed to Cluster d'Hote and the food was easily the best we had on our whole trip to South Africa.
The decor is like stepping back in time. Real old world charm.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“THE place for lamb shank!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

A very tradionally decorated restaurant in a very traditional small town could have meant basic fare, but the lovely couple running Cluster d'Hote serve up quality food. In the Karoo you must eat lamb, and although I was tempted by chops, Johann persuaded us both to have their signature lamb shank. It was tender, flavoursome and delicious - the best shank I've ever tasted! It was preceeded by some home made bread and served with roast potatoes and cape fruit. I'd have liked a little more veg, but that would have left no room for dessert - ice cream and chocolate sauce for me and lemon meringue for my wife. Just the thing to keep out the cold for the stargazing that followed.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Knysna, South Africa
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in remote Sutherland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Our party had dinner recently. The menu selection and quality of food was excellent, as was the ambiance and décor. The staff (owners) were very friendly and efficient. We recommend this restaurant without hesitation.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cluster d'Hote also viewed

Been to Cluster d'Hote? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cluster d'Hote, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.