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Serendipity Restaurant

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Freesia Avenue, Wilderness, South Africa
+27(0)44 877 0433
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Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited 3 times over the past couple of years and were blown away each time! This is a true Fine Dining Experience with exceptional service. It is very expensive for locals, but worth every cent for that extra-special occasion. And to foreigners I would say, "Don't even consider missing this treat!"

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Thank suejeanne1
Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted the best out of wilderness to spoil ourselves as our trip was going to an end in garden route. So I choose the number ones on trip advisor. On The Beach was our hotel and I choose serendipity for our dinner. I can tell my choices were great. The food and quality of service is impeccable. By far... More 

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Thank andrea9W
Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top quality service, incredible menus that change with the seasons & excellent wines to pair with the food. Rudolph & Lizelle are the perfect hosts & explain everything on the menu before you make your decision. This is the place you have to come to to experience beautiful food that's made with absolute love & respect.

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Thank Mare1805
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was not expecting a restaurant of this standard in the otherwise very touristy and ordinary Wilderness. It was quiet being winter but that didn't affect the very high standard of food or the amazing hospitality. Great food, great wine and very friendly hosts. A bit pricey but well worth it.

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Thank ChrisDix
Solihull, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, Another fantastic night at this brilliant restaurant. Rudolf's enthusiasm and passion for what he does is infectious and hence why this place has been nominated World Luxury Restaurant 2016 all the best, hope you win thanks for the lift home! hope to see you again Matt and Zoe Jones UK

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

After reading the great reviews of this restaurant on Tripadvisor, we took the drive from Plett to Wilderness. We can honestly say expectations were met. We started off with drinks while the set menu was explained to us. As a couple we ensured ordering different options from the set menu and then tasting each others dishes. We were also offered... More 

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Thank CapeTownCouple
Wilderness
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We turned up without having booked - the online system requires a phone no which we didn't have. Although fully booked, we were welcomed most warmly and a table was laid. We agree with those who have been delighted with the experience of eating here: the menu was Imaginative beautifully cooked and presented. It was a stunning meal with very... More 

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Thank Oliver S
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Thank you for an amazing evening of great food and excellent service. We spent the last night of our honeymoon having dinner at your restaurant and what a way to end a unforgettable week. Thank you again Mr and Mrs Manuel (We visited on 6 May 2016)

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Thank Madaléne M
Poole, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to visit the Serendipity by the owners of our hotel in Cape Town .It is set in a lovely location by the lake at Wilderness . A lovely little town half way down The Garden route.lThere is limited parking in front of the gated grounds as it is necessary to reach the restaurant by car . The... More 

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

My brother asked me to join him and his wife for an evening of fine dining. The only place that claims to serve fine dining in the George Wilderness area is Serendipity. However, as much as they put in a lot of effort to explain the wine and food, it wasn't that good. I will not mention the price again... More 

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Lizelle S, Owner at Serendipity Restaurant, responded to this review

Steven d, This is the third time that you visit our restaurant ?? Why, if you do not enjoy it, do you return? Wilderness has 24 restaurants, George 80 and Mossel Bay 66, according to Tripadvisor. Please read the article about what restaurants charge on http://www.eatout.co.za/article/best-fine-dining-restaurants-south-africa-much-costs-eat/. Please find a restaurant that will meet up to your expectations and your budget. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, African
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Freesia Avenue, Wilderness, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Wilderness
  • Phone Number: +27(0)44 877 0433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?