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Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg

Steenberg Road | Steenberg Estate, Tokai 7945, South Africa
+27 21 713 7178
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“tasting menu” (5 reviews)
“fish” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Value
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LOCATION
Steenberg Road | Steenberg Estate, Tokai 7945, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 426 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere good food but the service was very slow kept on apologising but we had to wait 45 min between our starter and main course. The slow service spoilt what could have been a wonderful nightMore

Thank ChrisB10606
NatalieW3110, General Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear ChrisB10606 Thank you for taking the time to review Catharina's restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We are truly sorry that we failed to deliver exceptional service and kept you waiting for your meal. We will address this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here for lunch last week. The menu was interesting - definitely not the "same old same old" and I enjoyed the meal. We went at a time when they were offering a winter special. Even then the prices were not cheap.

Thank Joy F
NatalieW3110, General Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Joy F Thank you for your review of Catharina's. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our food and the beautiful setting. We hope to welcome you back again. Kind regards Natalie

Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive up from the vineyards to the restaurant sets the tone for the dining experience to come - the gardens are beautiful. The restaurant itself is light and elegant. We chose the winter special which was outstanding value. We found our waiter to be...More

Thank Ali V
NatalieW3110, General Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ali V The whole team were all delighted to receive such a fantastic review. We agree with you, the setting at Steenberg farm is beautiful and the chef's and the front of house team put a lot of love into their work. Thank you...More

Reviewed September 5, 2018

After scouring the Western Cape for a Restaurant that was both an attractive venue for a 50th birthday celebration, with an attractive menu that suited our pockets, we stumbled upon Catharina's Restaurant. On visiting Catharina's to book the date for our party, we found staff...More

Thank ChaS261
Natalie W, General Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Dear Cha S Thank you so much for the wonderful review and the special mention of all the staff that helped with your celebration, they were delighted with the compliments! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the food and look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our food, Jenn thought her risotto was the best she tasted in the week we spent in the Cape, I really enjoyed the Calamari starter which Jenn tasted and found very much to her liking with the addition of chickpeas! The french...More

Thank waltercomley
Natalie W, General Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Dear waltercomley Thank you for your review and for your compliments on our food. We will address the inattentive service you received as well as the disappointing French fries with our relative teams. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018

My wife and I made use of the winter 3-course dinner special. Often these specials goes along with less special service and portion sizes. Not this time. Food and service were tops and included some lovely surprises from the kitchen before and after the meal.More

Thank 70nicoj
Natalie W, General Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Dear 70nicoj Thank you for taking the time to review Catharina's. We are delighted that you had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the food and service. We are running the Winter Specials until the 31st October and hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards...More

Reviewed August 23, 2018

As the weather, between cold fronts, were pleasant, we could sit outside. The service was excellent and the staff well trained and accommodating. The choices on the menu were interesting. We decided on the 3 course menu. The food was well prepared and excellently presented....More

Thank marcilsa
Natalie W, General Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Dear marcilsa Thank you for taking the time to review Catharina's and for your compliments on our staff and their service. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Natalie

Reviewed August 23, 2018

Lovely afternoon with lazy early spring afternoon sun - we decided to sit outside. Reasonably priced winter lunch menu in the winelands. Cape Malay croquette - tasty and flavourful. Pork Belly - sous vide - soft inside and crispy outside. Three pieces were nice, but...More

Thank Ben312578
Natalie W, General Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Dear Ben312578 Thank you for taking the time to review Catharina's and for the compliments on our food and wine. The team were delighted to receive such a great review! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Natalie

Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Did a 3-course meal for 2 people. One appetizer was not good (fish cake) and one entry was inedible (risotto). The servers were fine and offered other things but all other options were meat. Most expensive and worse meal in 2 weeks in South Africa....More

Thank dippy2
Natalie W, General Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Dear dippy2 Thank you for taking the time to review Catharina's restaurant. We are sorry that you had a disappointing experience. We would have loved the opportunity to rectify this on the evening. When John, the manager on duty, engaged with you about your meal...More

Reviewed August 8, 2018

Great food and service, have been going there for over 15 years now. Have never had a bad meal. Would recommend Catharina's to all.

Thank WayneO411
Natalie W, General Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Dear Wayne O, Thank you for your review and for your continued support at Catharina's restaurant. We are very pleased to have recevied such a great review and trust we will see you again soon. Kind regards Natalie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $29
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Steenberg Road | Steenberg Estate, Tokai 7945, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Tokai
  • Phone Number: +27 21 713 7178
  • E-mail
Description
Catharina's Restaurant at Steenberg pays homage to the woman who started it all and found Steenberg in the 17th century. Taking a leaf from Catharina's adventurous book, this restaurant serves up contemporary comfort food, making guests feel welcomed as they revel in the abundance of fresh produce, cooked simply and presented beautifully. With an eye on creating a "Contemporary Heritage", Catharina's embraces the past but keeps evolving with the current to maintain a fresh and innovative attitude.The menu centres on simplicity, and lets the finest quality ingredients do all the talking. The "contemporary heritage" dictum comes to life in the décor of Catharina's Restaurant, as hints of Catharina's thrilling life weave themselves into a visual narrative - a treat for the eyes as well as the stomach. Comprising of over 100 carefully selected South African wines and a small but relevant international offering, the award-winning wine list at Catharina's restaurant offers choice to the connoisseur and casual sipper alike. Catharina's has been awarded the American Express Platinum Award for Fine Dining, and the Diner's Club Winelist Award - Diamond Awards.
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