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Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg

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$$$$
European, International, Contemporary
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Steenberg Road | Steenberg Estate, Cape Town Central 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
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6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having eaten at this Restaurant on a Sunday, many times over the years, we returned early November to try it again for Sunday Lunch. Whilst the starter buffet is excellent and with a change of chef we sampled the meat dishes to find that the meat - lamb and beef - as prevously sampled over the years was tough and... More 

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Thank Ruth H
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After quite a while I had recently lunch again at this beautiful place on the Steenberg farm near Tokai/Constantia. The menu offers a choice of attractive starters, but the list of mains is rather short with such exotic dishes like crocodile tail or zebra loin - obviously more for tourists on their "Out of Africa"-trail. I ordered the fish of... More 

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Thank Peter R
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Top fine-dining restaurant in the area! Delicious food, nice staff, nice wine selection. A "must" during our stays in CPT.

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Thank Marcel G
Cairns
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

A trip out to the Steenberg Estate near Pollsmoor Prison is not as daunting as one may be led to believe, especially when there is a dining experience like that available at Catherina's. Attentive staff, great food and a pretty wide selection of local wines (not only from the Estate) makes for a good evening out. The prices are on... More 

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Thank Godfrey P
Pretoria, South Africa
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Food and wine menus are full flavour descriptions and alluring... Wines are of ambassadorial rank for South Africa and complement the fireplace atmosphere. Food flavours are rich, full, delicious and seductive. Each serving is a "Wilbur Smith" narative on the African food story. Members in our dinner party selected variety and choice from the menu and comparative discussions swirled with... More 

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Thank Mynhardt O
Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

A stunning stunning location... the interior is gorgeous with different architectural elements. Beautiful view of the vineyard and mountain. We had breakfast and the food was fresh, flavorsome and well- presented. Excellent service. The only thing was that the cold meats platter was not refreshed often enough at the continental table. Otherwise a wonderful start to the morning !

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Thank Ilonka P
Gauteng
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

We celebrated out 5 year anniversary at this amazing gem. They welcomed us with complimentary drink and oysters upon arrival. There were beautiful rose petals on the table with awesome music in the background. The buffet breakfast options were very delicious and beautifully presented. I still cannot get over how superb those croissants were. This place is worth every dime... More 

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Thank Stephanie P
Archie_Maclean, Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie, Thank you for writing about your experience at Catharina's. I am happy that you had such a great time on your 5th anniversary. I hope to see you again in the near future and if not then next year for your 6th anniversary. Kind regards Archie More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The restaurant is in an absolutely stunning setting and the service is five star. However, the food is nothing special at all. The choices of mains are extremely limited and I wasn't impressed with any of the vegetables that accompanied the main proteins - we had duck, line fish and mussels - no one was raving about their meal. Nothing... More 

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

Dear ArizonaDF, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our restaurant. It saddens me to hear that the food did not meet your expectations. I am however glad that you enjoyed our service and our beautiful setting. If you would like to discuss this further or give me any direct feedback please feel free to message... More 

South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Set in the most exquisite surroundings of the Steenberg Estate, this beautifully appointed restaurant was our choice for my Granny's 90th birthday celebrations. The service was superb and staff very accommodating. The food is very well done but some of the dishes are perhaps for a more adventurous palette. My Gran had a dish that was not to her liking... More 

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

Dear SheayZ, Thank you for taking the time to review Catharina's. I am glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and that your issues were dealt with quickly. I am happy that you enjoyed our grounds and that your service and food both met your exceptions. Some of the food on the menu is a little adventurous, we are... More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I go here every December. The staff are amazing, the food is amazing, the atmosphere incomparable. Value for money money. We love this place.

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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
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, 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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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, Cape Town Central 7945, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • 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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