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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
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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Brisbane, Australia
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64 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined here as a birthday treat and enjoyed our meals thoroughly. Not a compliant, because I enjoyed it thoroughly and didn't attempt to send it back to the kitchen but I ordered a medium steak which was definitely served rare, only just warm in the centre. Not sure if that's a standard for the restaurant or not. We loved... More 

Thank mizjess
Toorak, Australia
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Part of the Steenberg Hotel, but freestanding, this stylish and spacious Bar and Restaurant compliments with high standards delivered throughout the rest of the Hotel. Fine dining, but you are made feel welcome and comfortable. Good quality food, well presented. Unhurried and personal.

Thank PJCooneySpringfield
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worst meal in a long time. Starters were bland and simple combination of flavours a complete miss. For lunch we had 2 seared Tuna's and 2 crispy chicken burgers. Not exactly difficult dishes. My sons burger arrived on a dry bun - chicken only. No garnish, lettuce, tomato sauce etc. His plate was so hot the bun was almost cooking.... More 

Thank Mark R
Archie_Maclean, Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this review

Dear Mark R, My name is Archie, I am the head chef and restaurant manager here at Catharina's. Firstly I would like to thank you for your feedback. I believe that with out feedback from our guests we cannot grow as a business. It saddens me to hear that you had such a poor experience while dining with us. We... More 

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice 3 course diner. Perfect portion size. Not to small, not to big but amazing great taste. Wines of all kinds can be combined and enjoyed. Really friendly staff

Thank Maria v
Maennedorf, Switzerland
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we dined there for one evening. The food was nice and the value for money ok. However I would always pick the Bistro over this restaurant as it offers a different dining experience.

1 Thank bscyb
Southbroom, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank EricAnnegarn
Western Cape
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2017

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.

Thank jpvn78
Western Cape, South Africa
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Johnno0908
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017

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 

Thank Douglas M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $29
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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
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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