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Serendipity Restaurant

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Freesia Avenue, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
+27(0)44 877 0433
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Wiesbaden, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a great time in the Hotel as well as in the Restaurant. We had two lekker dinner and two grat days in the Region. Everyone is friendly and caring. All staff is really great and knows a lot about Food and wine. best place to stay in Winderness

Thank smasd
Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the privilege to experience Serendipity. From the start we were treated - being picked up by the courtesy bus, enjoying sundowners on the veranda while the host gave background details on all the dishes. The food was excellent with perfect wines paired. Highly commendable

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Pretoria, South Africa
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been to many owner ran restaurants... This one I have no precise words to describe it as this couple takes owner ran to unlimited levels. The attention to details, from how you get there if you need both a pick up and drop off to the time spent. One of the few places where all the cent spent is worthwhile.... More 

Thank Mametse
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of all the meals we had in South Africa (only 1 of 7 was bad!) this was right up there with the best. The husband and wife team are friendly, engaging, knowledgeable and theatrical! It's a great experience, make sure you go hungry! We had the standard 5 course offering and combined it with the wine pairing option The food... More 

Thank Phil C
Lizelle S, Owner at Serendipity Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Phil C I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. I am however quite surprised at your remarks about being charged for drinks and a taxi pickup. I never thought that guests might expect that there is no cost to a pre-dinner drink. I can’t recall ever going to a restaurant and getting my... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very engaging and enthusiastic host who really knows his stuff and cares about the food and wine. The place is lovely with great furnishings and views. The food was really good and to a top standard. Some wine prices were a little high and the total came to R1700 for 2 but you get what you pay for.

Thank EDED084
Utrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a real treat, which one must take when visiting wilderness or surroundings. The knowledgeable staff does everything to set a great atmosphere, whilst the kitchen team provides you with modern dishes, based on typical South African ingredients. Some of the food-wine pairings where among the best we ever tasted, so I'd recommend leaving the wine card for what... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you for a most marvellous meal! To pay a set price for a set menu can be a pretty risky thing to do, but we were not disappointed! At R445 per person (approx. £23) plus wine, we left feeling we'd been totally spoilt! The venue is small, so booking is essential. We were impressed by how quiet it was,... More 

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Broederstroom, South Africa
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't realize it was a set menu of 5 courses and opted for 2/3 courses only. These were beautifully presented and super tasty but at quite a cost. I thought R250 for two starters were overpriced but can see that the full set menu can be good value for money. Serendipity is a special place with special hosts. Just... More 

Thank Ilse S
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere here is so relaxed and welcoming and the service is excellent. The host, Rudolf, makes you feel quite at home and explained in detail what was on the menu. Even if you feel that you have eaten too much and want to skip dessert, don't. I enjoyed the dessert the most of all the courses I ate. Everything... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for perfect, this is the place to go. Not only the food was absolutely supreme, so was the atmosphere and service. The chef herself presents the menu in an almost poetic way so already the presentation in the nice and cozy chimney room is a pure delight. The dinner was served in a nice little room... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, African
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Freesia Avenue, Wilderness 6560, 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?