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Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg

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Steenberg Road | Steenberg Estate, Tokai 7945, South Africa
+27 21 713 7178
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7:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Southbroom, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great service, mountainous view and beautiful décor. White linen dining. But the portions were large and lathered with cream - too much, too rich and really not fine food at all!

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Thank EricAnnegarn
Western Cape
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been visiting this venue for many years and used to enjoy Sunday buffet including other members of the family. Since we had overseas visitors and they kept on talking about this venue we thought it might be a good idea since we had not been for awhile for Sunday Lunch. What a disappointment in quality of food on... More 

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Thank JURO82
Cape Town, South Africa
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a table of about 16 for a big birthday celebration. Although others were around we felt much part of our own group and could communicate well. The buffet menu allowed for all tastes and the foods were excellent as was the service. All in a wonderful setting.

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Thank jpvn78
Western Cape, South Africa
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From starters, main to desert all outstanding. Fresh salmon, prawns and calamari is superb. Roasts cater for every choice possible.

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Thank Johnno0908
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely evening with some special wines and really good food. Beautiful spacious restaurant with top quality cooking, though for sedentary Londoners the portions were on the large side (not really a complaint!). Tuna and sea trout starter was excellent, pork steaks good and the sorbets for pud just about the best I've ever tasted (only time better in a 2*... More 

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Thank Douglas M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went along on a lovely Sunday afternoon to their Lunch Buffet and had some amazing food surrounded by lovely scenery. Food was amazing with plenty to choose from and the live music outside was so relaxing and welcoming. If you have a Sunday lunchtime free, please go try.

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Thank Malcolm D
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the taster menu with recommended wine (twice). Both times food and wine good. First waiter, very much more knowledgable than second. Both times good experience.

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Thank mcandrewjohn
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairing. Interestingly our last course was paired with ginger beer. So unusual but absolutely divine. Service was top notch. Ambience relaxed and cosy.

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Thank Andrea7708
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place if you are looking for fine dining. My friend and I were warmly greeted and taken to our perfectly set table. The ambiance is lovely and the place is decorated well. I am a pescatarian so I ordered the sweetcorn soup to start, it was creamy and I enjoyed the caramel popcorn floating on the top. My friend... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long overnight flight we were delighted to hear that our guesthouse proprietor had booked us into Caterina's for dinner that evening. The setting is truly picturesque and we received a very warm welcome. The staff, without exception, were very professional and friendly. My seared tuna and salmon starter was mouthwateringly good, the kingklip was excellent and the chocolate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $29
Cuisine
European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, 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
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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